“Race” Results: 3K, 5K, 10K


April 28, 2019: Leatherman’s Loop (10K Trail Run)

  • Location: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY
  • Benefit/Cause: Community Center of Northern Westchester
  • Weather: Temperature 45 degrees Fahrenheit and drizzling.
  • Results: Personal Best for this event (First time is always a PB!)
  • Notes: I ran the race with several old friends and met some new ones. This is believed to be the largest trail race in the Northeast US and it did not disappoint. Meadows, a massive amount of mud to run through, steep inclines, rivers to forge and single track trails all greeted the almost 2,000 runners.
  • Related article: You can complete a 5K!
Outdoorzlife, Leahterman's Loop, 10K Trail Run
Leatherman’s Loop 10K Trail Run…it was muddy!
Photo courtesy of leathermansloop.org.

March 23, 2019: Voorhees High School Unified 5K (First Annual)

  • Location: Clinton, NJ
  • Benefit/Cause: Voorhees High School Unified Program (Special Olympics Initiative)
  • Weather: Temperature 35 degrees Fahrenheit, 20 mph sustained winds, damp from rains the day before.
  • Results: Personal best (Charlie)
  • Notes: I met several nice folks including a guy that moved from Syracuse to the area and a veteran who served multiple tours in Afganistan (I told him about The Secret Marathon). As we were waiting at the starting line, he showed me hiking pictures that he had taken when he was stationed in Hawaii.
  • Related article: You can complete a 5K!
5K Race, Outdoorzlife
The view from a section of the Voorhees High School Unified 5K race course.

March 9, 2019: Run O’ the Mill 5K

  • Location: Clinton, NJ
  • Benefit/Cause: Hunterdon Lions Youth Track Club & North Hunterdon High School Running Programs
  • Weather: Temperature 40 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny.
  • Results: We finished before the awards ceremony!
  • Notes: We were not able to train as planned due to the flu, but we recovered in time to complete the race within a few minutes of our best pace. It was our slowest time, but we were happy, happy!
The starting line at the Run O’ the Mill 5K

March 6, 2019: The Secret Marathon 3K

  • Location: Asbury, NJ
  • Benefit/Cause: The Secret Marathon documentary film, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
  • Weather: Temperature 25 degrees Fahrenheit and snow.
  • Results: CPB (Couples Personal Best)
  • Notes: This event was held in 16 cities across Canada and has virtual participants globally (17 countries). In 2019, the event had 1,170 participants and raised over $15K. Everyone should be free to run!
  • Related article: The Secret Marathon, a must read
The Secret Marathon 3K, Outdoorzlife
Team OutdoorZ.Life at the The Secret Marathon 3K – 2019.

November 10, 2018: Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run

  • Location: Slatington, PA
  • Benefit/Cause: Lehigh Gap Nature Center
  • Weather: Temperature 35 degrees Fahrenheit, snow flurries, puddles from heavy rains the day before.
  • Results: Personal best (Charlie). Remember, it’s always a personal best on your first 10K!
  • Notes: I met many nice people. Some participants were “real” runners with a group of folks who were just trying to finish the race uninjured and before the awards ceremony begins…like me.
  • Related article: Guaranteed 10K Personal Best
A steep uphill section of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run

March 10, 2018: Run O’ the Mill 5K

  • Location: Clinton, NJ
  • Benefit/Cause: Hunterdon Lions Youth Track Club & North Hunterdon High School Running Programs
  • Weather: Temperature 40 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny.
  • Results: CPB (Couples Personal Best)
  • Notes: We were not able to train as planned due to the flu, but we recovered in time to complete the race within a few minutes of our best pace…we were thrilled!
Run O' the Mill 5K, Outdoorzlife
We started so far back that it was a 5.1K for us!

March 7, 2018: The Secret Marathon 3K

  • Location: Asbury, NJ
  • Benefit/Cause: The Secret Marathon documentary film, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
  • Weather: Temperature 22 degrees Fahrenheit and snowing.
  • Results: CPB (Couples Personal Best)
  • Notes: This event was held in multiple cities and has virtual participants globally.
  • Related article: The Secret Marathon, a must read
The Secret Marathon 3K, Outdoorzlife
The Secret Marathon 3K – 2018

March 11, 2017: Run O’ the Mill 5K

  • Location: Clinton, NJ
  • Benefit/Cause: Hunterdon Lions Youth Track Club & North Hunterdon High School Running Programs
  • Weather: Temperature 14 degrees Fahrenheit when we left our house, 19 degrees at starting time. This was some weather for a non-runner to run her first 5K!
  • Results: Personal Best (Susan)
  • Notes: We arrived early and froze! This is a nice in-town event that started with our National Anthem and ended with Susan’s first 5K.
5k run outdoorzlife
The finish line for Susan’s first 5k run.