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@BeckyElliott

Columbus, OH Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 5 days, 2 hours ago

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Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Cincinnati, OH 2008 3:47:28
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2007 1:40:12
20K Wheeling, WV May 29, 2010 1:45:56
Quarter Marathon Grandview Heights, OH Aug 28, 2022 54:08
10K Columbus, OH 2019 46:17
4.6 Miler Mansfield, OH Aug 6, 2022 38:01

Future Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE May 5, 2024
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 1, 2024
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 8, 2024
Half Marathon Richfield, MN Jul 27, 2024
Half Marathon Sioux Falls, SD Aug 25, 2024
Half Marathon Havre De Grace, MD Sep 21, 2024
Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ Oct 19, 2024
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 7, 2024
Half Marathon Oklahoma City, OK 2024
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 15, 2025

Past Races (91)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Newport, RI Apr 13, 2024
Half Marathon Auburn, AL Feb 18, 2024 1:59:00
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 14, 2024 1:56:58
Half Marathon Austin, TX Dec 10, 2023 1:54:09
Half Marathon Glouster, OH Nov 11, 2023 2:50:22
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 15, 2023 1:50:23
Half Marathon Brunswick, ME Sep 24, 2023 1:53:44
Half Marathon Asheville, NC Aug 26, 2023 2:03:59
Half Marathon Springfield, MI Jul 1, 2023 1:58:58
Half Marathon Del Mar, CA May 20, 2023 1:57:24
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Apr 29, 2023 1:53:35
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 2, 2023 1:51:39
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 4, 2023 1:56:27
Half Marathon Sedona, AZ Feb 4, 2023 2:02:22
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 16, 2022 1:53:32
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Oct 8, 2022 1:48:45
Half Marathon Flossmoor, IL Sep 10, 2022 1:59:39
Quarter Marathon Grandview Heights, OH Aug 28, 2022 54:08
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV Aug 20, 2022 1:55:44
4.6 Miler Mansfield, OH Aug 6, 2022 38:01
Half Marathon Springville, UT Jul 9, 2022 1:52:27
10K Columbus, OH Jun 5, 2022 47:59
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Apr 30, 2022 1:49:33
Half Marathon Carmel, IN Apr 9, 2022 1:52:56
Half Marathon Lahaina, HI Jan 16, 2022 1:55:06
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Oct 31, 2021 1:54:00
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 17, 2021 1:46:12
Half Marathon Franklin, PA Oct 10, 2021 1:50:46
10K Columbus, OH Sep 12, 2021 48:25
Half Marathon Dublin, OH Aug 22, 2021 1:49:58
Half Marathon Dayton, OH Jun 12, 2021 1:54:56
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 20, 2019 1:47:53
Half Marathon Dublin, OH Aug 25, 2019 1:44:20
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Apr 27, 2019 1:43:38
Half Marathon Xenia, OH Apr 7, 2019 1:46:28
10K Columbus, OH 2019 46:17
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV Aug 18, 2018 1:52:58
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Apr 28, 2018 1:45:09
Half Marathon Xenia, OH Apr 8, 2018 1:45:59
Half Marathon Naples, FL Jan 14, 2018 1:49:00
10K Columbus, OH 2018 47:53
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 15, 2017 1:51:16
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV Aug 19, 2017 1:58:06
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Apr 29, 2017 1:45:11
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 19, 2017 4:57:41
Half Marathon Naples, FL Jan 15, 2017 1:53:34
10K Columbus, OH 2017 48:46
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV Aug 20, 2016 1:48:51
Half Marathon Harrison, OH Jun 4, 2016 1:49:41
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Apr 30, 2016 1:43:52
Half Marathon Xenia, OH Apr 10, 2016 1:45:38
Half Marathon Celebration, FL Jan 31, 2016 1:43:18
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 18, 2015 1:42:55
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV Aug 15, 2015 1:44:19
Half Marathon Huber Heights, OH Jun 13, 2015 1:47:05
Half Marathon Columbus, OH May 2, 2015 1:45:47
Half Marathon Xenia, OH Apr 12, 2015 1:46:11
Marathon Erie, PA Sep 14, 2014 3:56:38
Half Marathon Huber Heights, OH 2014 1:52:48
Half Marathon Xenia, OH 2014 1:46:30
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2014 1:46:38
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2014 1:47:29
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2013 1:48:07
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2013 1:48:33
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2013 1:44:15
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2012 1:47:21
Half Marathon Xenia, OH 2012 1:48:51
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2012 1:51:47
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2012 1:46:25
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2011 1:47:35
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2011 1:44:10
Half Marathon Xenia, OH 2011 1:46:13
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2011 1:45:10
20K Wheeling, WV May 29, 2010 1:45:56
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2010 1:41:57
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2010 1:47:54
Half Marathon Xenia, OH 2010 1:44:21
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2010 1:44:26
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2009 1:46:45
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2009 1:46:07
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Aug 24, 2008 1:42:00
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2008 1:40:49
Half Marathon Xenia, OH 2008 1:40:37
Marathon Cincinnati, OH 2008 3:47:28
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2007 1:54:38
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2007 4:26:56
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2007 1:40:12
Marathon Athens, OH 2007 4:00:03
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Jul 22, 2006 1:42:42
Half Marathon Parkersburg, WV 2006 1:49:43
Marathon Columbus, OH 1999 4:29:47

