Great involvement, support, and motivation provided by Missoula Marathon organizers
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This race was switched to virtual this year due to COVID, but despite not being able to go run it there in person, I found it quite valuable to participate virtually as it gave me something to works towards for this time of the year which helped me stay motivated to keep up with my mileage and overall fitness.
The race organizers were always involved and interacting with participants on social, and also went above and beyond by including a special/custom runner's box with items from Missoula and Montana in it in addition to the regular swag that is typically provided by most races. They were also great in emailing out consistent and informative updates about the race.
I mapped out a 13.1 mile route here in Houston that started at Hermann Park and went through Rice University, University of Houston, and back, and had a great time running it with 3 friends from my running club as well as a couple of family members.
We took it easy and enjoyed the scenery, snapping pics of interesting spots along the way:
Glad to have been able to participate virtually, and looking forward to getting back to running it live in Montana in 2022. 🙏🏽💯🏃