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The Run to Read Half Marathon is a double out and back on 2 rail trails. The first trail, about 5 miles long, is paved & goes through the historic & restored Meredith Tunnel. The second trail is on crushed limestone & has a scenic view of the Monongahela River. … MORE
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    MadelynMarino FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was a small race, apex 250 people. Because the race is held in January it starts at 1pm in the afternoon. I was excited that we would be able … MORE

    This was a small race, apex 250 people. Because the race is held in January it starts at 1pm in the afternoon. I was excited that we would be able to sleep in a little.

    This year the race was touch and go because of snow forecasts. By mid-week, I still wasn’t sure if the race was going to happen. The alternative plan was to move it to the following weekend, which wouldn’t work for me. Finally on Friday morning the race directors gave us the green light that the race was still one. I have to give a ton of credit to the race director, because even though it did snow the day before he worked tirelessly to clear a lot of the snow.
    The morning of the race the temperature was 16 degrees with a “real feel” of 9 degrees. I knew that morning I would need some additional items. We drove to a CVS and I bought a scarf and the small heat warmers that you put in gloves.

    The first couple of miles were on an out and back paved road. Most of the path was covered in a layer of snow, making it difficult to land properly. The second half of the race was an out and back on a paved trail. There were two tire paths in the snow that were used as a running path. The views were beautiful including snow covered trees and branches. We also, ran along various lakes and rives. It was very scenic.

    The race itself was a little difficult given the weather conditions. Even with the heat warmers in my gloves, it was very cold. That also made it difficult for breathing. That said, I am happy with my finish time.

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    M_Sohaskey Feb 09, 2017 at 7:33pm

    9 degrees?? YIKES, I can see how the lungs might struggle with air that cold. Smart call on the hand warmers, probably one of the smartest race day purchases ever… MORE

    9 degrees?? YIKES, I can see how the lungs might struggle with air that cold. Smart call on the hand warmers, probably one of the smartest race day purchases ever made. Glad you were able to run on snow rather than ice – as tough as fighting through snow can be, ice is obviously just dangerous. And as tough as the chill was, it would've been tougher to travel to WV just to see the race get canceled, so glad it all worked out. Props to the hard-working race director who's willing to shovel snow to clear his course. Thanks for the "cool" review, Madelyn! :) LESS

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