Latest reviews by SHERRY BOESCH

(2021)
"Challenging course, cool medal"
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The Waverly Park Trail Bash has two distances - a half or a quarter marathon. It's also the second race in DC Timing's three-race Trail Bash series. While they offered both in person and virtual options, I opted to do virtual because I'm not quite ready for an in person race.

My friend Melissa and I completed the quarter marathon at Waverly Park a couple of weeks before the race. It had snowed, but the trail was easy to see and it made the woods so pretty! The trail was in decent condition and the elevation made it challenging enough to keep it interesting.

The medal is super cool. This year for the race series, DC Timing picked a really pretty medal design, and the idea is that the three medal will connect together to form one big medal. While the medal it awesome, the shirt quality and design isn't on par with previous DC Timing race shirts. They used to be known for super soft shirts and cool designs, but the shirts this year aren't soft and the font reminds me of an early 2000s screen saver.

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(2020)
"Fun, virtual trail race"
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I've run the 5k distance the last two years, but a friend convinced me to sign up for the 10k this year, which is essentially two loops. Due to COVID the race went virtual. I have to say I was disappointed that the course wasn't marked. Of course, maybe the park managers didn't allow it, but nevertheless I thought that was a big drawback - especially since there are four trails out there and the course goes on bits and pieces of all. We haven't received our swag yet, but typically this race company has the softest shirts, and the photos of the medal look really cool.

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(2020)
"Small, local race benefitting U of L School of Music"
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I decided to do this race because a friend of the family helps organize it every year. It benefits the University of Louisville School of Music and was pretty inexpensive. to register. Like most everything else in 2020, it was a virtual race. I haven't received my swag yet, but from what I've seen them post on social media, it looks like lots of goodies. Note - I gave three stars to most categories simply because I wasn't able to experience the in-person race.

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(2020)
"Amazing swag, fantastic cause!"
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I initially decided to run this race because it supports a great cause. They offered a 5k and a 10k for the same price, so I went with the 10k. To go with the theme, I chose to run it on National Coming Out Day (October 11). My swag arrived a couple days before then, and I couldn't believe all the goodies! The medal was awesome, plus there was a rainbow fan, fanny pack, and wrist bands. I was definitely impressed!

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(2020)
"Fun race!"
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I decided to run this race because it was pretty inexpensive as far as half marathons go. Of course, it moved to virtual due to COVID-19. The packet pickup was well-managed, with volunteers wearing masks and gloves bringing our swag right out to our car. Some friends and I met up and started the race at the same time at a local park. We had fun, but I'm hoping to experience this race in person one year!

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