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@bjrobinette

Louisville, KY Raving since 2018 50 States hopeful/finisher active 4 days, 15 hours ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:

    Bay of Fundy International Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Mayor's Race, Anchorage, AK

  • I run because:

    Running all 50 states is really just an excuse to travel and stay in shape. (round is a shape!!)

My races

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Personal Bests (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result
200 Mile Relay Clermont, KY 2014 32:48:33
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 7, 2018 5:28:02
Marathon Relay Louisville, KY Apr 28, 2018 4:20:58
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Oct 25, 2014 2:12:52
10 Miler Louisville, KY 2014 1:44:09
10K Louisville, KY 2014 56:50
5 Miler Louisville, KY Nov 22, 2018 54:42
5K Louisville, KY 2014 27:10

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Pass Christian, MS Dec 15, 2019
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 19, 2020

Past Races (58)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Huntington, WV Nov 3, 2019 2:36:36
Half Marathon Hampton, NH Oct 6, 2019 2:36:12
Half Marathon Kailua-Kona, HI Jun 30, 2019 2:47:53
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 1, 2019 2:42:53
5K Wilson, WY May 31, 2019 35:06
Half Marathon Coeur d\\\'Alene, ID May 26, 2019 2:37:20
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 27, 2019 2:32:50
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 31, 2019 2:28:52
10 Miler Louisville, KY Mar 23, 2019 1:46:48
10K Louisville, KY Mar 9, 2019 1:03:12
5K Louisville, KY Feb 23, 2019 30:24
Half Marathon Oak Island, NC Feb 16, 2019 2:25:41
5 Miler Louisville, KY Nov 22, 2018 54:42
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 11, 2018 3:02:00
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 7, 2018 5:28:02
5K Jeffersontown, KY Sep 11, 2018 30:33
Half Marathon Cedar Rapids, IA Sep 2, 2018 2:38:22
Half Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jul 15, 2018 2:24:14
5K Frenchtown, MT Jul 14, 2018 32:16
Half Marathon Lubec, ME Jun 24, 2018 2:27:28
Half Marathon Brighton, UT May 12, 2018 2:14:09
Marathon Relay Louisville, KY Apr 28, 2018 4:20:58
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Apr 8, 2018 2:29:20
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 3, 2018 2:28:09
Half Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 14, 2018 2:29:50
Half Marathon Rehoboth, DE Dec 2, 2017 2:35:13
Half Marathon Wynne, AR Nov 4, 2017 2:37:43
Half Marathon Crazy Horse, SD Oct 8, 2017 2:18:42
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Sep 9, 2017 2:17:19
Half Marathon Manitou Springs, CO Aug 19, 2017 5:20:55
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 13, 2017 2:29:12
Marathon Relay Louisville, KY Apr 29, 2017 4:40:10
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 9, 2017 2:21:46
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Mar 19, 2017 2:39:09
5K Louisville, KY 2017 29:35
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 5, 2016 2:21:57
Half Marathon Newport, RI Oct 9, 2016 2:37:02
Half Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 8, 2016 2:19:02
Half Marathon Morrow, OH Aug 14, 2016 2:41:37
Half Marathon Kalamazoo, MI Jul 24, 2016 2:44:40
Half Marathon Worcester, MA Jun 19, 2016 2:23:03
Half Marathon Alexandria, VA May 29, 2016 3:01:38
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 30, 2016 2:23:09
Half Marathon Hancock, MD Apr 10, 2016 2:29:51
10K Louisville, KY Mar 26, 2016 59:30
10 Miler Louisville, KY Mar 26, 2016 1:58:57
Half Marathon Key West, FL Jan 17, 2016 2:46:47
5K Louisville, KY 2016 29:02
5 Miler Louisville, KY Nov 26, 2015 56:28
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 26, 2015 5:55:41
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Oct 25, 2014 2:12:52
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 19, 2014 2:21:33
5K Louisville, KY 2014 31:52
10K Louisville, KY 2014 1:03:30
10 Miler Louisville, KY 2014 1:44:09
5K Louisville, KY 2014 27:10
10K Louisville, KY 2014 56:50
200 Mile Relay Clermont, KY 2014 32:48:33

My Raves

Marshall University Marathon & Half Marathon

Marshall University Marathon & Half Marathon

If you are looking for a racecation, then this is not the race for you. If you are looking for a flat, easy run to fulfill your WV race then … MORE

If you are looking for a racecation, then this is not the race for you. If you are looking for a flat, easy run to fulfill your WV race then this race might be for you.

