Leaf Peepers Half Marathon

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon

Leaf Peepers Half Marathon

( 2 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Waterbury,
    United States
  • October
  • 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Rachel Drew

Vermont, United States
28 24
"Holy Hill, Batman!"
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Rachel Drew's thoughts:

Parking was easy to access and close to the start/finish. Plenty of porta-potties. I picked up my bib on race morning, which was easy and painless. As part of registration, runners received a jar of Bove's marinara sauce. T-shirts were available for purchase but not included in registration.

I knew ahead of time that the first three-ish miles had a bear of a hill, but the reality of that hill meant that I walked most of the first three miles. It was steep and seemingly never-ending. There's also a short, steep surprise hill at mile 11, which was a bit demoralizing.

Otherwise, the course is beautiful, with plentiful aid stations and course support. The $35 registration fee is pretty great for a half marathon, but keep in mind that there's no medal. I didn't realize this before registering, but honestly, it didn't bother me. I'd rather have a good race at a cheap price than yet another medal.

In spite of the challenging hills, I managed a PR, which was a nice touch. Even better, the announcer called my name over the PA system as I crossed the timing mat. Post-race food was pretty standard--Cabot cheddar, bagels, bananas, water. I would definitely run this race again.

- $35 registration fee
- Marinara sauce with registration
- Chip timing
- Good course support
- Easy parking and access

- No medal or shirt
- Steep hills

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