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@aja.wisser

Raving since 2023 Active 9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (1)

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Half Marathon Reykjavik, Iceland Jun 22, 2023 2:53:11

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Reykjavik, Iceland Jun 22, 2023 2:53:11
Half Marathon Chicago, IL May 21, 2023

My Raves

We traveled for this race, as did a lot of other people from 40-something countries! Even so, it wasn't a huge race, there were about 550 total (in the half … MORE

We traveled for this race, as did a lot of other people from 40-something countries! Even so, it wasn’t a huge race, there were about 550 total (in the half marathon). They put the flag of your country on your race bib, which I thought was cool!
The race is fully paved, mostly on a bike/walk path and some on roads. This was the most beautiful race I’ve ever done! There was a course time limit of 3 hours, but we kept thinking that was tight since we wanted to stop in so many places to take pictures! As tourists, we were really impressed and enjoyed the race immensely.

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SCENERY
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SWAG
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I got the impression this race got bigger faster than they expected, and they weren't prepared for it. Packet pickup was the absolute worst experience - we waited in line, … MORE

I got the impression this race got bigger faster than they expected, and they weren’t prepared for it. Packet pickup was the absolute worst experience – we waited in line, outside, for over an hour and a half, and others said they waited over two hours. A lot of participants commented on social media that shirts ran out and people didn’t get their shirts and weren’t refunded. There also were nowhere near enough restrooms along the course – I waited until mile 7 to stop, and I stood in line for 6 full minutes and got all stiff.

Positives though: it’s a beautiful course, staff were nice, and lots of fun things to see at the post-race party. I’ve never seen a race feed you brunch! And the parking situation was actually great, I paid $13 for pre-reserved 7 hours of parking in the millennium garage. Just expect traffic getting into the garage, and TAKE PICTURES of all the signs to show where you parked, it took me like an hour to find my car again haha. Also I seem to be in the minority, but I actually really liked the medal, I thought it was pretty.

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