My Raves

The War Eagle Half Marathon is a well organized race that highlights the campus of Auburn University and the surrounding areas. It is a very hilly course, but it finishes … MORE

The War Eagle Half Marathon is a well organized race that highlights the campus of Auburn University and the surrounding areas. It is a very hilly course, but it finishes on the 50-yard line of the campus football stadium! The course also includes a lap around the University track, which is a neat feature. On this day in 2024, the weather was not ideal – (very cold and windy), so I admit that my review may be influenced a bit by the unfavorable conditions. As a result of the cold, I think the finish area festivities were lacking. The biggest disappointment was the extremely long line for food… and no free finisher food (bananas, bagels, etc.) If a runner wanted any race-provided nourishment, that runner had to wait in a long line in the cold and wind. I took a hard pass. Medal was nice, but we are runners… not football players. (The finisher medal was in the shape of a large football helmet.)

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The Louisiana Half Marathon is a wonderful race! The course is great (very few elevation challenges), and the scenic route takes the runners through parts of the LSU campus. The … MORE

The Louisiana Half Marathon is a wonderful race! The course is great (very few elevation challenges), and the scenic route takes the runners through parts of the LSU campus. The volunteers were extremely friendly, and the aid stations were well stocked. The finish line is spectacular, and the race organizers make every finisher feel like a winner! Of the 77 half marathons that I have run, this race is definitely in my top 10!

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This is a small race with a decent production. The course has some HUGE hills, which makes for a rather challenging half marathon. The scenery is terrible. The course routes … MORE

This is a small race with a decent production. The course has some HUGE hills, which makes for a rather challenging half marathon. The scenery is terrible. The course routes through several miles of what appears to be an extended junk yard! There were mattresses, chairs, and debris of all types along the road from about mile 4 through mile 7. This race definitely does not attempt to show the pretty side of Austin! It is a runner’s race; a good way to challenge one’s abilities, but not a race for anyone who is looking for any “perks”.

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This is a tough but fun trail race! Even though I have run over 75 half marathons, they have all been road races. This run was my first Trail Half … MORE

This is a tough but fun trail race! Even though I have run over 75 half marathons, they have all been road races. This run was my first Trail Half Marathon, and I had a blast! Many of you already know this, but Trail Running is VERY different from Road Running…. especially when the ground is covered in loose leaves that hide treasures below like roots and rocks and patches of mud! I fell down twice within the first two miles. I learned the hard way that watching your footing is a MUST in trail running! This race had a lot of elevation changes, and the downhill sections were more challenging than the uphill sections due to the leaves. The volunteers were great, and the two aid stations along the Half Marathon course were well-stocked and attended to by friendly volunteers. When I finished, I mentioned to a fellow runner that this had been my first trail run. She told me, “there are much easier trail runs to do as your first one!”
For those of you new to trail running, my time was extremely different than my road racing times. It took me a full hour longer to run this trail half than my most recent road race half, but the scenery was amazing and the pure joy involved in running through the woods made this a delightfully enjoyable experience!

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The IMT Des Moines Half Marathon was a wonderful event. The race was very well organized, the course was relatively flat (for the half marathoners), and the race included a … MORE

The IMT Des Moines Half Marathon was a wonderful event. The race was very well organized, the course was relatively flat (for the half marathoners), and the race included a fun little “speed zone” in the middle of the race (approximately 1.7 miles) through which the runners were timed. Prizes were awarded to the fastest speed zone runners, regardless of overall finishing position. The existence of the “speed zone” made this race fun, and helped this moderate runner maintain her pace in the middle of the race. It was a great event, and Iowa has a lot to offer! The Farmer’s Market downtown Des Moines on the day before the event is fantastic!

