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Post Race Party (Read 399 times)

Julia1971


    I'm thinking of hosting a party after the marathon I'm running in March for my friends who are also running it.  But, I'm having trouble figuring out what time I should have it.  I've been polling people and am getting mixed opinions.  One said she'd be more likely to go if it's right after the race.  They're already out and once they go home, they're going to crash and not want to go back out.  Another said she's more likely to go if it's later in the afternoon.  That she would want to meet up with her family and then go home and shower before socializing.  The other complicating factor with having it soon after is that most of my friends are actually running the half.  So, they'd have to hang around after anyway.  Thoughts?

    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb


    Hill Slug

      I voted to not have the party because I tend to get really sick/weak after races.  (Not that you invited me, LOL)  I'm not sure if this is common.

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        Could you provide shower/clean-up facilities?  I'd find that a strong draw.

        “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

          Race in the morning.

          Go home/hotel/shower/nap.

          Party in the afternoon or early evening.

          DoppleBock


            Depends on the race

             

            There should be a chance to party right after ... beer is a great recovery drink.  I think of Grandmas:  Beer available immediately after and throught the morning and early afternoon. Later they have entertainment under the big tents + more beer.

             

            But most, I am looking for a few beers immediately after.

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              For races that run into the afternoon like ultras, right after the race works.  Otherwise, if you host it several hours after the race, there are usually folks that don't want/can't to hang around that long.  That said, 50% of them probably wouldn't hang around even if you held it right after the race...

              MonkeyBunny


                What about a pre race pasta party at your house?

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                FatSweatyBullDog


                  Race in the morning.

                  Go home/hotel/shower/nap.

                  Party in the afternoon or early evening.

                   

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                    I voted to not have the party because I tend to get really sick/weak after races.  (Not that you invited me, LOL)  I'm not sure if this is common.

                     

                    I think I just heard Julia invite all 4000 of her RA friends to her party. Smile

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                    sugnim

                      To me, it would depend upon what the party will be like.  An informal, outdoor gathering with a barbecue or pizza would be better in the afternoon.  An indoor gathering with drinks and hors'dovers (I have no idea how to spell that) or a meal would be better in the evening.  Another option would be to have it the day or the weekend after the race.

                      Julia1971


                         

                        I think I just heard Julia invite all 4000 of her RA friends to her party. Smile

                         

                         

                        Great. Now I have to hire bouncers. Smile

                        The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

                          Where and when is this party? Do I have to run a marathon first? (That may or may not be a deal killer.)

                          Runners run.

                            Maybe it's just indicative of my friends and I, but I would start the party immediately--and it would continue late enough that people wanting to shower/nap/eat first would be able and encouraged to come anyway.

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                            Julia1971


                              Where and when is this party? Do I have to run a marathon first? (That may or may not be a deal killer.)

                               

                               

                              RnR USA. Yes, you would have to run it. If not, a guy ironically nicknamed Tiny will be given your picture. (This applies to you, too, LedLincoln). Smile

                              The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

                                 

                                 

                                RnR USA. Yes, you would have to run it. If not, a guy ironically nicknamed Tiny will be given your picture. (This applies to you, too, LedLincoln). Smile

                                 

                                I knew that guy ironically named Tiny.  I looked up to him.

                                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

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