We had a great time at the Global Energy 10K/5K race last weekend in Long Beach!
We got there around 6:45 am and the line to get into the parking lot took us about 20 minutes just to get into the lot but once we were in, parking was plentiful and we made our way across the street to the race expo & starting line. Thankfully, I had already picked up our bibs the day before. Tip for next year…get here earlier as they suggested!
My crew was made up of my 2 girls (Kyra, 11 & Ava, 10), my niece & nephew (Chase, 12 & Cash, 14), my friend Brandy & her daughter (Paige, 10) and myself! Team, “Be Happy <3” was geared up and ready to put 5K in the books!
There were tons of vendor booths lined up along the grass and the energy and vibe were all positive. We lined up at the start and off we went! Here are some snippets from my SnapChat –> gononerz.
After the race, we hit up the Bimbo booth where they were giving out free bags of bagels and sandwich bread. We celebrated Chase’s amazing first race…she is 12 and ended up 3rd overall for females and 1st in her age division in the 5K with a stellar time of 22:11!! Super proud auntie moment!!!
The weather was just *perfect* and the turnout was amazing! Great views of the Queen Mary & Shoreline Village. I spotted a seal swimming around right around this area!
Great swag…we got all this and more! Dri-fit T-shirt, finisher’s medal, armband cell phone holder, coolie towel, bag plus a hat or visor at the event!
It was fun getting a chance to meet up with other Ambassadors like Tam! Love her positive energy and infectious smile! 😁
Lots of families were there…little kids, big kids, old & young! It was so great to see so many kids getting involved…makes me happy. 🐝😊.
Thanks for a great event, very organized, family friendly & great swag especially for the price! My only suggestion would be to have race photographers there to capture the moment but thankfully I have my iPhone for that! Looking forward to attending again next year, hopefully as an Ambassador again.
Next up for me is the Long Beach Half Marathon & 5K this weekend. The last day to register online is Thursday, October 5th! Use coupon code RUNWITHNONERZ for 15% off all races…full marathon, half marathon, 5K, bike tour, combo and FREE kids 1 mile fun run! Kids run includes a finishers medal & free entry to the Aquarium of the Pacific…spots are limited so sign up now!