At the end of the race, there was plenty of food, and some free beer in addition to a few booths that were giving out health-related samples. They also had a SWAT vehicle pull up after the race and they let kids climb inside (even the big ones, like me and Meg, as you can tell from the picture, LOL.) One cop stood at the front of the SWAT vehicle/truck and let kids try on his bulletproof vest (I restrained myself), and pick up his large riot-gear shield. (All I can say is, it was kinda heavy and I certainly wouldn’t have to try to run and carry it at the same time.)
Oh, and they also had an ice cream truck pull up, which gave out free ice cream to whoever wanted it. It was the first ice cream truck I’ve ever seen that didn’t make the word “pedophile” immediately come to mind. Honestly! Perhaps it was the phrase “Boston Police Department” written in large letters on the side! (Who knew they had their own ice cream truck?) All in all, it seemed a very well-organized race and one I will DEFINITELY run again. Even with the weird age groups.
Anyway, in case you are wondering, my results are below. I’ve got a few more races coming up, only they are the 10K distance.