Latest reviews by Deborah Brooks

(2019)
"The most fun you can have in a van with 12 of your friends running 200 miles"
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My 4th Ragnar relay and by far my most favorite. Spectacular scenery, great race management, and a very manageable course for different levels of runners. Shorter and longer run legs available to accommodate everyone. Finish at Niagara Falls is priceless! The most fun you can have with 12 of your running besties in a van for 36 hours running 200 miles. Highly recommend!

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(2019)
"When 4 miles feels like 6 (in a good way)"
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A ridiculously fun way to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Race starts at the top of a hill. Run down hill for 2 miles then make your way back up the hill for 2 miles. End at an Irish Pub with a free beer for participants. Runners have the choice of a race t shirt or $10 store credit. Low key and fun local race. Pacers does a fabulous job with races

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(2018)
"Beautiful venue for a relay"
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An ~27 mile relay that can be done in teams of 3 or 6 runners. Most of the race takes place within the scenic Rock Creek Park north of Rockville, Md. Running 2x with just a short rest is tough! Each leg is approx 4.5-5 miles. We were in the last start wave for the race and as such did not see too many other runners on the route. Parking was plentiful and driving directions between transitions were spot on. Plenty of food at the finish. No aid stations mid race. On the downside, the race volunteers starting taking down signs and leaving their transition posts before we were finished running through them. We found this to be a little demoralizing. The last leg of the race leading into the finish had some confusing directional signs. A fun way to practice a relay race with a group of friends.

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(2018)
"Crowded but lots of fun"
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I ran the 5K race as part of a "racecation" weekend with friends. The expo was large and and packet pick up was fairly easy. The t shirts were crazy small in size and nowhere near accurate sizing. Trading of sizes was not available at the expo. The 5K race went off on time and was pretty crowded throughout the 3.1 mile run. Mostly concrete running path with nice views of the water and the city. Plenty of water during race and at finish line. Lots of porta potties avail w no line. Great finisher medals. Fun but crowded race.

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(2016)
"For The Love of It 10K"
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Hard to find in February, this 10k run is held on a slightly hilly course through Reston VA. A fun Valentine themed race with a small town feel. Packet pick up available day of and pre race warm area in local high school with access to bathrooms. (Always a plus for me). 3 water stops and plenty of post run water available. Parking on site. Organized very well by PR racing with easy pre registration and great long sleeve Valentine theme tech tees. Free race photos available to all within hours of the race. Good value for the money.

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