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Plymouth, MA Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 9 months, 4 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Carver, MA Apr 24, 2022 1:45:02
7 Miler Woods Hole, MA Aug 21, 2022 55:52

Future Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Wakefield, RI TBD
Half Marathon East Providence, RI TBD
Half Marathon Slatington, PA TBD
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY TBD
Half Marathon Newmarket, NH TBD
Half Marathon Colebrook, NH TBD

Past Races (18)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2023
Half Marathon Westerly, RI Sep 10, 2023
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 9, 2023
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jun 10, 2023
Half Marathon Oak Bluffs, MA May 20, 2023
Half Marathon Greenland, NH Apr 30, 2023 1:47:37
Half Marathon Carver, MA Apr 23, 2023 1:45:02
Half Marathon Sarasota, FL Dec 18, 2022 1:52:33
Half Marathon Falmouth, MA Oct 2, 2022 1:54:10
Half Marathon Brunswick, ME Sep 25, 2022 1:56:07
7 Miler Woods Hole, MA Aug 21, 2022 55:52
Half Marathon Newton, NJ Aug 6, 2022 2:10:00
Half Marathon Easton, MA Jul 17, 2022 1:52:57
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 11, 2022 2:09:16
Half Marathon Oak Bluffs, MA May 21, 2022 1:49:49
Half Marathon Carver, MA Apr 24, 2022 1:45:02
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 4, 2021 1:55:28
Half Marathon Westport, MA Jun 13, 2021 1:55:12

My Raves

Le me preface this review with this; it's always difficult to review a race when the weather is crappy. It was cold, windy and sideways raining. The course was hilly, … MORE

Le me preface this review with this; it’s always difficult to review a race when the weather is crappy.
It was cold, windy and sideways raining.
The course was hilly, but not terrible and as the laws of physics say, what goes up must come down, so there was equally as much downhill for this race. There were very few spectator spots, so if you’re looking for a race to keep you hyped, this is not the one. The volunteers were all excellent and incredibly nice. The roads were open to traffic, but the volunteers and police details did a great job keeping that under control. Though there were some sections of the out and back where is wasn’t clear which side of the road to run on. They had the cones set up for the out portion and I assume they wanted the back to be within the cones as well, but it would have been difficult given the fact that there were still many runners still heading out.
The shirts were simple cotton tees, noting fancy, and the medals were pretty average. The after party was great with the many different alcohol options. As someone with Celiac it is always nice to have an adult beverage option for me.

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Mother nature heard our prayers and held off with the rain storm until after the race; so shout out to her. While there were a good amount of rolling hills, … MORE

Mother nature heard our prayers and held off with the rain storm until after the race; so shout out to her. While there were a good amount of rolling hills, they were very manageable. Perspective, I usually stick to “flat and fast” courses, but this was local and I actually ended up with a new PR! The volunteers were all super nice, but the pre-race correspondence was lacking, there were mix-ups with the bib pick-ups and conflicting race start times. Overall, it was a great small race that I would do again.

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Even without the floating final mile, it was a great race to run! All the volunteers were super nice and helpful. There was a lot of doubling back on the … MORE

Even without the floating final mile, it was a great race to run! All the volunteers were super nice and helpful. There was a lot of doubling back on the course which was kind of annoying as it reduced the amount of sights, but the park is stunning alone so it was fine. The park was still open to the public so there was a decent amount of foot traffic from non-race participants, but I never had any issues with getting around people. The shirts, medals, and winners cups were all excellent in both appearance and quality.

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The best laid plans... They moved the date to avoid the end of October bad weather, and Hurricane Ian came in hot with high winds and downpouring. Aside from the … MORE

The best laid plans… They moved the date to avoid the end of October bad weather, and Hurricane Ian came in hot with high winds and downpouring. Aside from the weather, it was a great race with beautiful views of the Cape. The shirt is by far my favorite I have received thus far; the medal was disappointing as it was just a sticker on a generic medal. All the volunteers were AMAZING! It’s one thing to have great volunteers on a warm, sunny day; but these volunteers were out there in the cold and rain with great attitudes!

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The race team had to make adjustments about 2 weeks before race day, and they did a great job given the circumstances! In typical Maine fashion, everyone at the event … MORE

The race team had to make adjustments about 2 weeks before race day, and they did a great job given the circumstances! In typical Maine fashion, everyone at the event was personable and the atmosphere was great given the smaller size of the race. With the last minute course change the race ended up being a half mile longer than expected, which was a total mind game for me personally and I would have liked to see more of the airfield during the race (it was mostly airport utility roads). All in all, it was a great race and the swag was pretty cool too.

