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Overall Rating (25 Reviews)
4.9
(25 Ratings) 🏆 (25 Reviews)
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Experience a Race Like No Other. Old-world practices. Lush countryside. Hard-working people. All these things and more make BIH Half a special experience. But some things can’t be described – like the sense of community that follows well after you cross the finish line. Tour the gorgeous Amish farmlands of … MORE
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    Christie629 FIRST-TIMER '23

    Easy bib pickup - in middle of field Well organized and supported even with heat and crushing humidity. Farms had hoses pointed out to road. Organizers had huge coolers of … MORE

    Easy bib pickup – in middle of field
    Well organized and supported even with heat and crushing humidity. Farms had hoses pointed out to road. Organizers had huge coolers of ice along course – godsend.

    Huge FREE and delish Amish BBQ at finish.

    Fabulous Horseshoe medal!

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    This was State #12 for me on my 50 states quest. When I think of traveling for a race in September or October in one of the "Middle Atlantic" states, … MORE

    This was State #12 for me on my 50 states quest. When I think of traveling for a race in September or October in one of the “Middle Atlantic” states, I’m envisioning the leaves changing color, cooler temperatures, fall-themed beverages, apple cider, flannel and sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything, pumpkins on porches, pumpkins in patches, and Halloween candy and decorations on every retail shelf. What we got instead on race morning was a rude awakening characterized by what I like to call The Trifecta of Hazardous H’s: heat, humidity, and hills. The consensus among visitors and locals alike was it was unseasonably warm for the time of year in Pennsylvania, and this year’s Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon was reported to be the second hottest on record.

    I checked the weather on my phone, and my heart sank when I confirmed it was 68° at that point in time with 98% humidity, and expected to be around 78° by the time I planned to finish. Our herd was led by a horse and buggy, in keeping with race tradition. On the course, we enjoyed the most breath-taking country scenery for 13.1 miles, consisting of rolling hills of grassy farmland, pastures dotted with cows, and roads lined with tall corn stalks bearing the absolute biggest ears of corn I’ve ever seen ready for harvest.

    Each aid station had extremely friendly volunteers who smiled, encouraged us with kind words and thoughtful funny signs, and at some of the aid stations they even treated us to a live instrumental band. One aid station had orange sherbet samples, which I greedily snatched up in my dehydrated, thirsty state, desperate for anything cold. In that moment, that little cup of sherbet was the best thing I’d ever eaten in my entire life.

    In addition to the manned aid stations, there were also large coolers filled with ice on the side of the road at different points on the course, and I helped myself to heaping armfuls of ice from these treasure troves. In addition to hoarding ice on my person, I ran through sprinklers, which were also strategically placed at different points along the course.

    Somewhere at the turnaround point between miles 6 and 7, I had a hard time containing my excitement when we came across a group of the prettiest cows, fixing passing runners with their bovine stare. The cows lifted my spirits as I jogged around the orange cones at the turnaround point. At mile 9, I started laughing pretty hard, because a band of five locals — three men and two women — were singing the most sorrowful, sad song as we ran by, and the irony was not lost on me that it was reflective of how many of us were feeling at that point in the soaring temperatures.

    All throughout the race, I’d heard whisperings of a camel sighting, and it sounded like it was the stuff of legends. At that point, I’d gone almost ten miles without seeing a single exotic animal, let alone a camel. I began second-guessing myself, wondering if in my overheated state of delirium, I had somehow missed it. Suddenly, as I crested the hill at mile 12, I realized we finally reached the camels. Not one, but two! Taking a camel selfie was what I needed to give me a second wind.

    From 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., a community picnic was held for race finishers, family, and the entire community, and everyone was welcome. By the time I crossed the finish line and began making my way over to the tent with the buffet, the lines were super long, but it appeared to be moving quickly. Volunteers in the main tent served barbecue chicken, grilled sausage, cake, and ice cream.

