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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon West Monroe, LA Nov 8, 2020 6:52:13
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 23, 2022 2:51:37
10 Nautical Miles (11.5 miler) Millington, TN Jun 5, 2022 2:26:25
15K Tyler, TX May 15, 2021 2:05:09

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Back Half Marathon Huntsville, AL Dec 11, 2022
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 15, 2023
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 26, 2023
Half Marathon Pensacola, FL TBD

Past Races (18)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 20, 2022 3:41:29
Half Marathon Lenoir, NC Jul 9, 2022 3:12:17
10 Nautical Miles (11.5 miler) Millington, TN Jun 5, 2022 2:26:25
Half Marathon Sallisaw, OK May 7, 2022 2:56:49
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 23, 2022 2:51:37
Half Marathon Liberty, MO Mar 26, 2022 3:11:46
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 27, 2022 2:55:27
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 16, 2022 3:02:46
Half Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 4, 2021 3:38:41
Half Marathon West Monroe, LA Nov 7, 2021 3:12:17
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 11, 2021 3:04:31
15K Tyler, TX May 15, 2021 2:05:09
Half Marathon Russellville, AR Apr 16, 2021 2:57:58
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Mar 7, 2021 3:18:03
Half Marathon Greenville, MS Feb 6, 2021 3:01:54
Marathon West Monroe, LA Nov 8, 2020 6:52:13
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 1, 2020 3:16:48
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 19, 2020 3:09:01

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As everyone has mentioned, there are a lot of hills. My time was horrible but mostly because I have not trained for a half in a few months. This race … MORE

As everyone has mentioned, there are a lot of hills. My time was horrible but mostly because I have not trained for a half in a few months. This race is worth doing at least once.

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This was a new route for Scream but since it was my first time, I had nothing to compare it to. It was an out and back along Wilson Creek … MORE

This was a new route for Scream but since it was my first time, I had nothing to compare it to.

It was an out and back along Wilson Creek (I think) and is so beautiful. It is along a dirt/gravel road so be sure to prepare.

It was a hard day for me for a couple of reasons… 1. Not properly training the past month or so. 2. I had some serious tummy issues and the restrooms were few and far between.

The hills were not bad at all but I try to train on hills as much as possible (very few in Louisiana).

I was sad they only offered a shirt at an extra cost… with a registration fee of $89, paying for a shirt was a bit much.

Race officials were constantly monitoring the route but there was a little traffic along the road so be aware of your surroundings.

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I decided to do this at the very last minute after seeing a friend post she was doing it her 4th time. Drove 5 1/2 hours the day before. The … MORE

I decided to do this at the very last minute after seeing a friend post she was doing it her 4th time. Drove 5 1/2 hours the day before. The expo was kinda small as it was the first race since 2019 but packet pickup was smooth and easy and the swag was nice.

I hooked up with a 2:30 pacer and she really pushed me and I was so thankful as I usually run alone and there isn’t a lot to see along the route.

Race support was amazing along the route with plenty of potties, water, and Gatorade.

The post race food was AMAZING!!!! So much to choose from made to order waffles to pulled pork sandwiches.

The medal is beautiful and the volunteers made it all worth it.

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This was the first ever Diamond Daze Half Marathon in Sallisaw, Oklahoma but it definitely won’t be the last. Production leading up to the race was enthusiastic; the race director … MORE

This was the first ever Diamond Daze Half Marathon in Sallisaw, Oklahoma but it definitely won’t be the last.

Production leading up to the race was enthusiastic; the race director did several “live” videos and even offered training runs for locals.

There were a few community members out and about to cheer us on with most being in the residential area of the race route.

A large part of the race was an out an back that offered no cover/shade from the sun so it was kinda tough at times. But the young ladies at each hydration stop were so encouraging and cheered loudly no matter how far behind we were. A lot of the time, young cheerleaders appear bored and are looking at their phones… NOT THESE! They made everyone feel special!

I see a bright future for Diamond Daze. If I could make any suggestions it would be an earlier starting time and a few more porta-potties along the route. NOTE: I believe the number of potties was probably based on the number of participants so it makes a lot of sense.

