State #37, July 3, 2013: Massachusetts, Foxborough

Run #38 (DC and 37 states), Wednesday, July 3, 5:30 p.m.
Harvard Pilgrim 5K Finish at the 50 (the 50 yard line at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots)

This 5K starts right outside of the NE Patriots' stadium.
After running about 2 miles outside and around the stadium, the runners enter the stadium, but they immediately have to run these ramps to the top.

Then you run around the top tier of the stadium, run down the ramps, go back outside the stadium and then enter again, but on the field, finishing at the 50 yard line.

An hour before the 5:30 p.m. start. 88 degrees.

Lining up in the chute

About 3,000 running

and we are off -- slowly, due to all the runners

Stalking the tutu.

About half way...
About to go into the stadium

The ramps...

Running around the top of the stadium

Down the ramps and heading toward the field, the 50 yard line, and the finish.

27:35, 436th out of 3,670, age group 4th out of 45

and later, fireworks

37 States and DC Completed (blue).
Scheduled for June and July (red).
Scheduled After July (gray).

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