What to Expect at Your First Race

You signed up for your first running event, got fitted for new running shoes, picked a training plan, and endured weeks and maybe months of laying the groundwork for running your first race. The big moment is almost here and you're half excited, half anxious about what might happen on race day. Read on for advice, encouragement and a realistic view of what to expect when you run your first race.

All race photographs by Peter Mooney.

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