Annddddd the winner IS:
Picking the perfect Half Marathon race can be tricky! There are a ton of factors: date, course, course limit, # of water stops, number of participants, race swag and of course BLING!
Well folks the inauguralSouth Shore Half Marathon on November 2 in Norwell, MA is hitting the nose on the head in all aspects. About 45 minutes outside of Boston.
Let's break it down.
The South Shore Half is a scenic back-roads course, which is closed to traffic (BIG WIN THERE!) This course is sure to offer something for runners of all experience levels. The half marathon will start in the driveway of the Norwell High School, and finish at the Norwell Post Office.
How can you go wrong running through a beautiful New England town with the leaves changing all around?
The 13.1 mile course has 11 water stops and a medical tent, which serves both Mile 5 and 9 of the course.
The course limit for the race will be 3 hours and 30 minutes. I like hearing that the course will be closed for that entire time. I hate when I hear races open up the streets after 3 hours or less. Everyone should be safe.
Getting to and from the parking lot? They got it covered.
Shuttle buses will be provided from parking at Hanover Mall to the start line at Norwell High School and from the finish line in Norwell center to the Hanover Mall. The shuttle buses will start running at 5:30 AM from the Hanover Mall and will continue running from the finish line until 3:00 PM.
Not only do I love being part of inaugural races, but I love races that offer sweet swag!!
- Long sleeve tech t-shirt
- Half Marathon Finisher Medals
- Event running hat (register before 8/15/14 at midnight)
- Commemorative pint glasses (register before 10/10/2014 at midnight)
Ohhh yyeaahh! That sounds right up my alley.
(Sorry I am posting this late so those who register from here on out are out of luck on the hat)
In the FAQ portion of the website, they list:
Are walkers permitted?
Feel free to run, walk, or crawl just make sure you can complete the half marathon course in under our course time limit (3 hours 30 minutes).
I like the inclusion of crawling! There are definitely some races where I feel like that may be the only way I get myself across the line.
The race does allow strollers, but asks those using strollers to start in the back of the pack for safety reasons.
Oh oh and how did I forget the post-race party. Each participant will get a free beer (brewery not listed yet) at Tinkers Son Pub at the Finish Line. Mmmm beer! :)
All of this is adding up to one sweet race and I cannot wait for it... and for YOU to join me!
That's right it is giveaway time!!
So here’s how to enter.
The giveaway will run from Sunday August 24 (2pm ET) through Friday August 29 (2pm ET)!
The winner will be selected and announced on Friday!