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Huckleberry Half (10k & 5k)
August 7 @ 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM PDT$53 – $56
What To Expect From The Huckleberry Half 2021
Well we did it. We have (seemingly) weathered the storm and we can once again get back to running together again! It truly puts a smile on my face. However, with all storms, once it’s over and you look out at the land, you can see some of its effects. In the big picture, our little run falls to the bottom of importance in terms of those effects, but they still happened and I want to be honest with you on how they will impact this 2021 run.
What you can still expect:
We will guide you on a beautiful and challenging course through part of the Pacific Northwest’s best looking areas with aid stations throughout. Upon finish, you’ll receive a finisher medal, a print off of your chip time, water, and fun music. Plus, some prizes for different demographics. You’ll still get a super comfy, fun, t-shirt and while you’re running a well designed bib. Before you start, we will still have toilets available and photos with our Bigfoot mascots, both before and after!
What will be different:
If you’re ever curious, I’m happy to explain all the details of putting on a race and which details make this 2021 a bit different, just email me. I like being an open book. But different restrictions through permits, government, etc. and financial ramifications from 2020 and 2021 make a few things different this year. These include; a less ‘full’ start/finish line area (companies/groups are a little less available these days), a couple less aid stations, the medal will most likely be a bit smaller and prizes a little less. For me, a race is all about ‘the feeling’ I experience and it starts right when I arrive. In 2021, that ‘feeling’ will be a little less because it’s created by people. 2021 will see less people and in turn a little less ‘feeling’.
So it’s going to be lame?
Oddly enough, my most fond running events that I have participated have been the smallest ones. Because of their small size, I to this day remember the face of the person cheering me on at the finish line. I remember the face of the course guide who I passed twice because it was a two lap course. I remember the gummy bears they had after the run (because gummy bears?!). And I remember the photo they sent me after the race, it was of me, smiling while running on the course. Of all the races I’ve run, it’s the only photo of me running while smiling (all the others are me focused and out of breath!).