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DIFFICULTY
2
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3
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4
The Violet State Marathon course is a wide, paved bike path with small rolling hills along the Blackstone River. You’ll be following a 1.1-mile out-and-back course (2.2 miles total per lap), with 6 laps for the half marathon and 12 for the full, heading south out of the staging area. … MORE
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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was the first race in the inaugural Northeast Series organized by The Road to 50 Races. They provided water and Gatorade the afternoon before the first race of the … MORE

    This was the first race in the inaugural Northeast Series organized by The Road to 50 Races. They provided water and Gatorade the afternoon before the first race of the series at the packet pickup, along with a veggie tray. We were given a cotton t-shirt, a custom bib, and our timing chip. Due to the forecast of a heat advisory, the marathon and 50K runners were given the option of a 4 a.m. start, which was a good idea given the weather. The course was a 1.1 mile out and 1.1 mile back on a concrete bike path. The first 1/3 of the relatively flat course was in the open with few trees, but the rest was well shaded. The course paralleled the Blackstone River, but we did go by a fenced water treatment plant. Considering this was an inaugural series, the race went off without a hitch and the timing system recorded our splits for every out and back. The one draw back is that the timing system used passive integrated transponders, so we had to touch the wrist band onto a touch pad for it to work, so you had to come to a complete stop every 1.1 miles. The medals were customized for each race of the series and consisted of a hollow ring with a solid disk in the middle that indicated which race of the series was run along with the distance. Awards for the top 3 in each distance were given except for the 50K because there weren’t enough starters.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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