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TIMOTHYNOHE's Photo TIMOTHYNOHE Posts: 4,317
4/9/13 10:58 P

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Good article. And you got that right ... definitely DC-Centric, but then it *is* Washington Running. If were Baltimore Running I would hoe to see the Bel Air Town Run 5k. this is the 33rd running. I missed last year, but I think I will do it this year. Then visit my Mom after.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013
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4/9/13 10:45 P

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To see the article I mentioned, go to that link I gave earlier and click on the magazine icon. It's buried in their e-zine which doesn't (as far as I can tell) allow direct links into it.

Interestingly, it does list the Woodrow Wilson HM as the runner-up to the GW 10M. That means they consider it a Virginia race (which seems reasonable to me).

Ironically, I visited the Woodrow Wilson HM and found the page where it mentions the honor of the RW ranking. But if you click on the link for the Pressroom to read more, there is no RW article. Nor can I find the article at RW itself.


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TIMOTHYNOHE's Photo TIMOTHYNOHE Posts: 4,317
4/9/13 10:05 P

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I ran the Woodrow Wilson Bridge HM last year. It was well organized with a small expo. It starts at Mt Vernon, runs up to Alexandria turns to cross the bridge, up over a pedestrian overpass on the Maryland side and down into National Harbor, MD.

Here's the cool thing. I starts in Virginia, Passes through about 150 yards of Washington DC, and into Maryland. So if you are collecting states, you have three to choose from.

The after party is really good too. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Edited by: TIMOTHYNOHE at: 4/9/2013 (22:06)
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013
ie.competitor.com/dublin/


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4/9/13 9:59 P

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Unfortunately your link did not take me to that article. Hmm.

I wish I could run that this year. But, let's see my schedule for late summer:

August 5 Inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Dublin (we're in Ireland for our fortieth anniversary so why not?)
August 17 Isle of Coll Half Marathon. So, you go to Scotland, you look for a race, right? Found this little thing on a small island off Scotland.
August 31 Labor Day Half at Rockaway Beach. I have tickets to see the Orioles whip up on the Yankees. And it's a club run.
September 16 - 20 Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series. If you have time you ought to do one of these. ( mainlymarathons.com )

Edited by: TIMOTHYNOHE at: 4/9/2013 (21:59)
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013
ie.competitor.com/dublin/


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4/9/13 9:52 P

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I read somewhere (I think Runner's World) that Woodrow Wilson HM was one of the best.

I have nothing to lose but weight!

Lakisha on the East Coast

28 Apr 13- Nike Women's Half Marathon
19 May - Color Run 5K
23 Jun - Baltimore Women's Classic 5K
14 Jul- Biggest Loser 5K
8 Sep - Black Girls Run 10K
12 Oct - Baltimore Running Festival 5K
10 Nov - Diva's Half Marathon (Puerto Rico)


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4/9/13 4:53 P

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Notated.

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4/9/13 3:45 P

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Don't sign up for PHM if you want a medal. There are no finisher medals. Yet according to a survey by runwashington.com , readers voted parkshalfmarathon.com the best race in Maryland. Not just the best HM but the best race period.

Even ignoring the bias for proximity to DC (which would explain why it beat out 20 other HMs in MD), it's surprising that a HM beat out the hundreds of other races in the area. (The runner-up was Pike's Peek 10K.)

In comparison, the best:
DC race was Marine Corps Marathon
VA race was George Washington Parkway Classic 10M




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