Monday, July 20, 2015

3rd Annual CRC Brain Freeze Run ‘15

On a hot day there is nothing more freshing than nice ice cold Popsicle or maybe two or three of them.  

This all started a couple of years ago when Rob had the inspiration to create our CRC Brain Freeze Run.

Each year during one of hottest days of summer our club members gather to eat popsicles and run. This club tradition has runners eating a Popsicle before starting a 4 mile run. Then they eat a Popsicle at miles 1, 2, and 3.

This year Omega Sports off Park Rd stepped up to host our event. We are very appreciative of Dan and his Omega Sports Team for helping us out.

For those wondering, there was no running and popsicles for me. I set up shop to crew our 1 and 3 mile popsicle stations.

Watching hot and sweat runners arrive to quickly devour their second Popsicle was pretty cool to watch. Most put it away quickly, and they headed on to the 2 mile station.  Fast forward to mile 3, the ice cold Popsicle was not looking quite as inviting. Runners were taking a bit longer to eat them.

There was a report or two of runners leaving their popsicles along the course because they couldn’t hold them down.  How they kept them down in the first place, I will never know.

Big thanks to Flavia for organizing our event and Joe, Dan, and Billy for helping crew our Popsicle stations. Nothing happens without good people making it happen.

To view pictures from the event, click here.

If you want to learn what it is like to eat a Popsicle and run, watch this video.


Eat a Popsicle and go for a run,


The Cool Down Runner





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