chapman 5k

by @according2kelly on April 1, 2011

i’ve done triathlons. i’ve ran half marathons. i’ve even completed an entire marathon. but i’ve never managed to tackle the 5K… until now. thanks to the chapman 5K, i can officially check the 5K off my list too.

team sparkle

chapman: 5K 24 min | 22.7 seconds

said to be the flattest, fastest, funnest & most fabulous race ever. although, truth be told – i think team sparkle brought the fabulousness! we did have runners in nearly every age bracket, including several “junior” team sparkle members & one very pregnant runner (just 3 weeks shy of delivery!). not to mention team sparkle had TWO podium finishes…. who says real athletes (& fast runners) can’t sparkle & run pretty too? honestly though, when everyone is cheering you on – it’s hard not to run fast.


team sparklechapman 5K by the numbers:

* 6th place in my age division
* 43rd place overall female
* 194th place overall (men & women)
* 24 min & 22.7 seconds total 5K (3.11 miles) time
* 7: 52 pace

“runners just do it – they run for the finish line…

even if someone else has reached it first.”

– author unknown




Congrats on completing a 5k!! Geeze, the very pregnant woman is an inspiration! GO TEAM SPARKLE!!


Seriously? This was your first 5k? You did it backwards! You're supposed to start with the 5k then work up to a marathon.

Kris @ Mommy Miscellaneous
Kris @ Mommy Miscellaneous

AWESOME!! I wish I would stick with running...I have to lose some weight and get into shape too. You girls are great! Especially the pregnant runner...when I was 3 weeks shy of my due date, I was lazy! :) Talk about motivation!! & Love the sparkle! Krissy @ Mommy Misc


Congratulations!! That's a great time! Also, it's wonderful to see Team Sparkle representing in full-force! We will be sporting some pink this weekend in DC for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler.

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