• Trenton,
    New Jersey,
    United States
  • November
  • 6 miles/10K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Pennsylvania, United States
14 27
"Trenton 10K"
Aid Stations
Course Scenery
Expo Quality
Elevation Difficulty
Race Management
Nancy 's thoughts:

I had heard about the Trenton Half Marathon and 10K during the Broad Street Run. They offered a discounted registration as part of the virtual goodie bag. There was numerous email communications for the event with detailed information about parking.

The expo and bib pick up was at a hotel nearby. There wasn't much parking in front of the place, but I knew to park and walk a little to avoid hotel parking fees. The expo was very small compared to the ones held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. There wasn't much to look at so I didn't stay long. Bib pick up was quick and I got my shirt, which was a long sleeved grey tech. The design is fairly plain but the fit was good. The swag bag also had a hot/cold pack from Performance Spine & Sports Medicine and a small towel.

The day of the race was super cold and windy. The route of the races caused part of the highway to be closed off. An email mentioned the time of which the road would be closed but it actually closed earlier and caused some inconvenient detour for my friend. There were parking lots for runners on both sides (NJ and PA). I parked at the NJ side because it was closer to the start line.

The start line was about a 10-15 min walk from the lot. There were plenty of porta potties but the set up was a bit awkward. The start line was sandwiched between rows of porta potties. It made for a smelly wait. The start of the race was supposed to be at 8:00 am however, we stood around and the National Anthem wasn't sung until 8:25 am. A large pet peeve since it was freezing. Both the half marathoners and the 10kers were all starting at the same time.

The route was pretty nice and included both PA and NJ paths. Crossing the "Trenton Makes The World Takes" is fun though it's uncomfortable on the feet. A lot of people ran in the sidewalk of the bridge instead. There is one part on the PA side near a residential area that had a steep incline. The finish line of the race was inside the stadium, after running the outfield. There was a lot of people cheering from the stadium seats and even a mascot at the finish line.

Afterwards, there was a line up the stadium where that offered Philly pretzels, cliff bars, bananas and other refreshments. Outside the stadium, people were giving out chocolate milk.

The medal for the 10k is slightly smaller than the half but both of them double as a bottle openers. The ribbon the medal was on even had Velcro to make it easier to take off. Very well thought out!

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