Great way to earn Nebraska (about: 2012)|
Suzy Goodwin from Fort Leonard Wood, MO (9/3/12)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Logan View Raider Run
I'm a 50 stater and this was a fantastic way to earn Nebraska. Easy access (Hooper is just outside Omaha, which is where I'd suggest staying), low key race day packet pick up, convienent parking, reasonable entry fee, friendly aid station volunteers, decent dri-fit shirt, nice medal, chocolate milk (!!) at the finish. What's not to love?!
This is a small race, so the course can get lonely. You're basically in the middle of cornfields for the entire race; we were so far in the country, my Garmin gave out at about mile 12. I was glad I packed headphones, which I normally don't use.
The gravel wasn't 'chunky', more dirt road-ish. I wore trail shoes (smart) but wish I'd have done gaiters too. The hills were challenging, as promised, so don't expect a PR...but they aren't intense enough to keep anyone from doing this race. Go for it!