Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3.5
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
3.5
SWAG
3.3
We The Runners Half Marathon is a race to benefit the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Foundation. In the course of running events, it has become necessary for we, the runners of North Georgia, to choose our own race. We have the inalienable right to sleep later and stay closer … MORE
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    TBurgess FIRST-TIMER '18

    I say this is a tough one to rate, because I can tell the coordinators have good intentions and tried well. Part of my lower ratings, I guess, is because … MORE

    I say this is a tough one to rate, because I can tell the coordinators have good intentions and tried well. Part of my lower ratings, I guess, is because the heat & humidity was terrible for me, coming from a low humidity state. It was rough. It would probably be a 4-Shoe rating for others.

    The course isn’t too tough. You start in a nice park, on a race track, go down a slightly steep hill. What goes down, must go up though, when you return to the finish. The rest of the course is very flat, mostly on boardwalk style, through quite a few tree-lined area. The portions of the course that do not have trees, you really feel the heat of the sun.

    The pre-race & post-race atmosphere is lacking any sort of excitement. There is not a lot of swag, basically the t-shirt and medal. The packet pick up seemed to be a ways away from the race location at the Totally Running store. Cute little store though; we bought a few items.

    Two (okay, really three) recommendations for the race coordinators:
    1. Have bags of ice on the course water stops: this will help those of us that are not use to the humidity to cool down a bit. They did this in Chicago and it was such a relief.
    2. Start earlier: This will also help avoid the pounding sun. A Georgia July race really should be earlier than 7:30 am, in my opinion. I suggest 6:30 am, but even 7:00 am would help a lot.
    3. Order the medals earlier or pay for expedited delivery. It really sucks to finish an event like this and not get the payoff at the end. Disappointing, but I did not lower any of my ratings because of this. They did mail them pretty quickly; received it about 8 days later. No hard feelings. Besides, it was a very cool medal.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2
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    TerriB FIRST-TIMER '18

    Was thankful that most of the half marathon is in the shade, mostly on the boardwalk. I took it easy do to not being use to the Georgia humidity. The … MORE

    Was thankful that most of the half marathon is in the shade, mostly on the boardwalk. I took it easy do to not being use to the Georgia humidity. The race is pretty flat with plenty of water stops. Medals did not arrive in time, and will be mailed to us. This is not a bonus, pretty disappointing to find out the night before the event. I ended up doing 14.27 miles as no volunteer’s, signs or cones to let me know where to turn into Fowler park near finish.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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    cwline FIRST-TIMER '18

    Course is asphalt, concrete and lots of boardwalk. This is basically the same course as the Georgia Peach Jam, but fortunately it was not raining this time, so the boardwalk … MORE

    Course is asphalt, concrete and lots of boardwalk. This is basically the same course as the Georgia Peach Jam, but fortunately it was not raining this time, so the boardwalk was much better to navigate. Mile markers at each mile and plenty of water stops. Race starts and ends at a park with restrooms. Good refreshments afterwards. Unfortunately the medals had not arrived, so they will be mailed out. Shirt is nice blended short sleeve. Attached is the photo of prize for 1st place in age category. Free photos and the results posted day of race.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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    lchristensen44 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Fun way to start the 4th of July holiday. Friendly volunteers, race day packet pick up, easy parking, attractive soft shirt, pretty (flat) course on the "greenway", well attended water … MORE

    Fun way to start the 4th of July holiday. Friendly volunteers, race day packet pick up, easy parking, attractive soft shirt, pretty (flat) course on the “greenway”, well attended water stops, pacers, and awesome free race photos, Well managed half that also had a 10K, 5K and kids race on a track for all levels of runners.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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