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As advertised, this is an extremely flat course. The majority of the course takes place out on the airport runway, and as a result, there isn't much in the way … MORE

As advertised, this is an extremely flat course. The majority of the course takes place out on the airport runway, and as a result, there isn’t much in the way of interesting scenery nor on-course “pizzazz”. In fact, the race can become a bit monotonous (a real challenge for one’s mind). If you are thinking about doing this race, you will need to decide if the benefits of a flat course are enough of a draw to outweigh the “blah-ness” of the race. On the plus side, the race was well organized, the participant jacket and finisher medal were nice. One suggestion: Add more porta-johns on the course – especially out along the runway.

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WoW, this is a HILLY course!! The inclines are STEEP, and the downhills are STEEP!! Normally, a hilly course rewards the effort of the climb up a hill with a … MORE

WoW, this is a HILLY course!! The inclines are STEEP, and the downhills are STEEP!! Normally, a hilly course rewards the effort of the climb up a hill with a nice downhill section, but that is not always the case with this course. Some of the downhill sections are so steep that you really need to be careful of your footing. But, it is a pretty course, and the organizers do a nice job.

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This was a wonderful, small-town race in Battle Creek, MI. It was extremely well-organized, and the atmosphere was phenomenal. As the race started, the hot air balloons were launching into … MORE

This was a wonderful, small-town race in Battle Creek, MI. It was extremely well-organized, and the atmosphere was phenomenal. As the race started, the hot air balloons were launching into the air, creating a magical display of color! It was an exciting way to start a half marathon! The course led us out onto the airport runways, then through the nearby neighborhoods. Support along the course was great (lots of fluids and porta-potties), and the finisher medals were quite nice. Additional bonus: Runners received admission tickets to the FIELD OF FLIGHT Air Show & Balloon Festival. Overall, this was a delightful experience! This Ohio runner gives this Michigan race two thumbs up!

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The long climb into Torrey Pines is rather challenging - forcing even the most die-hard runners to walk at some point, but the overall race experience is fantastic! The run … MORE

The long climb into Torrey Pines is rather challenging – forcing even the most die-hard runners to walk at some point, but the overall race experience is fantastic! The run along the coast provides amazing ocean views. Be careful on the downhill sections… the sand-covered pavement can be tricky.
In 2023, we were greeted at the finish line by Meb Keflezighi!! I was so delighted to be finished with the race and to see him that I gave him a giant hug!! Thanks Meb!

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The Urban Bourbon is a great half marathon! The course is fun (except for the whirly-whirl curvy ramp that seems to go on and up forever, leading up to the … MORE

The Urban Bourbon is a great half marathon! The course is fun (except for the whirly-whirl curvy ramp that seems to go on and up forever, leading up to the ‘walking bridge’ that crosses the Ohio River into Indiana!). The volunteers are friendly, the finisher medals are top quality, and the celebration bash afterwards has a FANTASTIC band! The only drawbacks are as follows: the packet pick-up process was not as organized as other races I have run, and they did not begin the race with the National Anthem.

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The community of Flossmoor, IL and the surrounding neighborhoods do a FANTASTIC job of putting together a top-notch race! It is a well-organized event full of wonderful community spirit. The … MORE

The community of Flossmoor, IL and the surrounding neighborhoods do a FANTASTIC job of putting together a top-notch race! It is a well-organized event full of wonderful community spirit. The volunteers do a great job of encouraging the runners every step of the way. Each of the 7 local neighborhoods decorate and encourage runners based on a theme, which makes the course very entertaining & fun! Also, the high school band and cheer leaders offer amazing support! Well done all around by a delightful ‘gem’ of a community!