    Packet pick-up was held at 338 North Ronks Road, right across from Bird-in-Hand Family Inn, which is where I stayed. The location was super convenient because it was across the street from pretty much everything connected to the race. The most awesome swag we got during packet pick-up was a whoopie pie! From 4pm – 8pm the night before the race, there was a pre-race pizza & pasta dinner (had spaghetti, breadsticks, shoofly pie), which was amazing.

    The Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon was fantastic in all the ways a race can be when it comes to race communication, organization, sense of community, festivities, and Amish hospitality. Most of all, I’m thankful I made some amazing friends along the way to take my mind off how hot it was!

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    ambrown.ak FIRST-TIMER '23

    Difficulty/ course: the start was kind of congested. If you’re going for a PR make sure to get in front. They could prob benefit from doing waves next time. sure, … MORE

    Difficulty/ course: the start was kind of congested. If you’re going for a PR make sure to get in front. They could prob benefit from doing waves next time. sure, there were hills, but there were also horses and camel!! It had rained the days before and the race directors warned of the mud in the road (… I don’t think that was mud!). Elevation map uploaded in pics. Additionally, there were TEN aid stations, and in between the aid stations there were coolers of ice!! And many people left their sprinklers on for you to run through.
    -scenery: did I mention camels and horses? Beautiful farm land all around… of course it comes with the fresh aroma of the farm land, but hey, it just adds to the full experience!
    Production: super smooth! Packet pick up was a breeze! Pre run bathrooms were the quickest I’ve seen- even for the crowd as big as it was! Post run meal line was kind of long, but moved fast as there were 2 lanes. Food was grilled chicken, brats, hot dogs, and potato salad. Plus there was a little known rib stand right in front so you could get your appetizer. The massage booth was as would be expected, but the wait was worth it!!
    Swag- whoopie pie and a tech shirt. Some folks said the shirts were small, but they seemed good to me (but I’ma small person!) I did buy a previous year’s shirt a size smaller and they were actually the same size! So something to ask about when ordering your shirt! If you ran the 5k and the half you got your choice of a hand made serving tray, cutting board, or water bottle! (Water bottle wasn’t home made). I’m sure no one has made it this far without knowing about the medals. Yes. They’re heavy.
    – we stayed in a airbnb and had a late check out accommodation which was super nice!

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    My finish time was slower than normal, but I walked some of the hills because my husband was with me and it was his first half ! This was a … MORE

    My finish time was slower than normal, but I walked some of the hills because my husband was with me and it was his first half ! This was a WONDERFUL race with beautiful scenery through lovely Amish country. I loved everything about this experience!

    THE ONLY Negative was, the local hotels checkout time was 11:00, so we missed the lunch because the line was SO LONG to be served in time to shower and check out.

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    ambrown.ak Sep 16, 2023 at 11:42pm

    We’ve had good luck with Airbnb’s accommodating late check outs

    We’ve had good luck with Airbnb’s accommodating late check outs

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    akingagain Sep 12, 2023 at 2:54pm

    Most hotels have checkout at 11am. The line really did move fast for the food.

    Most hotels have checkout at 11am. The line really did move fast for the food.

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    sdalessio FIRST-TIMER '23

    This race is a must do for Pennsylvania. Located in Lancaster right in the middle of Amish country, the local community comes out to put on a spectacular race. Not … MORE

    This race is a must do for Pennsylvania. Located in Lancaster right in the middle of Amish country, the local community comes out to put on a spectacular race. Not only do the Amish put together an amazing spread at the end, they handcraft horseshoe finisher’s medals, participate in the race and welcome runners through their farms as mush of the course goes by or through the local farms. It is the nicest display of community I have ever seem at a race. If you can do the Fireman’s challenge (half and 5k), it is worth it.

    The course itself is gently rolling hills but no shade so it can be very hot like this year. But there were more water stations than I could count, misting spray hoses setup around the course and random chest of ice for runners. Communication is excellent, swag is excellent and organization is excellent.

