Top Ten Reasons to Run the Level Renner 10K

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The Level Renner 10K (LVL10K) is slated to take place on August 17 at DW Field Park in Brockton, MA. We want you to be a part of it. In case you need some convincing, here are the top ten reasons to run our race:

The Lead Pack at Tower Hill. Photo by Scott Mason.

1. The Course Part I. DW Field Park is a beautiful and bucolic place. It’s a hidden gem. Many can’t believe this lush park in Brockton (and part of Avon). Bordering two different ponds and offering idyllic views, DW is the crown jewel of southeastern Massachusetts green spaces.

 2. The Course Part II. Runners may be going too fast to take in the breathtaking landscape of the park, so let’s review some other benefits of the course. One, it’s deceptively fast. Sure, Tower Hill exists but that’s the one substantial incline. What goes up must come down. The incline you get in a tenth of a mile is generously given back over the rest of the loop course. Two, the course is closed. That’s right; roughly ninety percent of the roads will be closed to vehicular traffic. Race without fear of a texter running you over.

3. Amenities. We are runners and taking care of you, the runner, is important to us. We will have just about everything a runner needs for an optimal racing experience. Port-a-potties (and lots of woods-haha), race swag, a generous post race food spread, a well marked course with plenty of volunteers, and the list goes on and on and on…oh yeah, one more thing: you must register by July 31 to guarantee yourself a T-shirt. They will be sweet and may not even have ads.

4. Raffle. Last year our prize table had at least 75 items on it and we are looking to improve on that this year. Good stuff too. Certificates to running stores, certificates for running shoes, technical running gear, apparel from the Legion treasure chest, all kinds of good stuff that every registered participant is eligible to win (but, of course, you must be present to win a raffle prize).

5. No Hidden Fees. We’ve all been victim of the registration fee surcharge. That’s a pet peeve in Level Land, so we abolished them. We absorbed the fee ourselves (very magnanimous of us, we know) so you wouldn’t be bothered with it. For us, $20 means $20, not $23.95. Sure, we had to do it the underground way with PayPal but it was important to us so we did it.

6. Accuracy. The course was wheel measured on foot in triplicate. It’s accurate. The race is not 10,051 meters or 9,750 meters. It’s 10,000 meters. The race will also be timed by professionals. They won’t screw it up. Now, it’s your job to run the tangents because that’s how we measured the course.

Women’s champion Lindsay Willard. Photo by Scott Mason.

8. Publicity. We are a running news outlet, so we will promote you, our participants. We will have articles about you on our website. We will have photographs of you. We might even have video of you. Can anyone say “free gait analysis?” Last year, the phenomenal Scott Mason was on hand. Click here to check out the work he did last year. (Of course, I am using the plural “you” here. I can’t guarantee that we will capture your image (you might be moving too fast) or put your name in print (well, we can in the results as long as you finish!).

9. Prizes. Top overall performers win cash. But wait, we even have cash prizes available for masters. Wait again, we even have a team competition with a winner take all cash prize purse. That’s not all; we have prizes that go three deep for all of our age groups. Good prizes too. Not some rinky dink medal that cost seventy-five cents at the dollar store. Check the event website for full details on our awards.

10. Charity. Making money is not our primary objective. Putting on a top shelf event that highlights the best that our sport offers is. We want to keep that torch burning brightly, so a portion of the race proceeds will go to youth running programs.

To register right now, click here.

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