With the completion of the Nashville Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon this weekend, there is now a new addition to the 2014 Medal Rack.
From Left to Right
Walt Disney World Half Marathon
Walt Disney World Goofy Race and a Half Challenge
Walt Disney Marathon
Mercedes Benz Half Marathon, Birmingham, AL
Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon, Nashville, TN
||Half Marathon State # 06
Half Marathon #13
One word…. Hills…. Hills…. Hills….. Sorry I stuttered there a little, but for this Charleston SC guy those hills were brutal. I will discuss this further below in the recap.
On April 26, 2014, I ran the Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee. Let me start by saying that in my 30 races, 13 half marathons, this was the most organized event in which I have ever participated in. Yes, I think they even out-shined the RunDisney events! From communications to expo, traffic to corrals, start to finish on the race, it was the best race I have ever been a part of! This was the 15th anniversary of this race. This was my first Rock ‘n Roll series event, and I plan to do far more in the future based on their showing here in Nashville. In fact, I will be doing the Savannah Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in November. Sign up and join me, you will not be disappointed.
Here is a link to the Expo Recap from yesterday.
This past Saturday, April 26th, I ran the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville, TN. I found that my race recap for tomorrow was getting too large, so I decided to break the race expo out into a separate recap. We traveled to Nashville on Friday, April 25th, and arrived to the race expo about 1:15 PM CST. The race expo was held in the center of Nashville at the Music City Center, which is next to both the Bridgestone Arena (where the NHL Nashville Predators play) and the Country Music Hall of Fame. We also pass through this area on race day as a part of the course.
One thing to note if you are driving to the expo. There are several different lots & garages available for parking nearby for the Music City Center. However, they are all very crowded, and require payment. There really is no free option. We paid $10 to par, and we were about two blocks away.
It’s race week! We traveled to Nashville this week to run the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon.
Monday (4/21): I ran 4 miles at lunch around downtown Charleston with Sherman at lunch.
Tuesday (4/22): No workout
Wednesday (4/23): No workout
Thursday (4/24): No workout
Friday (4/25): No workout, traveled to Nashville
Saturday (4/26): I ran in the Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Nashville, TN. The recaps of the weekend will come early this upcoming week.
2014 Yearly Running Goal: 900 Miles
Weekly Mileage: 17.52 Miles
Remaining to Goal: 648.60 Miles
This weekend, with the running of the Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Nashville, TN, I have updated my 50 By 50 Challenge. This now completes my 6th state in trying to complete a half marathon in all 50 states before I turn 50 years of age. This was my 13th half marathon I have now completed. The race recap will come early next week.
I now have about four months until my next half marathon, which will be for the state of California, with Disneyland Half Marathon on August 31, 2014.
After completing the Nashville Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon today, I have updated my race medals page for Tennessee. Stay tuned for the race recap to come early next week.
Well yesterday registration opened to the general public for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Just like most RunDisney race registrations, they were swooped up really quickly. As of this morning almost everything is already sold out. The only thing that remains is the Marathon at 50% capacity and the Goofy Challenge.
RunDisney tweeted last night that there is still space available for the Goofy Challenge, but did not state a percentage, and it is not on the race’s page on RunDisney’s website.
Good luck if you still want to get in, looks like you will be doing 26.2 miles or 39.3 miles!
Monday (4/14): I ran 4 miles at lunch around downtown Charleston with a new running partner, Sherman, that works IT as well at MUSC. He is faster than me, and helped pushed me.
Tuesday (4/15): No workout
Wednesday (4/16): Ran 4.25 miles with my morning running group
Thursday (4/17): No workout
Friday (4/18): No workout
Saturday (4/19): Last long run before the Nashville Half Marathon next Saturday. I was sent to the treadmill since we have had a 24 hour downpour here in the area. I did 6 miles.
2014 Yearly Running Goal: 900 Miles
Weekly Mileage: 14.25 Miles
Remaining to Goal: 666.11 Miles
On Tuesday, April 22nd, RunDisney registration will open for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. It is an anniversary year for the Goofy Challenge, and a special medal will be presented. It’s medal was revealed earlier in the week.
Registration typically opens at Noon EST on the day registration opens.
Here are all the events you can register for:
- Dopey Challenge
- Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge
- Half Marathon
- Walt Disney World 10K
- Family Fun Run 5K
- Family Reunion Breakfast
- ChEAR Squad
- Race Retreat
- Pasta in the Park Party
- runDisney Kids Races
If you are Disney Vacation Club or Annual Passholder you should go to the respective member site and do early registration to make sure you get in.
Good luck if you are planning to register. I am taking 2015 Marathon Weekend off, to do another state in my 50 By 50 Challenge.
Here is the course route on video for the Nashville Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon.