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@hanpire

Renton, WA Raving since 2021 Active 1 year ago

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Half Marathon Bainbridge Island, WA Jun 13, 2021 2:11:37

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Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Bainbridge Island, WA Jun 13, 2021 2:11:37

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This race was unique and really fun! Most runners start by taking the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The ferry ride was about 20 minutes and went by pretty … MORE

This race was unique and really fun! Most runners start by taking the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The ferry ride was about 20 minutes and went by pretty quick! They had nice restrooms on the ferry, plenty of space to stretch, and Orca Running also offered a gear check (in a car on the ferry deck). After the general public left the ferry, runners went down to the car deck to start the race. In non-COVID years, all runners would start here, but for social distancing measures, Orca had runners move up a few blocks and start in small waves. Orca’s commitment to keeping runners safe was really great to see!

The race itself was adventurous! The course starts out on the road, goes to a short trail almost immediately, back to the road for 3 or so miles, and then pretty consistently is fun trails and wavy roads mixed throughout until the last 3 miles on the road.

I have to say my favorite part was running miles 4-6ish. This part of the race was entirely trail and absolutely beautiful! I felt like a gazelle running up and down short hills while dodging mud and low hanging branches. The entire experience reminded me of running in a real life video game!

The only part I sort of disliked was the hill around mile 8. I felt so wonderful up until this point, but it’s a doozy! Literally you turn a corner, run down this huge hill, and see your fate lying before you. I don’t know how steep this hill was, but I had to take a walking break. My goal was to not walk at all, so I felt a little disappointed in myself, but I think it was the right move for my body!

This race is so different, because it offers tons of elevation and several leveled off areas to practice endurance running. I truly felt like the Great Ferry Race was ‘elevation meets endurance’- a perfect combination. Orca Running always has great swag and fun medals. This medal was an actual metal ferry! Overall, I highly recommend this half marathon! I’d love to run the Great Ferry Race again in the future and actually RUN up that beast of a hill at mile 8!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5
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