|Tired of the death-like feeling |
at the end of a marathon?
|Are you done with that feeling of |
being so worn out at the end of marathon that
you can barely hold up your shoulders and
flash your peace signs?
The METRIC Marathon!
A Metric Marathon is a 26.2K race, which is equal to 16.26 miles.
If you live in the Maryland/DC/Virginia/Pennsylvania area (or don't mind a long drive or plane flight) then please consider checking out the 36th annual Howard County Strider's Metric Running Festival on Sunday November 11th, 2012 at 8:15am.
Amanda aka Miss Zippy (who you may remember from my post about the Naked Foot 5K or the Runner's World Half Marathon) is involved with the Howard County Striders so I'm excited to support her and her organization.
You have the option of running a 26.2K ($55) or 5K ($40) course.
Both races start and finish near the lovely Columbia Lakefront in Columbia, MD. The Metric Marathon winds through the scenic, yet challenging paths of Columbia and Ellicott City and the 5K follows the paths near Lake Kittamaqundi.
Key features of the race:
-The Pepsi Pacers will be leading pace groups so you have some buddies to meet your goal with you.
-Delicious post-race feast
-Long sleeve premium shirts for the 26.2K and short sleeve T's for the 5K
-Random prizes at the finish (so you don't necessarily have to have a PR or super fast race to win something!)
Have you ever heard of a Metric Marathon? Does that sound like a fun race distance to you?
Sounds great to me-- the glory of a marathon with the convenience of a shorter race :)