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Brickhouse Half has a lot to like — especially at the finish line

WLEX-TV sports reporter Keith Farmer and myself finished the IronHorse Half-Marathon in Midway 2 weeks ago. Sunday I try the Brickhouse Half in Stanford.

WLEX-TV sports reporter Keith Farmer and myself finished the IronHorse Half-Marathon in Midway 2 weeks ago. Sunday I try the Brickhouse Half in Stanford.

By LARRY VAUGHT

The Brickhouse Betweenathon (19.65 miles), half-marathon (13.1 miles) and 10K (6.1  miles) will be Sunday starting at 8 a.m. at the William Whitley House just outside Stanford.

Runners from 13 states are expected as there is no other betweenathon in the United States at this time. You can still register at http://www.runbrickhouse.com/ or get more information there.

Angela and Jason Todd, both avid runners, do a great job with this event. Here’s some information Jason sent out today:

“We are asking that you arrive early on race day to make sure everyone has time to park and get ready for the start of the race. We are having you park in the field in front of the house and across from Sportsman’s Hill where horse racing turned around.  We ask that when you leave after the race that you leave the parking lot and turn right, away from the William Whitley House.  Runners will be entering the finish line on your left and we want to keep traffic away from the runners.  You will go to the end of the road and make a left, come to a stop sign and make a left and at the next stop sign you will be back out on Hwy 150.  We will have plenty of volunteers to answer questions on how to get you back to where you’re going.  We will have written directions available at packet pick up so you’ll have them after the race.

“On the course at the water stops every two miles we will have water and fruit punch Powerade.  There will be chocolate and smarties at all the water stops.  For the Half Marathon and Betweenathon we’ll add gummy bears and Glukos Energy gels.  Every water stop will have fist aid (band aids, bio freeze, ibuprofen, ice, etc.) and  port-a-johns as will the finish line.  Also at the finish line will be TruMoo chocolate milk, Subway sandwiches, and Zaxby’s chicken strips, Powerade, bananas and water. The Lincoln County High School Family and Consumer Sciences Culinary students have made sugar cookies and other goodies for you at the finish line as well.

The William Whitley House is having a Haunted Ghost Trail on Saturday evening for anyone in the area that evening.  The house will also be open for tours on race day, admission is $4.  It’s a very interesting place, you may find out fun facts like the bricks used to build the house actually have spirits in them, as in alcohol.  You can also walk across the street and walk around Sportsman’s Hill, the place where horse racing was turned around.”

Heck, I could just go to the finish line and eat rather than run and gummy bears at the water stop stations will be gold for me.

Once again, when I finish I will join Community Bank Sunday  Morning Sports on WLAP (630 AM) with Mark Buerger, Anthony White and Curtis Burch. Who knows? If someone at a water station has a telephone, I may even call in during the scenic (that means hilly in code) run.

 

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