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Sandi McCool Champions of Hope
October 21, 2023
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About The Sandi McCool Champions of Hope
If you’re looking for a half marathon with scenic views, friendly crowds, and challenging terrain, the Sandi McCool Champions of Hope Half Marathon in Dothan, Alabama is the perfect race. Taking place on October 21st 2023 this event has something to offer everyone.
The thirteen-mile route takes runners around some of Dothan’s most beautiful countryside. The course begins at historic Fort Rucker before weaving through small towns and across rolling hills. Runners will pass by pristine lakes and stunning foliage along their journey, providing plenty of time to take in some amazing vistas as they go.
October is an ideal month for running in the area due to its mild temperature and low humidity level; ideal conditions for those tackling their first half marathon! It can be quite hot during summer months so taking part during autumn provides respite from that heat whilst still offering great weather conditions conducive to running long distances.
Crowd wise there are always lots of local supporters cheering participants on throughout the course; family members, friends and even strangers who come out just to support all those running! There’s a real sense of camaraderie amongst competitors which adds an extra bit of fun too – it almost makes crossing that finish line seem like less work!
This particular event isn’t like any other though – it also serves as a memorial run honouring Sandi McCool who helped create many community initiatives throughout her lifetime including setting up a shelter for women affected by domestic violence which she ran until her death at age 100 in 2020. All proceeds from registration fees go towards these charities ensuring Sandi’s legacy lives on through this annual race each year – truly special stuff indeed!
Overall if you’re after an exciting yet meaningful half marathon experience then look no further than the Sandi McCool Champions of Hope Half Marathon held annually in Dothan Alabama each October – sign up now before its too late!