Happy Friday!! Who is ready for a long weekend? Today I am back with a Friday Five post and linking up with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia. This week’s theme is Fall Races, so as an Annapolis Running Classic Ambassador I thought it would be the perfect time to share Five Reasons to Run the Annapolis Running Classic.
1. Beautiful State Capitol Course
I ran the 2013 Annapolis Running Classic Half Marathon (recap here). The course starts at the Navy Marine Corp Memorial Stadium and takes you through historic/downtown Annapolis for the first five miles of the race. It is beautiful!
2. Two Race Options
You can sign up for the 10K or half marathon distance!
3. Swag Time
Check out this year’s Finisher’s Premium:
- 10K: Short Sleeve Shirt
- Half Marathon: Long Sleeved Half Zip
4. Bling Bling
Both 10K and Half Marathoners receive a medal. Each year the medal features an Annapolis landmark. Check out the medal proof below.
5. Finisher Fun
You cross the finish line and collect your medal and finisher’s premium. Here is what you can expect following the race:
- Bananas and bagels and award-winning Country Tomato soup or vegetable broth
- After-party with live music, Fordham and beer
- Oysters, both grilled and on the half shell
I hope to see you on November 21, 2015! Feel free to use JYREF15 for 10% when signing up for the race!
As a bonus, here are my next five races (which will serve as part of my training runs before Chicago):
I’ll also be running the Clarendon Day Double 🙂
Are you signed up / will you be signing up for the Annapolis Running Classic?
Have you run in your state capitol before?
Disclosure: As an Annapolis Running Classic Ambassador I receive a complimentary race entry. All thoughts and opinions on the blog are my own.