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5/17/12 5:08 P

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As a complete bling, 'ho, this race is definitely now on my list!

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5/16/12 2:06 P

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Thanks for the clearing up the mystery! (I only got two blisters so I was pretty sure those were not blisters on the medal.)

Last year, my Harpers Ferry medals actually said Freedom's Run on the *back*! Maybe I got a unique medal - when someone accidentally pasted the Harpers Ferry logo on the wrong side?

Frankly, I think this "repurposing" of medals is a wonderful use of recycled material!


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5/16/12 8:33 A

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Yup, it is the fort. They gave the same medal for the Freedoms Run last fall.

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5/16/12 7:47 A

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Cool! :)

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5/15/12 10:44 P

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Oh, that makes sense!

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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5/15/12 10:34 P

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Now that I have seen the fort, I agree!

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5/15/12 10:32 P

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It's the Fort.

http://www.harpersferrywv.us/common/fort
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5/15/12 9:59 P

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Looks like an iron mark to me! :) An iron that you iron clothes with, if you know what I mean?

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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THECRAZYMANGO's Photo THECRAZYMANGO Posts: 6,514
5/15/12 9:43 P

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Were there three main hills or bridges? That'd be my guess.

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5/15/12 9:40 P

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I did this race on Saturday in lovely HarpersFerry WV and can say I survived. If you want a hilly HM, this is for you. 1000 feet of elevation gain! My time was 18 minutes slower than the relatively flat Frederick HM a week earlier (1:54).

Unlike most HMs, this one had *fewer* people this year than the year before. It's only in its 2nd year so I suspect people learned their lesson. But I would go back - it was a beautiful course and well organized at a very reasonable price. (I paid $55 on race day morning.)

Check out the unusual medal - made locally, looks like they were hand-cut:

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Can anyone figure out what the medal means? Are those hills? Bridges? Blisters? Muscle cramps?

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