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I actually thought of that too, Cindy. We went to that restaurant last year and was fine. Not this year!!! Wow, what a disappointment. But the food and band at the square would have been fun actually. Live and learn! Definitely remembering this for next year.

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Enjoyed meeting everyone. Just a thought. The restaurant where we ended up getting dinner Saturday night was outrageously slow. It was such a pleasant evening and they were selling some food outside in the square with the band. If we had brought chairs we could have sat comfortably outside and enjoyed the evening and the band and the food.

Not a strong opinion, but it would have to be thought about ahead of time. I've got quite a few chairs that I could have thrown in my trunk to bring to Dayton. So I'm mentioning it now, just in case that others thought that would be a way to go, so we can be prepared.

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FYI - The weather is looking AMAZING for marathon day 76/48 partly cloudy (like the video Sunday).
Few points:
1) REMEMBER dress warm, it can get windy down on the starting line - you can ck your gear
2) AFM is nice marathon in spectator can still walk right out to the starting line with the runner, So if you forget to ck something or just want wear jacket to , you still if dump stuff.
3) It will be DARK until about 7:00, bring a small flash light, you may need it getting to the starting line, try to stay on the path. (WPAFB is old base, there are all kinds of holes in the fields from old building that you can trip on)
4) Try to take the runner shuttle it drops you right at the starting line.
I found the "Gump phone 937-937-716-4548 my son will have it, or just go to Hospice charity tent ask for either Ryan or Mollee - (ck last year marathon blog you can meet the family) .
So there is ride back if you need. (Send me private email I'll give you other phones #)
(Both my wife and I will be using the shuttle, that how much I like the shuttle service )


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Catherine - on Spectator, there are several options here is one of the cool ones but only if people are doing the full marathon.
The City of Fairborn runs a shuttle (after 8:30am) from the starting line out to downtown Fairborn (and back) so people can see the runner. Then returns the spectators. (They don't check to see who rode out, so it's easy way for spectators to get drop back at the finish line)

If people are doing the 1/2 marathon the WSU hydration station (D) is good place to watch both 1/2 and full marathoners on the way back to finish. BUT that is 4 miles from the finish, so it would be close if you want to drive from there back to finish line can catch someone.
(The way to do that is park at the AF Museum, just tell the guard you just want see some planes emoticon they're let you through.

I'll try to work up a map show how get from the WSU hydration station (D)
and to starting line, BUT you can only use this AFTER the marathon starts, because the gate to the AF Museum will be close until about 8:30-9:00am on the day of the marathon

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As long as I can get coffee I can get out of bed. And yes I travel with these little cans of Trader Joe's Caffe Mocha. 80 mg of caffeine with no work. That's a little skimpy, but adrenaline for a race seems to bridge the gap. At home I'm a two shots of espresso in my soy milk girl--my husband is a great barista.

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Catherine, let me doa little looking for spectator info. I'm on it, girlfriend!

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And Emily and I have been getting up like at o' dark thirty so we are good!

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(Looks like I'm following you around Spark today Becki. Can you say stalker....?)

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Re: the carpooling in to the race together, Wendy's right ... not early for me at all. By 5:30, I'm usually already up, showered, driven in and already working, and usually working on my 2nd cup of coffee. LOL

I'm just along for the ride.. so whatever Wendy's doing, that's what I'm doing!

Is anyone excited?? Freaked out?? (Giddy??) All of the above?



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Thanks!

Do you know anything about spectator areas along the route? Any way for DH to get there (and back) after dropping us at the starting area and watching the start?

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FYI the AFM parking video is up and working now :-)

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Ok, I just got the final time from hubby Jim for meetup at Country Inn Suites parking lot race morning. Be at the parking lot by 5:30 so we can leave at 5:45. It is just a 5 minute drive to the race.

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Gump, please try and reload the video. I have seen it and it is very informative. Thank you!

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The video isn't loading for me. I didn't have problems with the other one.

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I just posted video, showing how to get from general parking to starting line. The cool thing is I ran into Rob (forgot his last) but he is AF marathon director. A little welcome to Dayton from Rob to Spark people.

Title of the blog is "AF Marathon - direction from parking to start" enjoy.


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I love your videos!!!! Thank you!

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FYI, on the Runner Shuttle, YES
If you take the shuttle we will get runner back to Nutter.
The way this will works; is you send me a E-mail, and I'll send you my cell number and my son's cell. When you finish call his number and you have a ride.
(I'm working on getting a Goft cart too, so you will not need to walk to the van)
I'll be around the Charity village (Hospice of Dayton tent) both before and after the marathon.
My wife is doing her first 1/2 marathon, her ETA is 1:30-2:00, so I will be there most of the day.
I'm working on another video, I should have up later tonight on parking.


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Sounds like a plan. Emily and I are going to hit the hotel pool after we get back from the AF Museum with the guys. We may even wear our medals to the pool LOL.

