- 13.1/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
I don’t normally race for medals, but when Space Coast announced their series of shuttle medals, I was in. And I’m so glad I signed up. This race has a small town feel with a big number of runners. It’s my favorite sort of race.
First and foremost, everyone is insanely friendly. The aid stations are awesome. I’m not sure which one is my favorite. There are youth groups, a Jimmy Buffett Fan Club, and more, all trying to make their aid station the best. And then there are the unofficial aid stations, people sitting out in their front yards offering drinks (I swear there was a full bar out there), fresh cooked bacon, pancakes, and more. Yes, while you run! It’s such a fun atmosphere.
The course is an out and back, but that’s something I enjoy because I can watch for the other runners and I can see my friends who are running, no matter if they are faster or slower than I am. Plus then I know what I’ve got coming for me on the course. Of course, this course is fast and flat, so there isn’t too much to worry about.
Post race, in addition to the fabulous medal, there is a great pancake breakfast, pizza and beer, and awesome towels, great for sitting on while you eat, and then taking to the pool later.
Even though this race ended the five year series, you had better believe I signed up for the next one!