I was fortunate to travel with wonderful people who rented a condo about four blocks from the start/finish line. What a wonderful trip and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my travel partners better and had a fantastic weekend with them! :)
Wilmington is a beautiful city located about twenty minutes away from several beaches. The downtown area has a lovely waterfront walk while the city has several trails for runners, walkers, bikers, etc. One of these trails, The Gary Shell Cross-City Trail was part of the race course. Once this trail is 100% complete, it will run from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach. The race itself sponsored a 5 and 10K along with the half marathon.
I spent Saturday afternoon in downtown Wilmington at Riverwalk and found a great little bookstore, Old Books on Front Street. Old books is quite quaint with high shelves of books comfortable chairs with lighting, a small coffee cafe. I would love to spend a rainy day here, heavenly! :)
|Old Books on Front Street|
|Inside Old Books|
We got up, ate breakfast and drove to the race site. The runner's village was small however it was nicely set up and there was a pre-race exercise warm up. I decided to stay with a pace group for this race.
After the race in the race village, there was water, oranges, bananas and even Domino's Pizza! The race ended promptly at 10:30 am with a $1000 drawing in which every runner was entered however you had to be present to win!
I loved this race and the Race 13.1 has numerous other races that I'm thinking about adding to my race schedule. I love the medal with the fish which is so appropriate for Wilmington! I also like that we received a virtual medal to share.
I would run this race again, maybe 2017! Have you run any of the Race 13.1 races? What do you think of this fairly new race series? Til next time and remember, my journey continues...If you can dream it, you can do it as Walt Disney said!
|Finisher, can't wait to use my Shower Pill!|
|Race 13.1 Wilmington Race Finisher|
|Race 13.1 Wilmington Finisher|
|Loving my Hidden Comfort Balegas with my medal|
|Virtual Race Medal|