Santa Hustle Maine

Santa Hustle Maine

Santa Hustle Maine

( 1 review )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Portland,
    United States
  • November
  • 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Bridget Gaug

Salem, Oregon, United States
5 11
"13.1 miles to get into the Holiday Spirit "
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Bridget Gaug's thoughts:

Never did I think that a FUN half marathon race would be something that I would do. But this race is something special.

- The expo is non-existent. It is just bib pick up at the mall.
- It was quick and easy which is great if you just need to get what you want.
- I loved the race shirt, it was a nice long sleeve 1/4 zip up. You also get a Santa beard and hat. They don't require you to wear it but they do recommend that you do.

Race Day:
- Since I was two hours away from the race we stayed in the hotel that was the outskirt of the mall (where the race started/ended). It was the best decision. Parking was easy and it was a short 2-minute walk to the start line.
- Before the race, there are LARGE inflatable Santa's, reindeer and lots chances to take some cool before photos.
- The half marathon starts before the 5K and you would be surprised how many people are wearing the race day shirt, beards, etc. (My self-included)

- The course is a moderate course but is nothing super amazing to look at. You go near the mall, by some business parks, through a neighborhood, by the airport and finish with a final lap around the mall.
- It is pretty flat with one major hill that I remember but there are lots of funny signs to keep you "ho, ho, ho"-ing over the finish line.

- I made an AMAZING Holiday playlist which really got me in the mood for the race. It was a lot of fun to see people dressed up and really using this to kick off their Holiday season! I instantly knew I would run it the next year!

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