The eleventh mile is a transition mile, moving you from the northern-most neighborhoods of the trail, back toward downtown.
The mile starts with a water stop, then you’ll descend a sharp hill again below the same railroad viaduct you encountered before the park. Wave to people entering the park! They have no idea how much fun they’re about to have….but you do!
The water stops along the course, organized by Partnership for the Pathway member Nick Williamson and a huge team of volunteers, will have water first and Poweraid second in line.
If you want Poweraid, look past the first few people holding out water toward the last table at the water stop. That’s where you’ll find what you’re looking for.
A nice crowd will greet you as you turn onto Texas Boulevard and head toward downtown. Once you cross Texas Boulevard you’ll notice the houses become more historic. You’ve entered the Highland Park area, and you’re in for a treat. I was in one of the homes along these streets today, and it was built in 1928. By now, the crowd has thinned and there’s a good chance that you’ll have few runners around you, so this may be a good time to enjoy some of the architecture as you run by.
Listen closely here, because you’ll hear in the distance the rock n’ roll tunes of Jonathan Lenaway and Spotlight Karaoke coming in the distance!