Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cave Creek Luminaria Run

In the summer my friend told me about the Cave creek Luminaria Run and I knew I had to sign up. The race course is lined with luminaria's and starts at dusk. As the sun sets and it gets darker, the luminaria's light the road. It was so awesome.  There were no other lights out on the roads, just the luminaria's and you could see the outline of a person in front of you.  There were three of us wearing white "hair" that had lights in it and a couple people told me cool hair while I was running or after the race a lady told me I was a beacon for them.

Not the best picture but you can see the luminarias

The Souvenir timing chip

The course was quite hilly and the last hill was steep and I'm not sure of the official mileage. My Garmin showed 3.82, the website said 3.77, 3.97 and 4 miles. I finished in 28:32, 21st overall (out of 377) 2nd in my age group and 4th female. At the finish they had chili, chips and salsa and hot chocolate.  After the race we went to a friends house and sat in front of the fire. It was a perfect evening.

Even Santa showed up to run the race and Mrs. Claus took out picture.  Santa wanted to explain his button.
"What's does it mean when there is a red circle with a line through it?"
"No" I replied.
Santa said Stop
"Now, what's the letter on the inside." Santa asked
I answered. It's an L.
Santa said now put it all together.
"No stop L" I asked puzzingly
Santa shook his
Then it came me....oh.  No L....NOEL
Santa's so clever.  I'm not as clever and it took me a minute.
Me with my hair and Santa
Happy Running!


Ewa said...

What a fantastic race! I am not much of a racer, but I am sure I would seriously consider this one. Fun!
Congrats on a great finish.

The Green Girl said...

That run sounds so cool! I love that you were wearing hair with lights - awesome!

Congratulations on placing 2nd in your AG!

Johann said...

Perfect race with some great fun! You did great! Santa certainly is clever! Have a good week!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a beautiful race! And all those lights... Cheers- Have a great week.

Giorgio said...
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Giorgio said...

Running in the dark is wonderful! Great race and congrats on your time taken of 28:32!

Natalia said...

Congrats on your time Christina and placing second in your AG! Love the luminarias.......looks like a combination of the St Lucia candles Swedish women wear on their heads (around now), and the stunning luminarias we saw in Alberqueque last Christmas.

Katie A. said...

What a very cool race! And congrats on the AG win!

I love all your stocking stuffer ideas, I might have to drop some hints! Have a great week!