Rock’n’Roll 5K Raleigh 2016 Race Report

I realized I haven’t run a 5K in a while, and the Rock’n’Roll remix bling was incentive enough, since I’m already running the half marathon tomorrow. Packet Pickup As always, packet pickup was at the Rock’n’Roll Health & Fitness Expo held at the Raleigh Convention Center. I’ve participated in enough Rock’n’Roll events that I’m familiar with […]

St Paddy’s 8K and Kilt Run Race Report

A race in the home town. It’s been a while. Roughly 2,000 participants gathered for the St Paddy’s 8K. The New Trend The new trend among races is to hand out incentivizing, partial medals. And the Run Green 8K organized St Paddy’s 8K is no different. The two races in the series consist of the St. […]

Rock’n’Roll Marathon Series DC 2016 Race Report

Arrival Generally I make it a habit to pick up the race packet first, but DC is one of the cities where it makes sense to first get situated and the car stowed. So the first stop after arriving in the city was to check in at The Donovan. Centrally located right by 14th and […]

BAM Race Series Oak Island 2016 Race Report

The Big Ass Medal Race Series by Coastal Race Productions is something I’ve had my sights set on since finding out about the event at the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon race packet pickup. Packet Pickup The no-frills race packet pickup was at the Oak Island Park & Recreation Center, and barely worth mentioning. No marketing gimmicks, […]

Little River Trail Run Race Report

Despite trail running being one of my favorite things to do, I’ve never actually participated in an official race that consisted of a trail run — without stables, anyway. Packet Pickup Although packet pickup was available the day before at Fleet Feet in Carrboro, it was out of my way and I decided to show up […]

Rock’n’Roll Marathon Series Savannah 2015 Race Report

Packet Pickup at the Fitness Expo This was the farthest I’ve driven for an event, arriving at the Savannah International Trade Convention Center around 4pm. Just finding a parking spot took 30 minutes of slowly being directed to the parking lot, waiting in line, and ultimately, getting lucky. An officer, who was directing traffic, mentioned that over […]

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Race Report

Sometimes, you just have to be spontaneous. This race was an impromptu hail mary decision. I drove down the night before, straight to the Health & Fitness expo packet pickup location and signed up for the race. Somehow I felt good about it. Packet Pickup I wasn’t armed with cameras for this one. Just my phone, and it […]

The Big Legend Race High Stakes Sales Deal

We did it! Ridiculously low priced entry for a short time! We negotiated hard with our friends at Legend Race to bring you huge savings on the April 18 Legend Race High Stakes obstacle course race in Oxford, NC. An incredible 30% discount! This is good until February 4th! Simply use the code SWIFT30 during […]

The Ninja Challenge 2013

Similar to last year, The Ninja Challenge took place at Drake Landing, a hunting preserve just south of Fuquay-Varina, NC. EOCR was able to get a sneak peek and test run to provide feedback a week prior to the race, and it was a lot of fun. One of the differences between The Ninja Challenge […]

Rugged Maniac NC 2013

Rugged Maniac strikes a good balance between a fun and challenging course. We ran the course as part of the 1:30pm wave. GPS route: