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@ams925

Chicago, IL Raving since 2019 World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Monterey, CA Nov 10, 2019 1:49:03

Future Races (21)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Charlevoix, MI Jun 19, 2021
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 6, 2022
10K Atlanta, GA TBD
Marathon Barcelona, Spain TBD
Marathon Folsom, CA TBD
Marathon Cincinnati, OH TBD
Marathon Two Harbors, MN TBD
Marathon Indianapolis, IN TBD
Marathon Kiawah Island, SC TBD
Marathon Arlington, VA TBD
Half Marathon Oak Bluffs, MA TBD
Marathon Frenchtown, MT TBD
Marathon Bar Harbor, ME TBD
Half Marathon New York City, NY TBD
Marathon Paris, France TBD
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA TBD
Marathon San Diego, CA TBD
Marathon Toronto, Canada TBD
Half Marathon Sedona, AZ TBD
Marathon Venice, Italy TBD
Marathon Burlington, VT TBD

Past Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Charlottesville, VA Apr 10, 2021
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 14, 2020
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 8, 2020
10 Miler Wailuku, HI Feb 1, 2020
Half Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 19, 2020
Half Marathon Monterey, CA Nov 10, 2019 1:49:03
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 13, 2019
Half Marathon Vancouver, Canada Aug 17, 2019
Half Marathon Chicago, IL May 19, 2019
Half Marathon Washington, DC May 5, 2019
Half Marathon Austin, TX Feb 18, 2018
Half Marathon Seattle, WA Jun 18, 2017
Half Marathon Hartford, CT 2009

My Raves

Race registration was easy and great communication leading up to the race via email, social media, etc. Race kept website and social media up to date on wildfire status to … MORE

Race registration was easy and great communication leading up to the race via email, social media, etc. Race kept website and social media up to date on wildfire status to indicate not expected to impact race

Expo was well organized and good location near Marriott Monterey – race hotel partner.

Race day – very well organized. Gear check was located next to the corrals such that it would have been very easy and I wish I’d done it! Pick up was a few steps from the finish line!

Elite women started 10 mins before the rest of the corrals and elite men. I could have arrived much closer to start of the race as I got there about 30+ mins before the start!

Course had mile markers every mile that were comical. A few rolling hills for someone from the flat Midwest but nothing crazy.

Course was very scenic along the water. Only downside is that I saw the first elite female at mile 5 and from probably 6.5 til turnaround a little before 8, had a steady stream of folks from faster corrals. Just the mental challenge of an out and back.

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I can’t share enough good things about the marathon! I’ve done it 6 times, and I can’t wait for more! Packet pickup is great with shuttles from downtown to McCormick … MORE

I can’t share enough good things about the marathon! I’ve done it 6 times, and I can’t wait for more!

Packet pickup is great with shuttles from downtown to McCormick Center. There are tons of vendors at the expo, and the race shirt is generally a well designed shirt by Nike. There’s also lots of additional Nike race apparel for purchase.

The start is logistically friendly and very walkable from downtown hotels (just plan to pay a good amount for the hotel room), and the finish is close to the start, so an easy walk back to your hotel.

There are great crowds along the course, and there’s never a section where you don’t have crowd support! The first half is the more scenic part of the course, but you have a great last 3 miles running back downtown with the crowds really picking up as you get closer. There’s a tiny little incline at the end, which feels sizable since it’s in the last 0.2 miles of the race!

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PRODUCTION
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SCENERY
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SWAG
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