Early Saturday morning, we drove to L.A.
Our destination? The backlot of Paramount Pictures for the She Runs LA 10K race.
Look at all the TV shows that are filmed on the lot….GLEE!!!
The race was 80s themed and it was fun to see everyone wearing their neon and 80s gear.
To keep all the runners occupied before the race began (10 am start), they set up a few stations to take pictures…
Singing karaoke while running….surprisingly, the line for this activity was quiet long.
Then it was time to head to our corral. Someone led us to a group warm-up and we all stretched and danced to 80s songs.
To start the race, we headed out of the back lot.
We ran the whole race along Melrose Avenue.
There weren’t a lot of street supporters, but the entertainment made up for it. There were break dancers, 80s bands and cheerleaders along the route.
The race started at 10am, so I felt like I was already over heating half-way thru the race. I made the mistake of wearing pants, for next year, I will definitely wear shorts.
My friend Amy led our pace and it was easy to spot her with her colorful outfit.
Running in leather skirt? She’s brave.
I started running along the side walk just so I can get some shade.
After running 5.5 miles along Melrose, it was time to go back into Paramount Studios to finish the race.
It was fun to see all these clever signs right towards the finish line.
This is the last turn and the finish line was right around the corner.
After I crossed the finish line, I grabbed all the free goodies. Zico coconut water x 2! Pineapple and Mango flavors. I immediately put on my finisher’s medal bracelet, I love it.
While we stretched after the race, I realized that we were in “New York” back lot.
How cool is that!
Doesn’t this picture look like I just finished a race in New York getting ready to go on the subway?
We stayed for a little while checking out all the after-race festivities, including a concert, before we headed home.
What a fun race and great day to hang out with friends.