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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jun 26, 2022 5:11:21
Half Marathon Carrollton, GA Sep 24, 2022 2:23:18
10 Nautical Miles (11.5 miler) Lake Forest, IL Aug 28, 2022 2:45:40
10K Baraboo, WI Jul 9, 2022 1:20:50
5K Two Harbors, MN Jun 17, 2022 29:56

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Past Races (29)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Overland Park, KS Nov 20, 2022 5:40:55
Half Marathon Salem, MO Nov 19, 2022 2:45:18
Marathon Manchester, NH Nov 13, 2022 5:44:45
Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 12, 2022 5:36:48
Marathon Raleigh, NC Nov 6, 2022 6:03:47
Half Marathon Kennett Square, PA Nov 5, 2022 2:44:26
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI Oct 23, 2022 2:39:10
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Oct 22, 2022 2:35:40
Half Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 15, 2022 3:13:58
Marathon Crazy Horse, SD Oct 8, 2022 5:46:54
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Oct 1, 2022 2:44:36
Half Marathon Carrollton, GA Sep 24, 2022 2:23:18
Marathon Westminster, CO Sep 17, 2022 6:01:50
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 10, 2022 2:34:05
Marathon Ishpeming, MI Sep 3, 2022 5:58:27
10 Nautical Miles (11.5 miler) Lake Forest, IL Aug 28, 2022 2:45:40
Marathon Osage, IA Aug 20, 2022 6:01:40
Half Marathon Gleason, WI Aug 13, 2022 3:37:03
Half Marathon Marquette, MI Jul 30, 2022 3:45:46
Half Marathon Madison, WI Jul 23, 2022 2:44:31
Half Marathon Oakland, CA Jul 16, 2022 3:25:01
10K Baraboo, WI Jul 9, 2022 1:20:50
Marathon Portland, OR Jul 4, 2022 5:30:33
Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jun 26, 2022 5:11:21
5K Frenchtown, MT Jun 25, 2022 32:22
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 18, 2022 5:19:38
5K Two Harbors, MN Jun 17, 2022 29:56
Half Marathon Minocqua, WI May 29, 2022 2:44:21
Half Marathon Cleveland, OH May 22, 2022 2:44:21

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Overall, a rather good event. There are lots of distances, but all of the courses are run together so be sure to watch the signs and listen to the volunteers … MORE

Overall, a rather good event. There are lots of distances, but all of the courses are run together so be sure to watch the signs and listen to the volunteers so you don’t make a wrong turn. The volunteers and aid stations were great, plus there was a myriad of Pacers which helped as the marathon can get rather spaced out. The whole thing runs around and through Overland Park so you don’t have to worry about cars, but it is several loops and out and back sections

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This definitely is a smaller event, but is so well put together. The communication beforehand is great, they offer a pasta dinner the night before, packet pick up morning of … MORE

This definitely is a smaller event, but is so well put together. The communication beforehand is great, they offer a pasta dinner the night before, packet pick up morning of and buses to the start line. There are plenty of aid stations with very enthusiastic volunteers. They really stick to the theme and have American flags throughout and do a great job at honoring our veterans.

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This event was really great, even though the weather was not so much. It was cold and rainy, but so well produced. The first half of the race is definitely … MORE

This event was really great, even though the weather was not so much. It was cold and rainy, but so well produced. The first half of the race is definitely hilly so hold on tight, the second half is much easier. There are lots of pacers, well-stocked aid stations and fuel (the maple syrup packets) on course. Huge finisher medal and cool long sleeve shirt. Generous course cut off time, and they keep the finish line open and don’t put away food or anything until the last finisher is done!

