Half Marathon #94
July 4, 2015
The Foot Traffic FLAT Half
Sauvie Island, OR
The Foot Traffic FLAT half and full marathon happens yearly on the fourth of July in Sauvie Island, OR. Participants were warned about hot weather in the forecast...sure enough it was toasty out there. Yours truly signed up for the half marathon while others were thirsty for 26.2 miles.
The course was in fact flat! This is a great PR course if weather permits. This is not a course that offers thousands of people cheering for you...however, I really appreciated seeing the farms, the land, the water surrounding the island and the big trees on the second half of the course that offered priceless shade.
The race organizers put together a good event. Plenty of aid stations offering water, electrolytes and one of the stations had boxes of gels for runners to take.
Half and Full participants were given the same medal - very nice bling that was worth the sweat out on the course. After crossing the finish line every runner had the option of enjoying both a hot dog (veggie dogs too) and a piece of strawberry shortcake. Yuuummm! After a long run I really appreciated both of those treats.
Overall a great experience. Would I run this again? Yes! I just need to 4th of July to land on a Saturday again so I can travel without taking any time off from work.