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Runs With Scissors will be held at the Adams County Regional Park in Brighton, Colorado, less than an hour away from Denver International Airport. It will be held on a loop course of 1.31 miles around Mann-Nyholt Lake. This is NOT a misprint. The half marathon is 10 laps, marathon … MORE
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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '21

    Some of you may be wondering, why would someone want to run for 6 or 7 hours around a 1.3 mile loop? Well, some of do it just because we … MORE

    Some of you may be wondering, why would someone want to run for 6 or 7 hours around a 1.3 mile loop? Well, some of do it just because we like to run and would do it if we got the chance. The advantage of such runs is that they are usually fairly easy courses, there is access to an aid station every loop, and you get to see the other runners very frequently. Because you either catch up to other runners or they catch up to you fairly often, you get to know the other people you are running with. Thus, it becomes a social or even a family event.

    This run is not unlike the Mainly Marathon races that have developed quite a following with a nucleus of the same core runners. They get to know each other very well and think of each other as family. This is the way it is with Runs with Scissors.

    The race director is very outgoing and has a good sense of humor. The bling wasn’t much, but that’s not why most of us do these runs. The race course isn’t too far away from lodging and the Denver International Airport, so logistics are easy. I ended up staying in the Super 8 in Brighton, which was just a short drive to the race start. It wasn’t the fanciest hotel, but was okay for the night. The official race hotel was actually a lot further away, so I passed on that option. There were nice views of the snow capped Rockies in the distance, and the course was very flat. If I was able to find a good airfare, I would seriously consider doing it again.

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    troll2069 FIRST-TIMER '18

    So this would normally be a fairly easy run - a nice 1.3 mile loop around a lake in Brighton, CO. the course was 2/3 gravel bike path and 1/3 … MORE

    So this would normally be a fairly easy run – a nice 1.3 mile loop around a lake in Brighton, CO. the course was 2/3 gravel bike path and 1/3 sidewalk. Very flat and easy. Except this day it was low-mid 30’s and snow. Small standing puddles in some areas on the track. I began running, but walked when I came to a snow-covered bridge. There were 3 or 4 wooden bridges around the loop. Back to running after the bridge, but then slowed down when I encountered standing water or mud. Eventually most of the course turned to mud as the runners continued their laps around the lake – some half marathon, some full marathon, and there was also a 50K option (not sure if anyone did that). Being from Phoenix I was miserable in snow and cold. My time was horrible not only because I ended up walking due to the frequent mud, but since there was a 9 hour time limit, after lap 5 and 8 I went back to the car and turned on the heater. Looking at my lap times that added about 20 minutes to each of those two laps. I guess 40 minutes off of my total would be a descent pace for my current fitness level and considering it was 99% walking.

    The runners and the race director were very nice. Love the unique metal, and I would do it again if the weather were warmer.

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