Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.2
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.6
SCENERY
3.4
PRODUCTION
4.2
SWAG
5
The Hangover Half Marathon & 5K will be the last races of the Hangover Half Series Challenge. Start your new year’s morning with 13.1 miles or a 5K. Due to COVID-19, ALL races for the 2020/2021 Hangover Half Series will start and finish at the Civic Center in El Dorado, … MORE
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    aispuroar03 FIRST-TIMER '20

    My wife and I completed the Hangover Half Series together, which contains 2 5Ks & a Half Marathon. Whenever we signed up, the price for these 3 races, along with … MORE

    My wife and I completed the Hangover Half Series together, which contains 2 5Ks & a Half Marathon. Whenever we signed up, the price for these 3 races, along with the swag & medals, are well worth the price, especially when that price is cheaper than most major Half Marathon or Full Marathon races. With signing up, we got a baseball/3 quarter sleeve length shirt, a beanie cap, tech gloves, and either a 1/4 zip pullover or a long sleeve hooded shirt if you sign up for the series.
    We were both happy about the 9am start time since, by the time we finished the NYE race and got back to our hotel and settled for bedtime, it was close to 2am, so getting up to do our pre race fuel prep and getting to the starting line was rough. The start and finish line was the same as the night before so it was convenient for us to just step out to the start line if the weather got bad that morning. the first 1.5 miles & the last 1.5 miles were part of the 5k from the night before so we had some familiar routes. After the first 1.5 miles (and first water stop), you will continue straight, pass the 10k & turn around point, and run along the other side of the river until you topside along the street & make your way along the bike path. You will eventually pass the one and only portapotty near a water stop (mile 4 & mile 8) towards a turn around point. You’ll then make your way along a golf course which has some uneven asphalt path until you get back to the other side of the river. You’ll make your way to a bridge & another water stop, that’ll take you to the other side of the river & the 10K/first loop point and you’ll repeat what you just did. Once you finish the loop and make your way back to the 10K point of the course, you’ll turn around and make your way back towards the finish line, where you’ll pass the 1st water stop again and repeat the last part of the 5k from the night before. The 3 water stops they course had along that you hit up twice only had water. it would have been great if they had some electrolytes, fruit or easy carb for an extra boost and maybe an extra toilet or 2 at one of the other stops. Post race had a nice side blingy medal, along with hot chocolate, coffee, donuts, granola bars, and bananas. They were even selling extra/leftover swag if you wanted to take home extra.
    Overall this race series was amazing! The production of it was great, the course was simple to follow, SWAG was one of the best, and you can’t beat the price for what you get out of it. It’s a fun race series to participate in over the holiday break. for Half Marathon 50 staters, it’s a great one to add in if you’re looking to a Kansas race. and take your time on leaving to get back home, you will be exhausted after finishing this, so be sure to take a nap between 5ks and stay an extra night after the half to get caught up on rest and to check out the city.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    raispuro FIRST-TIMER '20

    My husband and I completed this race series together. We did the Hangover Series (both 5ks and the half marathon). I’m talking about them together first because why would you … MORE

    My husband and I completed this race series together. We did the Hangover Series (both 5ks and the half marathon). I’m talking about them together first because why would you NOT do the whole series?! LOL! We got to packet pick up on New Year’s Eve around 4pm for the 5pm race. They had 2 different options for hoodies for the Series. We got 2 of the last 3 or 4. I don’t know if this happens every year or not. The swag was AMAZING!!! For each race, we got a race specific 3/4 sleeve raglan (baseball) type shirt. They are all white with different color sleeves. My clumsy self hates wearing white, but these shirts are great! We got the hoodie for completing the series—we opted for the quarter zip that was a bit heavier material, but there was a hoodie that was t-shirt like material. It was nice to have the option. We also got a REALLY nice beanie with a leather race logo and race logo tech gloves. Since we were over 21, we also got plastic beer steins.

    I was happy this one started at 9am instead of normal half marathon times! Doing the RITNY 5k, we ended up getting to bed around 2am, so it was ROUGH getting up and being excited about the half marathon! Neither of us were feeling it. Luckily, the half course followed the RITNY course mostly, so some of it was familiar. Pre and post race were inside again. I really loved this! On the course, there were 2 water stops that you hit twice and 1 that you hit 4 times. This course was a down and back, but mile 2ish to almost 7 was a loop that you did twice and then went back towards the start. The course was mostly paved sidewalk and trail. There was about a mile of some uneven asphalt pavement that you hit twice. You just had to watch your footing a bit more. I loved this course! Most of it was along the river and beautiful. There were quite a bit of hills, some were pretty steep. I could have been extra sensitive to this because my hip was in pain the entire time and uphill made it worse. There was no time limit and everyone was willing and happy to stay until the last finisher, which I’m pretty sure was me! They did not move anything until they were sure there was absolutely no on else on the course. If you are a back of the pack-Er like me, you appreciate this SO FREAKING MUCH!!!! Post race, there were donuts (Krispy Kreme), granola bars, hot chocolate, coffee, and bananas. They also were selling swag if you wanted extra. The medals are GORGEOUS!!! They are bigger than the 5k medals and ALL glitter and sparkle.

    Overall, this race series was amazing. I loved it so much! It was cheaper for my husband and I to do this entire series than the OKC Memorial half costs, and we got WAY more swag! Just to give you an idea of comparison of cost and swag.I highly recommend this series! 50 staters, this is a great one to think about for Kansas! I hope we are able to do this again sometime.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    rbfrmrville REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is the second year running the Hangover Half Series (5K/5K/13.1) . I really enjoy these races to help kickoff my year. I know that this is a family event … MORE

    This is the second year running the Hangover Half Series (5K/5K/13.1) . I really enjoy these races to help kickoff my year. I know that this is a family event and they have the beer running the day before, but I wish that they would have some kind of alcohol after the 1/2 marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    5

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    runmikerun2021 FIRST-TIMER '18

    -17F with wind chill. A weird double loop course. It was easy to make a wrong turn (and I did). Mile markers with chalk on pavement so easy to not … MORE

    -17F with wind chill. A weird double loop course. It was easy to make a wrong turn (and I did). Mile markers with chalk on pavement so easy to not know where we were on course. All electronics failed in the cold by mile 3. Thank God for UA! It was an experience! Witchita cool city and the swag was excellent. If you ran the 5k/5k/13.2… Shirts, gloves, hats, pullover, nice medals!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    M_Sohaskey Aug 01, 2018 at 1:29am

    Making a wrong turn is rough enough on a perfect 50F day, but in -17F? YIKES. The coldest weather I've run in was mid-20s, and ironically that was in Antarctica...… MORE

    Making a wrong turn is rough enough on a perfect 50F day, but in -17F? YIKES. The coldest weather I've run in was mid-20s, and ironically that was in Antarctica... so clearly the South Pole's got nothing on Kansas! Thanks for your thoughtful review Mike, your 50 States Map is lookin' good and well on its way. And at the other extreme, good luck next weekend at Beat the Heat — hope you'll let us know how it goes! LESS

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    rbfrmrville FIRST-TIMER '18

    I participated in the Hangover Series (2 5k and a half marathon) . It was COLD!!! The second 5k started with a temperature of 3 degrees and the half started … MORE

    I participated in the Hangover Series (2 5k and a half marathon) . It was COLD!!! The second 5k started with a temperature of 3 degrees and the half started with a temperature of -5; however, both places had an indoor facility that allowed us to stay inside until the last possible moment. The volunteers were great as well as they had to endure the temperatures.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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