The Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon was born five years ago over breakfast as some of the members of Team Loco licked our wounds in the lobby of a hotel room in Memphis, TN. The St. Jude Marathon had been iced out and several of us were depending on that race to qualify for either Marathon Maniac or Half Fanatic status. After some pancakes and probably too much coffee, the idea for the Team Loco races was born. Surely we, a dedicated group of runners could put on a race that met the qualifying standards for the Maniacs and Fanatics. After lots of hustling and more than a little hand wringing, the inaugural Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon was held in January of 2014. Many Maniac, Fanatics and more importantly memories were made that day. What several of us thought might be a one off turned into an in demand race and last year the 4th Annual Team Loco races were held. This brings us to the point...and lets face it...me getting to the point is a big chore.
On January 20th, 2018 the Fifth Annual Team Loco Marathon and Half Marathon will be held. The race will once again be held on the Tucker Creek Trail in Conway, Arkansas. However, the start will move to the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.
If you are running the half, you will do 5 out and backs. If you are running the full, you will do 10 out and backs. The out and back nature of this race provides an opportunity that is central to the core of Team Loco. All runners get the chance to see all other runners because you see each other on the out and backs. Once again, the Loco races will be chip timed in 2018.
One of the things that makes Team Loco what it is is this....we love providing the opportunity for social interaction for runners and walkers, no matter what their pace. We hope those of you that join us will find this atmosphere to be one of your favorite races ever.
See you all at the race in January!