• Dallas,
    Texas,
    United States
  • April
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
  • Road Race

Erica Haynes

McKinney, Texas, United States
60 33
2019
"All Things Wonder Woman"
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Erica Haynes's thoughts:

I'm personally a huge Wonder Woman fan, so I was super pumped about a race centered around the best super hero. The race was held in Arlington in a place called Texas Live, which is basically centered around all of the two of the major sports venues in DFW (Rangers and Cowboys stadium). The race does offer an expo to pick up your packet before the race, and to go ahead and shop for exclusive gear that you can only get at the race, such as Wonder Woman branded Goodr sunglasses.

Due to the distance I would have to travel to the expo and race (same location), I was super happy they offered race day pick up for an additional charge of $15. It was an easy process, park in the generous amount of open parking spots maybe a 5 minute walk away (if even that), pick up your packet and swag and you're done.

There were plenty of opportunities for photo ops and to browser merchandise. However, it was not a very spacious venue and start line and this was a very popular race. Due the size of participants and the start line/expo/finish line/hangout area, it was super crowded. The 10k started before the 5k, and while were advised to line up in a particular fashion, none of that happened and it probably the most crowded I've ever been at a start line.

The crowded continued on for the first .25 mile after breaking through walkers and what not. It was a pretty easy course, no major hills whatsoever, just slight inclines and views of the stadiums. There were two water stops on the course which were graciously stocked with water and Ultima (in a different color cups so kudos for that).

Again, the finish was at the start, and all distances finished together... which I could see being a potential issue for the lead 10k runner having to dodge the mid to back of the pack 5k runners as they finish up their last couple of miles.

At the finish line they had all of your snacks packaged in a bag and I really wish more races would do this to make things more efficient. There were a handful of vendor booths, but again, it was crowded and lines were beyond insane, so I left.

Overall, very family friendly, beginner friendly, and so much love for Wonder Woman. I would 100% recommend to someone looking to get a fun run in with a very large group of fellow runners.

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