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What's better than running by yourself? Running with a bunch of crazy fun people, that's what!
You will pass the start/finish/aid station area multiple times throughout the race. This means you're welcome to leave a drop bag to access your own personal goodies and you can shed layers as you warm up. This is also a good place to reapply sunscreen, address any potential issues such as blisters, etc.
The course is a crushed gravel, almost entirely flat, one mile loop in Boling Park. But wait! Running in one mile laps?! Won't that be...boring? Only if YOU are boring! (Are you boring? Stop that! Stop it right now!) Not only do laps keep all of our runners and walkers together, they also help us keep an eye on you, and keep you close to all the things we're bringing to attempt to keep you COOL.
WALKERS ARE WELCOME. Yes, you can change distances in the middle of the race. Having a great day? Go further and just pay the difference. Not feeling great? Stop before you hurt yourself and you'll still get credit for the mileage you covered.
Your registration fee includes entry into the race distance of your choosing, race swag, and finisher medal for all distances, along with our typical crazy stocked aid station with energy gels, drinks, and tons of food. As is typical for Awesomesauce races, shirts are NOT part of the swag package. Some of you like getting a race shirt, so we do offer them up - along with hoodies, tank tops, and other fun stuff - for an additional fee. Shirt pre-orders will close one month prior to race day, so if you KNOW you'll want one, please order before then, because we don't have a crystal ball that will tell us that you had your heart set on a size small tank top but had no intention of registering until three days before the race.
The race is super low-key and non-competitive; you're racing you vs. you. We do post results though, so these races qualify for all the popular running clubs.
Awesomesauce Events produces low-key, laid-back running events that are more about camaraderie instead of competition. Our courses are not certified and not Boston qualifiers, but they are measured accurately and are USATF sanctioned. You won't find mid-race splits or mile markers or bands on every corner or an army of volunteers with their arms outstretched holding drinks just for you. There are plenty of races that are more serious, and we choose to run for fun. We do time our races and the results are posted online, but you will not be timed to the millisecond by chip timing equipment. If these things are important to you, we welcome you to search out other race companies. Our races are more like having a picnic with your friends with some running or walking thrown in for fun. We welcome fun-loving, laid-back, family atmosphere type people who are more worried about having a good time over running absolutely as fast as they can. As with any other race put on by any other company, registration fees and add-on fees are final and are not refundable or transferable for any reason. Prices are subject to change. The races will go on rain or shine.
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