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This race hit on all fronts! This year was particularly hot and humid which made it a bit more difficult, but so many runners, spectators, enthusiastic volunteers made it a … MORE

This race hit on all fronts! This year was particularly hot and humid which made it a bit more difficult, but so many runners, spectators, enthusiastic volunteers made it a great experience. They have super cool swag including finisher items. Pizza and beer at the finish line. Gu on course as well as water and nuun at every aid station. They do have pace groups but only up until 230 for the half and 530 for the full, they definitely should work on expanding those. Generous course cut offs and encouraging all the way through to the last finishers!

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This is a rather large event and has several distances. There’s so much potential for it but a few things that could be tweaked to make it run so much … MORE

This is a rather large event and has several distances. There’s so much potential for it but a few things that could be tweaked to make it run so much smoother. There is no parking actually in place, it’s just a free-for-all on finding a place to park in a local neighborhood. I didn’t have a problem as I got there an hour early but understand that others definitely did. The Marathon course is hilly so definitely be prepared for that. They have Gu, junk food stations, water and electrolytes. They do have pace teams but do not offer anything slower than a 5:30 a while the course cut off is six hours, I think more teams would be beneficial. There is an after party which is probably over selling it. They had beer and some food but towards the end of the race, there really is not a whole lot left. I grabbed some stuff and then left shortly after.

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Very pretty course, but definitely prepare yourself with some hill work ahead of time. Also, they ran out of electrolytes and did not have fuel on course so plan accordingly. … MORE

Very pretty course, but definitely prepare yourself with some hill work ahead of time. Also, they ran out of electrolytes and did not have fuel on course so plan accordingly. The swag was super great, long sleeve hooded shirt and the after party was fantastic with beer, fried mushrooms, grilled cheese, and other snacks. A good sized event with pacers so you’ll have someone near you the whole event!

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The race was overall well put together, but lacked in execution on a few things. The course is run as an out and back with the large majority of being … MORE

The race was overall well put together, but lacked in execution on a few things. The course is run as an out and back with the large majority of being on the paved trail that runs along the water. Aid stations are placed throughout the course, not all cups are always filled though, so do not be afraid to grab multiple. The swag and hot cider were great, however they began packing up before all runners were actually finished which was frustrating. Especially seeing those that were at the end, but before the course cut off, that did not get a caramel apple or any other finisher food.

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This race is more of a themed event as opposed to a competitive event. The course is okay, but nothing spectacular, they do have mile markers as well as pacers. … MORE

This race is more of a themed event as opposed to a competitive event. The course is okay, but nothing spectacular, they do have mile markers as well as pacers. Finish line has water, hot cider, and caramel apples, it appears that they had other snacks (trail mix & granola bars) but ran out rather early. The swag is a quality quarter zip or long sleeve, a mug, and a finisher medal. They have ample water stations but no Gels/fuel throughout.

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I ran the domestic half marathon, while I wasn’t necessarily expecting to like it as I wasn’t the biggest fan of Detroit and the race day logistics, the race totally … MORE

I ran the domestic half marathon, while I wasn’t necessarily expecting to like it as I wasn’t the biggest fan of Detroit and the race day logistics, the race totally made up for it. It is so well planned and coordinated with road closures, volunteers, and timing of everything. It’s a larger event so you always have other runners around you and there are lots of Pacers to help you meet your goal times. Will definitely do in the future!

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The race overall was rather well put together, and makes for a very good race vacation. You have to do packet pick up the day before but it is a … MORE

The race overall was rather well put together, and makes for a very good race vacation. You have to do packet pick up the day before but it is a very smooth quick process. Race morning started out at well, you can wait inside of the heated building which is much appreciated. The half and full marathon only run together for about 3 1/2 miles and then the split occurs, and the field thins out vastly. I normally do not run with music, but I found it to be very beneficial for this race as there’s a very high chance that you’ll be running it alone. It is a gradual downhill for about the first 5 miles then uphill for the next 5 miles and then gradual downhill for the last 10. I started out on track for a solid time, but the hills caught me in the second half. The views are great and the course is mainly crushed gravel with some shade. If you do not like running in a smaller field I would recommend doing the half marathon over the full. There are lots of attractions in a fairly close range so I would recommend making a long weekend out of it and checking out some of the sites (we saw Mammoth Site, Mt Rushmore, Wind Cave and Custer state park)!

