Posts tagged Parks Half Marathon
Parks Half Marathon, Sept. 11, 2016 - Open up the champagne, pop!

There are those runs you know are gonna be hard, and you head into them as if you're about to do battle.

But when you finish you feel all the more celebratory.

That's where I am with this morning's Parks Half Marathon, which meanders through Montgomery County's gorgeous parks.

At packet pick up yesterday at RnJ Sports in Rockville I overheard a woman tell her friend that although there were 2,500 people registered for the race, 20 percent probably won't show up. 

"Because of the weather?" I jumped in. 

"For whatever," she said. "Just because." 

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Hey wake it up!

My official finish at the Parks Half Marathon on Sunday was 2:43:43.

The morning started out rainy and chilly but by the first mile the sun came out and it was a gorgeous, perfect day for a race.  After running 2 miles on Veirs Mill Rd in Rockville we wound our way south along the Rock Creek Stream Valley, passing the Audubon Society sanctuary, and through Dewey Park and Ken-Gar Palisades Park to Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, finishing up on the Georgetown trail into Bethesda.

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