Race: Treasure Coast Half Marathon

Runner: Jill Goetzinger

Race Date: 10/31/2021

Location: Stuart, FL

Results: 2:52:11

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

Section done for Halloween with spooks and scares in the dark starting hour.

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

Changed course map last minute, dark and no lighting pre sunrise, kind of a cluster.

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

No lights- even street lights, in the first 2-3 miles.

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

First half, happy to finish if a little later than anticipated. Part of the course was hilly-er than expected.

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Work on hills. Bring a body light.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Hill work, pacing, body light.

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

Large bridge (hill) to cross both 2ays. Hilly middle section.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

Beautiful houses on the coast.

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Mid level.

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Flying by the seat of their pants- confirmation email only came in this Friday evening. Late. Changed up the course map day of race.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Not sure.

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.

No – easy peasy. Sign up through RunSignup. Cheap – $75. Didn’t have to travel so don’t know about hotels.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Water/Gatorade.

Weather and typical race conditions

65 and once the sun was up, sunny.

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

Hydration vests.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Yes.

How’s the Swag for the Treasure Coast Half Marathon?

So so. Long sleeve tech shirt and medal.

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

3.5/5

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