River Towns Half Marathon Race Report


Equipment: New Balance Minimus
Weather: Slightly overcast, around 60-70 degrees

What this race is:

  • Great laid-back, Spring race
  • Low Pressure
  • Rural
  • Out and back
  • Extremely well supported with aid stations spaced out about every 2 miles
  • Fun!!!!!!
  • Great race to run with a friend
  • Place to get a Technical t-shirt that is amongst the most comfortable I have worn
  • Part of series of races in which points can be earned towards overall standing
  • Last mile or so is in a grass levee with uneven surface
  • Kick off to town-wide street festival (think steak sandwich, fresh fries, homemade ice cream….and arts & crafts)
  • Great race to bring the kids and whole family because of later start time and street festival

What this race is not

  • A race for type A wanna be pro racers
  • For the type of people who know their splits to qualify for Boston
  • For those who refuse to run on a surface other than asphalt
  • Part of the Rock ‘N Roll series with a route through the city and bands every mile
  • Expensive
  • Fancy timing systems (another ankle bracelet to wear….haha…..no splits on course)
  • Flat–I would classify as slowly rolling course
  • Epically scenic–most of the course is a rural road along the Susquehanna River


A huge thanks to the race organizer, volunteers, vendors, and fire/police personnel.

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