Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4
(3 Ratings)  (3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.3
SCENERY
3.3
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4
Run. Walk. Stop Childhood Obesity. The Mistletoe Run is a great way to start the holiday season! Our Mistletoe 5K runners travel through Winston-Salem’s beautiful Buena Vista neighborhood, while the half marathon course will continue through the Graylyn International Conference Center, Reynolda House and Gardens, through Reynolda Village, onto Wake … MORE
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    hseitz FIRST-TIMER '15

    How did I even run this race? Still waiting for the ESPN documentary on my comeback... I pulled my quad muscle in my right thigh BAD, a week before the … MORE

    How did I even run this race? Still waiting for the ESPN documentary on my comeback…

    I pulled my quad muscle in my right thigh BAD, a week before the race. I was part of High Point University club running, and I consulted the team physical therapist 2 days before the race, who said I had a pulled quadriceps but didn’t ban me from running it. I went for a run that evening, and I was pretty much crying from pain and gave up at mile 4. My gait was so uneven, I limped like a rocking horse just 48 hours before race time. And yet, I got up, ran the race, and everything was perfectly fine. Whatever lol

    Enough about me. Early December race, and it was right around freezing. My 2017 review has better detail, but we ran in neighborhoods for 4 miles, crossed into Wake Forest at mile 5, went down a huge hill at mile 6, went back up it at mile 8, Wake Forest again from 8-10, wound past a school and some houses before finishing next to the YMCA. I only got 1hr57min, but I was stunned that I even finished.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    hseitz REPEAT RUNNER '17

    One of my favorite and best half marathons! This race starts and finishes at the White Family YMCA in Winston-Salem. The first 4-5 miles are around some neighborhoods, and at … MORE

    One of my favorite and best half marathons! This race starts and finishes at the White Family YMCA in Winston-Salem. The first 4-5 miles are around some neighborhoods, and at mile 5 you run onto the Wake Forest campus. At mile 6 there is a HUGE downhill so steep that you have to hold yourself back. Briefly run through a wooded area at mile 6 before a mile or two of residential streets, then you return the way you came. There is a clock at the 6.5 mile mark to show you how you’re doing. I think you dip onto the WFU campus again around mile 8, and some of the Demon Deacon track team will cheer you on. Try saying “Go Demon Deacons!”, and they will explode with cheering. You have to climb that monster hill again at mile 9, pass through the Wake campus one more time, then it’s just 2 miles to the finish. I ran this one 3 times, and it’s always great weather, slightly chilly, but a great Triad atmosphere. Great after-race party with lots of granola bars and bananas and hot water for oatmeal/hot chocolate, and oranges and chocolate milk and Gatorade. Almost a full lunch right there! Well organized race, good weather, good city. Nice pre-holiday race to burn off the turkey.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    hseitz REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This was my 3rd time running this race in 4 years. Once again, we ran through neighborhoods for the first 5 miles, then onto the campus of Wake Forest, down … MORE

    This was my 3rd time running this race in 4 years. Once again, we ran through neighborhoods for the first 5 miles, then onto the campus of Wake Forest, down a massive hill, back up that huge hill at mile 8, and start/finished near a local YMCA. It was cool and cloudy today, perfect running weather. So much free food in the YMCA parking lot after the race, from oranges and bananas and bagels to chocolate milk and powerade, and a concert stand with some live music made this a great post-race party. See my 2017 report for more analysis.

    I was dealing with severe mental health problems the night before this race :/ so I didn’t run my best. I hadn’t even smiled for 16 hours at that point, and severe depression will suck the life out of your legs. Thankfully, I recovered after the race, and my mental health is so much better now. This was a great race as always, and I’m thankful to everyone who volunteered and organized and cheered me on today! I still chuckle when I think about that I ran a half marathon while s**cidal. Lol.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
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    4

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