Latest reviews by Danielle Fogerty

(2018)
"Hilly but Beautiful"
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Yes this race is hilly, so it is a tough race, but man the views, really do make it worth it.

Registering was fine, bib pick up was great and easy to get to (once I read the site correctly and went to the correct place but that is my bad) The race itself, getting there was easy and they were very ready to help with parking, which there was plenty of. And even where you park is pretty. It was a nice day so people were checking out all the views, and there are many where it starts and ends. Race was kinda rushed at the start, but everyone got out. The hills started pretty much right away, and it was hotter than I expected but alas, that has been this summer. When you get to mile 3, you get an amazing view of the Pell Bridge, stunning. The roads are not closed, so it is a bit tight, but they had plenty of water stops and overall I felt pretty safe running out there. I would recommend the race for the views alone, I would do it again just to visit the island

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(2018)
"Fun times in Seattle"
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Here is my full review if you would like more detail https://runningformylife2015.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/review-rock-and-roll-seattle/

Overall, I liked this race, it was well run, the course was tough, lots of hills and couple of them were VERY steep. The views were amazing, I found that I was very well informed about everything pertaining to the race. The app worked well and people were able to track me. And the park where the after party was, was beautiful with lots of space to hang out and stretch. Plenty of portopotties and other then a few spots I generally did not feel squished with people.

I know they are pricey races, but I thought this one was great, and it was a great travel race. Also, Seattle is an awesome city to visit, tons to do and lots of great food

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(2018)
"Tons of Fun"
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First off, if you want to run this race for time, MAKE SURE you are in one of the first corrals, if you aren't then just be prepared to walk. But I really recommend doing this as a fun race, cause OMG it is so much fun. It is a 7.5 mile party, the costumes are on point, there are tons of naked people (yes naked) and the houses along the route throw huge parties. Then you run through Golden Gate park to finish, and while there are less spectators, the views are amazing, it is a gorgeous park. If you are going to run a race in Cali, you should really do this one, you will not be disappointed and you will have some great photos and stories to tell.

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(2018)
"Such a Beautiful Race"
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I got very lucky with the race this year, as it was peak bloom during the race, and OMG was it beautiful. The race starts and ends in the front the Washington Monument. And that is about where is everything it set up (bag check porto potties and such) but part of the area was closed off this year. so things were a bit far away from the start. It was cold, about 34 degrees at the start, but the sun did come out, so running was actually nice, you were just really cold waiting in the corrals. The route is really nice, not very hilly, pretty flat, but you are always with a crowd, so just be prepared for that. You get to run by monuments and see all the blossoms, we even saw a bride and groom getting pictures done. I would recommend this race, plus a weekend in DC is just great, so much to see and do there, you won't be bored

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(2018)
"So much Wind"
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This is a lovely race, small, but lots of people out to cheer you on. The day I ran it it was 20 degrees out and quite windy. So getting started was COLD. There is some room to hang out in the gym before, but not a ton, so I kinda just walked around outside to keep warm. The race itself is nice, nice route, some hills, but nothing crazy difficult. Plenty of water stops, but that is it, they don't have gatorade at all. The miles along the beach, while beautiful to look at, are so very windy and OMG it was like running into a wall for 3 straight miles. Overall, I liked the race, just be warned that New England in March can be brutal weather wise

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