As always, I put up reviews of the race here so that they are saved for posterity instead of being lost in the endless system of tubes that, I am told, make up the internet. Or at least, I post them if they are good.
And as they come in, this page is amended, revised, supplemented and otherwise improved. Comments that come in via email are, of course, only posted here with permission.
So without further ado:
@painetopain awesome race! Will be back next year! (Greg Barthelemy via Instagram)
Didn’t break any records, but this was my fifth time running and the trail never gets old. Congrats to all the runners and to Eric for another successful race. (KC Choi via Facebook)
Incredibly grateful for @painetopain! It has become a tradition for @kissmycooly this being our 2nd year. It was a gorgeous day with phenomenal people. We highly recommend registering! (Adrian Ochoa via Instagram)
I completed my 6th Paine to Pain Half marathon. My favorite trail run Thank you Eric Turkewitz and all the volunteers for creating a memorable running adventure:-) Thank you NewRo Runners for your motivation and Inspiring achievements!!! (Carl Reid via Facebook)
That was a different race but I did it; half marathon 17 in the books. The hardest half marathon course I ever did. I survived it and I didn’t fall so that a win, win. This is the race I needed to get back on track for @nycmarathon. (Bushwickrunner via Instagram)
Easily the best race I have EVER been part of (and I am not saying that because I literally crossed thru over my own backyard – my dogs barking and all – which is a far cry from the Verrazzano Bridge). From the ease of bib pickup to the fun finish I could not have had a better race experience.
The medal is unlike any in my collection; I love the uniqueness of it. And the race shirt, WOW, so comfy I plan to wear it dare it say doing something other than running. (Tara R. via email)
I ran my first Paine to Pain this past weekend. It was AMAZING (I’m sure you know that). I really think a lot of credit must be given to the girl scouts at mile 11ish. Without them I would have thrown myself into the pond and called it a life. They told me I could do it, and by golly I did. I would hate to know what would happen if I disappointed a Girl Scout!!!
What a perfect day for a trail race!
Every year I look forward to this event, and every year I look for the “stupid cheap” rate sign-up so I can get the best deal in town!! Amazing trail, the best food, shirt and metals you can get for the price.
Thank you so much for all you do to make P2P an epic adventure. Rain or shine, I make the trip from Brooklyn to New Rochelle to be a part of the action. Special thanks to all the volunteers that make it all possible.
Already looking forward to next year. (Mark Wellman via email)