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The crowd is incredible! there are thousands of people line the streets to cheer you on for every mile. This year was apparently their hottest year yet, and the crowds … MORE

The crowd is incredible! there are thousands of people line the streets to cheer you on for every mile. This year was apparently their hottest year yet, and the crowds still showed up! The race itself was well done, and the volunteers were excellent. I will definitely be running this race for years to come.

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This was my first true trail race, and it was tough! I wiped out multiple times, and I looked like I had just done a tough mudder by the end … MORE

This was my first true trail race, and it was tough! I wiped out multiple times, and I looked like I had just done a tough mudder by the end of it. There was some “Bottle-necking” at the beginning, but due to the race being smaller, there was plenty of time and space to maintain whatever pace you wanted.

Mare and her team put on a great race and every single person there was friendly and truly cared about one another. I am so glad that I had the chance to run for this amazing cause and I will be recommending it to anyone looking for a trail course in North Jersey!!

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Well organized, great volunteers, and an even better afterparty! The course was technically easy, the heat made it a bit more challenging. My only complaint is that there was some … MORE

Well organized, great volunteers, and an even better afterparty!
The course was technically easy, the heat made it a bit more challenging. My only complaint is that there was some serious bottle necking for about the first mile. The course starts on a narrow path (narrow for 600+ runners), which gives little to no room to pass and/or gain speed. From chatting with other runners, it seems that they changed the course from previous years, so maybe next year they will reevaluate the start of the race. A wave start would significantly help this issue. All things considered, I would definitely recommend this race to anyone looking for a mid-summer race!

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This was a slow one for me, coming from sea level, the elevation was tough. I hit a wall around mile 6. The views were gorgeous though and the atmosphere … MORE

This was a slow one for me, coming from sea level, the elevation was tough. I hit a wall around mile 6. The views were gorgeous though and the atmosphere was amazing! I will absolutely be registering for another Vacation Races race!

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This was an incredible race to run! Weather: In typical Vineyard fashion it was overcast and foggy in the morning which helped keep it cool for the first half of … MORE

This was an incredible race to run!
Weather: In typical Vineyard fashion it was overcast and foggy in the morning which helped keep it cool for the first half of the race. Once the fog burnt off it was a beautifully sunny rest of the day!
Course: Mostly flat, with some slight inclines, the most being at the end of the race, but nothing to deter you from running. The route was on the covered bike paths for a large portion, and then along the beach for the final stretch.
Logistically: As someone with family that lives here and has ben coming since I was a newborn, it was logistically easy. Though I can see, and did hear, that it was difficult with the ferries and buses the morning of to get to the start line (but this isn’t something the race coordinators can control, you can’t rush the Steamship).
Personally: I plan to run this one many more times! I PRed by 6 minutes, which definitely adds to my enthusiasm about the race. The shirts and medals are among the best I have received and they had beer AND mimosas at the finish line which was a super cool add.

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Mother nature heard our prayers and held off with the rain storm until after the race; so shout out to her. While there were a good amount of rolling hills, … MORE

Mother nature heard our prayers and held off with the rain storm until after the race; so shout out to her. While there were a good amount of rolling hills, they were very manageable. Perspective, I usually stick to “flat and fast” courses, but this was local and I actually ended up with a new PR! The volunteers were all super nice, but the pre-race correspondence was lacking, there were mix-ups with the bib pick-ups and conflicting race start times. Overall, it was a great small race that I would do again.

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When it comes to scenery this race covers almost all the bases! You get the ocean, the woods, some farm fields, main roads, downtown and a park! It was very … MORE

When it comes to scenery this race covers almost all the bases! You get the ocean, the woods, some farm fields, main roads, downtown and a park! It was very hard to get bored while on this run. The energy of this race is amazing! All the volunteers and participants were energetic and enthusiastic!

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This was my first ever organized race and they far exceeded my expectations with how fun a race can be! All the volunteers were amazing and happy to be there … MORE

This was my first ever organized race and they far exceeded my expectations with how fun a race can be! All the volunteers were amazing and happy to be there and help out. This race was one of the first races in New England in person since COVID began and they did an AMAZING job of keeping it fun while also taking precautions.

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