Running Strong Since 1980
If you are free for this event next year, mark it down in your race schedule. Despite the name, there is no swamp running or slogging through anything gooey, slimy, or stinky. The reality is it is a dead flat almost straight out and straight back course all on pavement. There are ample water stops every few miles and there are mile markers every mile so you can easily keep track of how many more clicks to go.
The fastest runner turned in a time a few seconds under 1:05. I saw him come BACK when I was still on the way OUT around mile 4.
There were plenty of friendly vendors at the start/finish line to ensure the debit card was dinged just a bit.
The entry included a food ticket and a drink ticket. No one was paying too much attention to collecting tickets so there was ample pizza, water, sport drinks, and even some local brew in those red plastic cups.
There was a lively rock band at the post race activities. The award trophies were over the top and they gave away 6 Timex GPS watches at random. The late morning sun and light spring breeze in the beer garden made a splendid place to chill after the run.
Race managers and volunteers all get A+++'s . Generous sponsors.
I will be back next year but have promised not to get lost, be late, park in a bush, fail to remove my hat during the National Anthem, or sneak too many extra local brews,