Rose Parade Bandit Run – 2012

What a great morning. What a great way to start the new year. What a great parade. This unofficial run, not race, is all about fun. This year it was warm, perfect running that morning. It is 5 miles up to the floats, then you turn around run back down Colorado Blvd.

Now that I have done this twice, here are the must do list:

  • Get to the floats by 6 AM so you can walk around and see them up close.
  • Start your run back by 7:15 AM.
  • The parade starts at 8 AM and the officials want you off the street.
  • Make sure you watch the Stealth Bomber flyover.
  • Find an open a bar and have a beer on the way back.
  • Smile, enjoy the scenery and participate in the sideline fun.
  • The Sole Runners, as we train for full and half marathons, will make this an optional training run. Special thanks to the Inland Empire Running Club, Pasadena Tri Club, Pasadena Pacers and other running clubs for joining us.

    See you next year!

    Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Sole Runners Head Coach


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