Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4
Come run beautiful flat and fast courses through Historic Mayberry and on the Granite City Greenway! This event gives you a taste of the Mayberry life from start to finish. Our flat and fast Half Marathon, 5K and 10K courses all start in Historic Downtown Mount Airy. The first half … MORE
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    RunnerGirl13.1 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Great Race in Beautiful Small Town America. This year was the largest participation for the overall event. The shirts and medals were nice (would be nice to have gender specific … MORE

    Great Race in Beautiful Small Town America. This year was the largest participation for the overall event. The shirts and medals were nice (would be nice to have gender specific shirts). My small shirt swallows me. The only suggestion that I would have is more pacers. Plenty of food and drinks afterwards. There were only pacers from 1:50 to 2:10 times. Slower runners can also benefit greatly from a pacer. Although, I did get a PR, I could have ran smoother and probably finished better if there had been a pacer for my range. They need to add more pacers for the paces. I could only give a 4 for over all because I think that is a major miss.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    gabrown19 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Loved this race...They changed the course so that most of the race is along the Greenway. Therefore, it's pretty flat! It starts out in picturesque downtown Mt. Airy, goes down … MORE

    Loved this race…They changed the course so that most of the race is along the Greenway. Therefore, it’s pretty flat! It starts out in picturesque downtown Mt. Airy, goes down hill to Riverside Park, then starts on a long out-and-back along the Greenway, finishing at Riverside Park. Course support was great (including port-a-potties near each aid station); registration at the Emporium was inside, with plenty of room so that you didn’t have to stay out in the elements pre-race (it was in the upper 30s at the start, 50s at the finish of the half). Since the start and finish were about a mile apart, they offered a school bus shuttle between the two. Local businesses helped out quite a bit, including free coffee and doughnuts at a local running/fitness store for spectators, and a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich for all runners (5K, 10K, or Half). This year was a record number of total runners (591), so it is a nice fairly small race, about the right size for this beautiful town of 10000. And when you’re in ‘Mayberry’, you just HAVE to visit the Andy Griffith Museum, Floyd’s Barber Shop, and Snappy Lunch. The medal wasn’t all that big, but it was distinctive and matched the tech long-sleeve shirts. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this race, and my weekend in Mt. Airy!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    M_Sohaskey Nov 27, 2017 at 6:18pm

    This sounds like my kind of well-organized, small-town event, and it's races like this that make the 50 States journey such fun. Especially when the whole town pitches in and… MORE

    This sounds like my kind of well-organized, small-town event, and it's races like this that make the 50 States journey such fun. Especially when the whole town pitches in and gets involved. Thanks for the excellent review Monte, and congrats on coloring NC orange on your 50 States map... that's a mighty fine-looking map you've got going there! :) LESS

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