A new marathon and half marathon is coming to Reston, Virginia!
The Reston Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on March 24th, 2013.
Start: South Lakes High School, Reston VA
Marathon Start Time: 7:30 am
Half Marathon Start Time: 8:00 am
Race website: http://www.runnersmarathon.com/
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration opened this past Sunday and will remain open till the field is closed. There is no race day registration. If you register before 12/2/12 it’s $85 after that the price goes up to $95.
The split start time is FANTASTIC in my opinion. My only major complaint about small town marathons that offer both the half and the full option is that they typically start those races together. When you are pacing for a marathon it’s very hard to start out with half marathoners and can really mess with your pacing strategy no matter how good you are at it. It’s also hard mentally not knowing who your competition is in the full vs. those that are running the half and vice versa.
If you are looking for a flat race this is NOT it. Reston is filled with hills. While you may gain some time on the downhills you will loose more on the ups than you typically gain. Plan on running this race for an enjoyable experience and not for your personal best time. Reston, hills and all, happens to be one of my favorite places to run!
Have you run a race in Reston before? What did you think?
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