Saturday, July 30, 2011
New local half marathon on the books
So I was very sad that Hershey closed. I obsessively started looking for new Half Marys around the same time as the Hershey. Note to self, if you are looking for a Half in either October or November you need to sign up before July 30th for cheaper rates. Most are already 85-95 dollars! I can't see paying that much. So as I was stalking Half Marathons I did run into the Lewis and Clark Half in Idaho. I was thinking that if I approach it correctly I maybe could get school to pay for it as a "teaching field trip" or a conference to learn more about Lewis and Clark. And of course I would come back and talk to the fifth graders about Lewis and Clark and the geography of the area. See it does fit into the curriculum! Well I am not sure how that will work out so I continued to look for a different run "just in case". Well after two days of stalking websites I found a race that is right down the road from me. It benefits the school district that I work for and it is the exact same weekend of the Hershey run! Yes, I don't have to change the calendar at all! And the race was only $60! So I am now signed up for the Heritage Half Marathon in Gainesville, VA.