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    akingagain FIRST-TIMER '23

    COMMUNITY!!!! This race production was spectacular. If you want community support this is your race. It starts on Friday with your packet pickup and pasta dinner (extra cost but worth … MORE

    COMMUNITY!!!! This race production was spectacular. If you want community support this is your race. It starts on Friday with your packet pickup and pasta dinner (extra cost but worth it) and vendors. (I bought some nice made horse shoe items for a great price). There were plenty of water/powerade/gatorade stops. There were coolers of ice about each mile marker. Many farms had sprinklers hooked up so you could run under them. Some of the best scenery through Amish country. I was thinking to try to PR this race, but once I started I chose to enjoy the views (rolling farm land, animals, people, the crowd support) it was all beautiful. It was a warm day, but being from Missouri I am used to the heat and humidity but it did add to the challenge. Gently rolling inclines and declines through out. Great after race food (included in the race price). I’m talking chicken, hotdogs, sausages, potato salad, ice cream, desserts! Swag is a beautiful medal made from a horse shoe so they are all different. I joined the Fireman’s Challenge which was running the 5K on Friday along with the half marathon. Thankfully they had enough of the cutting boards left for me to get one.

    The porta potty line had a director – smoothest line I have ever stood in and plenty of porta potties for the 1800 people. Also they had different inspirational quotes in them. 🙂

    The only negative I have for this race is the turns were only marked on the ground and no signage on posts to show a turn. So if you were left with no one to follow you might take a wrong turn (which 2 of my friends did).

    We flew in on a Thursday and stayed until Monday and took in many city activities in the area from Harrisburg, Hershey, Philly, Gettysburg and a fun scooter/coupe tour through Lancaster. Spend time there, you will not be disappointed.

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    ShelbyY FIRST-TIMER '23

    This is not just a race, it's like an all-weekend festival supporting a good cause. I did the 5K and half marathon double and got an Amish-made charcuterie board with … MORE

    This is not just a race, it’s like an all-weekend festival supporting a good cause. I did the 5K and half marathon double and got an Amish-made charcuterie board with the race logo on it. Dinner Friday night was worth the cost and the lunch Saturday is free. Great food, great people, and great atmosphere. The medal for the half is an actual horseshoe!

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    ambrown.ak FIRST-TIMER '23

    See 1/2 marathon review! Elevation chart uploaded. Hilly but not terrible Great swag if you do both. Camels and horses. Farm lands. Post run there were s’mores and camp fires. MORE

    See 1/2 marathon review!
    Elevation chart uploaded. Hilly but not terrible
    Great swag if you do both.
    Camels and horses. Farm lands.
    Post run there were s’mores and camp fires.

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    dfruchtman REPEAT RUNNER '22

    My favorite race, the Bird-In-Hand Half Marathon in the heart of Amish Country has become a destination race for runners from all over the country. This year they had runners … MORE

    My favorite race, the Bird-In-Hand Half Marathon in the heart of Amish Country has become a destination race for runners from all over the country. This year they had runners from as far as Texas, Florida, California and Hawaii. It’s understandable with the great warmth, welcoming community vibe from start to finish. Getting to run through the working farms, corn fields, and backroads, trying to avoid road apples (aka horse poop) makes this one of most unique and enjoyable races anywhere. Plus a delicious post -race BBQ and the coolest finisher medal a real horseshoe.

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    akingagain Jul 29, 2023 at 6:44pm

    I am excited to run this for 2023. We have made our list of places to visit as we are making it a girl's runcation.

    I am excited to run this for 2023. We have made our list of places to visit as we are making it a girl's runcation.

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    Teachercannon79 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The weather was absolutely perfect on this September day! Great farm-land running. Everyone was encouraging and helpful. You're running through active farms so we saw tractors and a dairy truck … MORE

    The weather was absolutely perfect on this September day! Great farm-land running. Everyone was encouraging and helpful. You’re running through active farms so we saw tractors and a dairy truck that blocked the course at one point, but it was easy enough to run around. Plenty of water/aid stations. The meal after was great and the entire town is so much fun to visit. Highly reccomend!

