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QUONSET POINT95 CRIPE ST NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI 02857
DATES OF EVENTS
1- QUONSET HALF- 4/12/2015
2- CASTLE HALF- 6/7/2015
3- SEEKONK HALF- 11-1-2015
A RUNNERS VIEW OF THE CASTLE AWARDS SEEKONK HALF MARATHONS
QUONSET POINT IS FLAT AND FAST.
The course was a lovely, rural and suburban course. It began running through what I imagine is downtown Seekonk, if there is such a thing. There were a number of homes and subdivisions. Then, the race turned into a wooded, rural, residential area and the course wound past a lovely subdivision with huge, stately homes. Next, the race course headed out into the country. We ran along rural roads, past cow pastures, fields, and great New England scenery. The roads were not closed to traffic, but drivers were kind, waving and honking. Drivers seemed to be driving safely and obeying the speed limit. There were uniformed police officers with cruisers at ever turn and volunteers with flags on each corner. The course was extremely well marked. Gary had spray painted markings on the road and large black and white signs on telephone poles. The uniformed officers marked every major intersection and turn. It would have been very difficult to get lost. I was very impressed with the course and the clarity of the course markings. I was also pleased to see so many police officers and felt comforted by the police presence. I have run many much larger races and not had such a strong police presence. It was wonderful.
The course was relatively flat, with just a few small hills. It was what I generally refer to as “New England flat” (though the elevation chart doesn’t look like it – there wasn’t much elevation change so the little changes look large) with a nice downhill finish.
Water stations were well marked, and just where Gary said they would be. Each water stop was staffed with a few friendly volunteers.
At the finish line, Gary himself greeted each runner. He was cheering and friendly. There were snacks – oranges, bananas, and an amazing tray of sweets from a local bakery. Finish line amenities also included complimentary massage.
there were perks that I often don’t even see at much larger races. Every finisher got a medal, a t-shirt, wonderful food, and free massage. The traffic was well controlled and the local police had a strong presence. The course was well marked, scenic, and fun to run
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