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Murfreesboro, TN Raving since 2021 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 13 hours, 8 minutes ago

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Savannah, GA 2012 1:56:27
15K Nashville, TN Feb 16, 2019 1:52:38
10K Atlanta, GA 2012 50:56

Future Races (12)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Saint Paul, MN Aug 7, 2021
Half Marathon North Bend, WA Aug 22, 2021
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 11, 2021
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 18, 2021
Half Marathon Harpers Ferry, IA Oct 9, 2021
Half Marathon Peoria, IL Oct 10, 2021
Half Marathon Washington, DC Nov 13, 2021
Half Marathon Kailua-Kona, HI Nov 13, 2021
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Nov 21, 2021
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Dec 5, 2021
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Feb 27, 2022
Half Marathon Oakhurst, CA May 7, 2022

Past Races (35)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Portersville, PA Jul 17, 2021
Half Marathon Brighton, MI Jul 4, 2021
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 12, 2021
Half Marathon Cokeville, WY Jun 11, 2021
Half Marathon St Charles, ID Jun 10, 2021
Half Marathon Lewes, DE May 15, 2021
Half Marathon Kenosha, WI May 1, 2021 2:07:09
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 25, 2021 2:08:28
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 11, 2021 2:06:08
Half Marathon Hampton Beach, NH Mar 28, 2021 2:07:23
Half Marathon Asheville, NC Mar 20, 2021 2:10:42
Half Marathon Greenville, SC Feb 27, 2021 2:00:21
Half Marathon Lakewood, CO Feb 6, 2021 2:22:30
Half Marathon Starkville, MS Jan 30, 2021 1:56:29
Half Marathon Fairmont, WV Jan 9, 2021 2:02:29
Half Marathon Peoria, AZ Dec 6, 2020 2:03:11
Half Marathon Columbia City, IN Nov 14, 2020 2:05:45
Half Marathon Manhattan, KS Oct 31, 2020 2:02:22
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Oct 24, 2020 2:04:31
Half Marathon Omaha, NE Oct 11, 2020 2:24:02
Half Marathon Soldotna, AK Sep 27, 2020 2:09:06
14.2 Miler Tupelo, MS Sep 6, 2020
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM Sep 14, 2019 2:29:02
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Aug 31, 2019 2:55:23
Half Marathon Bryce Canyon, UT Jul 13, 2019 2:41:42
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 27, 2019 2:34:47
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN Mar 31, 2019 2:19:42
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Mar 10, 2019 2:45:01
15K Nashville, TN Feb 16, 2019 1:52:38
Half Marathon Birmingham, AL 2013 2:13:35
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN 2013 2:22:45
Half Marathon Savannah, GA 2012 1:56:27
15K San Francisco, CA 2012
10K Atlanta, GA 2012 50:56
Half Marathon Saint Augustine, FL 2012 1:59:05

My Raves

The race was a mix between very hilly technical trails ( 1000 feet of elevation gain) and bike paths. There was a good walk from the packet pick up area … MORE

The race was a mix between very hilly technical trails ( 1000 feet of elevation gain) and bike paths. There was a good walk from the packet pick up area to the start line. The course started on a bike path and turned onto a narrow wooded trail. The turns on the course were marked by very small blue plastic flags, and I missed the turn from the bike Path onto the trail. Let’s just say I did some bonus miles. After that initial mishap, I was paranoid about saying on the course for the rest of the race.
It had rained the evening before and the trail was slick and muddy. There were very technical areas about the the inclines and declines were somewhat slick. This is definitely a race to run in trail shoes. The path or somewhat narrow, but the trails very enjoyable if you enjoy off road running.
At about the halfway point, the race transitioned from the trail to a shaded bike path which ran along the shoreline of Lake Arthur. Despite the extra distance, I really enjoyed the scenery on this course. The finisher medal for the race was simple, but I really liked the gear bag that was included for participants.
The volunteers and staff on the course were very friendly and helpful. Bottled waters and Gatorade’s were provided every 2 miles or so. They were also occasional snacks at some aid stations as well.
If you are adventurous and enjoy off-road hiking/running, I would highly recommend this course if you can get the western Pennsylvania.

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The course started downtown but the majority of the course was on rolling county roads. There were no major climbs but the rolling hills were consistent throughout the course. The … MORE

The course started downtown but the majority of the course was on rolling county roads. There were no major climbs but the rolling hills were consistent throughout the course. The course did pass by a few small
lakes.

This race was very affordable and, as expected, the bling was modest. The race staff, local law enforcement officers, and volunteers we extremely friendly and very helpful. Despite the low entry fee, the production was very good for this race.

