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!
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    I wish you had told us about this earlier. It sounds like a lot of fun.
    1717 days ago
    How very fun! I wish that race was in my neck of the woods.
    1718 days ago
    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.
    1718 days ago
    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!

    1719 days ago
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    How fun!
    1719 days ago
    I love it when everyone is included in some fitness fun! emoticon
    1720 days ago
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