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I participated in this event as a pacer. I have to say, it was incredibly well managed, organized, and executed. There are several pace groups for the half marathon, which … MORE

I participated in this event as a pacer. I have to say, it was incredibly well managed, organized, and executed. There are several pace groups for the half marathon, which seemed to be used by quite a few runners. The course is a bit challenging as there definitely are hills, but the pretty fall colors made up for some of the suffering. Aid stations were stocked with water, Nuun and eager volunteers (there is no energy gels). The finish line was fantastic with snacks, water, pizza, a sandwich, and the option to purchase alcohol as well. Oh and the swag, super cute! Quarter Zips – just check the sizing as women’s are very fitted.

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I stumbled upon this half marathon as I was planning on doing a vacation to Georgia during this time anyway. The race far exceeded my expectations. It has the feel … MORE

I stumbled upon this half marathon as I was planning on doing a vacation to Georgia during this time anyway. The race far exceeded my expectations. It has the feel of a hometown race, but actually gathers a sizable group (300+ half marathoners). The course is hilly enough and ends on an uphill. Two aid stations had energy gels/bars with plenty of water stops. The finish line celebration was fantastic! They had a boxed lunch, complementary beer and ice cream, and waited long enough to do the award ceremony so that most of the runners were finished which was a nice surprise and led to a more encouraging atmosphere.

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I signed up for the race to knock out a full marathon in Colorado when I was out there anyway. The race was ok, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. … MORE

I signed up for the race to knock out a full marathon in Colorado when I was out there anyway. The race was ok, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. It is a very small race, having maybe 30 full marathon runners, which means you really are relying on yourself for the entire race (not my personal preference). The course itself has alright views, but given it’s Colorado, is nothing spectacular. You run on a crushed gravel trail, kind of an out and back course. Clif Shot Gu was at several aid stations, race day was rather warm so probably could have used additional water stops. Finish line had water, bagel chunks, bananas, and breakfast burritos.

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Vacation races does it again - they always do such a great job with logistics, aid stations, volunteers, swag, and overall execution. I’ve done other vacation races and this wasn’t … MORE

Vacation races does it again – they always do such a great job with logistics, aid stations, volunteers, swag, and overall execution. I’ve done other vacation races and this wasn’t the most beautiful course, but had its charm regardless. Swag was great, per usual, biggest bummer was it rained the whole time. I’d recommend, and make sure to make a trip out to Gatlinburg and make a weekend trip out of it!

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This is a smaller race, but very well planned. You bus to the start line as it's a point to point. It's advertised as downhill, which is mainly true as … MORE

This is a smaller race, but very well planned. You bus to the start line as it’s a point to point. It’s advertised as downhill, which is mainly true as there’s an overall elevation loss, but it’s gradual, and a few minor hills thrown in. Plenty of aid stations which help as there is very few spectators for the majority of the course. You won’t be completely alone for the race, but due to it being a smaller event, may end up running alone or with fewer people. They also have pacers!

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Have nothing but great things to say about this event. While the distance is a bit different (10 nautical miles = 11.5 miles), it's great to use as a training … MORE

Have nothing but great things to say about this event. While the distance is a bit different (10 nautical miles = 11.5 miles), it’s great to use as a training run, or just to race a different mileage. They bus you to the start and from the finish line, so parking was a breeze. Lots and lots of pacers and very well planned and executed. Finish line was very well stocked, and they were equally supportive of the runners at the back of the pack which isn’t always seen. Definitely have on my radar for future years!

