Why Run the Aetna Park to Park 10 Miler?
Thanks again for a beautiful race course this morning, and for your exceptional race organization and management...(Not to mention the terrific tee shirts, gear bags. The Park to Park will be on my race schedule every year...Guaranteed!
Put your feet up now, Kids...........You pulled off a beauty again this year!
Kudos to you and thank you for putting on such a wonderful event. The course was spectacular, volunteers friendly, plenty of water, and an overall great experience. Thank you for a great start to my Labor Day!
That was a great race you put on. The organization was great and it went so smoothly. Some common things to gripe about in a race is when there aren't enough port-a-pots at the start and the food runs out at the finish for slower runners. Well you did awesome on both counts! The port-a-pot lines were pretty quick at the start and there was still plenty of food at the finish. Give yourselves a big pat on the back!!
There is one other thing you do at this race that I like... calling out the split times at the mile markers. Maybe I don't pay that much attention anymore, but it seems like years and years ago, a lot of the races would have people calling out split times at the mile markers - but you hardly see it anymore (at least I can't think of that many that still do that). I think that is a nice touch.
Again, great job on the race!
Thank you for putting on a GREAT race!! The day was just perfect and I really loved the course for this run. I wanted to especially thank you for having the mile splits monitored with volunteers calling out the times. Just before the race started, my Garmin died and as you can imagine, I started to get anxious and stressed about that!! This was only my second 10 mile race and I thought I had a plan for myself until I was faced without knowing times or distances. The water stations every 2.5 miles (as promised!) were also a big help while I ran my race "blind" to my pacing efforts. Your volunteers made a world of difference for me!
I know you had nothing to do with the weather, but what a perfect morning for a race! Thanks for putting together such a fantastic race. I hope I will be able to run the Park to Park again in 2009.
That was one of the most beautiful runs I have ever done! You and your team did a great job of organizing, and making the day great for all who participated!!
Great race, loved it! It was a "racer's race." The race organizers did all the little things that make it enjoyable for the runners, including plenty of potties, very well marked Mile indicators, fun volunteers, super course and a great food assortment at the finish. I will certainly be back next year.
The 1st annual Aetna Park to Park 10 miler was a great success from our point of view! We were impressed with every aspect of the run. The organization was great, the aid stations were efficient, the start and finish were each in a convenient location (easy to find, lots of parking) the shuttle return to the start went well. The post run party was outstanding. We seldom find a finish in such a perfect venue! Thanks for the terrific event. We were completely satisfied. We will try to make this an annual event for ourselves as well.
I just wanted to give you some feedback on the race. It was GREAT! I loved the course and we had a beautiful day! Although I did not break the tape, I will definitely run this again. I hope this is an annual event, as I will look forward to it.
I just had to comment on how exceptionally well this race went; and especially for it being an inaugural event! Props to you! I'm a runner, triathlete, duathlete...all around athlete!...and I compete in all types of events on a monthly basis (sometimes even 3-4 events per month!) so trust me, if I'm telling you guys you did great, then you guys did GREAT!
There is absolutely nothing negative that I have to comment about. I'm just so incredibly pleased that I had to give a shout out to you for an incredible job. You can bet I'll be there next year for this event! Oh, I cannot believe the FABULOUS finisher's medal you gave out?! You guys completely ROCK! What other events are you organizing...cause I want to be there for them!
All the best in organizing your future events!
I am hoping we are getting this to the right e-mail. This letter is meant for you and equally important for all the sponsors of today's race. In one word : Awesome. Does that date us?
We loved and appreciated this race.
We loved this race because it honored the park system, which was we think an ancillary benefit. The race was appropriately and primarily run for a wonderful cause, which in itself deserves as much public and financial support as possible.
This said, thank you to you and the major sponsors, and all the wonderful smaller sponsors. No great surprise that the inaugural running was impeccable, considering Alan and Maureen's talent in this area. The Aetna support at the aid stations was simply excellent; those volunteers are to be commended.
You know it was simply a lovely event, and without being too wordy, we want to make sure those that helped make it happen know they are appreciated. We are longtime Denver residents and longtime runners. I know we speak on behalf of the many participants as well as vast network of Colorado runners, that this event needs to be a keeper; please extend this compliment to every sponsor and volunteer that was involved. Thank You.