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DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4
The Halloween Half Marathon & Relay features a very scenic course through Morristown and Morris Township in New Jersey. There are a few rolling hills, but it is a fast course. The race will start and finish at the Verizon parking lot in the heart of downtown Morristown. Race highlights … MORE
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    RunnerGirlKT FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first time running this race. It's a trek from where I am (about an hour drive), but it's easy to get to from various highways. They offered … MORE

    This was my first time running this race. It’s a trek from where I am (about an hour drive), but it’s easy to get to from various highways. They offered advance packet pickup on Saturday, but also on race morning. All runners were given a windbreaker with the race seal on the front (in both men’s and women’s sizes) and the bibs had a very cute Halloween print on them with runners’ names.

    The weather this year was brisk (mid 40’s) and super windy. The sun came out eventually, but it was cloudy for about half the race.

    The race course is hilly. Not horribly steep hills, but plenty of long inclines. It’s also rather pretty, with the middle miles going through a wooded area with a paved bike path that also provided glorious wind protection this year. The course was open to traffic at times, but runners had a coned off lane or an ample shoulder to run in on main roads.

    Pre-race, you can grab coffee, bagels, bananas, granola bars, and/or water and porta potties had no lines. The race also starts at 12:30, so no need to wake up ungodly early to get there. The closest race parking you do have to pay for, however, unless you know the area and can find parking on a side street.

    All water stops on the course featured water, most had Gatorade, and all had a selection of Halloween candy from chocolate to gummies.

    Finisher medals were very high quality, but the race had run out of chocolate medals (which I think were just chocolate coins with the race logo stamped on the foil) and a lot of the post race food by the time I finished…which is sad because the course was open for a total of 3 hours and 30 minutes. They did, however, also have a pizza food truck in the finish area where you could purchase additional food and the start/finish is a short walk to downtown for other food options.

    Be advised, however, that you will hit a lot of traffic on 287 going back to NY starting about 14 miles before the Tappan Zee Bridge (aka the Mario Cuomo Bridge) until you cross the span since it will be late afternoon when going home.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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