|With Season 16 contestants Sonya and Woody|
|Our wonderful friend and super TBL staff Christina. Thanks for hooking us up with VIP this weekend!|
Those of you who've been to TBL races know the VIP package is an excellent addition to your weekend! We did our best to chat with all the former contestants and get autographs on our bibs. As usual, we had some healthy options for dinner (though we noticed most of us passed on the dessert).
|Season 16 contestants Gina, Jackie and Lori|
|Season 16's Blake|
The runners went off in waves at 7 and the walkers started at 7:15. Lori and Gina were doing the half with us. As always, Dan sent us off with the national anthem. We started under the lights of the Circus Circus entrance.
|The one-lane course on the frontage road was wide enough for most of the race, even with the double turnarounds.|
I heard a lot of people saying how much fun they had over the weekend, many of them being first time 5K or half marathoners. Quite a few of them were planning their next race. They've discovered what we found out years ago.
How's THAT for motivation?
With only 3 Premier Destination races left on the calendar for 2015, we were wondering if there would be more going on next year. Director Jackie Evans is still working out the details, but may need to pare back their busy schedule. With close to 30 events this year, I can't blame her. But with TBL hitting quite a few states we have not visited for half marathons, we hope to see them back on our schedule in 2016.