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    LifebytheMile FIRST-TIMER '22

    It’s a small race in a small town with big beauty and so well done! Race management did a fabulous job! I will definitely run again. Minimal fluff but in … MORE

    It’s a small race in a small town with big beauty and so well done! Race management did a fabulous job! I will definitely run again. Minimal fluff but in a good way. The ice chests throughout the course to cool off were key. The course isn’t easy but just right. Although I do like my hills soo….

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    ofshadowsgrey FIRST-TIMER '22

    What an amazing experience! Plenty of swag, hospitality, and goodies from Amish country. Well organized race with an amazing atmosphere. I ran the 5k and half to complete the firemen's … MORE

    What an amazing experience! Plenty of swag, hospitality, and goodies from Amish country.
    Well organized race with an amazing atmosphere. I ran the 5k and half to complete the firemen’s challenge which was worth the extra miles. No medal for the 5k but race tee included as well as campfire smores and if you do the challenge you get extra swag. This year was a thermal water bottle. Lots of course support, great farm scenery, and great atmosphere. Plenty of rolling hills then a few big ones around mile 9 to 10 and no shade due to all the farms. Tough for someone from Florida or any flat area.
    The ultimate swag is the half medal. An actual horseshoe used within the community and retired to become the half medal. I truly understand why so many people have this race on their bucket list and come back year after year. Remember to watch out for road apples on the course (fun Amish saying for horse poop)

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    KatieGalvin FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is one of if not the best race that I have done! Great scenery, yes there are rolling hills, but it is beautiful!!! Great support from the local Amish … MORE

    This is one of if not the best race that I have done! Great scenery, yes there are rolling hills, but it is beautiful!!! Great support from the local Amish community throughout the race. Great food after the 5k and the half, you get to make your own smores after the 5k! I absolutely LOVE my horseshoe medal!!! Cannot recommend it enough! My performance wasn’t the best but that was all my fault, I’ll be back to this one for sure!!!

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    childress.lp45 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was a beautiful race full of rolling hills that coursed through farmland. There were ample water stops throughout along with music entertainment by the locals along the route. The … MORE

    This was a beautiful race full of rolling hills that coursed through farmland. There were ample water stops throughout along with music entertainment by the locals along the route. The pre and post race meals were ample and filled with delicious homemade goodness.
    The Amish do a great job of organizing this race. I highly recommend adding this race to your bucket list for a wonderful experience.

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    runningthekeystone REPEAT RUNNER '21

    I loved this race years ago when I ran it for the first time. I did the virtual run in 2020 and was glad to be able to attend in … MORE

    I loved this race years ago when I ran it for the first time. I did the virtual run in 2020 and was glad to be able to attend in person this year. It was my first in-person half since March 2020 and only my 4th in-person race at that point. The event is well-run and this year we had outstanding weather. The community is amazing. Can’t wait to return!

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    robrien0215 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Ever since I decided to run a half marathon in all 50 states, this race has been pegged as my Pennsylvania race. I did register last year but with Covid … MORE

    Ever since I decided to run a half marathon in all 50 states, this race has been pegged as my Pennsylvania race. I did register last year but with Covid it was cancelled. Unlike most other races, these people offered refunds since the race was cancelled. I was still compelled to do this race so I signed up again this year.
    This was my first race since Oct 2019. Packet pick up was smooth, not much in terms of swag (a race book, t shirt and whoopie pie). Race expo was also small but the volunteers were so friendly.
    Race morning was chilly and the hot air balloon launch was cancelled due to it being in President Biden’s fly zone that morning. I agree with all the other racers in saying you will not PR on this race. The scenery is beautiful and serene but lots of slow incline hills! This race also had more water stations then I have ever seen-10 of them that got closer together the closer to the end you got. There was only water and power ade at each stations-nothing in terms of energy gu’s etc. There were a few very small pockets of spectators on the course, a bit larger of a group at the finish. Mile 10 you do have to run in gravel, mile 12 you run on grass through a corn field. While they host a family picnic afterwards, the lines were so long that I did not want to wait.
    Overall, this is a really well done race with beautiful scenery. I’m so happy I picked this for my Pennsylvania race.

