- 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
- Event Website
I absolutely loved Rock 'n' Roll Nashville. This was my first race of the RnR series and I was not disappointed. I had read previous reviews of people who had run RnR races that both loved them & hated them. RnR Nashville was very organized, the course was FANTASTIC, the music at every mile was great and the crowds were excellent! I would def suggest paying the extra money for a parking pass for this race, although we ended up not using ours because the hotel we stayed at had a direct shuttle, I heard that it was TOTALLY worth the money!
Although it rained the day of the race they were very well prepared and although we had a delayed start time, they kept everything organized for the most part. The only thing that was annoying was the corrals were not big enough. Once the rain passed and I tried to jump back in, I ended up having to start in a corral behind the one I was supposed to be in because there was no space. People were having to push their way in wherever they could.
The expo was OK, Brooks stole the show. The swag was ok, shirts were nice quality (brooks), but that was about the only thing you got. The medal was awesome... extremely good quality (heavy!) and it even spun! HA!
The best part about the Nashville race was the course, tons of challenging hills and great scenery. The crowds were awesome despite the weather and the finish line was so cool as it was lined with people! The after party was kind of lame, we didn't stay long. You get one beer and only have one choice, which is disappointing. Also the size was smaller than the ones you could purchase for cash.
But overall, I would totally reccomend this race & honestly, I give it 4 stars as I really had a blast! & not to mention I had an 18 min PR on this course, but missed a sub 2 by 28 seconds! I will be back for a sub 2 in Nashville! :)