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John Niedzwiecki

Manassass Runway 10K/5K   (2014)

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I have to say, my overall opinion with this 5K was really good. The fee was on par or better with other 5Ks in this area, even at the last minute prices of $35. The return on the fee was fantastic. Normally, with a 5K, usually at most you get a screen printed cotton t-shirt. For this race, we got a printed, nice quality tech shirt. If that's not enough, the race also included some bling: a nice, colored metal medal. Even a Disney 5K only lands you a cotton shirt and rubber medal.

Registration was easy through ImAthlete. Parking was pretty good. There was a bottleneck getting into the airfield, as there was just one small gate for all the cars to go through. Once we were parked, it was a little bit of a walk over to the main area for packet pickup and the starting line, but not too bad. Packet pickup was incredibly fast and efficient. One person would get your name and give your number to a second person. They would get your bib and hand it to a third. The third person would find your shirt then hand it to you, a red tech shirt with the race logo on it. They had 3 sets of people operating in this manner, so getting your stuff took no time at all.

The course was fast and flat (as a runway would be), though with a head wind in one direction. The start / finish line had several planes on hand from an air show to add a little to the environment. The 5K course included 1 water stop, about half way through. At the end, there were the obligatory bananas and water but also granola and peanut bars.

The only hiccup in the race was the problem with the results. There were some issue with getting the times exported to print the results and announce age group winners, which included small trophies. As a programmer, I understand you can't always control that fact, and then did their best to try and get them out, but in the end we waited a while for nothing which was a bit of a downer. They did have all the times, which were posted later that night.

As all is said and done, this was a great course, a great value for my money, and I'll definitely be doing it again.

Mohammad Schultz

Frozen 5K   (2014)

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The course is flat and fast and takes runners through the streets of GMU-Manassas at the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center and the surrounding roads. Not bad at all and many people attend this short distance race.

Mohammad Schultz

Just Glo 5K   (2013)

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It is not a timed event but family friendly. This race event features live music, moon bounces, games, vendors, and food, and is all topped off with a glow in the dark, 5k run, New Life Christian Church is partnering with World Vision's program, SchoolTools, to provide backpacks and school supplies for children in local Prince William County schools this fall. Your registration fee goes directly to one backpack full of school supplies that will be in the hands of a child at the beginning of the school year.

John Kinnicutt

Crystal Run 5k Fridays   (2014)

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Every Friday night in April, Pacers Running Stores put on a 5k race through the middle of Crystal City. These are very low-key races, but can be super competitive! The races are easy to get to using mass-transit, but I wouldn't recommend trying to drive there.

The course is a double out an back, which I like because I get to see all the other runners a couple times along the course. And the course in pancake flat!!! It's really possible to run very fast there.

Each race is only $20, but you get a discount and a free t-shirt if you sign up for the series.

Nancy Pham

Nike Women's Half Marathon   (2014)

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This was my first half marathon experience from out of state. The commute wasn't too bad until we reached the stretch of road to get downtown. The lanes dropped to one lane due to construction and that was a big headache. We stayed at a hotel partnered with Nike and it was right by the starting line. This was super convenient, especially after the race. You have a nice hotel bathroom close by instead of a porta potty.

Race packet pick up went quickly the day before the race. There were a lot of staff checking people in and t-shirt pick ups were separate from the bibs. The Expo was crowded but had a small number of vendors and stations. The best was the Luna sign making area but the staff kept telling us to come back because it was a fire hazard for the line to wrap around that long. We came back and the line was even longer! UGH!

The Nike Georgetown store had a wall with everyone's name who was participating. This was a fun photo op. There were also a lot of race clothing for people to buy at the store. Definitely buy something here if you want clothing. There was another pop up store after the race finish line with gear that had "Finisher" on it. But the lines were absolutely ridiculous and I didn't bother to wait.

The course was fairly flat but I definitely felt some minor elevation throughout. The route showcased a lot of monuments and notable buildings.

I used RunKeeper while I was running and it cut out while we went underneath the tunnel. It came back on but then reported the wrong distance.

A cool thing about this race was the real time tracking that Nike made available so your friends and family can check where you are and your timing. Also cool was the free race photos they offered. Unfortunately they could not find any photos of me! (Do I not exist??) With some investigative skills, I was able to check my ranking and find pictures of me in other people's photos. But it was really disappointing not having any great photos of myself throughout the entire race. And I wasn't the only one with this issue. I would have rather paid for a photo of myself.

I also noticed a pacer during the race holding a sign with her pace. This was a nice touch since my RunKeeper was off so I knew when I would finish if I stayed with her.

At the end of the race, you have to wait in a long line to get your Tiffany's necklace in place of a medal. This is why the race registration was more expensive than other half marathons. There was also a line to take a picture with the tuxedo wearing men. Don't they know we all have jello legs after running 13 miles?

All in all, it was a memorable race with a pretty necklace. But I don't know if I would run this race more than once, especially at the $180ish price range.

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