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@BeerBlazer

Alameda, CA Raving since 2018 active 1 week, 6 days ago

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Oakland, CA Aug 12, 2018 1:45:44
10K Alameda, CA Sep 15, 2019 49:15
5K San Francisco, CA Dec 16, 2018 23:20

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
10K Sebastopol, CA Apr 11, 2020

Past Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10K San Mateo, CA Nov 28, 2019 50:08
10K Alameda, CA Sep 15, 2019 49:15
Half Marathon Oakland, CA Aug 11, 2019 2:20:00
5K Alameda, CA Jul 4, 2019 24:19
10K Sebastopol, CA May 4, 2019 49:33
10K San Mateo, CA Mar 17, 2019 51:06
5K San Francisco, CA Dec 16, 2018 23:20
Half Marathon Relay Alameda, CA Sep 16, 2018 1:53:00
Half Marathon Oakland, CA Aug 12, 2018 1:45:44
10K Oakland, CA Aug 4, 2018 49:49
5K Alameda, CA Jul 4, 2018 23:52
5K Fairfield, CA May 5, 2018 23:45
10K Sebastopol, CA Apr 14, 2018 51:11

My Raves

A Runner’s Mind Gobble Wobble

A Runner’s Mind Gobble Wobble

Although a bit cold the course is pretty good other than navigating through slow runners at the start and merge of 5k runners into mile 4.5. Pancakes at the end … MORE

Although a bit cold the course is pretty good other than navigating through slow runners at the start and merge of 5k runners into mile 4.5. Pancakes at the end and Turkey’s for the winners in age groups. Nice long sleeve performance shirt as well. No beer but the coffee waS GREATLY appreciated despite the long line.

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Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival

Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival

From BIB pickup to end of race festivities the event is well done. Course goes around old Alameda Naval base and get to go by the USS Hornet. Burritos at … MORE

From BIB pickup to end of race festivities the event is well done. Course goes around old Alameda Naval base and get to go by the USS Hornet. Burritos at the end and good amount of booths as well as beer 🙂

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IPA 10K & Beer Mile Invitational

IPA 10K & Beer Mile Invitational

You can have all the beer you want after the race with 20+ breweries serving 2 or more varieties. The only medal you need from a race as it is … MORE

You can have all the beer you want after the race with 20+ breweries serving 2 or more varieties. The only medal you need from a race as it is practical as it is a bottle opener. Course is deceptive as it has a bit of a slow incline for first 2 miles then flattens out and then a bit of decline on last mile. Nice event but no mile markers this year so hope they bring that back next year.

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A Runner’s Mind Jig & Jog

A Runner’s Mind Jig & Jog

This was the first time this race was done. Course was fairly flat and scenic around SF bay on San Mateo waterfront. Check in was quick and easy. This was … MORE

This was the first time this race was done. Course was fairly flat and scenic around SF bay on San Mateo waterfront. Check in was quick and easy. This was a St. Patty’s themed event and some people dressed up but most just wore their green race shirt. Shirt’s seemed to run a bit small. No medals and little at the end other than water, banana/oranges and nature valley bars. Unique aspect were hidden Pickles on course to trade in for sunglasses. All age groups 1st-3rd received gift cert. Ok for first time but meager showing of participants and has potential to be better next time.

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Elf on the Run

Elf on the Run

If you like coming in costume this is the race for you. Most everyone had elf or santa outfit on. Good things were fast, flat course along SF bay with … MORE

If you like coming in costume this is the race for you. Most everyone had elf or santa outfit on. Good things were fast, flat course along SF bay with Golden gate view. All the elves were happy and jolly with plenty of volunteers. Good vendors afterward for samples. Negatives were bib pickup required the day before and they said no same day pickup but found out they did. Advertised medals but no medals. T-shirt cost additional but how many T-shirts do you really need. $ goes to charity.

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Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival

Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival

Running route through West end of Alameda. Bib pickup was easy simply went to the race site the day before. The only negative was initial lack of info but once … MORE

Running route through West end of Alameda. Bib pickup was easy simply went to the race site the day before. The only negative was initial lack of info but once we found a link we got all the details. As I was part of a 4 person relay and it followed the 1/2 marathon course the biggest negative was in having to get everyone to their spot on the course. There was no shuttle service and the transition distances points were uneven. However afterwards was a treat with breakfast burritos, chips, energy bars, and seemingly endless supply of beer for those who wanted it. Additional vendor booths to walk around and socialize. Great time once you were done!

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Oaktown Half Marathon

Oaktown Half Marathon

Production of this run was really well done. The notifications and pickup of BIB was great with preparty. Course meandered through Oakland showing off much of the area. 6 water … MORE

Production of this run was really well done. The notifications and pickup of BIB was great with preparty. Course meandered through Oakland showing off much of the area. 6 water stations along the course and post event was fun with Band, empanadas, energy snacks, and beer! Medal was huge. Due to the warm conditions the course took it out of me. Well done Oakland!

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Beats For Sneaks RBO 5K & 10K

Beats For Sneaks RBO 5K & 10K

This is a pure fundraiser so advertised no frills-no t-shirts just 2 beers at the end. All $$ going to purchase shoes for kids. This run was a great one … MORE

This is a pure fundraiser so advertised no frills-no t-shirts just 2 beers at the end. All $$ going to purchase shoes for kids. This run was a great one as check in was simple the course was flat and fast and at the end had breakfast taco’s -more than you could eat as well as the free beer. Also, they had left over event shirts/tanks from previous races so you came home with 1 or 2 plus they raffled off free race entries and other stuff. Will definately be back!

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Cinco K Run Fiesta

Cinco K Run Fiesta

This was a great run which started at the Budweiser plant. Check in with simple and quick and well organized. Prerace warmup and Cinco dancers was a good element. Run … MORE

This was a great run which started at the Budweiser plant. Check in with simple and quick and well organized. Prerace warmup and Cinco dancers was a good element. Run started on time with a easy turn around sign at half way point- water at 1.5 miles for 5k which you don’t see too often. Fairly flat quick run. I loved all the elements with race vendors, taco’s and beer at the finish with Dutch Bros drinks and a few other things. There was little not to like about this one.

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IPA 10K & Beer Mile Invitational

IPA 10K & Beer Mile Invitational

This was the 2nd year for this race and it keeps getting better. The course is a rolling uphill for first few miles then levels off and then you go … MORE

This was the 2nd year for this race and it keeps getting better. The course is a rolling uphill for first few miles then levels off and then you go down towards the end. The best part is the beer fest at the end. This year there was double the breweries-I believe 15 or so and you definitely got your fill if you wanted it. Great talking to other runners in line. The medal was cool and functional as a bottle opener as well. Hard not to like this event if your into beer and running. Best of both put together. Great enthusiasm by the announcer and crowd for beer mile as well. The only improvement may be to have an open division for the beer mile but that may get a bit long.

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Alameda Mayor’s July 4th Parade R.A.C.E.

Alameda Mayor’s July 4th Parade R.A.C.E.

This run goes the parade route so the whole run you have people out on the road lined up cheering you on. A good short run but the bummer is … MORE

This run goes the parade route so the whole run you have people out on the road lined up cheering you on. A good short run but the bummer is running 2.5 miles back to the start area. Also, not enough port a potty’s at start of race.

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