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10 YEARS. 130,000 MILES. ENDLESS IMPACT. The race to raise money for the fight against cancer is on! The 13.1 mile course runs through scenic Howard County beginning and ending at the Maple Lawn Community. All Maryland Half Marathon participants will receive a long sleeve 1/4 zip pullover and finisher … MORE
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    MissPatRuns FIRST-TIMER '18

    I decided to do the 5k instead of the half because of a continuing knee injury. Packet pickup was easy and quick at Fleet Feet. Parking was a breeze! Plenty … MORE

    I decided to do the 5k instead of the half because of a continuing knee injury. Packet pickup was easy and quick at Fleet Feet. Parking was a breeze! Plenty due to it being located in a shopping center. The music and festive decorations (balloons and such) made for a fun atmosphere. There were people with dogs, a children’s event and booths, so it was a good family event. There were multiple vendors with freebies and things to try and Dunkin Donuts had some kind of coffee shots, a water station along the route, and munchkins at the end.
    The 5k route was not bad. There were a few people out watching from their porch and some had signs of support, which were fun (“run like you stole something”). It was a partially closed route through a residential area of nice town homes and houses. The event was for the UMD cancer center, so there were people supporting cancer survivors and honoring the memories of those lost. One water station was setup in honor of a veteran who had lost his battle with cancer and the motorcycle club had all of their 3 wheelers lined up, they were beautiful and the members thanked us for running and gave out water and Gatorade. It was funny that when right before the first mile, 5kers see a sign that says 10 miles, obviously for the halfers, that happened a couple of times as the route is shared. The halfers start at 8, they were late starting, and 5k at 8:30, we still started on time. 5kers are guided to a left turn because going straight will take you on the halfers route.
    I heard someone say that there was a shortage of volunteers, but everything still went smoothly and there was plenty of support and people directing you on the route, and they were friendly and encouraging. I loved that they are getting instant results, so they call your name as you cross the finish! Nice medal. The 1/4 zip long sleeve is nice, but seems to run big. I got a medium and could have probably used a small. There was cold water, cold towels, carrot cake/bread (?), potato chips, bananas, and munchkins at the finish. One of the vendors had fresh popped pop corn, which I love as a recovery snack.
    This was an awesome, fun event! There was a man walking on stilts and the photographer was really cool about taking special photos, so I got a few with my mom, who attended as a spectator and loved it. I recommend this race! There were a couple of hills, but nothing that really bothered me. The weather held out, but it was humid, although there was a breeze every so often, so not too bad. I think because I was enjoying the day so much, everything else was just icing on the cake. I signed up during the week before packet pickup, so this was a last minute decision for me and I am so glad I decided to do it.

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