This race is filled with beauty and challenges. While completing, you can’t help but think of those being honored throughout - at the start/finish line, at each mile, and around your neck (instead of a medal you can customize a dog tag). It’s a hometown race that welcomes all!
This was my first year running the Hillacious Half. I drove the course about an hour before the race start; oh boy!! Should have kept that as a surprise! Very, very hilly, but some nice "flat" sections to catch your breath and some downhills to make up for time.
I was inspired by the cause of running in support of veterans and there was a sense of comradery not felt in other races because of the small field of runners(101). There were plenty hydration stops along the way and a warm sandwich and beer waiting after the finish.
I’ve run this race 2/3 years it has been running and both years were wonderful! The course is challenging but not impossible and is BEAUTIFUL! It is very organized and they treat runners very well. I also love that the proceeds go toward Veterans and active military.