The race was well organized with plenty of water stops and the start/finish at the football stadium make parking easy and well within a short walking distance to your car. You do get to carry a football across the finish at the goal line in the stadium.

The swag was a short sleeved brooks running shirt and a pair of goodr sunglasses.

The scenery was pretty nondescript. I did like that the people at the animal shelter brought out some of the dogs as you entered the park. I will also give the organizers a thumbs up for having chocolate milk at the finish.

All in all there wasn’t anything particularly bad or spectacular about this race.

On a final note, I stayed at the Doubletree and they let all runners have a 2:00 checkout time. So it was nice to have plenty of time to stretch and shower after the race before leaving.

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Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon

Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon

We went to run the Smuttynose as our New Hampshire race. this was state #35 for me. We flew into Boston and the drive to Hampton was right at 1 … MORE

We went to run the Smuttynose as our New Hampshire race. this was state #35 for me. We flew into Boston and the drive to Hampton was right at 1 hour. The town is “rustic” and the people are very friendly. You won’t find any Marriotts or Hiltons in Hampton. We stayed about .5 miles from the start and was able to watch the sunrise on the ocean from our room.

The race was well organized. Instead of a shirt they gave a 1/4 zip fleece.
The fleece is a nice fleece. The medal was fine (not fancy) but is also a bottle opener. (The race is sponsored by a brewery). The course was flat except for a couple of small hills in the neighborhood part of the run. The race is mostly up and down the road next to the beach and the crowds were pretty nice through most of the race. I would have given the difficulty a 1 except you have to run into the prevailing wind for the final 3 miles or so. The post race party was fun with some live music. There were 4 places you could get your post race beers and 2 of them had live music. The only reason I did not give this race a 5 was because you only got a bottle or water and a bag of chips as finish line food. No chocolate milk, not gatorade, no bananas, etc. They did have lobster rolls and clam chowder, which I was told was very good. But that isn’t my type of finish line food. All in all, a very good race experience in a nice little town.

I would definitely recommend this race to anyone looking to complete a New Hampshire race. Also, kudos to the Grandview Motel (where we stayed) and Lola’s Kitchen (little shop next to our Motel where we got coffee, water, etc.)

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Kona Marathon Events

Kona Marathon Events

End of June and Hawaii = Hot! but I knew that going in. I needed a race for Hawaii and this fit into my calendar the best. Most of the … MORE

End of June and Hawaii = Hot! but I knew that going in. I needed a race for Hawaii and this fit into my calendar the best.

Most of the race is running on an open, main road through lava fields. If it feels like you are running in a desert, you are. The climate for this part of Hawaii is actually classified as arid desert. There were lots of aid stations and a couple of misting stations but you are running on asphalt, no clouds, temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s, and in lava fields so it just felt like the heat was intensified.

Race organization was pretty good. My only complaint was that it is a chip timed race but there was not a starting mat. So your time was based on gun time start but chip finish. There were plenty of mats throughout the course so they certainly could have put one at the start. They have four races: marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon and 5K. But they stagger the race starts by 30 minutes so the course wasn’t really crowded.

The course is kind of a weird loop so you run into the sun about half the race and criss cross runners of different races at various times. The shirt is nice and the medal is ok. The expo was nice for a fairly small race with lots of nice extra merchandise options if you are into that.

Best thing about the race, you are in Hawaii. It was a nice vacation race and I really enjoyed my first trip to the big island (volcanoes, black sand beaches, awesome waterfalls). But, if you are worried about great finishing times or PRs you may want to skip this one. If you are like me and just want the finishing medal, it was a decent race on a great vacation.

