I ran the 5k Halifax Police Chase this morning. It's a great fundraiser for Special Olympics Nova Scotia. This was a fun, non-timed race with a great twist. The police officers got a head start from the runners and we had to "catch" them. If you caught up to a cop you got a "ticket" that you could enter in a draw at the end of the race. I managed to get 5 tickets during my run.
It was a great turnout and beautiful weather. It was cool and overcast before we started and everyone was getting cold. There was a collective sigh from hundreds of people when the clouds parted and the sun came out.
I did get thrown into the mobile jail for awhile, but a nice officer eventually let me out.
At the finish line I was presented my medal by one of the Special Olympic athletes. The medals are pretty awesome! There is a button and battery on the back so that the lights on the police car flash red and blue.