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Clarksville, TN Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 21 hours, 22 minutes ago

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2016 4:31:00
Half Marathon West Plains, MO 2014 1:41:00
7 Miler Davenport, IA Jul 30, 2022 1:11:09
10K Clarksville, TN Mar 18, 2023 51:59
5K Hopkinsville, KY Oct 21, 2023 26:30

Future Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Livermore, CA Mar 3, 2024
Half Marathon Springfield, IL Apr 6, 2024
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Apr 20, 2024
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 5, 2024
7 Miler Davenport, IA Jul 27, 2024
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 19, 2024
Half Marathon Huntington, WV 2024

Past Races (33)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 14, 2024 1:50:04
Half Marathon College Station, TX Dec 10, 2023 1:51:49
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2023 1:56:15
5K Hopkinsville, KY Oct 21, 2023 26:30
Half Marathon Lynchburg, TN Apr 1, 2023 2:02:00
10K Clarksville, TN Mar 18, 2023 51:59
Half Marathon Mt Berry, GA Mar 4, 2023 2:04:00
Half Marathon Hilton Head Island, SC Feb 11, 2023 2:03:00
7 Miler Davenport, IA Jul 30, 2022 1:11:09
10K Clarksville, TN Jun 25, 2022 54:10
Half Marathon Saugatuck, MI Jun 18, 2022 1:54:00
Half Marathon Asheville, NC Jun 12, 2022 2:01:00
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2022 1:55:47
Half Marathon Springfield, IL Apr 2, 2022 2:05:00
7 Miler Davenport, IA Jul 24, 2021 1:17:06
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2016 4:31:00
Half Marathon Sackets Harbor, NY Sep 4, 2016 1:47:09
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 16, 2016 1:49:32
Half Marathon Pensacola, FL Mar 19, 2016
Half Marathon Tuscaloosa, AL Mar 5, 2016
Half Marathon Greenville, MS Feb 13, 2016 1:49:41
Half Marathon Springfield, MO Nov 1, 2015 2:04:13
Half Marathon Danville, VA Oct 17, 2015 1:50:49
Half Marathon Amman, Jordan Apr 3, 2015
Half Marathon Waynesville, MO 2015 1:55:00
Half Marathon Aqaba, Jordan Dec 12, 2014
Half Marathon Amman, Jordan Oct 24, 2014
Half Marathon Springfield, IL Apr 5, 2014 1:46:48
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 2, 2014 1:41:41
Half Marathon West Plains, MO 2014 1:41:00
Half Marathon Amana, IA 2014
Half Marathon Paducah, KY 2013
Half Marathon Springfield, IL 2013 1:54:27

My Raves

This race was much smaller than I expected. There were about 1000 runners combined for the half and full marathons. We all started together. The race director implemented an ad … MORE

This race was much smaller than I expected. There were about 1000 runners combined for the half and full marathons. We all started together. The race director implemented an ad hoc wave start, due to construction on the course. There were no corrals, just a couple of guys with their arms up telling people not to start when others did. It caused a little confusion for some, but also separated folks from pacers.
It was about 36 degrees at start, but not windy and the sun came up quickly which was nice watching the sunrise while running.
You start downtown by the capital building, which is an awesome backdrop. There is an overpass you run over at the beginning of mile 2 which isn’t bad as the race has just begun. But you get to come back over it at the end of my 12 and it can make you sad.
After the first 5k or so you enter LSU. We had spent the day exploring he campus the day before so I was familiar with the surrounding while I ran. You run around the football stadium as well. There is decent lake section that the campus sits on that you get to traverse. That was nice. There are some unexpected little hills here and there. Afterwards, I spoke to a local runner who said that the route was different due to construction areas and that a lot of those hills weren’t normally on the course.
Shortly after mile 10, you come back to the route you started on and run back to the capital building.
There were plenty of water stations with both water and power aid and porta-potties throughout the course. As it was quite cold for Louisiana, there wasn’t a ton of crown support, although I did a few made up stations with mimosas, shots, beer, donuts for runners to derail their race with. 🙂
Finish line was fine. Medal is pretty cool, although I wished they had their older version that was in the shape of the state. This year was just round. The t-shirt is quite soft and the design is cool- I love soft race shirts.
Very glad I ran this one for my Louisiana Race. Would definitely run again if I were nearby.

