The Jingle all the way is always one of my favorite races to run of the year. I am not a 5K person by nature so I was a little disappointed that this was reduced from an 8K to a 5K this year. It turns out that because of that, so many more families participated as well as lots of newer runners.
Our MRTT group always has a huge presence at this race and it is so much fun to meet up with the other chapters. My husband likes to call us a cult-LOL because no matter what race we are at there is always another MRTT mama who passionately wants to come up and talk to you about MRTT. We must have had over 100 moms and their families there. I even convinced my 14 yo son to run it with me this year.
Proud to be sporting my Hanukkah shirt! And staying very warm in my Heatbreaker tights/skirt.
Even though I have done lots of races in downtown DC, there is something so powerful and patriotic about running down Pennsylvania Avenue and seeing The Capitol building. It is especially beautiful this time of year with all the decorations and lights. Runners go all out on their holiday themed outfits every year and this year did not disappoint. Our mamas love their outfits. See for yourself.
Post race hot chocolate and coffee after a very cold race day
Of course the best part of any large race is the MRTT group picture!
It was so great to see so many kids running with their moms this year.
It was very crowded at the start and I had a little bit of a time breaking free from the crowd. This race wasn’t about trying to get a PR for me it was all about holiday fun and running with my son. The best part of this race was that many of our newer runners completed their first 5K today. It makes me so happy to see this! The proud, accomplished looks on their faces are priceless. You never forget that feeling of crossing your first finish line.
Although he won’t admit it, I think my son had a pretty good time and I’m hoping I can get him to do some more races with me.
I knew a few of my blogger friends would be there but wasn’t sure if I’d recognize them. So great that Jenny from Run Jenny Run found me and we got to meet in person. She was so sweet!
Holiday Themed races-Love ’em or leave ’em??