Latest reviews by Lacey Timony

(2018)
"Flat 5 Miler"
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The Dog Day Road Race 5 miler was held on Long Beach Island, NJ in the town of Harvey Cedars. The 5 mile run online registration cost $28.75 and included a cotton tee shirt. If runners are unfamiliar with the area it may be difficult to find street parking because many roads leading to the start / finish line were closed.

The starting line offered many port a potties. Course was very flat yet scenic with many turns through the back residential roads of LBI. After race food included oranges and watermelon.

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(2018)
"Race Street Run"
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I've been running the Race Street Run 15K for years, in 2009 I placed in my age group for the 4 miler.

The race takes place in the Pennsylvania Poconos in the town of Jim Thorpe, PA. The race offers both a 15K and 4 mile option. There are staggered starting times, 8:30am for 15K and 8:45am for 4 miler. Both courses are an out and back and include different surfaces of road, gravel trail and soft crushed trail. The first 4.65 miles are uphill.

This is a small town race and does NOT offer chip timing. The starting line is a gathering on Broadway, however, there is an official finish line. There is ample race support with 4 water stations and a run through sprinkler along the 15K course. This is the first year this race has offered online registration

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(2018)
"Ringtown 5K Loop"
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The Ringtown 5K Loop took place on June 16, 2018. The cost of registration is $25 and online registration is available. Proceeds benefit the Ringtown Recreation Committee.

The starting line was difficult to find, a GPS address was not provided and the entry form simply said “Ringtown Recreation Complex” which did not provide an address when Googled.

There was a chip finish with print out results. The course was a loop around the Ringtown Valley, offered great views and HILLS. The course offered water stops every mile. After race festivities offered water, bananas and oranges.

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(2018)
"No Frills"
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The Philly Run Fest took place on June 3, 2018 the run offered a half marathon, half marathon relay and a 5K. The cost for the half marathon is $70-$100 depending on when you register. This run was formally named ODDy Half Marathon.

Getting to the starting line was pretty easy. Mega bus offered free shuttles from downtown Philadelphia but for those that drove themselves plenty of free street parking was available around the park.
Bathroom lines at the starting line were too long, I arrived 20 minutes before the start, bib on shirt, ready to go and I missed the official start due to standing in line for the porta potty. There is a staggered start for the half marathon and the 5K, therefore, half marathon runners were waiting in line for the porta potty with 5K runners.

The course was entirely located inside Fairmont Park. Runner beware there are lots of potholes inside Fairmont Park. The course had a lot of down hills, plenty of water stations, however, no Gu stations were offered on the course. The run did not offer much in terms of spectators.

The after party included a free beer glass and 1 free beer in the beer garden.

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(2018)
"Small town, no frills"
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The Stay at Home 5K is a small town quaint 5K with no frills. The run takes place in Summit Hill, PA and benefits the Summit Hill Recreation Commission. Registration online is $25 through Payal. The course was residential and had a lot of turns and small hills, I used this run for a speed training run. The registration included a cotton t-shirt. Along the course there was great race support for traffic control and a water station 1/2 way on course.

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