Once finished with dinner we headed back to our hotel to get ready for our upcoming race.
Could I be running a more beautiful race course…. Ummm, I don’t think so! The whole race was along the Promenade Des Anglais.
The morning of the race we realized that the temp dropped about 15 degrees compared to the day before. Runners were huddling in corners of buildings waiting for the race to start.
It was freezing!
But the weather didn’t deter the runners. When it came time to start, we were ready for the most amazing 10 mile course!
Start of the race
Some runners were dressed to impress. These guys actually played their instruments while running… it was running talent at its best!
These guys played while they ran
Once the race started, in typical RnR fashion, there was on course entertainment. Mostly bands and two DJ’s.
On course entertainment
Truthfully, RnR could have gotten away with no on course entertainment since the course was beyond beautiful and it was entertainment enough to watch everyone run by dressed in their Carnaval costumes.
Everyone dresses up for a Carnaval Race!
The atmosphere was full of excitement from the previous day of Carnaval fun.
Streamers in the trees from Carnaval
Here are some of my favorite photo highlights from the 10 miles along the Promenade.
View of course mile 6.5
View of course mile 6
View of course mile 8
View of course mile 8
View of course mile 8.5
View of course mile 7.5
View of the course at mile 9
Hitting the 10 miles seemed relatively easy. I actually found myself feeling somewhat sad that the race was over. I really wanted to continue running. But the finish was just as fun as the actual course.
Finishers medal and Carnaval
The post race food was AWESOME! Nothing like cake, oranges, and soda!
Post race drinks
Post race snacks
I never thought these words would be typed by my Disney loving fingers… but Rock ‘n’ Roll Nice 10 Miles du Carnaval ties as number one (with Disney Marathon Weekend) for my favorite race experience. The combination of beauty, amazing runners, fun atmosphere, and great on course snacks & entertainment ranks this race at the top of my list. It wasn’t a huge race, which allowed for elbow space. There were even runners with strollers (which didn’t get in the way)! Rock ‘n’ Roll Nice is a race I would recommend in a heartbeat!