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This is a pretty cool race. 99% flat. There are a couple of small hills but it seemed like a lot more downhills than up which is nice. The race … MORE

This is a pretty cool race. 99% flat. There are a couple of small hills but it seemed like a lot more downhills than up which is nice. The race starts early, at 7, with the sun not quite up yet. The real feel was 38 degrees at start, so don’t let Texas fool you.
Only real wrinkle for me was the starting arch was somewhat narrow so it slows everyone moving forward to start.
The first eight or so miles are through neighborhoods. There are plenty of water stations. Being so early and cold, there were not a lot of spectators though, which is okay. I read a lot of reviews complaining about the course markings. I don’t remember any course markings and there were a couple of missing mile markers but the field was so thick, all you have to do is follow the crowd. (Those in the back where it gets spread out may have had more issues).
Running through the Texas A&M campus was nice but relatively short. I would have preferred a little more distance on the campus. But you get a closeup of the football stadium and then you’re headed to the finish line just a couple of miles away.

The medal was normal- not bad but not awesome. The finisher jackets are awesome though.
I’m not big into post race parties but they some food and plenty of drinks. One cool note- your bib has your birthday on it so if you want your beer at the end you don’t have to worry about having ID on you. And they had a number of local beers on tap for those who wanted one.

Overall- a midlevel race. I would run again if I was in College Station. I have definitely ran a lot worse races but also have run better.

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This was a fun race for me to knock out Oklahoma with. The crowds are really good and there are plenty of people sabotaging your run along the way - … MORE

This was a fun race for me to knock out Oklahoma with. The crowds are really good and there are plenty of people sabotaging your run along the way – donuts, jello shots, whiskey shots, all in good fun.
Many people were unhappy with the weather, but I loved it. It rained really good right up until the start and then stopped. There was a little drizzle rain in my last couple of miles but nothing impeding my run. The temp was low 50s which I love for running weather.

The first five miles are a little hilly. Only one big hill right about the mile 2 marker. But nothing to cry about. And after the big hill, you run through really nice neighborhoods for the next 4+ miles. Lots of crowds and support. I like twists and turns as well and neighborhoods help with that.

Miles 6 and 7 are both downhill and flat. You can really push your pace here. You turn right when you get close to the river and then run on the same road for nearly 4 miles. That is a little boring to me but I knew it was coming and there are plenty of folks cheering you on. At the end of that road you get up on the old Route 66 bridge where you run out and back on. Its really the only Route 66 road that you are on. As you come off the bridge there is one more hill that will make you sad. Once over it, its just over a mile to the finish with half of it being a slight downhill.

Race finish was ok. I don’t hang out long at the finish line of a lot of races. But I made some new friends and enjoyed the whole thing.

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Fun little 5K where us 40 and 50 years old dominated. I finished 16th overall and had 8 40/50 year old ahead of me. It's slightly hilly but in a … MORE

Fun little 5K where us 40 and 50 years old dominated. I finished 16th overall and had 8 40/50 year old ahead of me.
It’s slightly hilly but in a good way. Perfect time of year.
Age groups are 5 years which is awesome for such a small race.
Usually the shirt is pretty nice but this year it was not…. going straight to the t shirt blanket pile.

Will definitely run again.

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This race is wonderful. But it is capped at 1500 runners and registration sells out in a couple of hours. Registration opens in October so you have to be ready … MORE

This race is wonderful. But it is capped at 1500 runners and registration sells out in a couple of hours. Registration opens in October so you have to be ready to sign up.

The race itself is great. But as the website says, it’s not a race for a PR. The race has the famous Whiskey Hill which will test your metal if you don’t want to walk. The last 50 meters or so of the hill, I am pretty sure I could have walked faster than I was running.

The race starts and finishes in downtown Lynchburg, home of Jack Daniels. The town is only a few blocks long so 90% of the race is on rural roads. You’ll run past fields, horse farms, sporadic homes, and beautiful Tennessee countryside.

The race has a water station contest. All of the water stations really come out and support wonderfully. Your race bib has a ticket to vote for the best water station after your run. I voted for the little kids dressed up as super heroes. 😁

The good news about running up Whiskey Hill, which starts at about the 3.8 mile mark, is after you run the Ridgeline, you get a lot of downhill on the back half of the race.

After your race you get a hat and socks, on top of the wooden finisher medal. And the food and atmosphere at the finish line was also awesome. Grilled cheese and Hoe Cakes!

