November 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
- “nice race”
- “well organized”
- “lots of water stops for a half”
- “decent fan support”
- “enjoyed the course along the river”
- “it looked like they had plenty of buses available”
- ” finisher’s medals were on par with major marathons”
July 10, 2011 § 15 Comments
I mentioned that I might be running another half this summer despite plans to focus on shorter stuff.
This disturbing change in planning occurred because I was contacted by a representative at 13.1 Minneapolis offering two free entries and discounts to readers of my blog. A sucker for “free”, I was definitely interested.
I did some research–searching for race reports from last year–and the reports I found were positive. There were some minor complaints: port-a-potties, lack of music–but nothing unusual, which was good, especially considering that 2010 was the first running. Taking a look at the route map and elevation data from MapMyRun data showed that course isn’t exactly flat but the major hill is actually where I did my Daws Hills workouts this spring so I’m at least familiar with the enemy.
So I agreed to help promote the race (starting with this post) in exchange for two free entries and a code (12RUNMN) for $10 off registration at http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1972207.
I plan to use one of the free entries myself but I’m giving away the other free entry to a reader. All you have to do to enter is post a comment to this message before July 18th. I’ll randomly select (I just happened to find my Dungeons & Dragons dice yesterday) a winner from all the entries on July 19th. I also checked and if the winner prefers to run the 5k, I can get a code for that race instead.
Good luck & Thanks for Entering.
2010 Race Reports:
Positive mention at Active.com
ramberg_jk15 struggled with the hills but enjoyed the race