I'm a 36 year old librarian who loves to run, read, do yoga and hang out with my friends and family. I ran the 2008 & 2009 Boston Marathon for Team Eye & Ear to support the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Go Team Eye & Ear!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Thompson Island 4K

Last Thursday, I ran in the 8th Annual Thompson Island 4K Trail Run. This race is a real treat!

  • A lovely ferry takes takes you through the Harbor to the Island. Prior to running the race in 2006, my only harbor ride had been for a booze cruise fundraiser for someone's ski house. The boat was like a floating VFW; complete with tin foil trays of popcorn and pretzels. If memory serves me correctly, we were so hard up for entertainment that my friends & I paid someone $5 to eat a flaccid pickle that was leftover from the sandwich platter. (But that's another blog entry.)
  • The ferry departs at 3:30, which means I departed work at 3.

  • The race course goes through "204 acres of rolling hills, forests, meadows, salt marshes and beaches along the trails of Thompson Island. " (from ThompsonIsland.org)

  • There's a 1.5 hour post-race BBQ on the island

  • The race is sponsored by Harpoon, which flows freely during the post-race BBQ

Keith & Brad signed up for the beer, the race was just a detail

Trying to keep up with the boys

1 comment:

swift said...

Definitely a great time. While the race was for a good cause, I think we more than broke even in the end...