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Anchorage, AK Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 2 days, 12 hours ago

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Athens, Greece 2011 4:49:52
Half Marathon Fort Walton Beach, FL 2016 2:03:16
10 Miler Washington, DC Oct 12, 2014 1:27:12
10K San Francisco, CA Mar 6, 2022 1:04:00
1 Miler Anchorage, AK Aug 20, 2022 10:57

Future Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
4K Anchorage, AK Dec 10, 2022
Half Marathon Katy, TX Feb 11, 2023
Half Marathon Elizabeth City, NC Mar 4, 2023
Half Marathon Newport News, VA Mar 5, 2023
Half Marathon Houston, AK Apr 29, 2023
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK May 27, 2023
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 17, 2023
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Marathon Relay Kansas City, MO TBD
Half Marathon Craig, AK TBD

Past Races (25)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 20, 2022 2:53:50
Half Marathon Cotter, AR Nov 19, 2022 2:49:35
4K Anchorage, AK Oct 29, 2022
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Oct 8, 2022 2:23:41
Half Marathon Kenai, AK Sep 25, 2022 2:14:36
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Aug 21, 2022 2:24:57
1 Miler Anchorage, AK Aug 20, 2022 10:57
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Jul 17, 2022 2:30:16
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 18, 2022 2:19:45
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 14, 2022 2:30:09
10K San Francisco, CA Mar 6, 2022 1:04:00
Half Marathon Rachel, NV Aug 22, 2021 2:31:27
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Aug 18, 2019
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Aug 19, 2018
Half Marathon Nago, Japan Jan 22, 2017 2:16:48
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Aug 21, 2016 2:03:45
Half Marathon Fort Walton Beach, FL 2016 2:03:16
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Aug 16, 2015
Half Marathon San Diego, CA May 31, 2015
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Mar 22, 2015
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 23, 2014 5:01:48
Half Marathon Spring Lake, NC Nov 1, 2014
10 Miler Washington, DC Oct 12, 2014 1:27:12
Marathon Athens, Greece 2011 4:49:52
8.15 Miler Honolulu, HI 2008

My Raves

-Course Difficulty- If you did a half the previous day (like we did), the rating might be a little skewed. Trying to stay subjective, it wasn’t terrible. I uploaded the … MORE

-Course Difficulty- If you did a half the previous day (like we did), the rating might be a little skewed. Trying to stay subjective, it wasn’t terrible. I uploaded the elevation from my Garmin. Hills for sure, but nothing crazy. The course was all road through neighborhoods and the city. They did a great job of blocking traffic to keep us safe.
-Scenery: neighborhoods (if you like ogling over fancy houses you’ll definitely get the chance!) , with some route that followed the river. Sun was out and nice!
-Race production: race did not start and finish at the same place. While it was only a few blocks away…. They were LONG blocks after you just ran 13 miles. Over all it would have been nice to have a shuttle back to the start. And maybe a route Map at the end that showed road closures. Other complaint was in the middle/ end it seemed like bathrooms were a little more scarce. This could also be because I had an over whelming need to pee so obviously I noticed every step where one didn’t exist!!
-Swag- huge medal. Option of getting a first time one or regular medal. Gear was a white zip up jacket… if you love bath robes, you’d love this! (It really is nice… just reminds me of avid a bath robe). Other than that, great expo- even though we showed up an hr before the end in the second day. Still some good booths even with a chiropractor!
-Do you enjoy a alcohol? This race is for you! Multiple stops with mimosas, fireball, and other soul warming drinks! Of course there’s always the boring water and Gatorade available! No Gu that I saw, but a few Jell-O shot stations!
-The after goodies I thought was a little sparse: oranges, bananas, energy drinks, water, granola bar, and chicken toquitos. Outside was beer and a hydration drink booth. I guess I get spoiled at the smaller local runs that have an array of food options!

-The neighborhood support was great! Folks hanging out donuts, drinks, napkins to blow your nose, candy, and power up signs!
-And if all that isn’t enough, you can definitely find yourself a whole new running wardrobe along the route! Plenty of discarded buffs, gloves, and jackets!

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Course: Started off with a very steady decline then mostly flat the remainder of the way. Last couple miles was on gravel/ dirt trail. But over all nice route. Not … MORE

Course: Started off with a very steady decline then mostly flat the remainder of the way. Last couple miles was on gravel/ dirt trail. But over all nice route. Not overly scenic but still nice. There were definitely areas that were mostly shade – and when the temp is in the 20s already, made for a chilly run.
Production: no complaints. Though when we headed to the pasta dinner we were quite surprised to hear so much cheering! Pep rally at the pre-feed. Turned out we walked into the middle school BBall game. Oops. suggestion would be to to post signs on where the pasta dinner was….Minor detail though.
Aid stations at least every 2 miles. Each one had water, Gatorade, and Gu. Many also had candy. Start and finish are not at the same spot, but there is a shuttle. Bag pick up is at the finish. Finish line had water, bananas, aluminum blankets. But back at the school there was 5 different soups, sub sandwiches, pizza, Gatorade, water, hot drinks.
Swag: nice hoodie shirt with a pouch pocket and a nice medal. I thought the shirt was unique.

This race supports charities!

Nice local run.

