Race: The Orca Half Marathon
Runner: Chanelle Lansley
Race Date: 09/17/2022
Location: Seattle, WA
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
- The scenery! The run had beautiful views of the Puget Sound and Downtown throughout much of the race
- The organizers! The team managing the race was fantastic and very well organized.
- The celebration at the finish line! They had good snacks, live music, and positive vibes at the finish line
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
A few out and backs that were awkwardly placed but unavoidable in order to maintain the view/course.
Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?
It’s a cup-less race
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
I enjoyed the people who organized the race, the people who ran the race, and the people who were cheering us on on the street!
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
If you need to hydrate often, bring water or a reusable cup
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
The first part of the race is a trail at Lincoln park.
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
After the first 2-3 miles, it’s almost entirely flat.
Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Competition – Is there a strong field?
I thought so!
Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.
Easy registration process
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
Bring your own cups. They have gu available every 2 miles
Weather and typical race conditions
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?
Hydration vest if you need extra water
Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?
How’s the Swag?
Great! Shirt and medal
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?
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