I also got a great parking spot right at the stadium around 6:30, an hour before the race. In this race, you finish by running through Neyland Stadium and finish on the 50 yard line. It is awesome! I was able to attend the pre-race church service put on by Team4:13, which was really good. After the race, I didn't stay for all the food because the hubby was waiting on me to get home so we could leave for Florida, and I was so close to my car, even my legs didn't complain too much for the short walk.
My official chip time was 2:43:52 (8 seconds longer than 3 years ago) and I finished 19th of 58 in my age group (55-59 years old). I was very happy with my finish.
The 50 yard line for the finish! I always say I'm not good enough to be competitive, but I'm competitive anyway. I turned the corner into the stadium and saw the three girls in front of me. I loved turning it on to finish before them....ha. Made this old woman feel awesome!