Founded in 1976, the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) 5k is the best "little" women's race in California. With less than 1000 runners, you get good parking, an easy race day registration process, plenty of time and space to warm up, and a quick trip through the porta potty line! The Susan B. Anthony Women's 5k attracts competitive women runners from all over Northern California because of the flat, fast, certified course but the field is composed primarily of Sacramento-based fitness runners. For many, the Susan B. Anthony 5k is their first race.
The race starts and finishes at Glen Hall Park adjacent to the American River. The course is USATF certified (see map), will be marked with mile 1/2 mile markers, has long straightaways, is shaded, flat, and closed to traffic so that fast times are possible on even some of the warmer Sacramento days. For those of you interested in sight-seeing during the race, the course winds through the River Park neighborhood.
In conjunction with the Women's 5k, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Kids' 1/2 miler is one of the few free kid's races in the area. Kids can run alone or be escorted by their parents. Upon crossing the finish line, they receive ribbon and a treat. There will also be a jumpy house to burn off more steam.
Another awesome shirt!
...and we have a shirt! The women of the Susan B race committee have selected a long sleeved purple v-neck tech shirt. Check out the logo on http://www.buffalochips.com/sba5k/
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