It was a perfect fall morning - crisp air and a whopping 50-something degrees. Groups of people corralled in groups drinking coffee, bundled in their pristine running attire. Most people were meeting with old friends and meeting new friends - chatting about where they are from, if they ran the race before, and just holding general conversations.
The lines started forming for the temporary restrooms. There were 3 stalls for 286 runners and the line continued to grow and grow. Little did we know that the race would start in that direction and now was the time to go, if you know what I mean.
Everyone lined up and continued to practice their warm-up routine while the national anthem played. And then, we were off. We all followed this nice gentleman below through the streets of Burkittsville, up historic Spook Hill, through Boordy Winery Vineyard, historic Union Cemetery, Guyton's Farm, and Distillery Lane Ciderworks' Orchard.
must-do race in October/November across the U.S. The race was also featured on RunnersWorld.com this year for 10 Great Halloween Runs. Being that A and I move around frequently, we are always excited to try unique races. We must agree, this is a must-do race if you can make it to the area.
I didn't do too much cross training, but I wasn't really trying to run the race for time. I really wanted to enjoy the scenery and experience with A.
A ran by my side the entire 4 miles. We finished 114 and 115 out of 286 with a time of A - 39:58 and Myself - 39:59. That put us at about a 10 min/mile pace and I'd say that's not bad.
Spook Hill Cider and Wine 4 Mile Race offered a variety of refreshments after the race - water, fresh cider, bagels, and bananas. I enjoyed my share before walking down the street to Distillery Lane Ciderworks to pick up some cider and wine.
What is the most unique race you participated in?
Have you ever traveled to Frederick County, Maryland?
What is your favorite post race refreshment?