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Some time Sunday. Probably after breakfast. My husband has been GI attending all last week and weekend. I'm gone this weekend and he's out of town for work the weekend after. I have not seen much of him, so it would be nice to get home early enough on Sunday to spend some time together.

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Team Rose Runners shall keep you entertained! When are you leaving after the race, Cindy?

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Yes, My parents had planned to be in Dayton and combine visiting family with seeing me but my mom got a UTI, which is not conducive to driving from MD to Dayton. In theory I have family in Dayton, but I don't know them at all. I even have a cousin running his first marathon at this race.

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Cindy, you are a loner this weekend?

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My car only has me.

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Let's say we meet at the Country Inn at 5:30 and that will leave us a buffer with leaving the hotel for the race no later than 6am. It is just a short drive to the race but traffic can pick up as time goes on. If we can leave before 6 that would be ideal. It will take a few minutes to walk from parking to the start/finish are depending on where you score a parking spot...i.e. getting there early.

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Thats not early for Becki! LOL


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Hey Laurie, keeping tabs. Just wanted to know the general time frame -- exact times can wait. I'm OK with "caravaning," if needs be. Just as long as we don't have to worry about finding each other in the crowds once we get there.

I always go to races early, too. Love to have several shots at the "facilities," especially before a marathon.


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Gotchya! That will be so helpful just in case we have trouble getting Catherine and her husband in ours. Since it is a rental, I am not exactly "for sure" what space we are going to have.

Catherine, are you keeping tabs on this convo?

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oh no! i have no issues driving to the race, just was offering a suggestion if we wanted to caravan in together. i have the ability to hold another 1-2 ppl in our car, too

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I know our vehicle is full and I am not sure about Cindy who is staying at the same hotel. You know, there is another option if you don't want to drive to the race. Nutter Center just across from you guys are offering one-way shuttles for runners. Tom's son is taking folks back after the race. Am I correct, Tom?

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yep or well, anything really -esp if we could carpool at all

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For the race, Wendy?

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We should all try and meet up somewhere and drive in together since our hotels are so close together - whatcha think Laurie?

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Catherine, it is going to be around 5:30 to 5:45-ish. Yes, you read that right. In order to snag a decent parking spot you must get there early so that you aren't parking in Indiana LOL. I will keep you posted now that I have the special phone number to your Bat phone. Once we get to Dayton we will get a final time nailed down. Got that sister Susie?

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Sounds like I will be by myself for the pasta dinner. But I'm on for Saturday if I can catch up with everyone.

Hopefully Laurie will tell me at some point what time she is leaving for the race Saturday morning.
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Bob Evans would be Friday night if anyone wants to, and the "Greene" Saturday night, Laurie has the link for the Greene. There is BEER and more at the Greene.
(The Greene is one of those open malls)
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So the plan is dinner on Saturday, right? Is Bob Evans really the groups choice? I'm not sure I've ever eaten an one. I was kind of hoping for a beer or a glass of wine. Not to sound like a total lush.

I will choose the company over another eating place by myself.

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Sue, you are a 2-ish minute drive from us!!!!! So stoked!!!! Can you tell LOL?

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I find it somewhat humorous that I live in a bordering state, yet have a longer drive than many. That's what I get for being so far north in MI. Looks like close to an 11 hour drive for me, so I'm breaking it into two days. (Wimp...maybe. I prefer to think of it as smart pre-race strategy.) I expect to be there mid-afternoon Friday, then just play the rest by ear. I'm bunking with Wendy and Becki, so I know lots of good times are in store! Can't wait!!!

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Wendy, we stay over on Sunday and the hotel is deserted. emoticon

On Friday its nothing but runners arriving with foam rollers LOL LOL.

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I'm thinking Becki and I will leave my house around 6. Its a 9+ hr drive up there, so depending on how traffic is or how often we have to stop, we should be there around 4.

Friday we'll do packet pick up, check into the hotel (not sure which order) then play the rest (dinner, etc) by ear. We do not have pasta dinner tickets, as we usually like to keep our options open.

Saturday after the run, we will hang out and just chill. I would love to see the museum somtime before we leave on Sunday.....The afterparty sounds like a great idea!

Both of us have to be back at work on Monday - and Becki has a 2 hr longer drive once we get to my house
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To anyone interested this is what I think our family is going to do Saturday evening. We went last year and it was enjoyable especially with fellow racers there.

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I for one will be at the Team Fisher House tent at Charity Village as well as our entire family (aka Team Rose runners who raised $2500 for Fisher House). Go us!!!

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FYI, I've take off from work starting Thu, so if people want visit of the area, give me call. On race day, I have it worked out so any one that want to use the runner schuttle, we can get them back to Nutter or your hotel. (My son will be driving people back and forward)
On meeting, we have some people in the 5k again this year, that run is at 6:30p, if we can that is good meeting place for the expo Friday (By the starting line).

