Latest reviews by Danielle Fogerty

(2019)
"Great Small Race"
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This is a great small race, and is part of the RAW Series (Race Around Waltham)

The race starts and ends at John Brewers Tavern (and if you have friends they can get discounted food and drinks while they wait for you) They also set up parking at the Gore residence and some street parking is still available. You can pick up your bib at John Brewers as well.

This race is for Charity and it all goes to Cancer research which is a cause I can always run for. The race is mildly hilly but nothing crazy and well marked with plenty of volunteers. There was plenty of water and free beer after and you can also buy raffle tickets to win some great prices, again, all money goes to fund cancer research. I would highly recommend this race to anyone

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(2019)
"Hilly Course but Fun times"
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A race starting and ending at a brewery, yes please, also my BF was excited to hang out there when I went to run. Getting to the brewery is super easy and there is plenty of parking, but the earlier you get there the better.

Bib pick up was easy, and I got a nice pint glass and tech shirt (long sleeved) then we hung around until race time.

Race started at 3, which is odd, but they shut down the place for just the runners and their friends so that is super nice. The course itself was pretty hilly and being near the Ocean you do get your gusts of wind. The roads were open, but I felt safe overall, plenty of cops out and lots of volunteers.

The after party was great, all runners get a drink and some chowder or chili (I had a cider, it was delicious). Overall I would recommend this race, nice small race and per my BF the beer is really good I recommend the cider

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(2019)
"Great Time"
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This is a really well done race. The Expo is easy to get to and traverse, it isn't huge but there is stuff to see and getting you big and swag is very easy. Race morning is again, easy to get to, and they had the school opened up so we could stay inside (it was in the 30s race morning) which was nice. Marathoners take off first, then the half marathoners go off 15 minutes later. There is still some clustering at the beginning but overall it spread out quickly. You get to run around the Citadel, then along the cost and see the Ocean and the beautiful old houses, really pretty. After that you run through downtown which is fun and you get to see more beautiful old houses. After that you do run through an industrial area, not pretty but not horrible. There is one hill, yes one, over a bridge and that is it, it is pretty much all flat.

The after party is nice, and in a big park so you can move around. We got free shrimp and grits which were delicious. Also you got 2 free beers if you wanted, that is nice.

Overall, I really enjoyed this race, it is smaller, and not a ton of crowd support but I still really enjoyed it. I ran with the 2:45 pacers and they were excellent with keeping the pace and fun to chat with.

I would highly recommend this race if you are looking for something in South Carolina, also make for a great winter race if you are looking to get away from the snow.

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(2018)
"They aren't kidding when they say Friendliest Race"
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When they say this is the Friendliest race they are not kidding, this is so well run. The expo is a smaller one, but still lots to see. Bib pick up is smooth and easy and the place it is held has a TON of parking.
Race morning, again with the parking, TONS of it, you should have no issue getting a place to park. The corrals are very well marked and there are plenty of portopotties. They use the UPS trucks for baggage check, though I did not use it, it looked like it was going smoothly.

The race itself is great, you run through the neighborhoods, and there are people out all over, giving you candy, water, just cheering you on. You go over a few bridges and the wind can be a bit much, but the views are awesome. Also you run along the James River and man, just stunning. Also, their are bands or DJs all over the race, so you get plenty of music throughout.

The finish is in a nice park, with plenty of room to get around and lots of food to get. They even have yoga for you stretch out. They also have buses that take you back to the start line if that is where you parked. Also, not only do you get a medal, you get a blanket, which is so nice and a different finisher thing to get.

I loved this race, it is so well run and I would recommend it to everyone

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(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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