Overall Rating
Overall Rating (8 Reviews)
2.4
(8 Ratings)  (8 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.1
SCENERY
2.8
PRODUCTION
2.6
SWAG
2.6
Holiday Dash Marathon runners will receive a Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & a Chip-Timed Event. In partnership with EOD Warrior Foundation. The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of … MORE
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    johnbizzell FIRST-TIMER '23

    This could have been considered a trail marathon. Very flat but course was rocks mud and puddles. Huge puddles the whole way because it rained the whole day before. This … MORE

    This could have been considered a trail marathon. Very flat but course was rocks mud and puddles. Huge puddles the whole way because it rained the whole day before. This is not a marathon to race.

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    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3
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    hblazis FIRST-TIMER '23

    I would definitely not recommend this race. The path was too small for the number of people. There was another race going on that added even more people. The rocks … MORE

    I would definitely not recommend this race. The path was too small for the number of people. There was another race going on that added even more people. The rocks on this path made it dangerous. I realize you can’t control the weather but the puddles were ridiculous. Trying to avoid the mud and people trying to avoid the puddles made for lots of areas where you had to walk to be safe. Absolutely awful. No gear check.

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    4
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    1
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    1
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    2

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    jkahn95600 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This race had more large puddles than I have ever seen but I am from Los Angeles where it never rains. We did this race because it gave25% to charity. … MORE

    This race had more large puddles than I have ever seen but I am from Los Angeles where it never rains. We did this race because it gave25% to charity. Do that use google maps as it will take you on the bridge and you will spend 30 minutes trying to figure how to get below the bridge. We could see the marathon runners below but were clueless on how to get there. Ten minutes before the start of the race we tried waves and it worked, the race was an out and back on a dirt trail so you didn’t have to worry about getting lost. There so many large puddles that you ended up working around them at the start of the race and then in the way back you walked through them because you were up to your ankles in muddle already. Communication for race was almost nonexistent. The Tshirt was ok but the medal – it looked like it was he middle they used for the fall season and just put a sticker on the back with the date of the race . There was not even a banana when you finished. I have done other small races but…. the scenario was nice but I will not run it again.

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    2
    SCENERY
    4
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    3
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    michelle101877 FIRST-TIMER '23

    So much mud! I hated it! Would not recommend. I did not like it!! No I didn’t! Sam I am I would not recommend! In closing don’t! ………….::::::. MORE

    So much mud! I hated it! Would not recommend. I did not like it!! No I didn’t! Sam I am I would not recommend! In closing don’t! ………….::::::.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    5
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    3
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    PatMangeot FIRST-TIMER '23

    The course was covered in puddles. It made it difficult to run. Larger rocks on course made it treacherous to run. Twisted/‘rolled ankle several times. MORE

    The course was covered in puddles. It made it difficult to run. Larger rocks on course made it treacherous to run. Twisted/‘rolled ankle several times.

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    3
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    3
    SCENERY
    3
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    3

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    edge FIRST-TIMER '23

    Nice little run on the C & O Canal. We had rain the night before so the path was full of mud and puddles making the footing treacherous at times. … MORE

    Nice little run on the C & O Canal. We had rain the night before so the path was full of mud and puddles making the footing treacherous at times. Overall a nice little race and knocking out DC was the goal so onward and upward.

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    3
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    3
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    3

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    shawa2007 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Ran along the C&O Canal on an out-and back course, starting riverfront in Georgetown. There were two other races using the trail as well. Part of the proceeds from the … MORE

    Ran along the C&O Canal on an out-and back course, starting riverfront in Georgetown. There were two other races using the trail as well. Part of the proceeds from the benefit the EOD Foundation.

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    2

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    runvirginia FIRST-TIMER '20

    The course was an out and back twice. It was on the C and O canal towpath, with the same view for the run. I am local, and knew what … MORE

    The course was an out and back twice. It was on the C and O canal towpath, with the same view for the run.

    I am local, and knew what the course was like in advance. Someone I met commented it was gravelly and a little rocky, and the heavy rains that week made it muddy at points.

    The weather was beautiful, and I was happy to run alive race. There were about 80 marathon runners, and there was no time limit. There were obviously very few spectators given the pandemic and small field size..

    I appreciated the chance for a glorified training run . The shirt is attractive and the medal less so… but there are other things to worry about, eh? I did meet a few 50 staters, but it was a repeat PLUS DC for me.

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