Post # 1
My fiance and I are thinking about planning a 5k for our wedding weekend. Love the idea, but the idea of planning that on top of the wedding stresses me out a little.
If you were going to have a 5k on your wedding weekend (or bachelorette party, shower etc) would you consider paying someone to plan it for you & supply all the necessary materials?
Post # 3
@TrailsCocktails: Who do you want to participate in the 5k? just you and FI? or the bridal party? or all the guests?
do you need much more than a track that’s long enough, a starting signal and a stop watch?
or is everyone a “real” runner and it wouldn’t feel right without having numbers, a tracking chip for the time etc., water supply and whatnot?
Post # 4
@TrailsCocktails: I think I’d be hungover/tired and wouldn’t want to run a 5k.
Post # 5
@SummerOfLove: That’s what my fiance says
Post # 6
@Kili: Yeah, I’d like to have a good portion of guests invovled (obviously only those who want to run/walk!) Not sure about level of detail at the moment.
Post # 7
Sounds like fun! You know your guests best and their potential level of participation.
I’d hire someone to help if the logistics desired are complicated (ie, group permits, any street closures, water and Gatorade stations, official timing, bibs, prizes, handling of monies for charity, etc).
But if you’re envisioning something very simple and everyone knows the route without course markings, I think you could pull it off with unpaid help.
Post # 8
@sarahuccs: Thanks, I think this makes sense. I’d probably go for something in between those levels.
Post # 9
how many people are involved? can you just plan a route through your neighborhood or whereever you want it.
if you want it official with timing chips, permits, etc, it could probably get expensive.
my tri club did a 7 mile run through the x-mas lights in a local neighborhood that is known for good lights. the coordinater handed out cue sheets, runners brought their own water. it was a lot of fun and nothing official about it.
Post # 10
@TrailsCocktails: definitely not. i follow this blog http://fitnessfatale.com/2013/10/17/our-wedding-5k/ and this bride had a post-wedding 5k and her maid of honor planned it.
if you’ve run in enough races, you pretty much get the gist of what needs to happen. it’s not very hard.
Post # 11
@TrailsCocktails: I think it could be fun! Just track a 5k course and make sure to mark it well! For the people who don’t want to participate, you could have them at a water/gatorade station, have some at turns that people might not see (even with signs), and have some to cheer people on as they finish.
We have lots of races around here that are weekly and they are really lowkey and very well attended. You could also make up some fun awards and hand out simple prizes. You could do like overall male/female, overall from FI’s family, overall from yours, overall from friends, and then age groups too.