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9/9/13 9:16 P

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Talk about confusing. How about these - all with "Air Force HM" in the name:

Dover Air Force Base Heritage HM (Dover, DE)
Navy Air Force HM (Washington DC)
Air Force HM (Dayton OH)

The first one also uses "Heritage" (see my earlier posting). I guess it sounds impressive to someone.

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8/21/13 8:26 P

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Mine is the Yuengling Half marathon...pronounced ying-ling. Its a beer race which is a shameless plug for a crappy tasting beer that you get to drink for free after dehydrating yourself running 13 miles. I like beer...just not after racing and not when it has a ridiculous name and tastes like poo.

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8/19/13 5:05 P

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What's the worst-named HM you've heard of? I'm actually considering skipping a race because it's name is so bad. (The EX2 HM. The web page gives no indication that EX2 is an abbreviation for anything.)

Why is it so hard to come up with decent race names? You want to tell your friends, "I did the {memorable name} HM", right? But if the name sucks, then it's almost embarrassing. ("Huh? What was that race name?")

Here are my rules for atrocious HM names:

1) Any race name with an opaque abbreviation. I.e., EX2 HM, MAC HM

2)Any race named after a person. I.e., Gar Williams (who?) HM

3) Any race name including the word "Historic" or "Heritage". The worst offender is "Heritage HM" but even "Marine Corps Historic HM" is pretty bad (many confuse it with the Marine Corps Marathon).

4) Any race name that sounds almost identical to another. I.e., Maryland HM, and Maryland Running Festival HM.

5) Any race name starting with a sponsor name. (Sponsors get enough air time without me giving more examples of this. So I won't.)

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