Flashback Friday to the Mount Washington Road Race and shout-out to my friend and Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, who I saw at the top and who also happens to manage this race as well.
He was kind enough to have a meeting with me back in February and "coach" me so to speak on putting on my own on road race. Together he helped me create a long check list of what needed to be done and where to start.
It's hard to believe that it's been 6 months since our meeting and that my race weekend is here! Everything he's told me to expect has been spot on - including to expect the unexpected!
The planning process has been a journey and it's definitely had a few challenges but no joke people, I'm in love with it!
There a million moving parts to putting on a race, especially what I envisioned for this event, but somehow I think I thrive on making it all happen and come together.
A venue, a permit, wine glasses, t-shirts, police detail, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, safety cone setup, timing & registration, porta potties... just to name a few.
I'm nervous as hell but I'm so ready to do this and I'm SO excited! And most importantly I'm grateful for the amazing tribe of people who are supporting me.
So here we go! Less than 48 hours until I send 200 runners off on my inaugural Run for Wine 5k! And at the finish line they'll have a post-race party with free food, a commemorative wine glass filled with wine (or their choice of beverage if something else is preferred), free massages and music!