Latest reviews by Ashley Veale

(2018)
"Beautiful Course"
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The Turtle Trot is one of my favorite races to do because it celebrates the beauty of Florida. I love the trail. It's easy to run and, like I said, it's beautiful. There's no expo or real "swag" with this race since it's put on by a little group called The Friends of Lovers Key. All proceeds go to keep the park intact, so I don't mind that there's no swag. There weren't as many water stations this year, which was a little disheartening. It was pretty hot out, especially for an early May race.

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(2018)
"All About the Fun"
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Disney races are some of my absolute favorite. I love that the Princess Weekend is centered around women and you get to celebrate those strong women for all three races. I only ran the half marathon, but it was a lot of fun. The Expo is always top-notch, though the swag was a little less that it had been in years past.

I love running through the parks and seeing all of the people there. Even if they aren't actually there cheering for you, they are still cheering! Unless they are just park goers who had no idea there was a race. Then they are just looking at you being all sweaty and weird. Running is such a fun sport because there are so many different levels of it, but everyone is still very encouraging. One of my favorite things about Disney races is seeing everyone’s running outfits and just the joy (really) of running through Disney. I will always recommend a Disney race to people just because it’s such a huge event and it’s always a lot of fun.

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(2017)
"Beautiful Course"
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I've done this race twice and have had great experiences with it. The course around the beach is gorgeous, but it does get very hot with not coverage within the last two miles with no water station toward the end. They always gives great shirts and finisher medals to everyone. It's definitely family friendly with lots of great vendors around after the race.

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