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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Brain Exchange - Unconventional Races

This Weeks Question Sponsored by Jill at Finishing is Winning:

Have you ever participated in any unconventional races? If so, tell us about them. If not, is it something you would consider and if so which one(s)?

Just this weekend I participated in McNellie's Pub Run which included a Guinness Challenge.  This was a slightly unconventional race in that is was very social and most participants were not super concerned with their time performance! It was a really fun race and was more like a roaming street party.

A while back when I lived in the DC area, I had the chance to participate in some other unconventional races.  One of the most interesting was called a Prediction Run.  The run varied in distance each year between 3-5 miles and you were not allowed to wear a watch.  At race registration, you could review the map of the course and then you had to predict your finishing time.  The winner was the person who ran most close to their prediction time.  Kind of a neat thing and a way to even out the playing field for the non-fast runners!  They also offered a standard 5K race so you could choose which to race to run. 

That's it for the most unconventional races.  Of course, I've also raced non-traditional distances which is fun for the automatic PR factor!

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