Some questions that came to mind the days leading up to race day included but were not limited to the following:
Where would we park?
How would we get to the starting line?
How would we be timed?
What would it be like to finish and not be able to wait at the finish line for my mom and sister?
How would we meet up?
I was really worried about how the race would go because the logistics of it all made me nervous. There was no need to worry. The Divas Marathon Series staff had the logistics under control. The race was fantastic. The excitement, music, dj, friendliness of runners and volunteers made this race an outstanding experience.
Race Packet Pick Up
We checked in and picked up our race packets on Friday afternoon. Check in was located at a local community center and was well organized. We picked up our bags, shirts, bibs, etc. and headed out relatively quickly. The pretty pink tech shirts were very small but the Divas staff had this taken care of by the end of the race. They asked participants to email them with information and a new shirt would be sent out as the size discrepancy was a manufacturer error.
|The finish line before the race began|
|Many runners were dressed up and showing support for Boston|
On race day we woke up early and drove to one of the designated race parking lots. There were shuttles waiting for us and we got on the bus and drove to the race location. I was the most nervous about the parking. I was afraid that we would not be able to get a shuttle in a timely manner but I was wrong. There were many shuttles and we got to the race location in 5 minutes.
|The cutest little spectator|
The half marathon began at 7:00am and we were able to cheer for them before we started. The 5k began at 7:20am and was just as exciting as the beginning of the half marathon. The crowds of people cheering along the entire course was so motivating and exciting.
|My sister, Allison and I post race.|
|Showing off my bling!|
|Allison meeting up with me after she crossed the finish line.|
Boy, were we excited!
|Allison, mom, and I after we all finished the race.|
I would recommend the DIVAS Marathon series. In fact, my mom, Allison, and I are hoping to return to Myrtle Beach for this race next year because we enjoyed it so much.