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It's a very small race (the full had about 50 people) so there's a decent chance you'll spend a good portion of it alone, especially if you're a back of … MORE

It’s a very small race (the full had about 50 people) so there’s a decent chance you’ll spend a good portion of it alone, especially if you’re a back of the pack-er. The course is an out and back, so you do see runners throughout the course. You run past a lot of corn fields, but you’re in almost direct sun the entire time. Plenty of aid stations and they have Gu/Gels/fuel. Had lots of finish line food including breakfast pizza, snacks, and water/powerade. The race was well planned and executed, I just don’t enjoy or do well at very small events as you’re so alone.

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I will preface this review by saying I am not the biggest fan of trail running, but have given enough races a shot to see if I change my mind. … MORE

I will preface this review by saying I am not the biggest fan of trail running, but have given enough races a shot to see if I change my mind. This race only solidified that yes, I do not enjoy them. As this race puts on several different distances, it did not start until 10 AM for the half marathon which was rather late in the day, and just not ideal for myself. There was only two aid stations and the course is technical enough. My biggest frustration is that there was no indication on how far you were in and instead of it being 13.1 miles it was closer to 15. I will say that the finish line food and beer was fantastic, really great to have a full meal and enjoy conversing with other runners after the event.

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This was my first time checking out Marquette, and it did not disappoint. The area is beautiful, and the course does a very good job at highlighting some of that. … MORE

This was my first time checking out Marquette, and it did not disappoint. The area is beautiful, and the course does a very good job at highlighting some of that. The event has pacers, water stations, and offered Gu/chews at two different spots. Volunteers and everyone involved were very helpful and encouraging. Only thing to improve is that any finish line food/water was cleaned up or ran out before all finishers were actually done.

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Overall the race is pretty solid, but has some room for improvement. Morning of packet pickup would be great, especially as there isn't an expo or anything. The morning of … MORE

Overall the race is pretty solid, but has some room for improvement. Morning of packet pickup would be great, especially as there isn’t an expo or anything. The morning of was smooth enough, they had pacers for the event, and well marked course. It is July in Wisconsin, so hot and humid is a given, the course is okay, but they end it on the largest hill of the course – so be prepared for that. Adequate water stations, but no Gu/fuel available. Finish line beer and snacks were greatly appreciated. The shirt is just a standard t-shirt, but medal is pretty cool.

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I will preface this review by saying that I’m not the biggest fan of trail runs. I was traveling to San Francisco and wanted to get a run in and … MORE

I will preface this review by saying that I’m not the biggest fan of trail runs. I was traveling to San Francisco and wanted to get a run in and stumbled upon this one. I overlooked the fact that it was a trail run but was not too concerned when I discovered it as it had a 3 1/2 hour cut off time. That gave me more than enough time to run a half marathon. The actual course was beautiful albeit very challenging. There really is no aid offered the entire time with the exception of two areas that have water that you can fill up a water bottle that you have to carry and bring. My real frustration came towards the end of the race as I should have been nearing the finish line but instead I found out I had several miles to go. Due to it being on a trail there was no indication of how far you had gone or mile markers. The race ended up being 15 miles. In addition, the volunteers/directors of the race began taking down the ribbons that directed you where to turn, while runners were still on the course. I was about a mile out from the finish when I passed a volunteer who is taking down ribbons. I asked what they were doing and they said the course cut off was coming up. There were still a handful of runners behind me that were then at the mercy of the trails to just hopefully find their way back out. When I cross the finish line it was lackluster and had a few things to offer but very little. I could not get out of there fast enough. The race needs to be better about protecting their runners. It was a warm day and not having ample fluids out there or monitoring the course is ridiculous. Otherwise be sure to warn runners that the course cut off is a hard cut off and that it will take you far longer than expected. It took me over an hour longer than it normally does to run a half marathon, but the course was actually 15 miles. Would not recommend.

