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HOLY MARACAS! Spend your weekend celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a bunch of the funnest runners you've ever met...and a bunch of nachos too! It's an Awesomesauce affair with some Mexican flair!
We're trading in our cowbells and Jock Jams for maracas and merengue for one weekend only! Grab your amigos and join us for food, fun, friendship, and a little run - or walk - through the park. With distances from cinco meters to half marathon on both days, there's something for everyone to enjoy. And yes, there will be nachos and queso and all the toppings waiting for you at the finish line as we fiesta like there's no mañana!
Both days are super low-key and non-competitive; we'd prefer to race you vs. you, not you vs. anyone else. We do post results though, so these races qualify for 50 States Half Marathon Club and Half Fanatics! There is a 4 hour time limit for all distances. If you think you'll end up taking more than 4 hours, we do offer an optional early start. Walkers are TOTALLY welcome at all of our events; there is no running police here! We don't care if you're fast or if you're slow, we just care that you have a good time!
Your registration fee includes entry into the race distance of your choosing, race swag, finisher medal for all distances, and our usual aid station setup including Gatorade, water, Gu, and snacks and post-race food. The drinks will be cold and the salsa will be hot!
The course is a paved loop at Little Mulberry Park. You will pass the start/finish/aid station area multiple times throughout the race. Wait - what?! We are running in loops? Yep! The beauty of a looped course means that you're never alone; everyone gets to fiesta together! This also means you're welcome to leave a drop bag to access your own personal goodies and you can shed layers as you warm up, and you can reapply sunscreen, address any potential issues such as blisters, etc. Also, Little Mulberry Park has toilets that FLUSH. Due to the nature of this event (and to be able to use the toilets that flush), there is a strict cap of runners for both days, so we recommend registering EARLY.
Shirts are NOT included in your race fee. We do give out race swag, it just won't be a shirt! In honor of Cinco de Mayo, you'll get to choose between a sombrero, a sombrero headband, or a margarita glass! (It's up to you to fill it at home though, because the hardest stuff we'll have at the finish line is chocolate milk.) We do have lots of fun shirts available for purchase, and buying them in conjunction with your race registration hooks you up with the lowest available pricing. Any extras will be available for purchase on race day.
Run races on BOTH days and earn a unique medal for each day PLUS a third LOCO medal for being crazy enough to run two days in a row! Holy guacamole!
Awesomesauce Events produces low-key, laid-back running events that are focused 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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