|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? :-)