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This event is organized by the same group (M3S Sports) that arranges the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus, OH (and the previously held Emerald City Half in Dublin, OH). … MORE

This event is organized by the same group (M3S Sports) that arranges the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus, OH (and the previously held Emerald City Half in Dublin, OH). The event offers two race distances: a Quarter Marathon (6.55 Miles) and a 5k. The start and finish is located in the Grandview Yard, which is a newly developed section of Grandview Heights. Overall, the race was great. The course is a mixture of road running and bike trail running. The climb “up” from the bike path to Goodale Blvd just before mile 6 is a bit challenging for tiring legs.
Unfortunately for more competitive runners, finishing stats are tallied by the race for which the entrant registered, not which event the person actually ran. As a result, participants who registered for the Quarter, but ended up only running the 5k, were credited with finishing the Quarter, leaving the age group finishing order details in a bit of disarray. An additional timing strip for the Quarter Marathon might have helped to eliminate that issue.
Other than that, this race has some nice perks which include free race photos and a nice finisher medal.

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This is the 13th time that I have run the News & Sentinel Parkersburg Half Marathon. The race was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID. It was … MORE

This is the 13th time that I have run the News & Sentinel Parkersburg Half Marathon. The race was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID. It was great to return to WV for this beloved race, but this year, there were a lot of differences. The challenging course was the same (although I swear those hills grew in size over the last three years!!), but the organization and execution of the race was not the same as it has been in the past. The volunteers were fantastic, and I really LOVE those wet towels that are given out at the finish, but I really missed Chip and the Smoot Theatre for the awards ceremony.

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This race is so FUN! The race organizers do a fantastic job! It is a non-traditional race distance (4.6 miles), but there is a valid reason for that... the course … MORE

This race is so FUN!
The race organizers do a fantastic job! It is a non-traditional race distance (4.6 miles), but there is a valid reason for that… the course takes runners around Mansfield, OH to visit the filming locations for the movie, “Shawshank Redemption”. The race starts and finishes at the “prison” (aka Ohio Reformatory). All racers are assigned either “Guard” or “Inmate”. The Warden runs the race as well. The theme is great! The organization is FANTASTIC! Runners are treated to a private showing of the movie INSIDE the prison the night before the race. Also, the finisher medals are THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN!! The entire experience is top notch!!

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This is an extremely well-organized event hosted by a wonderful city (Carmel, IN). There is a great finisher's medal, a nice race-expo and packet pick-up, and supportive volunteers! The first … MORE

This is an extremely well-organized event hosted by a wonderful city (Carmel, IN). There is a great finisher’s medal, a nice race-expo and packet pick-up, and supportive volunteers! The first half of the race is primarily downhill. I would love to run this race again in better weather.
However, on race day in 2022, it was snowing & sleeting!! It was an unusually COLD day in Indiana! I am not a fan of miserable weather. But, this race experience was made better by one fellow runner who encouraged me by saying, “Don’t think of it as snow…. think of it as confetti from heaven!”
Runners are wonderful people!!

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This race course follows a rails-to-trails path and crosses several bridges. The bridge surface can be quite slippery, so be careful about your footing on the bridges. Also, there is … MORE

This race course follows a rails-to-trails path and crosses several bridges.
The bridge surface can be quite slippery, so be careful about your footing on the bridges. Also, there is a tunnel that the runners go through twice (once on the way out, and again on the way back); it is a long and dark tunnel, a headlight might be helpful.

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2010 was the last year that this race was run as a 20K. It is a sister race to the Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon. Both races are held … MORE

2010 was the last year that this race was run as a 20K. It is a sister race to the Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon. Both races are held in WV.
Ogden is held in Wheeling, WV at the end of May.
Parkersburg is held in Parkersburg, WV in August.
If a person runs both races in the same calendar year, they receive a special t-shirt. Having run Parkersburg many times, I decided that I wanted to run Ogden so that I could earn that extra shirt. So, I registered for the 2010 race. Ogden ended up being the most DIFFICULT race I have ever run (and I have run over 60 half marathons!!) There is a KILLER hill. It keeps going for over 2 miles, and gains 650′ elevation!! It is located in the first few miles of the race!! This Hill (which others may describe more like a mountain) demands respect.
By the way, the race organizers changed this race to a Half Marathon in 2011, and it has been a Half Marathon since. But the Hill remains a challenge on the course!

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Decent Race. No Finisher Medals. Not really sure whatever became of this race. It was a Premier Sports race (www.premierraces.com), but that website does not appear to be active any … MORE

Decent Race. No Finisher Medals. Not really sure whatever became of this race. It was a Premier Sports race (www.premierraces.com), but that website does not appear to be active any longer. The motto for the race was, “Have the Distance… Twice the Fun”

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