I ran the 5K this year so that I wouldn't have to fight the crowds going up 900 East. It was a good choice.
I have backed my training mileage down to 40 per week lately, so I wasn't sure how I would race. But I'm happy with the result (18:31). This is probably a 5K PR for me as an adult. And the course is somewhat challenging with a net elevation gain. I was happy to win my age division. And it was fun to share it with family. My two oldest kids ran the 5K. My other kids ran the mile.