Latest reviews by Jackey Deschamps

(2020)
"Hot chocolate St Louis virtual 15k "
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Due to covid many races have gone virtual this year. The hot chocolate race series has always been on my list but they haven’t had one close to where I live so I was excited to get to do the virtual this year.
My friend Courtney and I decided to do together. The temps were about 23 degrees so I loved the theming of this race.
We both received our packets. She signed up for an earlier race in a different city but her packet didn’t come until after the week it was scheduled so I would say that was one flaw I saw so keep that in mind. Luckily mine came days before the scheduled race.
I decided to wear the race jacket it came with and was a little worried it may get uncomfortable (they say nothing new on race day) but it was and kept me nice and warm throughout. I will def be wearing again.
We loved the medals and we enjoyed listening to some Christmas music while running.
I would do this one again but hopefully in person one day :)

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(2020)
"Hilton head half marathon review 2020"
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I loved this race so much. The views at Hilton Head are beautiful, lots of shade and greenery and a stunning view as you cross the bridge off and on the island.
They were quick to answer the few quesrion I had about race which I appreciated. Only wish is that they’d have more swag or tshirt for sale at expo. I loved the fleece vest but would still have bought a shirt.
The course was great and different, there was some Highway portions but also parks and a few paths that kept it interesting. And I loved the medal. I hope to do this again!

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(2020)
"Hilton head half marathon review 2020"
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I loved this race so much. The views at Hilton Head are beautiful, lots of shade and greenery and a stunning view as you cross the bridge off and on the island.
They were quick to answer the few quesrion I had about race which I appreciated. Only wish is that they’d have more swag or tshirt for sale at expo. I loved the fleece vest but would still have bought a shirt.
The course was great and different, there was some Highway portions but also parks and a few paths that kept it interesting. And I loved the medal. I hope to do this again!

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(2019)
"Niagara Falls 10k "
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This race is great for a 10k. It is part of the Niagara Falls international marathon weekend. They also offer a half marathon and 5k distance.
The weather was just perfect, low 50’s with no wind and the leaves were almost at peak for fall colors.
The course is beautiful as you run along the water and end at the brink of the horseshoe falls. However I would imagine doing the half or marathon May get a bit boring running along the river.
We didn’t do expo just picked up bib and shirt morning of race which was super easy. It was chilly when we got there and parking was super convenient to sit in car and stay warm while waiting for race time.
The medals didn’t seem as nice as previous year from pictures so hopefully they’ll improve next year.

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(2019)
"My first world major! "
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This was my first World Major Marathon and it lived up to the hype. The crowd support for this race was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. They kept me going so many times when I was hurting or slowing down. There were plenty of water/Gatorade stops and medic tents. As well as 2 biofreeze stations with people ready to spray you with bio freeze. I loved this. The medals were beautiful. The shirts were nice Nike shirts (though they ran small). The course was nice and flat. I def recommend this one atleast once in your lifetime. Already debating about doing it again next year.

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