Sunday, October 8, 2023

Half Marathon #56 - MO' Cowbell

I am obviously way behind on my blogging, but I completed half marathon #57 on Sunday, October 1st.  I had started training with the Big River Running training team this summer but got thrown off course by a week long illness and then too many weekends out of town or with overnight visitors.  I knew that I still wanted to do MO' Cowbell because I love the course and it's so walker-friendly, so I ended up run/walking the first couple miles and then completely walked the remaining mileage.  It was warm this year, but still a beautiful day.  

I always highly recommend this race for many reasons including:

  • Start/finish line is easy to get to and near several hotels
  • Expo is also easy to get to and easy to get through quickly
  • Plenty of delicious and unique restaurants near the expo and the start/finish line
  • VIP option with separate porta potties, bag check, food (Chris' Cakes catering, Bike Stop Cafe pre-race caffeine and pastries), and beer but you can also partake in the other post race food
  • Post race food included bananas, breakfast bars, salty snacks like popcorn and chips, chocolate milk, and beer
  • Pacers for the half and full marathon
  • Swag this year included a hooded sweatshirt, sticker for your distance, a cowbell, drawstring bag, and a finisher's medal for your distance
Here are a couple pictures from this year's race:

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