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@emmruns

Washington, DC Raving since 2018 Active 2 years, 8 months ago

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA May 20, 2018
Half Marathon Charlottesville, VA Apr 7, 2018
Half Marathon Bristow, VA Oct 1, 2017

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Great race put on by a great organization! Pros: ample amount of support staff/volunteers at the expo/start line/finish line, the spectator shuttle that took families out to Mile 7, the … MORE

Great race put on by a great organization!
Pros: ample amount of support staff/volunteers at the expo/start line/finish line, the spectator shuttle that took families out to Mile 7, the beautiful scenery, the great amount of parking on Race Day made it easy to get where you needed to go, beautiful medal
Cons: not enough water stops along the course

Overall, this was a great experience! I would recommend more water tables next year, especially considering how hot it can get in late May. I know a lot of us were struggling with the lack of water on the course. Definitely train for hills for this race.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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The Charlottesville Marathon and Half Marathon was a "destination" race for me and I ended up being a little bit bummed to have spent a weekend traveling for this race. … MORE

The Charlottesville Marathon and Half Marathon was a “destination” race for me and I ended up being a little bit bummed to have spent a weekend traveling for this race. The website shows rave reviews from notable runners/running publications, but I have to wonder if those are from when the race was owned by a different company. While the route itself was very scenic most of the time, the race was poorly organized. For example, the expo didn’t have nearly enough volunteers, and there were no vendors there when I arrived (about 15 minutes after it opened). For the race, there were no corrals or pace groups, so it was confusing to know where to go at the start. On the course, the mile markers and directional signs were very small and easy to miss! Luckily, the course had very nice volunteers to point you in the right direction. With the exception of the friendly volunteers, I found the course support lacking, in that there wasn’t enough water set up at each aid station and there was only one aid station with bathrooms. The course was extremely hilly, but I knew that going in so I tried not to let that factor in to my review of the race! But really: don’t run this race if you don’t like hills!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
2
SCENERY
4
SWAG
1

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Love the Prince William Half Marathon! First off, the race website is very helpful with lots of detailed information to make it easy to figure out everything a runner and/or … MORE

Love the Prince William Half Marathon! First off, the race website is very helpful with lots of detailed information to make it easy to figure out everything a runner and/or spectator would need to know. Signing up was easy, as was getting to the race expo. The expo was nothing special, but it was quick and easy to pick up my bib. On race day, there are REAL bathrooms at the start/finish line which was amazing! The race itself was well-supported with enough water stops along the way and beautiful scenery to enjoy.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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