• Leesburg,
    United States
  • June
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Laurie Hess

Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
5 32
"VA Wine Country Half Marathon"
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Laurie Hess's thoughts:

The race started and ended at Doukenie Winery in Purcellville, VA. Parking was supposed to be in two fields adjacent to the winery, but the race director had to scramble at the last minute to find an alternate parking spot to avoid having cars getting stuck in the muddy fields. We parked at a nearby high school and were shuttled to the winery, approximately three miles away. The race started about 20 minutes late. We ran out a long gravel drive from the winery and onto a paved road. The first miles of the race seemed to be slightly uphill on a road lined with fields and woods. This is Virginia Wine Country, a beautiful area with farms, vineyards and natural areas. The weather was warm, not hot, but the humidity was 100%, which made running slightly uncomfortable. The course was rolling, and before the halfway point, the paved road turned into one with a stone surface. The best place to run was where the stones had been worn away to bare dirt. To read my entire race report, please go here: https://meditationsinmotion.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/virginia-wine-country-half-marathon-race-report/

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