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There are safe ways for small scale events to take place. We at RaceMaker Productions have prided ourselves on being diligent with safety while maintaining creativity in planning events to keep folks connected, challenged, and racing. This May is no different and we are beyond excited to add a live … MORE
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    kmerskine FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is a nice course. It's an out and back course and the first (and last) two or three miles are very pretty, along the river. And flat. But the … MORE

    This is a nice course. It’s an out and back course and the first (and last) two or three miles are very pretty, along the river. And flat. But the middle miles are on roads that are not good. I’d almost rather run on packed gravel than some of these roads. Found myself swerving here and there to stay on un-cracked, un-pot-holed asphalt. They need new roads… not for the runners, but gosh, for the drivers!

    But I’d still have run this race. Lots of aid stations, friendly spectators, lots of police at the road crossings, and a nice long-sleeve shirt. I had originally intended to run the Mini-Indy, and would like to go back for that bucket list race. I probably wouldn’t have run this Checkers race if I hadn’t already scheduled other things around that weekend, planning to run the Mini Indy race, but that one was canceled. I think the size of the Mini Indy would make traffic heavier. This Chase the Checkers race is a small race, which made it nice. I stayed with family just out of town so had to drive in. But coming in I didn’t notice any hotels within easy walking distance of the start line. There may be, but I didn’t see them.

    Parking was easy, the aid stations were great, post race snacks were abundant. It’s a good race. I’ve run probably 25+ half marathons and this one is probably in the top half of the pack for overall recommendations, all things considered.

    One thing I would recommend to the race admin is making info on the website easier to find. It seems that race websites are sometimes a bit cloudy on details and I wonder if the people making the website are actually runners. Some of the info I was looking for was actually on the website but I had to email the race directors to find it.

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