|After finishing the Shamrock Half Marathon 2014.|
You might remember the absolutely epic experience we had during Shamrock Marathon Weekend this year. From the expo to the 8k to the half marathon, everything was organized, fun, and focused on the runner. And I ran a major PR on this flat and fast course. Matthew and I were already planning to head back to Virginia Beach for Shamrock again this year because of the wonderful time we had- now we are planning to head down there for a few other races this winter/spring!
|J&A Racing's Slogan- I can dig it.|
It's easy to say great things about this race series- they truly know what they are doing. Everything- from courses, timing, corrals, and other race-day logistics to amazing finisher's swag- is organized and easy. At Shamrock, we got heavy, quality medals, a finisher's hat, and a finisher's beach towel- pretty damn awesome. The post-race party was super fun too. Even though there were over 30,000 people participating in the weekend's events, we never had to wait longer than two minutes for post-race food or beer- which is a welcome change from some events I've participated in. I can't wait to do more J&A events this year!
I think part of the reason why these events are so enjoyable is that the entire company is made up of athletes. The race directors, Jerry and Amy Frostick are both runners so they get what a racing event should look like from a runner's perspective. And they do a hell of a job, in my opinion :-)
I'm excited to share more about J&A with you over the next year and I hope to see some of you at a future J&A Racing event!
QOTD: What makes a great running event? Is it the swag? The course? The volunteers? The t-shirt? :-)
Congratulations, that's awesome! Shamrock weekend is definitely on my race bucket list because I've heard so many great things about it.ReplyDelete
It is a blast! :-)Delete
Congrats lady! This is awesome news!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm really looking forward to it!Delete
Congrats Sarah!! I have been wanting to do one of their races I've heard nothing but great things about them! Let me know when you are going to one of their events so I can hop in your backseat! Haha just kidding..sort of :)ReplyDelete
They are the best! You should definitely come down for one! :-)Delete
Congrats! I've heard such great things about Shamrock. I'll definitely put it on my bucket list!ReplyDelete
Hope to see you there!Delete
Congrats Sarah! What an incredible week you've had! I am highly considering running Shamrock in 2015. If I do, hopefully I'll see you there!ReplyDelete
Oh I hope you do! It's such a great race!Delete
Hello to a fellow ambassador!! Congrats as well :)ReplyDelete
Hooray! I'm so excited to meet other ambassadors! :-)Delete
Woohoo, congrats! Do you have plans to come back down for any events?ReplyDelete
Yes! We will be down for Crawlin Crab in October and Shamrock in March! :-)Delete
I'm way late to this! Congrats! I'm so proud of you <3ReplyDelete
Thank you, gorgeous! Can't wait to tell you all about it IN PERSON IN LESS THAN A MONTH! Can you tell I'm excited? :-)Delete