Latest reviews by Jackey Deschamps

(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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(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)
"World Refugee Day 5k"
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This was a virtual run for me so I ran it around my neighborhood which I love but I loved running for a good cause. I loved that across the planet refugees were coming together to run a 5k as well.
I am super excited to get my BOCO hat. It looks super pretty and I love wearing baseball hats especially in the summer.
Overall if you’re looking to do a virtual this is a great one and the swag is different which is a plus

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(2019)
"First race in NYC- Brooklyn Half"
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I was super excited to run my first race in NYC. The race expo was very organized and bib pickup was easy. We got great race shirts as well. Race day morning the subway was a little complicated getting to race start but luckily my friends new where they were going.
I loved the course. The first half was through a hilly park but it wasn’t too bad and the sights made it worth it. There was a stretch on the highway and it got pretty hot, but the water and Gatorade stops were every single mile, which was fantastic. You finish the race in the boardwalk at Coney Island which I just loved. It was a beautiful day and the post race party was at the minor league baseball stadium. We went to the beach after and went to the amusement park on the boardwalk and rode the cyclone and ate Nathan’s hot dogs at the original

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(2019)
"Hermes Cleveland 10miler "
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I would recommend this race to a friend with some warnings. I had a friend that lived in Cleveland that said just a few rolling hills. LIES! The weather wasn’t cooperative either so between both of these things the race wasn’t high on my list.
We picked up our bibs morning of the race and it was cold and windy. The wind off Lake Erie was horrible.
Bib pickup must’ve been easy since I can’t really remember. We had to walk up a huge hill to get to start from where we parked. Once race started I wasn’t familiar with course and the hills didn’t stop. We were twisting and winding all over and it just felt like a very difficult race to me. I live where it’s flat. The weather made any post race party difficult as it finished right neck to the lake which was like a frozen windy tundra.
The medals were pretty cool, and they had chocolate milk after the race which I always love. Though I doubt I’ll drive all the way to Cleveland for this one.

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