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Grand Teton Half Marathon & 5K

Grand Teton Half Marathon & 5K

I say this race was breathtaking, both literally and figuratively. The race started very foggy but once the fog cleared it was a beautiful day to run. The views are … MORE

I say this race was breathtaking, both literally and figuratively. The race started very foggy but once the fog cleared it was a beautiful day to run. The views are fantastic. The Grand Tetons are visible throughout in the distance with views of beautiful valleys and farms along the way. For a flatlander the elevation was quite a challenge but worth it.

They course wasn’t as difficult as I had expected but there was about a mile section (10 or 11) of unpaved, uneven surface. Also, the road is not totally closed so you have to be aware of cars traveling in both directions.

They began a Moose Double this year (5K on Friday, Half on Saturday). The medals for the individual races were great and the Moose Double medal is even better. The shirts are nice and you got a choice of what your wanted for doing both races (extra shirt or pint glass).

My only negatives about the organization are the length of the line at packet pickup and the wait for shuttles at the end. They did not separate the 5K from the Half at pickup so everyone was going through the same line and it was quite lengthy. For those of us doing both, there was a separate much shorter line. Also, the line for the shuttles at the end was quite long. But they did acknowledge that they needed to improve both.

I liked the boxed goodies at the end. That helped speed up getting your postrace goodies. And they did have chocolate milk!! I think there should be a law that requires all half marathons to provide chocolate milk to the finishers!! LOL!

Jackson is a neat little town and trips to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park definitely make this one cool vacation race! (I cheated and took a side trip to Glacier National Park in Montana too) All in all I had a wonderful vacation and got to add Wyoming to my list of states!!

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Grand Teton Half Marathon & 5K

Grand Teton Half Marathon & 5K

The 5K was on Friday evening before the half marathon on Saturday morning. I thought it would be a good idea to see how the elevation was going to effect … MORE

The 5K was on Friday evening before the half marathon on Saturday morning. I thought it would be a good idea to see how the elevation was going to effect me so I decided to run the 5K. The course was flat and ran around a park. Nice views of the Tetons but the course was crowded and getting out was even worse. the race looped around the parking lot so you were hemmed in until the walkers completed the 5K. The race began at 7 and I couldn’t even get out of the parking lot until 8:20 so it didn’t give me a lot of time to get back to my motel and get rested for the morning (especially since the parking lot closes at 5:15 am for the half). They could have done a better job at the expo of separating the 5K and half marathon to pick up your bibs because the line was very long for them. Since I was doing both, our line was much shorter. Since this was their inaugural 5K I am going to give them a pass on the postrace traffic issue (they acknowledged it was a problem) and hope they have that fixed before next year.

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Coeur d’Alene Marathon (CDA Marathon)

Coeur d’Alene Marathon (CDA Marathon)

I didn't run as well as I expected here. The course had one long, gradual hill (mile 7 to 8) which led to the turnaround point. So then you got … MORE

I didn’t run as well as I expected here. The course had one long, gradual hill (mile 7 to 8) which led to the turnaround point. So then you got to run down the long gradual hill for a mile. There were some smaller rolling hills too.

When you run near the lake the views are great. But when you aren’t near the lake, the views are like any other race where you run through neighborhoods or through parks. I guess I just expected more spectacular views throughout having read some other reviews. It was certainly not as beautiful as the Grand Teton Half I ran they next Saturday.

The organization was fine. The expo was in a set of stores and was small but the organizers were nice and helpful. The race shirt was a nice long sleeve and the medals were nice but not overwhelming.

Overall, I still think it was a good choice for my race in Idaho.

