September 11, 2010

Tracy Bean Run

On Saturday the 11th we headed to Tracy, CA for the Tracy Bean Run. The run is named for the Tracy Dry Bean Festival that happens annually in downtown. The Bean Run used to also be an annual event but hasn't happened in several years. So for 2010 the Tracy Chamber of Commerce brought it back. We parked at nearby Tracy High and walked over to city hall to pick up our race bibs. There was a very long line for both pre-registered and race day registration. They were really in need of some more volunteers. They also ran out of race t-shirts. Since this was the first year they had the event in a while they were expecting about 200 runners, but in they end they had 350. The race started about 15minutes late due to the registration line but alas we hit the streets. The 5k and 10k started at the same time and made its way through the downtown Tracy area and finished back at city hall. After the race we walked over to the Dry Bean Festival which was just getting underway. We meandered through the festival to the main stage where the race awards were to be given out. After the awards we once again walked around a bit before heading home. Currently this is the only race that takes place in Tracy. Hopefully they will do it again next year, and be prepared for an even larger number of runners.