I'm not an avid runner, but my husband and daughter love doing these 5ks, so I join in. This race, while SO COLD, was so much fun! It's awesome to see the comradery among racers, even between total stranger, during these races. My daughter is 6, and the other races cheered her on every time one passed us. Those running this event were friendly, upbeat, and made the event even more enjoyable! I will definitely be running one of these again.