And every race Bible is personalized and the announcer at the finish line does an awesome job calling out every name as they come across.

Only warning about the race: the entire town shuts down from 8-12 for the race. Don’t plan on leaving quickly when you’re done. The same road closures that supported you are still in place to support everyone else.

We popped into a bathroom, freshened up, and explored the downtown shops that were all open. We left about five after 12 and drove away easy.

Great race. Would definitely do it again!

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This is a SMALL and SIMPLE race. There were maybe 40 folks for the 10K. Probably triple that for the 5K. The course takes you through and around Austin Peay … MORE

This is a SMALL and SIMPLE race. There were maybe 40 folks for the 10K. Probably triple that for the 5K. The course takes you through and around Austin Peay University. You run three “laps”. The laps are figure eights so you part the start/finish area 6 times. Once I finished, my garmin barely hit 6 miles. I know garmins are exact, but usually my garmin is long compared to actual courses.

post award was horrible. The 5K started after the 10K was over, but runners had to wait until the 5K was complete before the award ceremony.

It was a local race for me but I won’t run again.

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This small town race is absolutely gorgeous. You run from the Berry College Main Campus to the Mountain Campus and back. There is a reason it is called the mountain … MORE

This small town race is absolutely gorgeous. You run from the Berry College Main Campus to the Mountain Campus and back. There is a reason it is called the mountain campus. And the elevation guide on the webpage is not accurate. The steep hills came a mile sooner than it portrayed.

Once on the mountain campus, there are three little out and backs to do, which gets kind of boring. But the entire race is closed traffic, which is nice. And running through the forest is just amazing. Definitely a challenging course.

Water stations are plentiful- there is one almost every two miles or so.

The race does a t-shirt reveal the day before the race…. I am not sure why, nothing special. And I think a lot of the stuff on the shirt requires you to be affiliated with Berry College to understand. But whatever. The medal is nice enough.

Post race was chaotic. I crossed the finish line into a crowd of people who were already complete and just hanging out. I had to walk through them and go to the medal station to get my finisher medal. I didn’t stick around for the awards because I ran poorly, but some of the comments on Facebook were not happy because they were given a water bottle for age group awards.

Maybe if I lived in the area, i would run it again. But if I am travelling to GA for a race again, there are a bunch of others I would like to try first.

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We drove from Tennessee for the race and to visit friends in nearby Savanna. They offered mailing out your packet (for an additional $20) which was awesome not to have … MORE

We drove from Tennessee for the race and to visit friends in nearby Savanna. They offered mailing out your packet (for an additional $20) which was awesome not to have to worry about making it to packet pickup.
There was a massive rain storm all weekend but it was the lightest during the race. The worst rain we got was waiting to start.

The race begins and ends in a park and there is no parking. So everyone has to park a couple of blocks away and walk in. No biggie, our hotel was a 6-7 minute walk away from the start line. But a lot of folks were still walking in when race time (8am) hit and were on the course. So the race started several minutes late.

The first couple of miles are nice, as you are on a closed road out and back a mile each way. Then back through the park again. But then you get on the highway… Its about a 5K from there to the bridge. I actually enjoyed the bridge- It is a little steep, but not superlong so it breaks up the monotony of the highway. At the end of the bridge, you turn into another park and work your way through. Mile 7 was about the most boring part of the race as it was on a bike trail in a very “meh” section of trees and telephone poles. The back half of this park area had sections not paved and due to the heavy rain all night and the high foot traffic, there were plenty of large puddles and some mud traps (but not the fault of the race organization). It was actually fun leaping over puddles or purposely stomping in them to get rid of mud.

You work your way back to the highway, running past some small businesses, post offices, etc and hit mile 9 right as you go back over the bridge. Once over the bridge, it’s about another 5k back to the park down the same highway.
Lastly you turn into the park for the last half mile or so.

Great finish line party- two free beers! and the low country boil was definitely different and fun and appropriate for the south.

Water stations were plentiful. Very little crown support outside of the park.
Swag- zip up hoodie was nice (my wife stole mine) and the medal is middle of the line.

I enjoyed the race and atmosphere. Definitely have done worse. And rain kept us cool. I couldn’t image doing that race in SC heat!

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If you want a challenge that is a different race distance, this is it. It's usually the last Saturday in July- so it its HOT! Additionally, the first 3/4s of … MORE

If you want a challenge that is a different race distance, this is it. It’s usually the last Saturday in July- so it its HOT! Additionally, the first 3/4s of a mile is UP HILL. It is an out and back course so you get to run down the same big hill. The entire course is surrounded by spectators and fans. You will not get a break from people cheering you on.

