First time running this race and I am happy to say I would run it again! Let's start at the beginning. If you checked out my weekly post, you know I came down Friday night to stay with one of my old students for some good food and some visiting. We had flat bread pizza and beer and good conversations. I am so proud of her for getting an amazing job and doing so well in the big city!
Packet pick up was for several days at several different locations. Since I was coming in Friday afternoon and the packet pick up was about 50 minutes from where I was staying, I opted to get my packet pre-race. I am always up early on race days anyway, and was planning on leaving super early to get to the race sight since it was a new to me race, so that plan of attack made the most sense.
I was up by 4:45 am and on the road by 5 am to go North to North KC into Liberty. I knew I would be traffic free, but the fact that I don't know my way around the north side of KC was kind of daunting, especially when I needed to find parking and get my packet. Lucky for me, there was little to no traffic, and my GPS found the place very easily. I got checked in and got my packet easily, and headed back to my prime parking spot right behind the porta potties to listen to a podcast and chill. There were several options for parking, and they had great maps for the shuttle lots and the parking lots around the community center, which was the start/finish for the race.
It was still a bit chilly out, so I was glad I had on my tights and not my shorts and also had a long
sleeved shirt on. I was actually able to use the restroom in the community center after getting my packet, but then after that, I just hopped over to the porta potties right in front of my car. I did end up using one porta potty on the course, and had no lines to wait in or any issues. As the race grows, I am sure they will want to increase the numbers of potties on the course, but I did not see any issues this year either pre-race or on course.
|the course map|
|This was Danielle's first half and she ROCKED it!|