Bill and I were supposed to be in Salt Lake City for the Deseret News Marathon. However, 8+ inches of rain on Thursday caused flooding at Milwaukee's airport, cancelling all flights Friday morning. The earliest our airline could get us to Salt Lake City was about 14 hours after the marathon start. So, we opted to stay home.
We had only learned of the Pewaukee Run Around the Lake 3 days prior to the event.
After taking my mom to the 6am Lake Express Ferry for her return trip to Michigan (she visited to stay here while we were gone), we dropped by Pewaukee High School to make sure the event was still a 'go' (flooding could have been an issue), and make sure race day registration was still available.
The event was still on, and race day registration was available so we introduced ourselves, and said we'd be back before the start. (I was in street clothes and sandals, and it was still 2 and a half hours before the start.)
We returned at about 8:10 am, for the 8:30 am event. I was the last person to register. They had run out of race shirts, but gave me a volunteer's shirt in a size small. And the small is small enough for me to wear, and I can't complain about not getting a shirt when I sign up under 30 minutes before the start.
The event offers a 5 person relay, and individual run around Pewaukee Lake (hence the name). The course offered some nice scenery and a few good hills. The weather was as cooperative as you can expect for a July morning - sunny, warm, but cooler and much less humid than we have been having lately here in Wisconsin.
This was a no-frills low key event, benefitting the Pewaukee High School Cross Country team. They plan to build a community trail somewhere in the area. Awards were only for overall individual male and female, and male and female relay team.
Due to construction on the recreation trail they had planned to use, the course had to be changed a few times in the weeks leading up to the event. A map was provided, and the course was for the most part, marked pretty well.
As a first year event, they did a decent job. The organizers were very receptive of some suggestions for improvements which we will hopefully see next year.
I truly hope this event grows in the future.