Sunday, June 22, 2008

Iron Girl Del Mar...what a fabulous event! This 5k and 10k is for the ladies only and was super fun. It was really really baking hot and we actually felt like horses running the start and the finish on the horse track at Del gave Cindy's famous running mantra "HORSE TO THE BARN!!" a whole new dimension!

This event was the best though and I will list some reasons why...

Great Girlie Energy
First names on all race bibs
Great goody bags including the adorable plush Aflac Duck with the abnoxious quack (see picture) and flower leis
Free Buffet Breakfast (yum!)
Cute Technical Race Tees
Free "finish line" photos
Cool jumbotron at the start/finish
Rudy the announcer rockin booth
Free massages at the finish
Earrings for the top 3 finishers in each age group
Mother/Daughter category
Everyone had fun!

We had so much fun and I highly recommend this race to all ladies everywhere! We're looking forward to the next one!


Anonymous said...

I did this two years in a row in Boston and just loved it. However this year they are not hosting an event, apparently because there is a conflict with the scheduling and location of the race course with the arrival and departure of cruise ships at the nearby terminal. Really disappointed about this as it really is a fantastic event and well supported, and I know other female runners I have spoken with also feel the same way.

Glad you guys enjoyed it though! :o)

B. said...

I was there! From the photo above right, I think my friend and I spoke with Christy. The darling little girl in the photo was her daughter. Anyway, the race was challenging but very fun. We want to do Iron Girl every year now. Your list of pet peaves is funny! Your skirts are so cute. Thanks for the discount card. I need to use it now on those cute skirts:) Happy running!

RoadBunner said...

"Horse to the barn!" That is a GREAT running mantra!!