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    M-Hall FIRST-TIMER '21

    I can’t top Lorelei’s review of this race so please read hers. This race lived up to all that I had heard, and then some. The weather in 2021 was … MORE

    I can’t top Lorelei’s review of this race so please read hers. This race lived up to all that I had heard, and then some. The weather in 2021 was perfect, 54 at the start, low 70s at the end. Perfectly clear. It is hard to describe the scenery, it was all fantastic. There were 1,116 finishers. It was so much fun to be part a large group of runners enjoying the event so much.
    The production was fantastic. The water stations classic, with Amish children handing out water. The swag you have probably heard about – the medal made out of a used up local horseshoe on a strip of leather from a local harness shop. And a nice short sleeve tech shirt with the distance and date, a whoopee pie, and a souvenir quality race book.
    Depending on where you are from, the course may or may not have hills. My watch had 525 feet of total ascent, coming from east Tennessee they mostly seemed like inclines rather that steep hills.
    This is definitely an event in it’s own class. If you enjoy a rural setting and well run event, this must be one of the best.

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    M-Hall FIRST-TIMER '21

    I ran this as part of the Fire Company Challenge- running both the 5K Friday evening and the half marathon Saturday morning. It was a relaxed and beautiful preview of … MORE

    I ran this as part of the Fire Company Challenge- running both the 5K Friday evening and the half marathon Saturday morning. It was a relaxed and beautiful preview of what the half marathon would be like. The weather was perfect, clear and 70 with a slight breeze for the 6:30 pm start. There were 616 runners. I thought the scenery was gorgeous. There were runners of all ages and families running together. So much fun. My watch had an ascent of 46 ft.
    The pasta dinner from 4-8 was fun and well attended, tickets had to be purchased for it. It was fun sitting down with everyone under the big tent and eating after the race. Swag was a short sleeve tech shirt with the date and race length on it.
    I was there for the half but had it just been the 5k I would have been completely satisfied.

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    frankhwu FIRST-TIMER '21

    The Bird in Hand half marathon is a destination race. It is worthwhile. The primary attraction is the locale: Amish country. I saw more cows than at any other race … MORE

    The Bird in Hand half marathon is a destination race. It is worthwhile. The primary attraction is the locale: Amish country. I saw more cows than at any other race I’ve run and more cow poop on the road. I smelled more cow too. I also saw more sheep and goats and homemade cheese for sale. I also saw two camels, I’m guessing a mother and child, but no indication of the father. That was unusual enough that others stopped to take photos. There were bonnets and Amish scooter-bicycles in abundance. The organizers and volunteers all appeared to be community members. Driving in, I was nervous about the horse drawn carriages on the road. There also was lots of corn. That isn’t a distinguishing characteristic. There are other races through fields. Crops are not that interesting.

    The course itself has gentle hills. They are just enough for the word “flat” to be inappropriate but not challenging enough to scare off anyone who is experienced in this type of thing. They offer agricultural views with a couple of more idyllic vistas.

    Another high point, a sign of how well thought out things are, was the porta potty situation. The had ample units and a traffic guide directing folks to empty ones. They even had a few fire pits going at the beginning. It was just chilly enough to appreciate them.

    Community members participated in the race as well. The guy who guided me to the start line and assured me I could get my bib grew up in the neighborhood but had moved away; he was coming back to run. A husband and wife passed me, each pushing a stroller, presumably with twins.

    The medal was a horseshoe, a real one and not just a token shaped like one. I am not sure, but I might have read it was used on a local animal.

