One week before rates rise for the 2014 Parks Half Marathon on Sept 14, 2014. Currently, it's $55 (+ $4.29 online) for a race as good as any at twice the price. What you get:
- paved trail through beautiful parks (hence the name) - unlimited food from local restaurants (my favs: soufflé, pizza) - on-course music that's so good, some runners stop & listen for awhile - 2300 runners: perfect if you dislike races too large or too small - finisher premium: useful clothing instead of yet another useless medal
This will be the 4th time I've run it - though not in a row. I volunteered for several years. It's put on by a local running club. Nice group to work with.
Saw this guy on crutches finish the Parks Half Marathon this past Sunday. I was volunteering so I had the opportunity to study his stride. It was subtle - not simply using his crutches fast but rather he had a hop in the middle of every stride. It did not look efficient or fun for him but he was definitely moving fast! The results show his overall pace was 11:14 - wow! But 13.1 miles of that hop-crutching action must have been brutal! We all cheered as he went by!
I had originally planned to do either this one or the Run 4 Shelter on Kent Island. Not doing either now. This one had a time limit I wasn't completely comfortable that I could reach. Good luck to any who run it!
Wow - I have my first HM this weekend so I don't think I'll be ready to go for this one. However, maybe next year as it is not too far from home and I can make a mini-vacation out of it!
Brings up a question I have, has anyone cosolidated a list of races? Therefore we can get a bunch of ideas from this forum from a consolidated race in the areas we will be? I guess I can start data mining from the other forum links.
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