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September 29, 2010

Half-marathon moving

The 2011 Maryland Half-Marathon will be held in Howard County after previous being held in Timonium.

I'm about equidistant from both places, so it won't really affect me much, but I imagine that some of my old Anne Arundel buddies might be more tempted to try it this spring, which makes it a bit more likely that I'll be attempting it.

What about you? Does this make the trip easier, or did you prefer the old location?

Posted by Patrick Maynard at 9:57 AM | | Comments (1)


It's at least 30 miles farther for me, but I travel to Howard Co. for races all the time so, schedule permitting, I'll probably still do it. I just hope they have a packet pick-up during the week, and not just on Saturday morning, so I can pick mine up on my way home from my job in Northern Virginia.

Thanks for the comment, Cara. I agree that it's usually better if tasks can be integrated into a commute. I'll have a post in November about my planned packet pickup excursion to Philadelphia.

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