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This was my first race in Kansas and I was expecting some wind but nothing like what Mother Nature had in store. Packet pickup was easy and organized. Expo was … MORE

This was my first race in Kansas and I was expecting some wind but nothing like what Mother Nature had in store.

Packet pickup was easy and organized. Expo was small but expected.

The course was a good combination of hills, flat, residential, and paved trails.

Aid stations were plentiful but the second station did not have cups so that made it hard with it being so windy. I felt like the wind was zapping every drop of water from my body.

Several people dressed up which was cool.

There were several vendors at the after party so that was nice.

All in all it is a good race.

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Great race but be sure you are ready. Being from Louisiana it is hard to train for hills... although I wasn't expecting this many hills. Packet pickup was a breeze … MORE

Great race but be sure you are ready. Being from Louisiana it is hard to train for hills… although I wasn’t expecting this many hills.
Packet pickup was a breeze and there were a few vendors at the expo. The half marathon runners got a long sleeve shirt and gloves, while 5K received a short sleeve.
There is a strict 3.5 hour time limit so be sure you can finish so you don’t miss out on this HUGE medal… believe me, you will work for it!
Course support was great! Water and sports drink every mile and a few cheerleaders throughout.
The course is a combination of commercial and residential so be prepared to run in the sun (there is also some shade).
Our weather was good; cool and windy.
Be sure you check the parking situation. It rained the week before the race so parking was limited. There was a shuttle service but I waited to long to get in line and was on one of the last buses (totally my fault). The last 2 buses arrived after the starting gun but my time was ok so it allowed me to finish before the cutoff.
If you need this for one of your 50 states or are up for a challenge, this is a good race. I probably would not do it again but only because I had to drive 10 hours Friday, run Saturday, and drive 10 hours Sunday. (poor planning on my part)

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This was my first time in Fort Worth but I really enjoyed myself. The expo was large and started to feel like pre-covid (yay). I signed up for the challenge … MORE

This was my first time in Fort Worth but I really enjoyed myself. The expo was large and started to feel like pre-covid (yay). I signed up for the challenge (2 races) so I ran the 5K Saturday and the Half Sunday.

There are a few hills so be sure to add some hill training to your schedule. The scenery is great as the route runs through the gardens, The Stockyard (which is brick), and city streets.

There is plenty of community support and aid stations… Camp Gladiator had a HUGE presence and had a cheering section about every mile or so (very energetic).

The race metal is very cool and is actually a puzzle piece that fits together with the next 3 years. My only complaint is that we had to pay extra to participate in the challenge (but this is a charity race) but did not receive our challenge medal. We did get a message stating they would be shipped in 2-4 weeks which is kind of a bummer. (you know, for those of us who run for medals 😉 )

There is a lot to do and see in Fort Worth so be sure to make time to see the sites. DO THIS RACE!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

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This is my 3rd year for TLM (half) and it did not disappoint. Of course, things are a bit different since Covid but it is slowly getting back to what … MORE

This is my 3rd year for TLM (half) and it did not disappoint. Of course, things are a bit different since Covid but it is slowly getting back to what it was. Being a Louisiana girl, I love the Baton Rouge area and look forward to this race every year… maybe because TLM was my first ever half marathon.

The course runs through LSU campus and around the lake (which is usually pretty windy and cold in January) but course support is plenty with many homeowners coming out to cheer you on as you run through their neighborhoods.

I ran the 5K on Saturday which meant I received a pretty cool medal for running 2 races the same weekend.

Food and beer are plentiful after the race but I did miss the Community Coffee truck this year at the beginning of the race.

If you are looking for a Louisiana race, you will be hard-pressed to find a better one. Baton Rouge has some of the best food around and true southern hospitality.

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The course is very easy with some rolling hills. Community support is everywhere and aid stations are abundant. I encourage everyone to do this race at least once... such a … MORE

The course is very easy with some rolling hills. Community support is everywhere and aid stations are abundant. I encourage everyone to do this race at least once… such a great cause.

My time was horrible as I was ill-prepared and have put on several extra pounds.

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This is a relatively flat course through West Monroe residential areas. I ran the full in 2020 which also runs through Monroe. I think the best scenery is in Monroe … MORE

This is a relatively flat course through West Monroe residential areas. I ran the full in 2020 which also runs through Monroe. I think the best scenery is in Monroe along Island Drive. Keep an eye out for the beautiful, custom painted Herons throughout the Monroe area if you run the full.

