This was the first time that Anthem has ran the 10k portion of this race, they have ran a 5k in past years. The race was well organized and there was a large community center where check-in was located which was greatly appreciated since it was so cold and there were plenty of flush toilets. The course was listed as “challenging” and I would say it was moderately challenging about the first two and a half miles were up hill but it wasn’t too steep. We ran mostly on paths some paved some not. It was not the most scenic run I have ever been on, but I am spoiled the Turkey Trot I ran growing up ran through Forest Park and ended inside the Oregon Zoo. I loved it and I don’t think anything can compare. I love Colorado but Oregon will always have my heart.
As for my personal experience it was as follows:
Total Time: 58:31
Conclusion: I need to get my asthma under control so I can run faster than a shuffle!