Cinco K Mayo, quite possibly the best 5K ever!

March 25th, 2014

While it might be difficult to imagine now, we are actually in spring and heading towards warmer weather.  Ahhh, spring flowers, birds chirping and race season is upon us. Runners are stretching their legs and tying up their sneakers to head out to the roads and begin 5K, 10K, ½ marathnon and marathon training.  As having run a few myself, a 10K at the most, road races are a Great time! You get to exercise outside, motivated by the amount of fellow people and then at the end, you celebrate with some free food, sometimes drinks and music and you get to socialize with other people who share your same interest in running.  What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.  One race that particularly stands out is the Enfield Rotary Club’s Cinco K Mayo.

2013 Cinco K Mayo


Now I’m a huge fan of Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May when we celebrate Mexico and Mexican heritage and indulge in all the tasty treats and drinks it offers. Then to pair this great celebration with a nice 5K run before…..Bam, you got a party!  This 5k is put on the Saturday before Cinco De Mayo on May 3rd and held at our local HS.  The course is a nice, flat, fast course, timed with individual timing chips and has certification.  Many local companies come out to support as sponsors and participants. We follow the race up with a DJ on grounds  and an award ceremony where we present medals and cash prizes. But that’s not even the end! We then go to a local Mexican restaurant where we ENDULGE, and gain back all the calories we just burnt off! I have to say, this is my favorite part.  Margaritas, chips and salsa, taquitos you name it. Each year, our race grows bigger with more people eager to participate and we hope this year will be the same.  It’s a great chance for community to come together, get moving and get socializing.  If you are in the area and are looking for a fun day in May, check out the link below for the Enfield Rotary Club’s Cinco K Mayo, Saturday May 3rd at Fermi High School in Enfield, CT.


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