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St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

First, the race corresponded with the NFL draft being held in Nashville. So the usually awful Nashville traffic was magnified. The Expo was so-so. I actually considered it to be … MORE

First, the race corresponded with the NFL draft being held in Nashville. So the usually awful Nashville traffic was magnified. The Expo was so-so. I actually considered it to be kind of small for the number of runners that were participating. The course was very hilly and crowded. They use the corral system and stagger them, but many people moved way up into corrals that they didn’t belong in. I saw people that were supposed to be in corrals 30+ (walkers) that were up in the 4th and 5th corrals. So since the course is crowded the walkers just make more obstacles to run around. Also, don’t they know that walkers should be on the side, not walking right down the middle? (Sorry but that is a pet peeve of mine) It got very warm so that didn’t help either. The medals were small (aren’t all r-n-r medals small) but they light up. The shirts were very nice though. I am not a big fan of the rock-n-roll series but this one does help support St. Jude’s Hospital so that at least makes up for the some of the shortcomings. At least I can mark Tennessee off my list now.

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Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon

Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon

Except for one hill, mostly flat course. The race was well organized and the expo was fine. I appreciate that the organizers actually made some attempt to enforce corrals (which … MORE

Except for one hill, mostly flat course. The race was well organized and the expo was fine. I appreciate that the organizers actually made some attempt to enforce corrals (which were color coded to your bib). Helped reduce the number of walkers in front. The medals were decent and the shirts are comfortable except that I guess I ordered the wrong size and there was no shirt exchange. I was given an email address to see about getting a new shirt but they have responded yet (only 4 days). Hopefully they will. Philly was nicer than I had anticipated (or maybe I just stayed in the right part of town). Was a nice race for marking Pennsylvania off my list of states.

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Papa John’s 10 Miler

Papa John’s 10 Miler

The Papa John 10 miler is flat except for about 3 miles through Iroquois Park which has a couple of big hills. You finish on the football field at Cardinal … MORE

The Papa John 10 miler is flat except for about 3 miles through Iroquois Park which has a couple of big hills. You finish on the football field at Cardinal Stadium. Shirts are nice and you get a decent medal too. Lines for postrace food is crazy though and I didn’t want to wait that long. Very popular race for locals.

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Rodes City Run 10K

Rodes City Run 10K

Fairly flat 10K in downtown Louisville. Plenty of nearby parking available. Popular race as it is the second race of the Louisville Triple Crown of Racing. MORE

Fairly flat 10K in downtown Louisville. Plenty of nearby parking available. Popular race as it is the second race of the Louisville Triple Crown of Racing.

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Anthem 5K Fitness Classic

Anthem 5K Fitness Classic

Well organized race with over 4000 runners through downtown Louisville. Nothing spectacular about this race but it is the first race of the Louisville Triple Crown of Racing. MORE

Well organized race with over 4000 runners through downtown Louisville. Nothing spectacular about this race but it is the first race of the Louisville Triple Crown of Racing.

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Run Oak Island (BAM! Race Series)

Run Oak Island (BAM! Race Series)

The race is run mostly parallel to the beach but because of dunes and buildings, you never really see it. I did go to the beach the day before the … MORE

The race is run mostly parallel to the beach but because of dunes and buildings, you never really see it. I did go to the beach the day before the race and it was a nice, clean beach.

The course was flat except for having to go over a bridge twice. The medals are large (the do call it the Big Ass Medal Series) but the shirts weren’t tech shirts. They were nice t-shirts, but regular t-shirts all the same.

The organizers did do a great job with email updates leading up to the race. Post race you got a bottle of water, a banana, a beer, and your choice of bbq or pizza. I will say the bbq was pretty good. Parking near the start/finish line was plentiful and easy.

Overall, not a bad race if you don’t require lots of bells and whistles. The island itself was nice and had a couple of good places to eat.

