One of my favorite races of the year is the Tar Heel 10 Miler. It’s just down the road from my house, so it gives me an excuse to train nearby which I love. We always get a decent sized group of RunBuds to sign up — this year it was close to 48. It’s a challenge because the course is hilly throughout with a special wallop of a hill towards the end. I am already looking forward to it in 2015.
The race director has also been super supportive of the holiday and summer activity streak I host on facebook. This year my favorite part of the swag was the ribbon design by Elaine O’Neil — she made a GORGEOUS tapestry highlighting the race course sites and they used the design to make the ribbon to hold the medal. It’s little touches like that which make this local race a favorite of mine.