Cost: Depending on when you register, the registration fee is anywhere from $50-$60.
Transportation: Since it's a point to point course, you need a way to get back to the start line to your car. The finish is right at the Bethesda metro stop and so you can just take the metro right back to the start in Rockville. Very convenient!
Shirt: Brooks Technical long sleeve tee. Pretty nice! And gender specific sizing....always a plus!
Fun: They gave out temporary tattoos before the race, so of course I put one on!
Finish: Near the end the course goes on the Capital Crescent Trail and enters the tunnel under downtown Bethesda before veering off to a local park for the finish. Here I am exiting the tunnel heading for the finish, passing this guy on my way to a new PR of 1:51!
|Coming up the final hill full of smiles!|
Each of us beat our previous best by about 1 minute, not bad considering we hadn't raced in 4 months (due to selling our house and moving north by a few states)!
Overall, I really liked this race. I felt it was highly organized and a great run for the low cost. No finisher's medal, but that's just fine by me. I thought it was a great course and a great time of year and fun to see all the other runners on the metro heading back to Rockville.