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@Amac1167

Worcester, MA Raving since 2019 Boston Marathon finisher, IRONMAN, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 1 year, 4 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Central Mass Striders

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    Tokyo!

  • I run because:

    I can and it’s fun!

My Races

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jan 26, 2020 4:12:49
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 17, 2019 1:55:34

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Past Races (30)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Burlington, VT Oct 25, 2020
Marathon Putnam, CT Oct 17, 2020
Half Marathon Easton, MA Jul 12, 2020
Marathon Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jan 26, 2020 4:12:49
Half Marathon Bristol, RI Nov 3, 2019
Half Marathon Newport, RI Oct 13, 2019 2:29:16
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 29, 2019 4:19:06
6 hr Egremont, MA Jul 27, 2019
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jun 22, 2019 2:18:03
Marathon Oceanport, NJ Apr 27, 2019 4:19:29
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 17, 2019 1:55:34
Marathon Mesa, AZ Feb 9, 2019 4:50:01
Half Marathon Newport, RI Oct 7, 2018 2:30:29
Marathon Gilsum, NH Sep 30, 2018 4:38:29
Marathon Pittsfield, MA Aug 11, 2018 4:19:04
Half Marathon Easton, MA Jul 15, 2018 2:44:29
Marathon Providence, RI May 6, 2018 5:25:34
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 16, 2018 4:24:14
Half Marathon New Bedford, MA Mar 18, 2018 1:59:49
Marathon Providence, RI May 7, 2017 4:30:19
Half Marathon Pawtucket, RI Apr 23, 2017 2:29:35
Half Marathon New Bedford, MA Mar 19, 2017 2:07:55
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 6, 2016 4:33:22
Marathon Eustis, ME May 15, 2016 4:52:09
Half Marathon West Point, NY Mar 29, 2015 2:23:02
Half Marathon Thompson, CT 2015 2:13:17
Half Marathon Jamestown, RI Jul 12, 2014 2:28:59
Half Marathon Worcester, MA Jun 15, 2014 2:08:39
Marathon Providence, RI 2014 5:43:37
Half Marathon Bristol, RI Nov 10, 2013 2:07:03

My Raves

Holy cow! This is an absolutely amazing race. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking to PR. Make sure you hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. The early race start is great because … MORE

Holy cow! This is an absolutely amazing race. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking to PR. Make sure you hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. The early race start is great because you are in the dark, it’s not too hot yet, and there are still people out there cheering you on. On the way back, you have plenty of shade from the tall buildings or the trees, but once you hit the shoreline at mile 23, you have no more shade so keep yourself extra hydrated and make sure you’re taking the water when you can.

Medal is GIGANTIC!!!! Keep it and wear it with pride.

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Expo = not the most organized initially, but goes smooth once you get through the initial check-in part. The bibs are legit a giant piece of paper that gets printed … MORE

Expo = not the most organized initially, but goes smooth once you get through the initial check-in part. The bibs are legit a giant piece of paper that gets printed in front of you so bib pickup is pretty easy. You have to go to a separate area to get your shirt and that can be a bit of a hassle. The Adidas merch area runs out super quickly so get there early as possible.

The afternoon before the marathon, make sure you get to a spot on the marathon course so you can watch the inline skating marathon. It’s super cool to watch those folks rip by at breakneck speeds on the course you’ll be running the day before.

Pre-Race staging area = get there early, use the bathroom, then get right back in line to go again before you line up. Or just keep walking around until you find a trove of hidden toilets. Waited in line for 45 minutes upon getting there only to find out there was a whole other section with no one waiting.

Race = do you like drums? Yeah? Good cause there are a ton of bands out and about along the course. Tons of drum bands, school bands, bandy bands. Certainly helps push you along the course.

Scenery = you’re in the middle of a city so don’t expect too much. You’ve got some street art and the Tiergarten but that’s about it.

Course = pancake flat. Only issue is the constant moving from 2 lanes (or both sides of road) down to 1 which creates a huge bottle neck.

Enter the lottery for this race, go get your WMM star, and eat some currywurst.

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This is an amazing race, super well put on. I was contacted to pace 2:20 finish a few days before race day due to a last minute change, which I … MORE

This is an amazing race, super well put on.

I was contacted to pace 2:20 finish a few days before race day due to a last minute change, which I gladly accepted. I had never run the course before but checked out the reviews on RaceRaves to see what the course was like so I knew how I should be going out.

Arrived, picked up my race gear, and made my way to the start line all within 10 minutes because everything is so close together. The first couple of miles starts out pretty packed because you have thousands of people running this race, but it spreads out around mile 2.5 when you are done with all of the turns in Portland. You are crossing along the edge of the city then make your way around it so you get a nice ocean view for most of the race…though this could be detrimental if it were windy out.

The last .25 of the course is on cobblestone, so you have to slow way down and watch your footing so you don’t twist your ankle.

I’ve done a few other races with the same announcer and he gets better each and every time.

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Pick-up was super easy, with color coded bibs for which race you are doing. Small expo with a decent amount of swag, plus the ability to customize your participant shirt. … MORE

Pick-up was super easy, with color coded bibs for which race you are doing. Small expo with a decent amount of swag, plus the ability to customize your participant shirt.

Drop off on race morning can be a bit difficult with only one entrance to the start area, so there are a good amount of people either parking there, or drop off, but there aren’t separate lines for it until after you enter the race area. Kind of annoying but not a huge issue.

Race start has you all corralled in by your start wave number and you slowly make your way up. It’s a great way to spread runners out, but maybe put the waves a little closer because the last wave could be waiting quite awhile.

Tons and tons of support out on the course from all the locals! Since you’re running with the half marathon participants, the first half can be a bit crowded before they split off. But after that, you’re coasting and having a great time passing spectators on the boardwalk.

Race medal is super cool and they’re customized to which race you ran.

Recommend this one if you’re trying to check off all 50 or just something down in NJ in April.

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Started off as a chilly day, got to ride the subway from Harlem to Brooklyn with a ton of other runners. Start area was fairly well put together with tons … MORE

Started off as a chilly day, got to ride the subway from Harlem to Brooklyn with a ton of other runners.

Start area was fairly well put together with tons of toilets so there wasn’t too much waiting around. On the way into the park, they had volunteers handing out space blankets in case you were cold. Getting into the corrals was a little difficult and the PA system could have been positioned better or more speakers added so you could better hear when they were calling out your corral.

Course was pretty easy with not too many huge hills. Overall, I would definitely do this race again if given the opportunity.

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