3rd Marathon: Baltimore Running Festival Review

3rd Marathon: Baltimore Running Festival October 15, 2016 Review

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Registration Fees: $124.33 (including discount code & tax)baltimore-marathon-medal-octavia-henderson
Transportation: $3.66 round trip. I drove. (Toyota Prius magic baby!)
Accommodations: $0 My house!
Food: $0 Home cooked meals & snacks
Extras: $79.99 Post race massage (MassageCare21…Cynthia’s awesome!)
Total Cost: $207.98
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Runners: 2,354 (983 women, 1,371 men)
Start Time: 8:01:25 a.m. ET (Eastern Standard Time)
Course: The Run has a total ascent of 488.56 ft and has a maximum elevation of 288.62 ft..…starts fairly flat, but then lots of LONG hills mid way through until almost the last few miles. OMG!
Weather: 62 degrees & calm
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SWAG: Nice long sleeve Under Armour dri fit t-shirt; substantial medal…awesome crab that opens & closes!!!
Race Organization: Not enough signs or volunteers. The medal handout portion at the end was chaotic…medals lying everywhere & folks crabbing. The organizers actually posted about running out of medals & apologized. I saw why!
Crowd Support: Sparse throughout….few medium sized crowns midway & at the end.
Volunteer Support: Very kind & helpful.
Water Stops: Hydration stations not staffed well…several stations with cups not filled yet.
Food: Bananas, oranges, candies, GU gels, Gatorade and water along the course, with ample typical post race food
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Age: 36
Finishing Time: 4:29:14
Average Pace: 10:18
Place: 409th/983 Overall Women, 69th/160 AG
Total Experience: … 1 2 3 4 5…still would do it all again for that awesome crab medal!!!

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