I'm sure there are some threads that discuss this already, but I did a search and didn't see. Maybe I used the wrong search words? Anyway, I have decided to do the TOT 10 miler for 2013! I am so excited as this will be my first race EVER! At this time, I haven't decided who I am going with--a relative expressed interest in coming along (probably just as a spectator) and making it a girls weekend...I know my Dh and kids would love to come, but it's in the middle of school (and more importantly to Dh, football) season--so that might not happen. Who knows, I might end up doing it all on my own! So, not knowing who else will be with me, and also the fact that it is still so far away, I am exploring every possible type of lodging, including off site. If you have stayed off site for a race, how difficult was it to get there? I'm hoping the fact that the race starts at night, instead of at the crack of dawn, makes it easier to get there? Anything I should take into consideration? In an ideal world, I would stay at the BWI, BC, YC, or Swan/Dolphin just for the proximity to HS--but Swan/Dolphin says there are NO rooms available at that time. It is because it truly is booked for the race? Or do they just not do reservations this far out? I think BWI, BC, and YC may be out of my budget this time. I've stayed at BWI and YC before, but always when either 1) I was someone else's guest or 2) I got a military discount. Unfortunately, the TOT 10 miler is just a few days past the current military promotion, and I know I can't count on them extending it another year. Anyway, any thoughts (or leads on better terms to search in the search engine for past threads?) on this are appreciated.