Latest reviews by Tedrick Kelly

(2015)
"Good Race, Great Cause"
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The race is not much for scenery but it is for a great cause, which makes it worth it. This is an out and back course so enjoy the "out" because it is downhill, but the "back" you will be fighting hills all the way to the finish line. The best part is after you finish, you get free chick-fila food. :-)

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(2013)
"Loved It!"
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I absolutely LOVED this race. The scenery was great, crowd support was splendid and the course was flat & fast. I PR'd on this race. Not only is the race runner-friendly, but the finisher medal is like no other. The medal is a large surfboard, and easily the largest medal in my collection. The race finishes on the boardwalk, so after you are done you can sit and enjoy the ocean while drinking your beer. I would recommend this race to EVERYONE.

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(2013)
"Rock Raleigh!"
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I was extremely happy when i heard that the Rock and Roll Series was finally having a race in Raleigh, NC. The expo was pretty big and the race shirts were fairly nice. The is great crowd support with this race and the course takes you through some of Raleigh's great downtown sites. The race starts off pretty face but once you reach mile 6, you start to encounter hills, I you have to tackle one pretty steep hill at mile 11. They have altered the course a few times since the inaugural race, so it may not be as bad now. If you are a North Carolina resident, you have to run this race and if you are an out of towner, you will enjoy the sites Raleigh has to offer.

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(2012)
"First Half Marathon"
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A friend of mine told me that this would be a good race to run for my first half marathon. I quickly found out that was not true at all. The course scenery is nice, and the bands along the route definitely help BUT the course if very hilly. The hills making your feeling of accomplishment that much greater at the end, but I could see this being a tough race for a beginner. All the people at the stations were encouraging and the food truck rodeo at the end was icy on the cake. If a beginner is up for a challenge, I would recommend this race; otherwise this is a good race for someone with a couple half marathons already under their belt.

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