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Iroquois Hill Runners Thanksgiving Day Run

Iroquois Hill Runners Thanksgiving Day Run

This is a very well organized, family friendly 5 mile (1.25 option too) run/walk in Iroquois Park. The course can be a little tough as it is 2 miles up … MORE

This is a very well organized, family friendly 5 mile (1.25 option too) run/walk in Iroquois Park. The course can be a little tough as it is 2 miles up the hill, a loop around the top, and 2 miles down the hill. Always have very nice Brooks long sleeve running shirts. Decent snacks at the end as well. A nice little tradition for Thanksgiving Day.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon

If you want the opportunity to run on the Las Vegas strip, then this is the race for you. If you want a well organized running experience, you may want … MORE

If you want the opportunity to run on the Las Vegas strip, then this is the race for you. If you want a well organized running experience, you may want to pass. The waves and corrals ended up being more of a suggestion than a rule which meant plenty of walkers blocking traffic early and often. Post race was blah. The medals,though nice, were very small. I have no plans to repeat this race.

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Great crowd support throughout the race, but very crowded streets at times. I spent a lot of time and energy running around walkers in the middle of the road and … MORE

Great crowd support throughout the race, but very crowded streets at times. I spent a lot of time and energy running around walkers in the middle of the road and avoiding spectators. BUT, the organization is excellent, awesome expo, and cheering crowds for the entire 26.2. There is a reason over 40,000 run this race. Just don’t expect a lot of elbow room.

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NewBo Run

NewBo Run

Not a bad small race but the humidity was a killer. Organization was fine. Medals are nice ceramic medallions. Shirts are appropriate for the price. All in all, if it … MORE

Not a bad small race but the humidity was a killer. Organization was fine. Medals are nice ceramic medallions. Shirts are appropriate for the price. All in all, if it had been less humid it would have been a decent day.

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Missoula Marathon

Missoula Marathon

I ran the half marathon and missed a lot of the great scenery. A lot of the race is running through neighborhoods or just areas where people live near the … MORE

I ran the half marathon and missed a lot of the great scenery. A lot of the race is running through neighborhoods or just areas where people live near the road. Many people were out to support and many houses had sprinklers, hoses, etc for the runners to use to cool off. Very nice medals for all the races (I ran the 5K the day before). Nice tech shirts. I still use both to run in. All in all, a good experience.

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Bay of Fundy International Marathon

Bay of Fundy International Marathon

The towns are small towns but the people are extremely friendly and supportive. One bar owner told me this race is their biggest tourist event of the year. Finding a … MORE

The towns are small towns but the people are extremely friendly and supportive. One bar owner told me this race is their biggest tourist event of the year. Finding a room may be a problem if you don’t book one early. The pasta and lobster prerace meal was great and we had a great time talking to all the different runners from all the different states. The Bay of Fundy itself is awesome and there are a couple of really neat lighthouses nearby. You are within a few hours drive of Acadia National Park, Hopewell Rocks, Saint John, NB and more. Was a great choice for a vacation race. I was extremely glad I chose this for my Maine race even though almost the entire half is in Canada (the finish is in Lubec, ME right after you cross the border). You will need a passport or passport card for the race though. Border guards from both countries were nice and helpful.

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Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon

Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon

Who could ask for more than running from the top of snow covered mountains, next to a roaring stream, through breathtaking scenery. All downhill but extremely beautiful. The most scenic … MORE

Who could ask for more than running from the top of snow covered mountains, next to a roaring stream, through breathtaking scenery. All downhill but extremely beautiful. The most scenic race I have participated in (at least for the first 12 miles). The altitude was a little bothersome for me (flatlander) for the first couple of miles but I would absolutely run this again. Very nice medal. A little blah on the shirt though.

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Midsouth Championship Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Midsouth Championship Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

This race is an example of you get what you pay for. A very inexpensive race that checked Arkansas off my list. I was hoping for a scenic country race. … MORE

This race is an example of you get what you pay for. A very inexpensive race that checked Arkansas off my list. I was hoping for a scenic country race. Instead, I spent most of the time avoiding road kill. I love to run some of the small town races, this wasn’t one of them.

The people associated with the race were nice enough but I didn’t get to participate in the postrace meal as I never received directions as to its location, only to find out later that is was in the school cafeteria. The shirts are not tech shirts, but I guess you shouldn’t expect that for the price. The “wood” medals were a disappointment.

Of the 25 states I have completed so far, this was the most disappointing.

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