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Just A Short Run 1/2 Marathon

Rating: Gold based on 3 reviews
Distance: 13.25 miles / 21.32 km
Location: Start: Boathouse
North Park - Allison PArk, PA, US
Attributes: loop, mixed flat & hills, roads
Description: Very scenic 1/2 marathon through a park setting surrounding a lake. Mix of gently rolling hills and flat. Course is a 5K loop to start followed by tw0 5-mile loops of the lake. Course is USATF certified. Map is for info purposes only as mile marks are not exact on this system. H2O stops are exact on the satellite view.
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Added by Kevin Smith on 4/4/2006
DISCLAIMER: USATF and the author of this route make no warranties as to the conditions, safety, distance accuracy, or suitability for running of this route. Run at your own risk!

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Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: Kenny K on 4/1/2013 5:52:05 PM
This is a great route/great race. I ran it this year first time. I will most definitely be back. Lots of fun, lots of people, awesome goodie bag!! Well organized.

Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: Mike S on 3/15/2011 6:22:08 PM
As above. Steep climb from about 0.9-1.3 mile of 120ft with a 110 turn and quick drop. Really separates the runners early. Gently rolling the rest of the way for all distances (5k, 8.1m,13.1m and 30k). Three well manned drink/gel stops. Good camaraderie and a great spring tune-up. See you there

Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: Michael Blackburn on 3/26/2007 10:28:41 AM
This is a challenging but enjoyable route to run. This race starts next to the tennis courts at North Park, your 1st mile is quite flat. A left turn onto McKinney is the only major hill in this race, it's about a quarter mile long and quite intense. Save your energy as you have 12 miles to go, the downhill is steep and over before you know it. Then you have a flat run round to the park entrance. From the park entrance it's flat and fast back to the tennis courts and over the Start/Finish line for you first loop of the park. You will experience gently rolling hills for the next 4 miles as you circle the lake and enjoy the scenery. Mile 8 flattens out and things will start looking familiar as you circle around the tennis courts again and cross the Start/Finish again for your last loop. The loop is a repeat, no need to repeat myself. Enjoy the race!

 

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