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Spring Memorial Half
May 27, 2023
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About The Spring Memorial Half
The Spring Memorial Half in Springfield, Virginia is a great way to kick off your running season. Held on the last Sunday of May each year, this event provides runners with a scenic 13.1-mile course that winds through historic neighborhoods and parkland. The half marathon starts near Lake Accotink in Fairfax County and follows a path along rolling hills before finishing at George Mason University’s Patriot Center.
Along the route, you’ll get to enjoy some beautiful scenery as well as catch glimpses of wildlife like deer, birds and other animals. Plus, you may even spot historical landmarks such as Fort Belvoir or Old Town Alexandria while out on the course!
In terms of weather conditions during this time of year in Springfield, it can range from sunny skies to mild showers but usually stays between 55°F (13°C) and 75°F (24°C). Be sure to dress accordingly so that you don’t overheat or become too cold during your run!
As for crowds cheering runners on throughout the race? You won’t be disappointed—the Spring Memorial Half always draws dedicated supporters who come out to encourage their friends and family members participating in the event. You might also see volunteers stationed around water stations or at intersections directing traffic safely away from competitors if need be!
The race also includes several special touches that make it unique including commemorative t-shirts for all participants after they cross the finish line; custom medals for those completing 10Ks or full marathons; live music playing throughout sections of the course; plus plenty of post-race snacks and refreshments waiting for everyone once they complete their journey!
Overall then, if you’re looking for an exciting challenge with lots of fun features included then this half marathon should definitely be on your radar! From its stunning vistas to its supportive atmosphere–Spring Memorial Half has something special waiting around every corner just begging you take part!