Race Day: Brigance Brigade 5.7K

I spent the morning of April 5th in beautiful Canton running 5.7 kilometers for an awesome cause! Alongside some of my classmates/fellow NSSLHA members, we ran in support of ALS. ALS is our group’s philanthropy, and the race was ran in support of the Brigance Brigade organization. It is named for O.J. Brigance – a former Baltimore Ravens player who has ALS. His number was 57, which is why it was a 5.7k!
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Brigance Brigade 5.7K!

It was the first year for this race. It was extremely well run and course was awesome. The first half of it was mainly uphill, and about two miles were set in Patterson Park. I’d only been there once before and never knew how beautiful the park was! I’m a little disappointed in myself because I did walk a couple of times – those hills took everything out of me!

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I finished the 3.54 mile course in 35:20 – a 9:59/mi pace! I was hoping to hit 10:00 so I am very pleased that I hit it after walking for about a minute of the race. I was so proud of myself for training so hard that I got a little choked up when I saw the finish line at the waterfront. One of the girls in our group knew someone who was working for the race, so we were able to hang out in the VIP tent for a while afterwards! I was hoping to meet Ray Lewis – but we didn’t feel like waiting around all day for him to come. All finishers got an awesome medal (the middle swivels!) and a nice tech t-shirt. It was a wonderful race and I would gladly do it again!

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