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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
3.5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.5
SCENERY
2.5
PRODUCTION
3.5
SWAG
4
Join live, in-person, at the annual Montclair 5K Doughnut Run (and 1st hosted by Rabble Rise Doughnuts!). The new flat, fast, course took the giant hill out of the recipe, making the race even better. Each runner will receive custom designed swag & race bib mailed directly before the race … MORE
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    Lexifer FIRST-TIMER '22

    A great lil race that ends in donuts (i.e. they’re part of the finishing swag)! I convinced my lil brother to run this in an effort to get him “into … MORE

    A great lil race that ends in donuts (i.e. they’re part of the finishing swag)! I convinced my lil brother to run this in an effort to get him “into running” & he had a delightful time.

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    5
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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '21

    When I was planning my race schedule I was trying to do doubles most weekends to make sure I got to 100 races this year since I wasn't sure if … MORE

    When I was planning my race schedule I was trying to do doubles most weekends to make sure I got to 100 races this year since I wasn’t sure if there would be cancellations. I was looking for a 5K near NYC the day after the Big Apple Half and was excited to find this one as I love donuts. I stayed in NJ near this race. Pre-race communication was good. The only thing a little confusing was the parking instructions just because I wasn’t familiar with the area but I had no issues finding street parking by the race. The plan was to mail the bibs and beanies beforehand but due to shipping issues only the bibs were mailed and the beanies were given after the race. There is a separate start and finish line with a timing mat at both. It is a pretty big 5K with close to 1000 runners. They had us split in 3 corrals. I stayed in the back of the middle one as I knew this would be a rough race. My left foot is injured and my right foot got a nasty blister on it yesterday not from the race but from stepping in a puddle and walking around NYC with wet socks and shoes. Anyways my game plan was to just run about an 11 to 12 min/mil pace and not hurt myself further. The race starts on top of a hill which is smart so it is technically net downhill. The course has some mild hills but nothing bad. I walked a bit because both my feet hurt but normally I wouldn’t have to. Roads were closed to traffic except one where half the road was closed off. Very easy to follow and there were balloons each mile as mile markers. It was a nice pleasant race through some pretty neighborhoods. There was a water stop in the middle with little water bottles so I didn’t use it. My finishing time was exactly as I expected. My biggest complaint of the race is the end was extremely crowded. It was clear the organizers were concerned about covid with their emails and modifications and they requested runners leave but no one seemed to listen and it was packed. There were also long lines for the medals, donuts and beanies which would have been somewhat alleviated if the beanies had been mailed as planned though not their fault. The donuts included 3 different donut holes in a mason jar. They were big donut holes. I’m not badmouthing the bakery I’m sure when fresh they are delicious donuts but it was clear the donuts had been baked and jarred a few days ago as they were a bit stale which was disappointing. The medal is cute but it is rubber. The beanie is really cute. I wish I had it before so I could have wore it during the race. There was also water, sparkling water and some fruits if you wanted a healthier post-race snack. This was a nice little 5K. I enjoyed it. I just wish the donuts were fresher. I’m going to rest for the next 2 1/2 weeks to let my foot recover before the New Years Double in Texas.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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