The Navigant Running Festival Half Marathon was on May 5th and started at 8 AM. Needless to say, this start time was a bit rough. I saved a little time by going down the day before to pick up my bib number and race t-shirt. Part of the pre-race ceremony was a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings. There were also bracelets given out that said Rhode Island runs for Boston.
Overall, I was a very nice race. It had some great scenery while running as the end portion took you through a part filled with cherry blossoms. The course itself had a few hills nothing too challenging compared to the Great Bay Half Marathon. I ended up setting a half marathon PR with a time of 1:56:25. It was a pretty great feeling to do a sub 2 half.
Next up was the Boston Fund Run/Walk 5k was organized by a local race organizing company, Northeast Race Management, LLC. The race itself was free. They asked that you make a donation to One Fund Boston. It was a great community event. I was really excited that I could participate and the best part was that it helped raise over $3,000 towards the cause.
|The participants for the Boston Fund Run|
Lastly, I ran the Tuff Scrambler again. It was my second time as I ran it last October as well. It was a different race as they added a few new obstacles to the course. the two most obvious additions was a new mud crawl, climbing stairs and under wooden walls. It was still as fun of a race as I ran in October and I got even muddier than last time. I still highly recommend this as a beginners obstacle race if you are in the area. It is a great introduction.