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The course had one major climb. There was one area that was very technical and uneven. Other than that, the majority of the course was rolling on hard packed trail. … MORE

The course had one major climb. There was one area that was very technical and uneven. Other than that, the majority of the course was rolling on hard packed trail.

Vacation races does a great job with production and race swag. There was considerable tree cover and not as much landscape to admire during the run as some other vacation races.

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This way Day 2 of the 3 day trifecta. I attempted to take this one easy and to treat this races as an easy run although my time was similar … MORE

This way Day 2 of the 3 day trifecta. I attempted to take this one easy and to treat this races as an easy run although my time was similar to day 1. A few a the hills were long but never had a steep grade. The production staff was fantastic and the rest stops were staged every 1.5 miles or so. The events was small but led to great interaction with the other runners– many of whom were also repeat runners from the day before. I would recommend the Trifecta for those looking for small, well organized event.

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Great out and back course with quiet views of Bear Lake. The extremely friendly race staff made everyone feel welcome. I really enjoyed interacting with other participants --many of whom … MORE

Great out and back course with quiet views of Bear Lake. The extremely friendly race staff made everyone feel welcome. I really enjoyed interacting with other participants –many of whom were completing the trifecta.

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Great volunteers. The sand was very soft and dry and really slowed those sections down. The trails were very scenic through the wetlands. The finishing award was a military challenge … MORE

Great volunteers. The sand was very soft and dry and really slowed those sections down. The trails were very scenic through the wetlands.

The finishing award was a military challenge coin rather than a traditional medal.

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The course followed close to the shoreline of Lake Michigan for a good portion of the race. There was a small portion of the race on a packed gravel trail. … MORE

The course followed close to the shoreline of Lake Michigan for a good portion of the race. There was a small portion of the race on a packed gravel trail. The headwind was pretty strong close to mile 12 and just so happened to coincide with the only real elevation gain on the course.
Downtown Kenosha had some nice Victorian home and the outlying residential areas were charming. The finish running towards the lighthouse was very cool.

The effort to produce a live event during the pandemic was appreciated. everyone did a good job of staying socially distanced and adhering to the city’s guidelines.

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Socially distanced due to COVID. The course was an out and back and had a fantastic view crossing the Ohio river on the long foot bridge. Fairly flat, the majority … MORE

Socially distanced due to COVID. The course was an out and back and had a fantastic view crossing the Ohio river on the long foot bridge. Fairly flat, the majority of the course followed a greenway along a levee on the river.

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The course was a flat, paved, point to point run along a greenway on the Mississippi. Parts of the greenway were enjoyable, although we did cross through a few industrial … MORE

The course was a flat, paved, point to point run along a greenway on the Mississippi. Parts of the greenway were enjoyable, although we did cross through a few industrial sites. The last 3 miles were excellent. We ran under the St. Louis Arch twice along the river before finishing downtown.

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The course had a fast, downhill start. Realizing that this was an out back course, I was dreading the return leg almost immediately. I didn't expect the course to be … MORE

The course had a fast, downhill start. Realizing that this was an out back course, I was dreading the return leg almost immediately. I didn’t expect the course to be as rolling as it was. I wouldn’t call the course grueling but it was a little tougher than I expected.

The scenery was nice running through the Mississippi State campus and past the Football stadium. Once the course left campus the remainder of the run to the turnaround point consisted of rolling farm/pastureland. There was very little traffic, the weather was in the low 40’s and it was easy to relax, settle in, and enjoy the run.
The run back to the finish line did include a gradual uphill climb until the last 1/4 or so which provided a level home stretch.

The staff was very kind and the effort to put on a live event during the pandemic was greatly appreciated! The medal was nice but not overly unique. I really like the design of the long sleeve tech shirt and the fairly large waterproof bag was an awesome, unexpected surprise.

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Sandia Crest is an awesome location. If you have time before or after the race, take the Tram to the top! The race itself was a point to point race … MORE

Sandia Crest is an awesome location. If you have time before or after the race, take the Tram to the top!
The race itself was a point to point race that started at elevation. It was chilly in the staging area before the race began. This is definitely a layering race. The first several miles were a steady decline. Around midrace the sun had risen a bit further in the sky, it began warming up, and a few rolling hills were encountered on the course.
The last third of the race provided a nice view of the downtown Albuquerque. The final stretch after a left turn provided a view of Old Town Albuquerque (recommended if your a first timer like me). It was pretty toasty by the end of the race and I would guess that point to point the temperature increased by 40 degrees.
The gear was nice (Big Medal Shaped like NM), although it appeared to be standard gear for all races produced by the series owners and not unique to this particular race.

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