Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4.7
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.7
SCENERY
2.7
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.3
Wait… What Exactly is a Halfsy? Whether it’s your first Halfsy or you’ve ran every year, we invite you to join us in Lincoln, Nebraska for a one-of-a-kind event, the Good Life Halfsy presented by Bulu Box. You’ll experience the energetic start line, an awesome net-downhill course with loads of … MORE
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    cjstephens FIRST-TIMER '17

    The race production is top-notch, and there was good fan support along the way. Not too hilly, and the course ended with a lively festival. Nice combination of roads and … MORE

    The race production is top-notch, and there was good fan support along the way. Not too hilly, and the course ended with a lively festival. Nice combination of roads and parks.

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    1
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    5
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    3
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    4

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    klucht FIRST-TIMER '16

    Packet pickup was easy and the expo was of medium size. The course wasn't super rememberable (review a year later), but I agree with other reviews that the race was … MORE

    Packet pickup was easy and the expo was of medium size. The course wasn’t super rememberable (review a year later), but I agree with other reviews that the race was well branded. I loved getting them snack box. Also the medal was a cute Lincoln bottle opener.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    kjkranz FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is one of the later in the year midwest half marathons, which is why I did it. I was able to run the Crazy Horse Half in October and … MORE

    This is one of the later in the year midwest half marathons, which is why I did it. I was able to run the Crazy Horse Half in October and then have a month to recover and sharpen back up for this Halfsy.

    If you meet specific time standards you can get in to this event after it fills up, which is what I did.

    I cannot say enough good things about this event. I LOVE the branding and marketing behind it. Pink Gorilla does a GREAT job really showing their passion for what they do. The social media is fantastic, the swag is some of the best I’ve ever seen, even just their colors, designs, etc etc is all SO well done.

    As for the race itself. Packet pickup was a breeze. The starting area had plenty of parking and portapotties. We had an unseasonably warm day for Novemeber but if it was a typical November morning it would have been a very cold wait at the starting area. Luckily the cars are very very close by so you could wait in there if necessary. I gave some volunteers my drop back and was easily able to retrieve it at the finish.

    The course goes all throughout Lincoln, but I honestly don’t remember much of it. I know very little about the town so it was all just…town to me. Nothing much to see, but I was not really paying attention anyway 😉 There does seem to be constant crowd support and the aid stations were great. The first 5k has a few hills and if you’re a flatlander you’ll notice them. The middle 10k is sort of rolling but nothing drastic and this is where the race’s net downhill takes place BUT you don’t really feel it since it’s a rolling net downhill. The final 5k is fairly flat but there’s a pretty steep uphill finish. You can see the stadium for a little bit off so you know when you’re close but you have to climb that darn bridge to get to the finish!

    The buses start going shortly after the first 100 people come in, so even if you finish up front you won’t have to wait long to get back to your car.

    Oh, and they provided free race photos!!!

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    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    2
    SWAG
    5
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    M_Sohaskey Nov 15, 2016 at 9:55pm

    Great fall racing season you're having Kyle, congrats on another near-PR! I ran the Omaha Marathon in September, and Lincoln sounds much like Omaha in being a nondescript Nebraska town,… MORE

    Great fall racing season you're having Kyle, congrats on another near-PR! I ran the Omaha Marathon in September, and Lincoln sounds much like Omaha in being a nondescript Nebraska town, the difference being the folks at Pink Gorilla who clearly go above and beyond to roll out the red carpet for their runners. Sounds like you found a hidden gem! But really, whose sadistic idea was it to put an uphill bridge within sight of the finish line? ;-) LESS

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    kjkranz Nov 16, 2016 at 8:50am

    I've done many races all over North America and Pink Gorilla Events takes the cake when it comes to management and just how COOL the event is!

    I've done many races all over North America and Pink Gorilla Events takes the cake when it comes to management and just how COOL the event is!

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