This is part of a series about my quest to run a half marathon in all 50 states. 

Evansville, Indiana is a place many people have never even heard of or at least that's my impression of it.  It is the third largest city in Indiana and the largest city in Southern Indiana.  The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is a street fair held in the area west of downtown Evansville. It is held on the first full week of October and draws nearly 150,000 people.  That, in a nutshell is why I chose this race (pun intended).  I had no idea I would enjoy the race as much as I did.  We also had a fun time in Evansville before and after the race.

Here's what I wrote about the race in my race log:

"Outstanding and FUN! course, with downhill start, running along Ohio River for portion, and ran the bases of a baseball field.  Outstanding volunteer stations.  Best finish time to date:  1:56:16."

The weather was good and the volunteers along the course looked like they actually wanted to be there.  The vibe along the course was very fun and uplifting.  If you're looking for a fun, fast half marathon, I recommend this one.

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Published by Donna Stefanick