This event WILL be back for a third year in 2017 and we’re going for two days in a row again! That’s right, two separate half marathons, one on Saturday 1/14/17 and a second on Sunday 1/15/17. Register here and follow the Facebook event here!
Burn off those holiday calories, make some friends, have a great time!
The Raccoon Mountain Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay training plan calls for a 13 mile run for anyone training for the marathon. We thought it would be more fun to do a race-type event, so we’re turning it into a free half marathon!
The course is a multi-loop/out-and-back type of thing where you’ll pass the “aid station” more than once. You bring your own gels, energy chews, whatever you think you’ll need and a cup for drinks; we’ll have multiple flavors of Gatorade, water, and hot chocolate. We’ll count your laps and time it. And we’ll even provide the medals. (Although keep in mind, this is a cheap low-key race…medals will be kitschy, not fancy!)
Post-race food is potluck – bring something to share!
For those of you training for the half marathon, you are welcome to go the whole distance – we’re not putting a time limit on this – or just run your prescribed training plan distance, bring some food for the potluck, ring a cowbell, give out high fives, and enjoy the camaraderie!
This is a no prizes, no pressure, no whining, no time limit event. If you want to run fast and treat this like a race – go for it! If you want to walk the whole thing – you can do that too! We will have tables to put your fuel/drinks out, we’ll hold your layers as you take them off when you warm up, and we’ll have some cheerleaders.
Due to new costs imposed on us for this event, the fee for each race is $5. If you purchase a race shirt or other race-specific merchandise, the fee for the race is waived. If you volunteer for at least 4 hours at Run Amok in November, you run Freeze Your Half Off for free.
Invite anyone you want! The more the merrier!