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The Brew 2 Shoe road races were started in 2008 to celebrate the anniversaries of Manhattan Running Company and Tallgrass Brewing Company. In 2009 the event began as a 10k that started at Tallgrass and finished in the parking lot of MRC. Since then, both companies have moved locations and … MORE
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    starlingk2003 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I had run this race before, but not on the current course. It was started 10 years ago from the Tallgrass brewery to end at the Manhattan Running Company. Both … MORE

    I had run this race before, but not on the current course. It was started 10 years ago from the Tallgrass brewery to end at the Manhattan Running Company. Both were new! At this point, both have moved. So the course has changed to be a loop downtown instead of a point to point. There were no finisher medals which I am not a fan of. Instead there was a sili-pint (silicone pint glass) for all finishers (even the little kids??) They did have medals for age group awards and I got first in my age group so at least I DO have one medal from this race. Also, they had a miscommunication about prizes for Masters (40+) It was on the printed brochure, but not anywhere else. They DID honor the printed flyer awards after the fact! My biggest complaint was that I NEVER saw a port-a-potty at the start/finish. I don’t know if participants were supposed to use local businesses?? Or if I just came from the wrong direction? But this became a problem (which I didn’t let stop me) at about mile 4. Anyway. That’s it. I love my local running store, and they put on good races. This one could have been tweaked slightly to my liking, but I wouldn’t refuse to run it again. Well, I would if there wasn’t a medal. 🙂

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    Bettejh1 Oct 24, 2018 at 1:47pm

    You would not have liked racing pre-2000; I think the finisher medal thing started around that time. Hence, I have tons more t-shirts than I do medals. We didn't "miss'… MORE

    You would not have liked racing pre-2000; I think the finisher medal thing started around that time. Hence, I have tons more t-shirts than I do medals. We didn't "miss' them, since it wasn't an expectation. Only top 3 winners and sometimes age-group top 3 received medals. That also was when race fees started going up, for obvious reasons.... LESS

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    starlingk2003 Oct 24, 2018 at 2:07pm

    I hear you! I think my first 5K was in 2000 and it was "just" a shirt. But my expectations and motivations changed as the races evolved. I was NEVER… MORE

    I hear you! I think my first 5K was in 2000 and it was "just" a shirt. But my expectations and motivations changed as the races evolved. I was NEVER a competitive runner until very recently. I ran to finish, if I even started. But the fancy medals were VERY tempting and lovely. My first medal was from a Warrior Dash, and now I compare IT to the big fancy medals I can run for and it seems meager. But it was SUPER cool then. LOL Anyway, I hear what you are saying, but now, in this day and age, I am looking for a medal and a shirt. An even they produced one month later had a finisher medal, but a hat instead of a shirt. I was not a fan. But others were!! To each their own! :) Also, I definitely forgot to mention that I ran this PARTICULAR race after winning the race entry from a local insurance agent on Facebook. I did not pay to run it. I had NOT signed up because there wasn't a medal. I can't hang that cup on my wall, and my husband says it makes his beer taste funny. :) LESS

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