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This beautiful race takes place in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia during prime leaf season. We were coming in from Texas and Adventure Enablers made it such a wonderful experience!
I loved the opportunity to pick up bibs the morning of the race. Along with my bib was a soft tshirt and a mug. My husband did the 10k and was given the same things.
Parking was on site, at the local high school. The restrooms were open for us, so that was a great convenience to have!
The race started on time and a few hundred runners were off. The "rolling hills" that were advertised was a bit misleading- there was a handful of steep and long hill climbs on the course. Aid stations were stocked with water and Gatorade every 3 ish miles. The course runs through town, in and around the local college campus, and on a riverside trail. The 10k was one loop, and the half marathon completed the loop twice.
Runners were greeted with fresh apple pie at the finish- it was delicious!!
Overall, this was a beautiful course and well Organized race. Should we ever be in Virginia in October again, I will definitely run it!
Small, well organized local race with a fast and flat course! The Active Joe always hosts wonderful races, and the first annual Half de Paris was just that.
They offer morning of bib pickup for all races, and it took less than 5 minutes to grab my bib and shirt. The soft, long sleeve shirt has been one of my favorites.
The race begins in the Paris, Tx town square, and there are several parking lots all within 1-2 blocks of the start line. There were no restrooms on site, but other than that it was so easy to show up and run!
The course goes through town, down a paved trail, past the "Eiffel Tower" and loops through town to complete a one loop half marathon. The local school kiddos made dozens of encouraging posters and hung them along the route. That was a fun surprise!
The course is flat with some scattered cheering sections. Water/Gatorade aid stations are every two or so miles. The finish line provides water and fruit.
This was a great local race that is well planned and convenient!