The final decision, I won’t be running the GCF Half Marathon tomorrow morning. I made the decision when I decided to run Marine Corps 2 weeks ago. After making the course worse, it turns out you have to pick up your race number way out in the middle of nowhere (read: Virginia or Maryland). Well, I might get up early to go watch and take pictures, but I definitely won’t be lacing ’em up.
I mentioned the course for the GCF Half Marathon couldn’t get worse. Ha! They accepted my challenge
and made it worse.
p>Now it’s 3 laps!
So I got an email the other day advertising a new half marathon. There are a few things I look for in a race in a sort of mental checklist. Anyway, take a look and let me know if you think I should run it?
The race recently sent my way is the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) Race to End Women’s Cancer. The details are:
1) How much? $75. This is on the high end for a half marathon. It is sponsored by a good cause though.
2) Where is it? Starting line is 6 blocks from my apartment. Score!
3) Is there a medal? Yes!
4) What distance? Half Marathon
5) What’s the course? It doesn’t get much worse…
You go down 2 blocks, make a U-turn, and back 2 blocks, then make a right, and repeat on the next block, like 5 times. Like running on a comb. Twice. Yes, the course is 2 laps…
Let me know if you think I should sign up. It’s on November 8th, 2009 and I don’t think it will sell out.
You can donate here