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Favorite Small-Medium 5k and 10k Races in US (Read 74 times)


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    Two folks on my curling team are New Brunswick natives and went home for long-delayed family visits as soon as cross-border was allowed in early November. They reported going into NB took careful planning, testing results and having correct entries in various apps...Not so much coming back into Calais.

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      Leaning heavily on the small side, I'm very partial to the Freeze for Food in Madison, WI - https://www.rpcvmadison.org/cpages/freeze-for-food

       

      It's limited to 300 people between 5k and 10k, but they don't start at the same time; it's possible to do both! The 5K isn't amazing in my opinion, since the course awkwardly doubles back on itself, but the 10K is great! It's a full lap of the UW Arboretum and it's gorgeous to run through.

       

      It is Madison in March, so it's been super icy a few times. But hey, it's also been like 40 and sunny!

       

      I like that they have a weather report for past years. It seems well named. 27 times below freezing in 40 years. 1985 sounds like it was fun... -9⁰F; sunny; no snow; NW winds 21mph. 2008 not much better... 0°F; 20 mph wind, icy, frigid cold.

       

       

       

       

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        I like that they have a weather report for past years. It seems well named. 27 times below freezing in 40 years. 1985 sounds like it was fun... -9⁰F; sunny; no snow; NW winds 21mph. 2008 not much better... 0°F; 20 mph wind, icy, frigid cold.

         

        Oh yeah - I've had very good luck with running it 2018 and 2019, but we've also had some nasty days in early March. It is fun to go back and look at those - that 50 degree day in 2002 would have been wild!

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