5K #13, March 16: Nevada, Las Vegas

State #13

12th Annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk at the Springs Preserve

The temperature, unlike the chilly 30s and 40s for the previous 5Ks, is a terrific 70 degrees.

The official starter for the run was Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G Goodman, who was lucky enough to have her picture taken with Jeannie.

I finished with a time of 26:08, 74th overall out of 871, but 4th in my age group, so no medal this time.

Below is the starting point and finishing point for the run held at the Springs Preserve, a few miles from downtown Las Vegas.

The Springs Preserve, where Las Vegas was first settled in the 1800s, includes colorful desert botanical gardens, museum galleries, outdoor concert and event venues, an indoor theater, historic photo gallery and a series of walking trails that meander through a wetland habitat.

At the finish...

After the run.

I found some fellow runners wearing the tutu.

Some Cirque Du Soleil frolicking.

This 5K was a fun well-organized event, and Mayor Goodman even gave Jeannie the mayor's own personal chip. Her security policeman told Jeannie afterword that the mayor just gives out a few of those chips.

13 States Completed (blue).

Scheduled for April and May (red).

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