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Months ago when Bibrave asked which pros would want to run One City Marathon in Newport News, VA on March 13th, I was intrigued. First because VA isn't too far from PA, it will be about a 5 hour drive but not too bad. Two because it is only the second year for the event but their website looked great, full of fun and lots of info. It looked like a well organized event. But of course what really sealed the deal for me was when my #BRF Angie sent me a message saying she wanted to run it. Angie and I live hundreds, maybe thousands of miles away (I'm really bad with geography) but we talk almost every day. We are always saying best running friend online but she really has become one of my closest friends. We talk about EVERYTHING not just running. It's an amazing thing because we have only met in person one time ever last year at the Blue Ridge Marathon. So once she said she was going, it was a done deal, I needed to go cause a raucous with Angie for the weekend down in VA.
|Cannot wait to stir up trouble with this lady!!!|
|Look for the Bibrave Orange if you are at One City!|
Friday night kickoff --family friendly activities and live music
Health and Wellness Expo--both Friday and Saturday
Family Fit and Fun Day -- Saturday 12-3
Saturday Night Pasta Dinner--Roger Brown as keynote speaker and an interactive panel discussion with a few elite athletes
Sunday--RACE DAY--Marathon, Marathon Relay, 8K and Nautical Mile--distances for everyone
One Celebration--most of the day Sunday-- Live music, activities for kids, food truck rally and post-race recovery areas
|This is how you will recognize me at the finish ;-)|
Also, there are 3 hotels that have partnered with the race. They are all providing early breakfast starting at 4 am on race day, shuttles to/from the race AND late checkout at 2pm on Sunday.
IF I haven't given you enough reasons to run this race yet, check out the One City race site for more info and you can watch videos of the actual marathon course, spoiler, it's beautiful!
Hurry and register before the price increase tomorrow, March 1st.
I'm really looking forward to the most fun, relaxing 26.2 I've had in a long time, come join me!
|The Finish Line!! Fingers crossed it will not be snowy ;-)|