For all the years we have lived in Skokie and I have been part of the running community, i have yet to participate in the Skokie BackLot 5K Dash. I had seen some flyers and went to sign up during packet pickup but they told me i had to do it race day... at this point, i thought i might skip it but the night before Josh said he wanted to do it.
The race course was simple, well marked and had 2 aid stations. Normally for a 5K, you don't need 2 but it was super hot and I was happy to take in any liquids I could. Josh took off and I went slow as I had Lucy and it was hot. We stopped at every aid station and Lucy took in hydration at both courses. We crossed to see Josh at the finish and they announced Lucy was the first canine finisher. Everyone loved giving her pats and Josh was drenched with sweat. We came home, showered and took naps. Happy to support Skokie and look forward to next year!