Yesterday, Wilmore, KY had a 5 K race. It's an event that happens every year as part of the 4th of July festivities.
I ran in the race and had a time that I was pleased with, all things considered. I think I'd like to do some more running events in the future.
There was a sense of a special community present. People were great encouragers, as you ran alongside of them, and then as you came into the finish line people were there to cheer you on, regardless of where one finished. Completing the course was cause for applause. There is much to be learned from the running community and its races.