I gave it little thought when I entered it Hillsborough Family Fun Run 10k held yesterday. It's one of those small local races hardly anyone knows about, with nothing much going on.
There are no rock bands. No automatic timing. No corporate sponsorships. The course is twisty and hilly so nobody is there to set a PR. There's no race expo. No large crowds. You don't have to put in huge amounts of mileage or do any special training to complete the 2k, 5k or 10k races.
It's just a bunch of people from the community getting together to run.
To keep your running priorities in balance, do a race like this now and then.