Felt like the end of the world Dec 11, 2014 | Half Marathon Overall Rating: troll2069 FIRST-TIMER '12 Follow I wanted to run this race because it was a one-shot only. I mean, what if the world really did end? Plus I had not marked Texas off my list. … MORE I wanted to run this race because it was a one-shot only. I mean, what if the world really did end? Plus I had not marked Texas off my list. I realized that it was a two-race event (After the End of the World on the following day), and there was no time limit. I had never ran back-to-back half marathons, but without a limit I figured I could run one and walk the second. Plus the medal looked really cool. I made it too the packet pick up and the swag was excellent. There was a huge medal (over 5″), a gym bag, and a small Easter Island looking squeezie think. For the second run there was another medal, another gym back, and another item – plus since I was doing both races I received a 3″ coin that had the face of both medals on it. To date these two are still my best medals. In all of the excitement I saw that the course was around a little nature area. I expected it to be a 6 mile loop that we would do twice. I failed to understand that it was more challenging than that. It was a trail run that began in 35 degree temperatures with frost and tall grass, progressed through short grass, sand, dirt, mud, woods, an apartment complex, and farming roads. The course was not simply a loop around everything but wove its way throughout itself so that I found it challenging to see where I was headed next. There were some cool props along the way with aliens, end of the world, and other things, but that course killed me. I had planned to run day 1, but I barely made it one mile and was spent. I walked the rest of that day and all of day 2. Two days that proved to be my slowest runs every….but that swag was still pretty awesome! DIFFICULTY 5 PRODUCTION 3 SCENERY 2 SWAG 5 My Media Please login to reply to this review.