Hello Adventure Geeks and South Carolina Marathoners!
Hope you're having a happy holiday season.
The Charleston Marathon is right around the corner, and I've heard from several folks who are running it on January 14, 2012.
Now, Charleston puts on a pretty good marathon weekend. I bet a lot of people will have a great time. Still, it could be better. Let's not waste any time and get right down to best and the worst of the Charleston Marathon.
3 things to love about Charleston Marathon
First, let me make clear that there are way more than three things to dig. I'm going to highlight those things I like best. Particularly some things I'm considering for the Kings Mountain Marathon and some of the other races we put on here at Adventure Geek Productions.
Let's get to it! This race allows walk-ups registration for only $5 more than the pre-race registration price. Many races don't even allow walk-ups anymore, so it's nice to see someone willing to go the extra distance, so to speak, for racers.
Speaking of going the distance, Charleston also features pace runners starting at 3:15. That's a little slow for the top pace group if you ask me, but I really like to see pacers in a race.
Finally, in true Charleston fashion, this race has in incrediblepost race celebration featuring shrimp and grits, beer, and live entertainment. Geez louise! How much sweeter does it get? Maybe I'll buy a ticket just to the post-race this year!
3 Reasons to the Contrary?
In the next couple days, I'll write about three things that give me a little hesitation when it comes to registering for the Charleston Marathon. I think you'll be interested, because I know they've been deal breakers for a few runners in the past.
Stay tuned! And happy running, you big Adventure Geek!