I love the Tim Kennard River Run! This was my ninth year participating in the race, and I joined the race committee this year. My running club, the Eastern Shore Running Club, is also a sponsor, and I got a free entry. A lot of the local running community comes out for this event, and it's always a lot of fun.
The course is flat and fast, starting and ending at Salisbury University and taking runners through nearby neighborhoods, along the Wicomico River and into downtown Salisbury.
There were five water stops on the 10-mile course, and the course was well-marked and easy to follow. This year, the women's shirts were pink, which I loved. The overall winners earn monetary awards, and there are prizes for the Top 3 in each age group, too. Afterward, there is plenty of good food — chicken and dumplings, chili, popcorn, bagels, small sandwiches and more.
It's very easy to park in the Guerrieri Student Union parking lot, and it's free. The race directors are my friends, but either way, I would say this race is well-planned and everything went smoothly.
There is packet pickup the day before at the Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Public House, but not much of an expo. I set up a table for the Eastern Shore Running Club, and there were a couple other tables as well.
Check out my blog post here: https://sherunsbytheseashore.com/2019/03/31/tim-kennard-river-run-a-little-faster-than-last-year/