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1- overall organization was good. Packet pick up available race day (they will give you your shirt at the end of the run) . The significant downside to this run … MORE

1- overall organization was good. Packet pick up available race day (they will give you your shirt at the end of the run) . The significant downside to this run is it’s one way with no shuttle (very clearly stated on the page though). But plenty of parking options.
Aid stations were mile 4 & 8 which consisted of Gatorade and water.
– Swag is a typical long sleeve running shirt and cool medal…. And a BOGO free Subway tag on your bib. I think very acceptable for the cost.
– the course itself follows the Chester Creek trail to Kincaid. A couple decent inclines, one being at the very end. That was brutal. But the views over the inlet were pretty, and we did spot moose along the way! Fall colors made the stretches through the park beautiful as well. Weather this year was great… Relative for Alaska.
– finish line consisted of pizza, cookies, water, coffee, hot chocolate and was INSIDE which was nice.

Downsides… There was some crazy headwind… Perhaps planners can reschedule that for a different day! (< — kidding).

Over all nice run. Relatively cheap ($50). Not one I would travel to do as my 50 state Alaska one, but if you’re in the area, very much worth doing.

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Course : pretty flat. < 350' total ascent per my Garmin. Scenary for the half isn't anything spectacular. It doesn't really go along the river, but through the city of … MORE

Course : pretty flat. < 350' total ascent per my Garmin. Scenary for the half isn't anything spectacular. It doesn't really go along the river, but through the city of Kenai. The fall colors are beautiful though.
Support: is a community run put on by the city. So very much supported by the town. Very minimal spectators though. But the volunteers were great.
Swag: The cost for the run was low relative to other halves I’ve done. But, registration included, long sleeve tech shirt, socks, finisher medal, spaghetti dinner, and raindeer sausage and beer after the run….as well as some sponsor swag. Pretty decent for the cost. However if you’re looking for a fancy medal, this isn’t it.
Lodging – lots of lodging available. It’s about 3-3.5 hr from Anchorage depending on construction. I stayed at the Tanglewood B&B. Very accommodating. Basically told me I had to check out “before 8 pm bc that’s when I get ready for bed “. So was about to come back, shower, and collect my stuff without being concerned about time! Highly recommended.
Overall it was a great local run. Hope to do it again next year!

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Great race weekend. I did the military mile the day before (which was a bit uncoordinated with conflicting time and locations) as well as the half marathon. The trail was … MORE

Great race weekend. I did the military mile the day before (which was a bit uncoordinated with conflicting time and locations) as well as the half marathon. The trail was beautiful… Though the course ended with an uphill as most of the runs here do! Moose spotted along the route. No real expo. Just a simple packet pick up. Medal was beautiful and I loved the t-shirt this year!

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Military mile is actually a separate run "the Mile". This run is - while open to anyone - is free for military (and you get a medal!), and creates a … MORE

Military mile is actually a separate run “the Mile”. This run is – while open to anyone – is free for military (and you get a medal!), and creates a bit of sibling rivalry among the branches of service.
Run is held down town around a park square.
This year, there was a bit of disorganization with scheduling. Email confirmation gave one time for start while the website said something different. Likewise, a coworker got yet an even different email confirmation that had the same time as the site, but a different location.
Thankfully my crew all made it to the right location (although not initially) and on time (since we just opted to show up to the earliest mentioned start). However, we did meet folks who missed it due to the email time.
This was my first time doing the mile, so I can’t vouch for it being just a one time hiccup. However aside from that – if you actually made it to the run, it was well done.

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First off, the website said "sunshine and fun times"... Lies! It was rainy! But I'll give them a pass. Weather temp was still pretty decent. -Route had a bit of … MORE

First off, the website said “sunshine and fun times”… Lies! It was rainy! But I’ll give them a pass. Weather temp was still pretty decent.

-Route had a bit of an incline and ended on a hill (seems like all the Anchorage runs do). But it is Alaska. run started and ended in the same place, so that’s nice.

Swag consistes of the typical medal and short sleeve tech shirt. Also maurten gel was available at packet pickup.

Post race included a beer glass and Double Shovel cider. Also available was a box lunch.

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Highly supported by the community. Lots of volunteers & cheerers. Food spread was amazing and mostly home made! and then you saw pictures of the spread that existed before you … MORE

Highly supported by the community. Lots of volunteers & cheerers. Food spread was amazing and mostly home made! and then you saw pictures of the spread that existed before you finished. Not sure whether to be more impressed or jealous! Swag bag had lots of snacks. Photos were free without watermarks. Great photo ops with cows. 10/ 10 recommend.
Only down side…I hate hills!

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Route was nice, basically a loop repeated. good amount of spectators. There were traffic volunteers, but some folks were in too much of hurry to wait for runners and there … MORE

Route was nice, basically a loop repeated. good amount of spectators.
There were traffic volunteers, but some folks were in too much of hurry to wait for runners and there were many close calls with drivers not wanting to stop.
Swag was a tshirt and medal.

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Well organized local run. Bus schedule was pretty straight forward to / from start / finish line. Scenary is marked kind of low bc well... It was the middle of … MORE

Well organized local run. Bus schedule was pretty straight forward to / from start / finish line. Scenary is marked kind of low bc well… It was the middle of the night. But don’t let that deter you! It was still a very fun race. My first time, accompanied by two repeats (and none of us are from NV).
Medal and shirt were fun.
Costumes were also fun!
Unfortunately my mom dropped out part way through and had to catch a ride to the finish with the spouse of a volunteer. Maybe having a transport aid team would be beneficial. Otherwise great fun option for a NV run.

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Run was relatively flat, (150' elevation gain approx) and beautiful, because it's Okinawa! As for swag, one thing I learned was that the Japanese (at least races in Okinawa) don't … MORE

Run was relatively flat, (150′ elevation gain approx) and beautiful, because it’s Okinawa!
As for swag, one thing I learned was that the Japanese (at least races in Okinawa) don’t do medals! Instead, you get a certificate with the run info and your time!

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