Kevin – Although I was a bit nervous about the delayed start of the run—simply because this summer has had a ton of hot and humid days…this was an awesome run…It was a great place to conduct a run amid some of the most glorious countryside that I have ever run across…or up, or down, or up again….when I got home, I was selling my wife on the event for next year…SIGN ME UP.
Also, special note…the local police staff were great to have around…they were patient and understanding—at the end of the run, I was speaking to one of the officers, and he stated that it is very rare lately for him to feel so appreciated, but on Saturday, he said that many, many of our running peers said thank you for being out here. We runners appreciate good road support!
Thanks for a great event! Bravo!! I will see you next year!—and my bride is coming too! (for the wine).
Chery – It was a great day and look forward to next year’s race. I thought the course was great and nice challenge. Thank you for all your hard work in putting this race on.
Susan – The race was wonderful, beautiful course! Thank you!
Shannon – Thanks for all your hard work!
Valerie – Excellent race – I love the course (sooo beautiful!) and the wine afterward! Yummy! Anyone can run a “flat” half anywhere, anytime… so keep it hilly, keep it tough, keep it painful – the reward is wine with friends at the finish. Love the “medals” so unique! This is a very special race.
See you in March!
Toni -We really enjoyed ourselves! Hope to do it again next year!
Todd – I just want to say thank you for putting on an awesome race! It was challenging and fun at the same time. I have paid 85 bucks for huge races in Rochester and have not got the same service, drinks portions with Gatorade and water every 2 miles that I did with this race! Thanks again and I hope you plan for a 2nd annual race next year! Plus the bonus wine ticket and museum was a great extra treat!!
Peace and much love ❤️
No complaints here with me and my buddy Brad. He had a PR!! So the course was not bad at all for him. LOL. I LOVED IT!!!
Danielle– Thank you! What a delightful, easy going, stress free half! I would do it again – maybe train on a few hills first! Thank you thank you for a great day!
Doug -Dear Myriam,
The race was fantastic. I can’t imagine the logistics of putting all of that together! We were all pretty lucky with perfect running weather.
Thanks for letting some of us who may not be racing to start early. It made the rest of the day much more enjoyable.
My only comment is that it might be a good idea to have some sort of identification for early starters, or provide the runners with a map of the course. The staff on the road was great, but they didn’t recognize early starters, and I didn’t know the course, and ended up running three extra miles before realizing I was repeating more course than I should have.
Thanks again for all your effort in putting the day together. It’s much appreciated!
David -Thanks for putting on a great race. I would say it was fun – but those hills! So I’ll leave it as “fulfilling”. It was my first 1/2 marathon – so does count as a PR for me and I’m signed up for your March race which hopefully will be a little more flat. I’ll just say you and the team did a great job from start to finish. Water / refueling stations were great, start / finish was well organized, the course was well sign-posted and there were plenty of spectators to cheer us on. So – thank you – I know a lot of effort goes into organizing these. Great race!
Carol – Yes, we enjoyed it! Among the group of us that ran together, we must have said dozens of times how beautiful it was. Yes, it was hilly, but the scenery easily neutralized that.
You do an amazing job!
See you in March:)
Colleen -I will admit I was not as prepared for the hills as I probably should have been although I was solid until mile 10 lol, (that’s what happens when you register at 11pm the night before, without training) but I will be back for those hills next year :)….I am so glad I decided last minute to join the fun and do this race, the volunteers were amazing and all the runners/walkers were so kind and supportive on the course. The fact that I started at 9:30 was the MOST amazing part. I was able to get out there and get into my pace without the worries or pressures of having to go too fast and starting with a small group was fun we chatted for a bit for the first few miles and gave huge fives at the finish…all in all a GREAT experience and one I wouldn’t change or won’t forget. (Finishing with some of the faster runners was pretty cool too!) Thanks for a great day all around!!
Cathy – Keep the course from being boring!! Don’t change a thing! Except maybe more fall foliage near peak!
I like being able to say I’ve just done a most challenging half-marathon–other than Pikes Peak Ascent!
And it serves as a good training run for Rock The Ridge!
See you at Celebrate Life.
Tom – This was a fun race with just the right mix of beautiful scenery and nice rolling hills. With only 1,700 feet of cumulative elevation change this was perfect. Don’t change a thing and I hope there will be a repeat.
Nicole – Thank you so much for organizing the race. It was such a fun day! I personally enjoyed the course, it was challenging but fun. I also couldn’t believe how much was included in the price of the race! A t-shirt, free lunch, admission to the museum and wine festival. Amazing! I’m used to running NYC races where you get next to nothing.
Can’t wait for next year. My family and I will definitely be back.
Shana – Thank you so much for a wonderful race, Myriam Loor! Geoff Vincent and I had a lot of fun! The hills were insanely challenging for me, but the scenery was unparalleled! I can’t tell you how much I appreciated your quick communication! Can’t wait for us to come back here and meet for some wine! xoxo
Darleen – As much as I cursed the hills, the sense of accomplishment finishing the course supersedes the agony. We all truly enjoyed the whole day-I will try to make any race where you are the race director! Many thanks to you and the volunteers!
Angela – I thought the race was great…despite the hills. My friend and I were talking about what a great deal it was, for everything that was included.
Cathy K – We enjoy this race- pretty course- yes killer hills but gorgeous and the reward of wine to follow! Thank u for putting it on again- my husband and I have come to both, just for the 5k- we r not big runners but love a 5k in nice spot or with a fun theme- this has both, and first weekend in oct is our anniversary so we celebrate with some wine and running- thank you!
Michael – Thank you Myriam. The race, the wine tasting, and the museum visit were lots of fun! I told my friends that the course is a mother, but the festivities after make it all worth it! Wish I left more time to go through the museum. I need another two hours there!
Patty – Great race today! Thanks Myriam. Looking forward to next year already. Okay, not my feet and legs so much, but the rest of me! 🏃
Julie – Hey, Myriam super race!! Thanks, hope to see you soon.