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This absolutely is a challenging trail race, but really a great opportunity to see Devil's Lake State Park. They do offer a morning of race packet pickup which is great. … MORE

This absolutely is a challenging trail race, but really a great opportunity to see Devil’s Lake State Park. They do offer a morning of race packet pickup which is great. The shirt is meh, and the medal is made of wood, so it is different swag than normal. Due to it being a trail race there is no aid stations/water stops. The course is difficult for sure, and the 10K is the easiest of all, be prepared to have a much slower time, and be patient as it’s a narrow course so passing isn’t all that easy. Fantastic finish line food (full meal) and beer!

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The race is well planned overall, no day packet pickup but they offer it for several days before which helps. They offer buses to the start which is great. The … MORE

The race is well planned overall, no day packet pickup but they offer it for several days before which helps. They offer buses to the start which is great. The course is okay, pretty views, and they offer an early race start as they otherwise have a 5.5 hour cutoff for the marathon. Will say that it’s a smaller field and due to it because a Boston Qualifier it’s a very fast field, so if you’re a slower runner be prepared to be alone a good portion of the time. It’s an expensive race, and don’t know that you get your moneys worth. No finisher photos, a standard t-shirt, decent medal, an ice cream sandwich, but no other finish line food/drinks.

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This race seriously is so great! They offer a free beer run (5K with beer at the end) on Friday night, a 5K Saturday morning, and then a half and … MORE

This race seriously is so great! They offer a free beer run (5K with beer at the end) on Friday night, a 5K Saturday morning, and then a half and full marathon on Sunday. They have a full expo and packet pickup, I’d absolutely plan to make a full weekend out of it. The course is stunning, has some hills, but you’ll be so swept up in the views you won’t feel them (that much). They’ve got ample aid stations, and fuel, they do have pacers, but really wish they’d offer a few more “slower” groups as they cut off at the 5 hour mark. Finish line is as at a park, they have a grab bag of snack food, and a beer and tables to relax and connect with other runners.

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Well run 5K that is part of the marathon weekend‘s. There are quite a few runners and the course actually is pretty scenic considering it’s only a 5K. Beer at … MORE

Well run 5K that is part of the marathon weekend‘s. There are quite a few runners and the course actually is pretty scenic considering it’s only a 5K. Beer at the finish line and a nice warm up if you are doing a longer event on Sunday

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I was a tad intimidated with this race originally just because of how huge it is (marathon caps out at 9,000 runners) compared to the races I normally do. However, … MORE

I was a tad intimidated with this race originally just because of how huge it is (marathon caps out at 9,000 runners) compared to the races I normally do. However, the race is so well planned it was a walk in the park. They plan several areas that you can park and then they just shuttle you to the start and back to your parking area when you’re done. The whole course is mainly downhill, there are pace groups, well stocked aid stations, and an awesome finish line party.

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I did this 5K as part of the Great Grandma's Challenge. It was an alright 5K, but the parking was a nightmare.The race is around the same time as packet … MORE

I did this 5K as part of the Great Grandma’s Challenge. It was an alright 5K, but the parking was a nightmare.The race is around the same time as packet pickup so allow LOTS of extra time to get there, find parking, grab your packet if need be, and make it back to the start line. The 5K wasn’t anything extraordinary but you get some cool swag (quarter zip) for going the double challenge.

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This is a smaller race, all run on the Bearskin trail (crushed gravel). The nice thing is that it's almost all shaded however it will be hot as it's Wisconsin … MORE

This is a smaller race, all run on the Bearskin trail (crushed gravel). The nice thing is that it’s almost all shaded however it will be hot as it’s Wisconsin in July. The event offers pacer, has adequate water stations, and finish line food and beer. Isn’t a ton of frills to this race, but well executed.

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Had an absolute blast at this race. It's very well planned, has lots of pace teams, support, well stocked aid stations along with fuel (Carb Boom). The finish line was … MORE

Had an absolute blast at this race. It’s very well planned, has lots of pace teams, support, well stocked aid stations along with fuel (Carb Boom). The finish line was great with support as you ran through and then ample snacks and water. The race day energy is amazing and it’s definitely on my repeat list.

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