On Saturday, November 15, 2014, I ran in the Inaugural Summerville Sweet Tea Half Marathon. This race is only about 10 minutes from my home, so I felt compelled to sign up for it. Also, if you know me, I love sweet tea! Before signing up, I confirmed that there would be a medal, and that it was going to have something to do with the sweet tea theme. They did well.
The race capped at around 500 people. I think the final results showed 487 finishers, so that was quite impressive. So my running partners, Becky & Dan and I got there about 6am for a 7am race start time. Another friend of mine runs a business in downtown Summerville, so he let us park there, so we wouldn’t have to fight the parking garage traffic. We sat in the vehicles until about 6:30am, then headed out for a quick bathroom visit, and then head towards the start. Well, how do I start this…. IT WAS COLD! The early race temps were in the low 30s.