- 3 miles/5K, 13.1/Half Marathon
- Road Race
What's the big deal with hills? The rolling hills of southern Indiana is there perfect setting for an early fall race. The leaves are starting to change and the temps are great - you don't freeze at the start and don't get too hot before the finish. I ran this race in 2014 (inaugural) and again in 2015. I PRed both times - again with the fear of hills, people! ;)
It was incredible to see so many local runners out there chasing their first 5K or half marathon, going for a PR or coming together as families on the 1-mile fitness walk. The race is put on by Carmel Road Racing Group, the folks behind Carmel Marathon, Indy Women's Half and others, and it's clear that they know what they're doing.
Course support was great, although it was easy to relax and forget you were part of a nearly-1,000 person event. The water stops were well-manned. The volunteers and spectators enthusiastic. The race crew very runner-focused. The course was well marked and accurate with my GPS.
This is one that'll stay on my race calendar every year... especially since they announced 'streaker' awards!