First place! Wow! I finished this tiny half marathon in 3 hours and 17 seconds and still managed to get first in my division. Of course, I was the *only* one in my division, but it still counts.
The Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch Half Marathon in Live Oak, Florida is one of the best I’ve ever done. There were only 100 participants total and that included the marathon, 10K, and 5K! Needless to say, it was totally unlike a Disney race where there is wall-to-wall people.
The venue is a beautiful wooded area with lots of ranch space near the Suwanee River. It is located at the Florida Sheriff’s Boy Ranch just north of Live Oak, Florida. There are plenty of discount rate hotels, but not much in the way of restaurants.
I plan on doing the race again next year, if only to get another chance at winning my division for the second time ever.