The best place to meet on the morning of the marathon, is Charity Village, down by the starting line. (Ck the video I did)
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That's my girl! We are bringing a rental (Ford SUV of some kind). For the short distance we are going we should be able to fit 2 more people in to the vehicle. May not be legal, but we will make it work.

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Yes, indeed he is. Can't race without my official photographer (driver, etc. :-)

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Catherine, is DH coming?

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I'm arriving by plane on Thursday, around 5pm. If the plane is on time, we might try to get to the Expo on Thursday. If not, early Friday.

I have tickets to the Breakfast of Champions and pasta dinner. Otherwise, just hanging out.

Laurie, tell me when you plan to leave for the race. My current plan is to meet you at your hotel to make the trip together (in some fashion).

Plane home leaves at 1:05pm Sunday.

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Like Cindy, all four of us are driving the 8 hour trip to Dayton and will be heading to the expo first thing. Then check in to the hotel (same as Cindy's) and pretty much staying there and getting settled for an early bedtime. We will be getting to the race EARLY Saturday morning.

The plan for Saturday post race is to go back to hotel to shower and hubby snooze. Then join up with whoever wants to join up for the late afternoon/early evening. That is what we all need to decide on.

As a family we are going to the AF Museum Sunday and heading home early Monday morning.

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Hi all,

First I'm pretty sure the bib numbers are alphabetical Bohse gets you a number in the 400.

I should be arriving Friday, about lunch time or a little after.

I have an Uncle and an Aunt in Dayton, my parents both grew up there. Anyway my parents are timing their visit to Dayton for the race weekend. My plan is

Friday drive to the Expo, and then the hotel and spend the rest of the day with my parents. Turning in kind or early.

Saturday I'm not planning on seeing my parents---but spending time with you spark runners.

Sunday I'm back with my family and then driving home Sunday afternoon or Monday.

Interesting note. My cousin, my mom's sister son, who is about a year younger than me is running his first marathon at this race. I have practically never seen him and am not planning on meeting up with him, so it's more of an interesting note.

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Thank you, Tom!

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I was just think about this. If you are comming in Friday, and there is any possible of running late, I can pickup race packets, just go to the AFM website and register me to pickup it up. You can still pick it up if you get here. I can drop the race packet off at your hotel.
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You guys are very entertaining. Thanks. I'll be the tail wagging behind Wendy and Becki (well, in the non-race time - I'm rooming with them, but running the half). Can't wait to meet up and spend some time with fellow sparkers.

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Oh, I will let you know my dear! don't you fret now!!!!

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At some point, you'll have to tell me how to find you. (Aside from just looking for the giddiest runner I can see).
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Not that I recall, Catherine. If I remember right there are pacing signs and you just go to area accordingly. There are no corrals. Emily and I will NOT be up front LOL LOL.

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Laurie, does this race have a wave start? My bib is 4613.

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Emily and I will be turning in fairly early Friday evening plus we will be in our zone so don't really plan on seeing us then. We will be driving most of the day Friday and going straight to the expo then to our hotel which is about 5 minutes down the street from Nutter.

We will plan on meeting everyone on Saturday EARLY and then the remainder of the day. For some folks...DURING the race LOL.

We are also staying over on Sunday so we can take the kids to the AF Museum. Heading home Monday.

Some of this subject to change of course.

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I already have tickets -- am hoping to met up with those of you who are going.

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*** Update ***
Any one interest in the "AF Gourmet Pasta Dinner", Friday night let me know I can get tickets, but I need to know SOON. (like before next Wednesday 8/29/12) - this is currently sold out, but I can get some tickets. This is really cool because the dinner is inside the AF Museum.

2nd, there is also a breakfast of Champions, on Friday morning 8:00-10:00a same deal, I can get some tickets (again this is sold out)

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Lets to the Bob Evan thing again this year. Do we have anyone running in the 5K the day of the Expo this year? By the way I found this really cool little park that over looks most of the course. I'm planning on doing my long run over at the base this weekend I'll get some pictures and do little blog. (I've been kind busy this year with work and home, have not had much time to blog)
I'm working with Hospice of Dayton to use their tent as meeting point, let me know if that is OK with everyone.
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Oh Catherine, that makes me so giddy and THANK YOU!!!!!!! You will recognize me as I will be the one with a HUGE grin on her face wearing this awesome medal!!!! Can you tell I am getting excited?

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Hi! I'm also staying over Saturday night to celebrate Laurie's triumph!

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You bethcha! We are staying and going to the museum on Sunday leaving for home on Monday.

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I believe Wendy and I are staying Saturday night too... so Saturday night would be fantastic! A celebration drink??
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Becki, we will be free to do just about anything including Saturday evening after the races. Everyone, please feel free to give ideas!! This weekend will be a great one!

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Are we going to plan a meet-up for the night before the race or race morning? I don't know what the plans will be for a Marathon Maniacs dinner the night before, but I would love for us to find a time to all meet up and maybe take a group photo.
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