Sunday, April 08, 2007

29th Annual

Next Sunday, April 15th, a party will be held for the 29th time in Town Center Columbia. It is a unique event in that it is basically over by noon on a Sunday. This is due to the fact that the party really gets going around 9:30 AM as the last of the runners straggle in. Clyde's American 10K race has been held in mid April every year for the past 29 years. More than just a race, it is a free community feed. Clyde's gives everyone who shows up plenty of food and beer. By 1:00 PM little evidence remains of the 1200 runners and at least twice as many spectators who filled the Town Center plaza only hours earlier.

For runners it is a tough 6.2 mile course. The reward they receive for punishing themselves on a cold spring morning is Columbia in all of its spring glory. It is a very rich reward indeed.

Wordbones is running this year. I expect to finish in about an hour. I'll wear my black wordbones ballcap if anyone would like to say hello at the party afterward.


FreeMarket said...

Good luck, WB! I normally start drinking at 9:30am, so Clyde’s is my kind of event.

wordbones said...

Right now the weather forcasts for Sunday don't look too good (cold, rain). I hope they are wrong. The event is held no matter what the weather.

Eldersburg1976 said...

good luck..... any day is a good day for a run..

FreeMarket said...

Thanks to Cold Gear, you can run (or drink for that matter) comfortably in cold weather. It’s not a gimmick to get you to pay too much for workout clothes. My wife got me some, and I refuse to run in the cold without it. It works!

wordbones said...

If the current forecast hold up (cold AND RAIN) I will stay in bed. I don't mind the cold so much but cold and rain just doesn't sound like much fun.

A fair weather runner?

Yep, that's me.