Geneva Summer Sunset 5K – 7/27/16

Summer Sunset 5K in Geneva (7/27)

Although a bit on the warm side, Wednesday was a beautiful night for a sunset race. Beginning with a Youth Mile and Toddler Trot, kids of all ages were able to particpate, and celebrate with pizza at the end. The 5K began at 7:05 p.m., and the course looped around Geneva Community High School. The 19th Annual Summer Sunset 5K had 24 runners finish under 20 minutes, including one 9-year-old.

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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run several shorter distance races and two half marathons. Her goal for 2017 is to try a triathlon, and eventually do the Chicago Marathon. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism. Working at Chicago Athlete, Holly has been able to explore photography a lot more, which is one of her main hobbies. She enjoys taking photos at endurance races, and is also passionate about nature photography and portraiture.