I got to the race about an hour early, checked in, and got my MN PACERS shirt and 2:05/9:33 per mile sign, visited with the other pacers, and met some of the runners I would be running with. It was nice to run with Laura, whose husband is also a pacer. Laura and I worked several years together at Summer of Service.
The last time I ran this race, I placed 1st or 2nd with a 1:10, but that was long ago. Our pace was easy and relaxed, but the heat and humidity got the better of some. I had a great time visiting with those around me the entire way, many of them running in their first 1/2 marathon. I am proud of all of them!
Here is a picture, from near the finish in Bay Point Park.