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My 2014 Helvetia Half Marathon

I had a great experience running in the Helvetia Half Marathon. From the packet pick-up to the post race festivities, it was put together very well. Packet pickup was at Dicks Sporting Goods and it was a breeze to get in and out. It was convenient, because I was able to get last minute items, while picking up my packet at the same time.

Race day was a great experience the atmosphere was amazing. There was activities set up for kids and music being played to pump up the runners/walkers. This is definitely a family event. The course itself was marked very well with signage. The volunteers along the course were not only there to help with water/aid stations. They were cheering for all the participants and it made it that much more enjoyable. The course is a little challenging with the hills along the way, so having the support of the volunteers was motivating.

The post race festival was outstanding! They had free massages for the race participants, stands set up with free samples, live music and how can you forget about the free Helvetia burger and free beer if you are of age. I will definitely be running this race in 2015 and for many years to come!

–Kurtis Owen, 2014 Helvetia Half Marathon participant

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