Monday, April 20, 2015
15K Run Sunday
The big race start line was right at Ital Deli on Av Solano. This event was to be a huge event, with about 10,000 participants!
We watched the set-up and listened to the speakers. The PA system was a little garbled, but we did catch the basics...
We probably heard just about every tense of the verb "to run''! The speakers thanked the sponsors, announced the star runners (from all over the world, not just Ecuador), gave instructions to the runners about the overall course ending at the Stadium nearby. They pumped up the crowd to get them going.
Then the sun got hotter and we worried about the runners in all that oppressive heat. The intense sun was so bright. We almost broke a sweat in all that hot and we weren't even moving!
Then, about 10am, the rest of the runners took off. A sea of red shirts and even more confetti!
After all that excitement, we decided to have a pasta lunch at a nearby restaurant. It's a good thing we didn't stretch it out as the rains came in right after we got back. Torrential rains, with lots of lightening and thunder right over our heads. We really lucked out, got home just in time.
A fun, action-packed, too hot then stormy Sunday!