Race #6 – Foothills Komen Race for the Cure – Hickory NC – 10/18/08

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a huge race series to raise money in the battle against breast cancer. We skipped the one in Charlotte a couple weeks earlier and went to the smaller one in Hickory instead. The one in Charlotte had around 20,000 participants while this one probably had 1,000-2,000 (not all were runners). The race was fun and well organized, beginning at Lenoir Rhyne University and going through the northern part of Hickory. The medals were excellent (I placed 2nd in my age group). We were informed when we registered that the registration fee would be $10 less than stated because they were out of T-shirts, but after the race there was a table set up with T-shirts and they were giving them away (for free) to people who didn’t get them earlier. Guess they must have found some.
Race Rating:
6 — 4/6 Number of Participants (4 for less than 100; 6 for 100 or more)
8 — 1-10 Awards (Quality of medals, trophies, etc.) (1 to 10)
8 — 1-10 Awards Presentation (PA system, stating winning times, etc.) (1 to 10)
4 — 1-10 Food for Race Participants (1 to 10)
5 — 1-10 T-Shirts (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
4 — 4/6 Race part of “Run for Your Life Grand Prix Series” (6=Yes and 4=No)
6 — 4/6 Online Registration (6=Yes and 4=No)
4 — 4/6 Chip Timing (6=Yes and 4=No)
3 — 3/7 Certified Course (by USA Track & Field) (7=Yes and 3=No)
6 — 1-10 Course (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
7 — 1-10 Parking (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
8 — 1-10 Entertainment (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
7 — 3/7 Age Groups (7 if 5-year groups; 3 if 10-year groups)
7 — 1-10 Bathroom Facilities
0 — 1-10 Other
TOTAL – 83
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