Ran my first scoogie event on thanksgiving and it was one of the most organized events I have been to. Everything from registration to the day of event was well organized, relaxed and "friendly". Also- post race refreshments and atmosphere were awesome!
One thing that will keep me coming back is being able to run with my stroller! It is hard to find events stroller (and dog) friendly and would absolutely sign up for a race given that I can run with my "running buddies".
Maybe consider medals for the runners or some sort of finish line memorabilia.
Can't wait for the 2017 calendar of events!!!
My husband and I love you events for a variety of reasons- they are well run and staffed, some start in the afternoon on Saturdays (a HUGH draw as we aren't morning people and are active in church on Sunday mornings), and they are really supportive fun events. As a back of the back runner (i think last shamrock run i was third from the last to finish) I never feel like the party is over when cross the finish line. Also love that you alway have a photographer- this is also a huge bonus.
One big suggestion would to offer shirts in a women's size/cut- your shirts are great but even small's in a men is way too big sometimes.
Thanks for caring enough to ask for input! Looking forward to that 2017 schedule! Thanks or putting together great events!
I honestly don't have much to say in regards to improvements, so I'll stick with praises! I will say I'm a seasoned runner and run a lot of races.
I've run the Halloween race several times and must say that I'm impressed by the clear directions, The reminders for the slower runners line up towards the back (pet peeve when they start in the front! !😝), the volunteers on the course yelling for you like you're the fastest runner they've ever seen, and the prizes are off the charts! I enjoy that even if you're not the fastest runner and don't get an award, you might win a raffle (ps, love the Life is Good store!)
I made a mental note last Fall to also bring my niece to one of your events for the kids fun run. I was really impressed with how encouraging the race director was with the kids and explained how it's not always about winning. To try your best. In other races, it's just line the kids up and go. I do like having the chance to to see the kids race before my race because I'm too tired afterwards to pay attention. I loved having the chance to cheer them on and get rid of my pre race nerves!
Your races are always a friendly atmosphere!
See you in 2017!
....and, I'm sorry I didn't have any improvements to provide. That's a good thing, right? 😜
My 13-year-old daughter loves your events, and I have enjoyed participating in them with her (as a non-runner). The atmosphere is always festive, and she especially likes visiting the various vendors prior the races.
We've had fun at the pumpkin run and the spring run at Joseph Ambler Inn. Other runs have conflicted with various other commitments. Our one suggestion is to keep long-sleeved shirts for participants for the pumpkin run!
Keep up the great work--runs are well organized, fun, and festive!
A & N C
We are so glad you have set race dates. My family and I are excited. Last year was the first year we participated in your events, did 3 of them, and I was impressed with how smoothly they were run! If I remember correctly from the Shamrock run last year, the kids ran after the adults started. However, I would love to see the kids run first so I could watch him before I run. Is it possible to have the kids run first so the parents that are running in the other races can watch them?
Thanks again for organizing these races.. it's great for our community!
I love your events, all season. We usually have a good group that run together. They are local, have good events during and after, and easy to get to.
Our thing is medals! We love medals! I'd rather have a medal than a shirt. Maybe start giving medals out after races.
Otherwise keep up the good work!
Happy New Year! I hope the new year treats you and your family incredibly well.
Thank you VERY MUCH for investing so much time, effort, and creativity into the races. I enjoy them immensely. The races are family friendly, and there is something for everyone - regardless of their skill/talent level. Your enthusiasm is contagious, and it is a delight to see so many people finish races - accomplishing the most important goal.
I am a very late bloomer. While I ran track in high school, I never won a race; I never came in second, and only once did I come in third. I think I ran six of your races in 2016 (and two in 2015) and was able to place in the top three for my age group fairly regularly. This has done wonders for my self confidence - not just in terms of running but in life in general. THANK YOU.
I sing your praises on a regular basis. Please keep up the fantastic work.
Many, many thanks,
Emails from runners from The First Annual Shake Your Shamrock Event on March 15th 2014
Hi Michael and Marci,
My neighbors and I had such a fun afternoon participating in the 5k yesterday!!
Not only did we enjoy ourselves during and after the race, but knowing the proceeds help children made the event even more meaningful!
Thanks for organizing and we all can't wait to do it again next year! I may even run the whole 5k next time:)!
I recently participated in the Shake Your Shamrock 8k event. I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the race and the atmosphere that went along with it. The sponsors and entertainment that were around pre- and post-race were all great! The wide variety of vendors and post-race fun made the race day experience so much more enjoyable. I couldn't believe it was the event's first year! I definitely look forward to making this an annual race on my calendar. Thank you for your hard work to make this an outstanding day of running.
Thank-You for such a good runs and good time last Saturday!
Thank you so much.
My son and I ran the race yesterday and had a great time! Thank you so much for organizing such a fun event for a great cause. You always make these events fun for all and we appreciate it.
Thank you so much!
Michael: Thanks for sponsoring this great 5k. As a Horsham resident, runner and township councilman, I love to see these types of events in Horsham. The turnout was amazing.
Thanks again for putting together such a memorable event.
We had a great time at the race and will definitely do it again next year!
We had a great time on Saturday!
Thanks for coordinating a great race on Saturday. We had a blast, even my 5 year old!
Hey Scoogie, this is Walt. Thank you very much, by the way the race was great and very well run! We'll definitely be back next year!
GREAT FIRST RACE!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this race so thank you for sponsoring and hosting it. The day turned out beautiful.
Thanks again for hosting this race, it was great!
Thanks for all of your efforts on Saturday, what a beautiful day for it! I'll look forward to your 2nd annual Shammrock race in 2015 and hopefully bring some others with me :)
THANK YOU to all that helped coordinate the 1st annual Shake your Shamrock race and also to all of the volunteers. It was a really great event, and one that I would like to make part of my annual spring race season :)
THANKS AGAIN for a great day!
I really enjoyed the 8k! (And the beer after). It was a great race! There aren't too many 8k's, so I drove a half hour to attend this one and brought two friends...
Thank you for your efforts in making the race last Saturday an enjoyable experience. Your team did an excellent job putting together this event -- it was very well organized from the sign in process through the awards ceremony.
Hi there Michael,
The event was great!! Thank you for organizing such a nice day :)
Thank you for a great race. It was a lot of fun.
Thanks for a great race Saturday…it was a lot of FUN! Congratulations on you a successful, inaugural event.
The run was well organized and what a great day. This was our first 5K so we were very excited. Last few years we've walked the 1 mile Octoberst.
Nice race today. It is rare for a sell out like you had. Congratulations.
The course was beautiful and somewhat challenging which is always good.
Hi Michael. Thanks for putting the run together. We enjoyed it so much we
ran past the 5k to the 8k.
Great race this afternoon! I really enjoyed myself and have already made a note to do this next year!
My name is Ryan, my son Jack Anderson and I ran the race Saturday…..A lot of fun. We were at the Tapping the Pumpkin race also. Good times. If you are look for sponsors for the future, my company could be involved.
Good Morning Michael,
Great race! I liked the challenge of the run, a little more hilly than what I had expected.. But that's a good thing! Looking to the run next year.