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This week’s word is: Hullabaloo
For the most part, I do NOT like big, noisy, crowded races. You won’t see me at a Color Run, a Tough Mudder, a Warrior Dash, an Inflatable Race or other such races.
I know that they are fun but for me, if I am spending money on a race, I want to actually be able to “race.”
I have never run a Disney race or the likes of the Chicago, Boston or NYC marathons. I have run a few crowded races however 10,000 runners is probably the largest for me. In addition to all the Hullabaloo, there is so much excitement in the air and it is very addicting.
The RNR Brooklyn Half (pic on the left below) was not well organized (so not so much fun) but the Dash to the Finish was. Guess which one, I repeated?
My favorite races have been smaller ones (under 1500 runners). A more personal feel, easier to access, more of chance for an AG award, etc. Less Hullabaloo!!!
I recommend that everyone experience a BIG, crowded, noisy race. Then make your own decision.
Remember I suffer from FOMO so you may see me registering for a race…big or small… calm or with Hullabaloo…
Happy Running! What kind of races do you prefer? Small ones or ones with “hullabaloo”?