District of Columbia,
- 10 miles
- Road Race
The use of Race Joy app for the CUCB made the experience more enjoyable. It fed to my Facebook timeline as I was running so it kept everyone up to date. Scenery was great, but the biggest problem is how crowded the race is. This year people were constantly bumping into one another. The Aid stations only had water and Gatorade Endurance. Very little swag (T Shirt) and the virtual goodie bag was not as good. I believe the new trend for races should be to partner with companies like RunnerBox, KlutchBox, KonaKase, StrideBox, etc. and have them send the participants some swag or kicka$$ goodies which is what is in the monthly boxes.
Do not get me wrong, considering the 10 miler alone had 15K participants I feel the Race Directors did an excellent job and the course was great considering you were over by the monuments. Plenty of bathrooms too!
For those looking for tough terrain or high elevation difficulty, this is not the race for you. For those want to run with friends and family and relax, this is more your speed.
I was running with TeamRWB and my wife so the race was great.