(Closed) They are having a 5K race in front of the church on my wedding day!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Oh man!  Hopefully all the racers will be cleared out by the time your guests start arriving.  

My awful venue happening is a college FOOTBALL game.  I’m getting married on a college campus – normally beautiful and serene… but my luck?!  Yep – when they announced the 2010 season, one of the 5 home games fell on my wedding day…. and, of course, it’s a NIGHT GAME.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You might be covered if the race is starting at 8—they did a full marathon with associated races (half, 5K, fun run for kids) in our city recently, and even though the streets were “officially” closed for the day, they reopened each one after the last racers came through. I’m not sure what time it started, but everything was open by around 1. For a 5K, most people will be done long before noon. So it might even end up working in your favor, since if they reopen the streets just an hour or two before the ceremony, all the spots will be open! I wouldn’t stress too much about it.

We have a similar problem, though: the day after our wedding, we’d planned to have a brunch at our house, but the street that connects the hotel to our house will be closed all morning for a special Sunday streets (biking/walking/celebrations) day. We’re actually really psyched about it, though—it’s the first one our city has ever had—and are just going to go with the flow and change our brunch plans accordingly so that it’s easy walking distance for people (bonus: our neighbors will love us since our guests won’t be taking up all the street parking!) Hopefully, it will be a fun way to show off our city to guests who’ve never been here.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Don’t worry, I have run plenty of 8am 5ks and everyone will be long gone by 11am, at the latest. The race lasts about 30 minutes, then they have snacks, awards, and then they go home! So don’t worry about it!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

A 5K will take max 45 minutes…that’s for people that are walking.  A kid’s fun race is usually a mile or less…it will take less than 15 minutes.  They do the awards and such and then it’s done.

Just as a guideline, my mom and I went walking around my ceremony venue this weekend.  There was a 5K and kids run and after-party type thing for a race that started at 8am.  When we got there at about 11am, they were cleaning everything up.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

think about the cool picture you could get with you in your wedding dress and the runners behind you?

Thats something postive!

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