Overall Rating
Overall Rating (8 Reviews)
3.9
(8 Ratings)  (8 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.4
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
4.1
SWAG
4.3
The Best Damn Race Orlando features a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 5K + 10K Challenge. Best Damn Race ® is a running series created for runners by runners. Our goal is to provide a big race experience at a local race price. It doesn’t matter if you are an … MORE
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    pm2562 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    My 4th BDR Orlando. Great finish line party and course as usual. But this year they changed their start line and it was insanely packed. Really narrow for the half … MORE

    My 4th BDR Orlando. Great finish line party and course as usual. But this year they changed their start line and it was insanely packed. Really narrow for the half and 10k start and they tried doing corrals for some reason. Hoping they change it back next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    capete01 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Good production of a decent race, but the double loop on pavers is brutal. If you’re towards the front, you catch the slower 10k racers on the second lap. MORE

    Good production of a decent race, but the double loop on pavers is brutal. If you’re towards the front, you catch the slower 10k racers on the second lap.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    MrMike REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I have run in this race several years and it just gets better every year. Always a good time. - The event is great - the timing is spot on/perfect … MORE

    I have run in this race several years and it just gets better every year. Always a good time.
    – The event is great
    – the timing is spot on/perfect
    – post-party is great with plenty of drinks and beer and lot of food
    – wide start and a great route that is 50% shaded.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    cknapp FIRST-TIMER '20

    Flat course and a great city to run through. Very flat and mix of city views and local neighborhoods are great. Start and end at Laje Eola and after party … MORE

    Flat course and a great city to run through. Very flat and mix of city views and local neighborhoods are great. Start and end at Laje Eola and after party is a great time. Running on the cobblestones for final mile or two are hard on the knees I found.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3
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    MrMike FIRST-TIMER '20

    This race was huge and so much fun. From start to finish. The post party was better than any Hot Chocolate event by far. So much food, beer, ice cream … MORE

    This race was huge and so much fun. From start to finish. The post party was better than any Hot Chocolate event by far. So much food, beer, ice cream and much more.
    Great Finisher Medal on top of all that!
    Timing was perfect. I have a Garmin on for all races.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    flrnnr FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was a really nice half marathon, not too big or too small. Course was well marked, water stations on the course when I needed them. Not many spectators but … MORE

    This was a really nice half marathon, not too big or too small. Course was well marked, water stations on the course when I needed them. Not many spectators but that’s ok. The cobblestone streets were tough, not so much the portions earlier in the race but the portion later in the race miles 9-11 were. Fairly scenic course, ends in downtown Orlando. The medal was nice and big, and I also liked the soft women’s cut t shirt. After party was nice, free beer and drinks. Food was pretty much gone and I wasn’t really interested in pizza anyway.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    LisaBonita REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I like this race because it’s close to home and they have a 5k so I got my husband to run as well. We both enjoyed the finish line festivities- … MORE

    I like this race because it’s close to home and they have a 5k so I got my husband to run as well. We both enjoyed the finish line festivities- pizza, candy, beer, and vodka.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    I.Ran.That FIRST-TIMER '15

    Beautiful but foggy morning run around beautiful Lake Eola. Nice course, great shirt, awesome medal, delicious post race food for both healthy and unhealthy eaters. Mostly flat but slight incline … MORE

    Beautiful but foggy morning run around beautiful Lake Eola. Nice course, great shirt, awesome medal, delicious post race food for both healthy and unhealthy eaters. Mostly flat but slight incline for a few miles. Will run this again next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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