Tar Heel 10 Miler 2016
I haven't really had a reason to visit Chapel Hill until now so it was a nice experience. There was a bit of a bottleneck traffic jam heading into the city -which you can expect with any big race - but once I got past that, it was easy to find parking and a quick 10 minute walk to the start finish zone.
|The Organizer for the Race|
|Toe the Line|
|That was a fast three miles|
She says "No, I have enough of those," and adds that maybe some kid will come along and enjoy it or something like that. I was shocked after the 4 miler -- a runner lefter her medal on a trash can
I'm all for people doing whatever they want with their medals, but this seemed extreme. Some people hang them in their living rooms, others hang them in a closet while others put them away in a box. There are actually charities that will take earned medals and extra medals from races and give them to children who will never be able to run marathon. It helps give sick children encouragement to be strong.
So, my first location was along Franklin street. It's a pretty good location because the runners will pass you twice. Once at about one mile.. then again after hitting three miles. Everyone seemed really happy and excited about the race in this section. Plenty of smiles. I got so carried away here that I almost forgot about the second location on Cameron Avenue. That was just a short walk away... and near mile 5. I set up right in front of the Old Well... It's an iconic location that is depicted on many of UNC Chapel Hill's campus imagery. In fact, there were some students taking their senior pictures at the well.
My last shooting location was just before the finish line. (The course is laid out nicely. It's perfect for spectators to cheer on runners two and three times. along the course.)
Great course, Great race. Nice City.