Welcome to another blog post about a running event! This is my second Christmas Run this year. You can read about the first one right here.
The 12th annual Christmas Run took place on Saturday (December 19th). It was organized by the Runners’ Association of Lithuania. All the athletes could have chosen one out of three distances: 2,3km, 5,6km, and 11,2km. The running trail went through the pine park/forest of Panemune and by the river Nemunas. The weather was pretty warm and there was no snow on the ground, so it felt more like an autumn run and not a winter one.
Only around 30 people came dressed up as Santas and I was one of them. I wore the same Santa suit as in the Christmas Run of Aberdeen. The total number of participants was around 650.
All the runners received a diploma and a goodie bag full of adverts. We also could snack on Christmas cookies (these ones) and warm ourselves with a cup of tea after the run.
I had a great afternoon and was surprised with the time I’ve managed to finish the distance in. I have no idea what will be the next running event for me. I’m going back to Aberdeen in January and I will probably stay there until June, so I won’t be able to participate in Kaunas Half-Marathon, which usually takes place in April. However, I hope that I will be able to find some running events in Aberdeen, UK.
Have a great Christmas season and tell me about any Christmas-y sports events you have participated in down bellow in the comments!