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Review of Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K by Christine Parker Bowen

Posted by: on December, 3 2012

So glad they revised the course this year! Great water stops as well. The BIGGEST thing they need to solve, and it’s easy (I’m a race director so I know), is to corral the walkers/dogs groups/strollers in the back. Instead they have one sign that says timed or untamed, WAY up in the front. Well since this race back loads, even if you are timed, you can’t get up to the front. Pre-race communication and clearly marked corrals (CHEAP) would go a long way in letting folks get out faster and not have to dodge families walking dogs. Took me 20 minutes to cross the mats at the start – definitely not a PR day with the way they line participants up.