I took 304th out of 15,550 people in the country's 4th largest 10k road race, the Bellin Run in Green Bay. I first signed up on Thursday so I was put in a later starting 'wave' which resulted in me avoiding people for the entire 6.21 miles. I wasted a ton of energy doing that. Had I started in a faster wave (I could have been in the fastst wave) I'm sure my time 41:46 and place would have been better.
p.s. 2-1B and the future Mrs. 2-1B were in the race as well!