    The food was excellent. I had BBQ chicken, a sausage, potato salad, celery, and cake. I skipped the ice cream. The line moved quickly. They have a great sense of how to put on an event such as this. There were big tents to sit under and picnic tables under the sun.

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    Lorelei FIRST-TIMER '19

    THE TOWN: it’s small and it’s Amish, two qualities that make it amazing. The biggest road is two lanes: this way and that way. I came the day before the … MORE

    THE TOWN: it’s small and it’s Amish, two qualities that make it amazing. The biggest road is two lanes: this way and that way. I came the day before the event to avoid heavy traffic – a wise decision. Considering accommodations were inexpensive, it was worth the money. Everything is walking distance: the food, sightseeing, shopping. But you have to walk the horse and buggy paths as there are no sidewalks. Easy peasy, but noteworthy. Food at the restaurants are very inexpensive. It’s a foodie-Amish town. It’s easy to find good eats.

    HOTEL: I stayed at the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn. It was very nice, rather inexpensive, and directly across the street from packet pickup and the start/finish line. I’ve already booked a room for when I return next year. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. With that said, if you miss your chance to book it, there are plenty of other nice places to stay nearby. There’s probably not a bad one.

    THE EXPERIENCE: this race occurs in conjunction with their hot air balloon festival. They launch hot air balloons after the 5K on Friday and before the half marathon on Saturday. On Friday night, they inflate them and have a balloon light show which is jaw-dropping. You can enjoy the balloon show while making your own s’mores over the huge flaming trough!!! All the fixins’ are laid out on a hay wagon. Seriously seriously fun!!! Before or after the Friday 5K, you can choose to participate in the Amish-prepared pasta dinner. Say yes to this. You’ll get to eat with your old friends, your new friends and the Amish. A great experience with great food.

    Wake up early on Half Marathon day to make sure you don’t miss the morning balloon launch. They promised a 7:15 launch but it was actually earlier than that. The sky fills up quickly with this amazing show. The launch is right across the street from the hotel. Imagine my surprise when I looked out my window to see not a sky but a humongous balloon. The last balloons launch as the race kicks off.

    They say that they start exactly on time using an atomic clock. Yes. This is true. Also, they use lead buggies! Too cool. Be sure to read the booklet they give you packet pickup. On the course map, they will tell you what you can expect to see. There are a few unbelievable things on the list and you will think that perhaps they are lying or stretching the truth a bit. Well, I saw everything they listed. You’ll have some surprises.

    The course itself is my new favorite. It’s as gorgeous as can be. The Amish community is breathtaking. It’s NOT flat. I loved the hills. Other folks hated them. All I can say is…train for hills and embrace the joy.

    The Amish will run with you, especially the 5K. I know. I know. You’re wondering the same thing I did. What do they wear? Well, I’m not going to tell you. You’ll have to find out for yourself. The Amish also man the aid stations and giant groups can be seen throughout cheering you on. They even have bands that will sing to you.

    After the race, the Amish will feed you a giant meal again. Don’t miss out on the pies, cakes and ice cream. Amish pie! Amish cake! Seriously, it’s worth every calorie and fat.

    SERIOUS STUFF: SWAG: you’ll get a nice tech shirt for each race. That means two shirts if you do the fireman’s challenge (5K & Half). You’ll get a Whoopie pie. Don’t know what that is? Well, come to this race and get an Amish one. You’ll love it a hundred times more than the shirts. If you do the fireman’s challenge, you’ll get a bonus gift. This year, it was a triple insulated water bottle. Think Kleen Kanteen type, in a choice of colors. THE MEDAL! Hands down, my new favorite. They solder a plaque to an old horseshoe and add a leather strap from their own tanneries to hang it around your neck. We asked an Amish girl where they were made and she said, “in my grandpa’s barn.” Like, wow! Grandpa made 2000 medals! Take a look at the photographs.

    Are you signing up????? Make sure to study up on the Road Apple award you can earn.

    ITS AN UNDERSTATEMENT TO SAY THIS WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

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