26 Apr '15, 8pm

You Know It’s a Small Race When…(Ft. Collins Trail Half Marathon Report)

You know you are running a small race when the only bathrooms are in the church (where the race tents are set up) and the pastor of the church comes over and tells you that runners can use the bathroom in his house next door. This poor pastor did not know what he was in for when he invited a bunch of runners into his bathroom. I am pretty sure we will not be asked back. Have I told you how much I love small races? Even more than that I love small TRAIL races. They are very chill. You stand at the start with 150 other half marathoners and they say “go.” No corrals, no gun shots, no loud speakers. There are burgers and beer at the end and no lines (except for the pastor’s bathroom). If you place in your age group (groups are 10 years, not 5) you get to pick from a bunch of stuff (hats, headlamps, socks). I ran this race last year. It was an 11.5 mile half marathon then. Yest...

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