I got an email from 2RunCrew confirming I am near completion of the RGV 3 Race Challenge. Runners have to complete the Brownsville Historic Half-Marathon, the Harlingen Half-Marathon (or at least the half-marathon in the Fiesta Marathon) and (at least the half-marathon at) the McAllen Marathon.
I stumbled upon a mention of the challenge on their Facebook page, I believe. I think it was a smart motivator to help increase participation in each of the four races involved.
I admit I wouldn't have signed up for the Brownsville Historic Half-Marathon, if it wasn't needed for part of the challenge.
I'll never be an Ironman. But I'm amazed I'm running and this is a fun achievement. Ideally, it'd be great to have the announcer at the McAllen Marathon mention someone completed the challenge as they cross the finish line. But if I understood the plan correctly, the people who complete the challenge will be acknowledged a few weeks later through the mail.
The email was a nice surprise. I was worried my first two names would cause confusion. Sometimes, it's cut off in participant listings.
I hope they announce later how many people completed the challenge. I don't know if my expectation of at least 100 is totally of the mark (as it is based on no information at all).
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.