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Age-Handicapped Race

Monday, July 01, 2013

Our local running club is putting on their annual "Age-Handicapped 4M" race for the 4th of July.

Age-handicapped means that everyone gets a different start time adjusted for your age. (They also gender handicap, too.) So it's possible for very young/old to win - and that sometimes happens. Last year, the winner was a 67-year old!

Another fun thing is that everyone has to bring a prize and at the end of the race, each person (in the order of the finish) chooses a prize from the contributed prizes. As the website says:

"Past prizes have included 1970s baseball cards, a Simpsons dart board, a New Guinean sheath. More conventional prizes also are awarded, including cherry, apple, and blueberry pies in commemoration of the nation's birthday. "

Oh, and you cannot beat the price: $5! If you're in the DC/MD/NoVA area, join us!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TIMOTHYNOHE 7/3/2013 11:33PM

    I wish you had told us about this earlier. It sounds like a lot of fun.

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DESERTJULZ 7/2/2013 11:33PM

    How very fun! I wish that race was in my neck of the woods.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/2/2013 10:04PM

    What fun! Makes me wish I still lived up your way.

We had a "predict your time" 4 miler awhile ago where the winner was whoever finished closest to his/her predicted time. No watches or any electronic devices allowed.

Nice to change things up a bit.

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MARGARITTM 7/2/2013 11:53AM

    Sounds like a fun race. .... nice to have the age "handicapped" and kind of a Yankee Swap on the prizes!

Both really good ideas!

Have a great race and a fun 4th!

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LETHA_ 7/2/2013 11:52AM

    How fun!

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AEROBISAURUS 7/1/2013 3:42PM

    I love it when everyone is included in some fitness fun! emoticon

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