30 Jul '13, 4am

In the hunt for September races to run? Here are our favorites:

In the hunt for September races to run? Here are our favorites:

Description Half-Marathon Guide, February 2013: In order to recruit volunteers for his small race, Dave Lipinski decided to give cash awards for the loudest, zaniest teams. The Water Station Spirit Contest has become so popular that nonprofits must apply to get in, detailing just how they intend to entertain runners. The creative themes and the designation of “shouters”—volunteers whose sole job is to call runners by name (printed on bib)—has shot the race’s festive feel skyward. “It’s the best course support I’ve seen at any race, bar none,” says Kathy Flickinger, 29. The 800 half-marathoners—led by a pack of East Africans—dash through a lightning-fast route on a woodsy, paved bike path. A postrace runner survey determines the five winning teams (top prize $400). Runners go home with a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt, a four-inch medal, and a belly full of made-there pizza.

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