Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
2.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
2.5
PRODUCTION
1.5
SWAG
1
The Superhero Half Marathon and Relay had its inaugural race on May 16, 2010, and is now one of the largest races in New Jersey. Come join the fun and make sure you don’t forget to wear your favorite superhero costume. The race starts at Ginty Field and finishes in … MORE
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    ashleekucinski FIRST-TIMER '19

    I ran this race coming off of biking as part of Ironman training, so my perspective should probably be taken with a grain of salt. Either way, here it goes: … MORE

    I ran this race coming off of biking as part of Ironman training, so my perspective should probably be taken with a grain of salt. Either way, here it goes:

    Pros:
    -Easy access to start line from parking lot (<1 min walk)
    -Really small race, which made for quick porta potty lines and no crowding at the start line
    -Pace groups
    -Some shaded areas on the course

    Cons:
    -First three miles have hills (especially mile 3), making it hard to PR but easy to negative split
    -NOT ENOUGH WATER! I think there was water every 1.75-2 miles or so, but I needed more because of the sun/heat
    -Expo was lame (took place at a running store)
    -Medal/shirt was meh

    Overall, the race seemed more like an organized training run. It was so small that I was running seemingly by myself for a good chunk of it. The course is very rolling, which made it hard to keep a consistent pace. For those looking to PR, I’d recommend starting slower during the first hilly miles and then ramping up for a strong finish. Wear sunscreen/sunglasses if it’s a sunny day – there are plenty of unshaded parts of the course that can leave you baking in the heat.

    Another tip…bring gu/chews if you need them. The course had only water, so you’re on your own for any additional hydration.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    1

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    runner024 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Set in northern New Jersey, this race is divided into two distinct stages. The first is a very hilly five mile loop and the second a fairly flat seven-ish mile … MORE

    Set in northern New Jersey, this race is divided into two distinct stages. The first is a very hilly five mile loop and the second a fairly flat seven-ish mile loop that spends most of its time weaving through a paved bike trail. The theme of the race was fun with most participants dressing up and the miles winding through the park were very pretty. Only knock against this one was the finishing area (or rather, lack of one) which included a self-poured cup of water and an orange but nothing more.

    Pros: fun theme, nice course, free photography
    Cons: finish was lacking

    Improve the finisher’s area (even some granola bars or something) and this is easily a four-star race.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    1

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