I believe they only do finisher medals every five years so don’t expect a whole in swag. Repeat runners get a pin every so many of years.

Great post race area with beer, food, and music.

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This is 5K/10K race through neighborhoods on the back side of Clarksville, TN. Very small field. And running in Tennessee in late June is very hot. Mostly flat and what … MORE

This is 5K/10K race through neighborhoods on the back side of Clarksville, TN. Very small field. And running in Tennessee in late June is very hot. Mostly flat and what isn’t flat isn’t long enough to worry about. It’s a simple race put on mb the local running club.

It’s my town so I’ll do it again, if anything to challenge the sun to beat me!

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This race is gorgeous! You run along Lake Michigan, though a very nice downtown harbor area, and past some beautiful homes. I drove from Tennessee to Michigan just for this … MORE

This race is gorgeous! You run along Lake Michigan, though a very nice downtown harbor area, and past some beautiful homes. I drove from Tennessee to Michigan just for this race. There aren’t many hotels close by that don’t cost a million bucks so you have to stay in another town about 20 minutes away. No big deal, parking is plentiful.
Its a point to point race, with shuttles bringing you back to the high school where you started. You run through neighborhoods for the first few miles until you get to the harbor district with art galleries, restaurants, and all of the boats. Very nice. You cross a small fairly flat bridge and then go up the biggest hill the race has. But you get to run down it during mile 12 which is wonderful.
Once on top of the hill, you run through some more neighborhood as you work your way towards Lake Michigan. There is one STEEP but short surprise hill! Both myself and a guy 2 steps behind me let out little exclamations of shock as we rounded the corner and immediately went UP!

But then you are running past amazing homes, surrounded by huge trees, with Lake Michigan in the background. You run this road for a few miles, then turn around and see half of it again. Normally that is boring but not here. You turn away from the Lake between miles 9 and 10 and work your way back through regular neighborhood streets, go down that bigger hill, and then, out of know where, end up in another gorgeous little section of town with a small park and little boutique shops for the finish line.

Finish line party was small. Finished second in my age group (thank you small town race!).

Swag- shirt was meh. Medal was cool.

Would definitely run again if I were in Michigan. I picked the right race to knock Michigan off my 50 states list.

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Great race in downtown Indianapolis. Start downtown, run to and around the Indy 500, and then back to downtown. Make sure you stop and kiss the bricks at the Indy … MORE

Great race in downtown Indianapolis. Start downtown, run to and around the Indy 500, and then back to downtown. Make sure you stop and kiss the bricks at the Indy 500 finish line. Lots of great support. Great race to complete Indiana for those doing different states.

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Third time running this race. There are some hills in the end but a good overall course. It can be chilly at the start. I think it was 41⁰ and … MORE

Third time running this race. There are some hills in the end but a good overall course. It can be chilly at the start. I think it was 41⁰ and windy this last year. Great support. The changed up the finisher medal. It was a lincoln penny for years.

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Hot, You start with a massive hill!, Great spectator support. Out and back for a great non-standard race distance. Huge field of runners. Generations of folks who have done it … MORE

Hot, You start with a massive hill!, Great spectator support. Out and back for a great non-standard race distance. Huge field of runners. Generations of folks who have done it for years. It’s a hometown classic with the hometown feel.

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Great small-town race. There was some nice running along the river. Pretty flat. Finished 2nd in my age group which is always a great surprise! MORE

Great small-town race. There was some nice running along the river. Pretty flat. Finished 2nd in my age group which is always a great surprise!

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Swag is always massive! Run through all parts of Little Rock, which is a great town by the way. I ran the year of the crazy ice storm. I was … MORE

Swag is always massive!

Run through all parts of Little Rock, which is a great town by the way. I ran the year of the crazy ice storm. I was done and gone by the time it hit but it affected a lot of folks.
The is huge. There are a of corrals. I was done with mile 5 and coming back around and there were still corrals waiting to start. The weather was great for running (while I ran)- 40ish degrees, light sprinkle of rain. The finish line is awesome. You can gets beads and wipe your face about a quarter mile out to get a great finish line photo. That was a cool touch. My beads are on my medal rack along with the big ass medal.
Will definitely run again

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