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GATE River Run 15k 2015 - Race Report

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I am super late in getting this race report out. The Gate River Run 15k in Jacksonville happened in March and I see that it is now July...

This year I was seeded into the front of the first wave, with a yellow 3-digit race number, based on the quality of the half marathon performance that I submitted. It was pretty cool to be right up there at the front near the elites.

The River Run is really just an amazing, huge and well-managed event. I finished 284th out of 14918 total finishers (all genders). There was free beer and chocolate milk at the post-race celebration and this year the Publix bananas were even ripe. The weather was perfect for hanging out until the awards ceremony.

Here is a picture from after the finish with some of my Florida Track Club teammates and Gainesville runners who finished near me:


Photo by Speedy Banana

My RunFlix video of the race:




Speedy Banana was all over the course taking great photos...

Coming off the Main Street bridge:


Photo by Speedy Banana

By the river:


Photo by Speedy Banana

Coming down the Hart Bridge:


Photo by Speedy Banana

Hart Bridge in the background (my favorite picture from the event):


Photo by Speedy Banana

At the finish:


Photo by Speedy Banana

The 2015 GATE River Run 15k championship race was held on March 14, 2015, full results are available:

http://www.gate-riverrun.com/grr15overallres.htm

Here is a picture with the race swag, including the race t-shirt, medal, top 10 percent finisher hat, pint glass, drink koozie, and my road race shoes, Inov-8 Bare-X Lite 150.


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