There isn’t much community support but aid stations are plentiful.

Also, if you are coming in from out of town, be sure to pick your packet up the day before the race as there is no race-day pickup. However, you may be able to have your packet sent to your hotel room upon request.

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This was my first Vacation Race and I am completely in love. Everything was so well-organized and flowed nicely. I had heard the slope was brutal on your hips/knees but … MORE

This was my first Vacation Race and I am completely in love. Everything was so well-organized and flowed nicely. I had heard the slope was brutal on your hips/knees but I taped my knee, tried to run on the high end of the slope and didn’t have any issues. We got a late start so we got caught in traffic on the way there; the lines were horrible getting to the parking area (totally our fault). The buses were great though and waited on everyone to board for the shuttle to the starting line. The view was amazing with a beautiful sunrise and peaceful mountain streams. The course has a few hills but they are small. I did intervals for the 1st half and ran the rest of the way in. Water stops and bathrooms are about every 2 miles. Bananas are available at mile 7 and 11 (I think)… I wish they were at 5 and 9 but I am not complaining. The awards ceremony was quick and very organized. I ran the “Black Bear Double) which meant I got 3 medals… 1 for the 5K, one for the Half, and 1 for doing both.

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I really did not know what to expect but I quickly learned when I drove the route the day before... HILLS! Not huge hills but rolling hills, some a bit … MORE

I really did not know what to expect but I quickly learned when I drove the route the day before… HILLS! Not huge hills but rolling hills, some a bit challenging if you are not prepared. There were several aid stops along the way and some community support. Covid protocol changed a few things but it was very well-organized. One of my favorite parts was the warmup before the race. Several leaders in the bandstand area getting everyone pumped up and ready to run.

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The course was fairly flat with a few gradual-climb hills and one overpass near the end. This was my first time doing this race (in person). The scenery was lovely … MORE

The course was fairly flat with a few gradual-climb hills and one overpass near the end. This was my first time doing this race (in person). The scenery was lovely and the spirit infectious. I would recommend doing the glow 5K the night before to help get you motivated and learn the lay of the land. The one thing that stuck out most for me was the support along the way. Many times, the people working the intersections are not friendly and do NOT want to be working as many are forced to volunteer by their respective departments. This was NOT the case in Russellville. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to see us. It was so encouraging. The aid stops (water, sports drinks, potties) were about 2 miles apart which seemed like plenty this time of year (spring). It was well organized and well attended. You just can’t beat Arkansas for natural beauty and southern hospitality.

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I love this race! I am a Louisiana girl but this is a lot farther south so it makes for a nice getaway. The course is flat and easy (except … MORE

I love this race! I am a Louisiana girl but this is a lot farther south so it makes for a nice getaway. The course is flat and easy (except for a couple of overpasses) and the run through LSU campus is nice. There is also a lovely lake along the route. Residents and businesses come out to cheer along the race route and there are plenty of water stops along the way. Covid has put a damper on the expo and afterparty but it is still a great race. 2021 saw a shift from January to March so that helped with some of the cold and windy weather. The race is very organized and highly supported by locals.

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Some races you cannot wait to do again... this is not that one for me. Had I done the full marathon, I think I would have enjoyed it more. The … MORE

Some races you cannot wait to do again… this is not that one for me. Had I done the full marathon, I think I would have enjoyed it more. The half starts on the Mississippi River bridge and crosses over into Mississippi from Arkansas. The first several (7, I think) miles are strictly highway with nothing but a lot of traffic and fields. The course then turns into a very nice, shady residential area that is absolutely gorgeous. This was my favorite part of the race. The racing staff did a great job of coping with Covid Protocols and had everything extremely safe and organized. The course is flat and easy (after you cross the bridge) and everyone is so friendly. I only wish more people had been out along the route to cheer us on and that the first 7 miles had something to look at besides highway and fields.

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I decided to do a full marathon at the age of 52... I trained and did the best I could but it was still brutal. The course is relatively flat … MORE

I decided to do a full marathon at the age of 52… I trained and did the best I could but it was still brutal. The course is relatively flat and winds its way through West Monroe and Monroe. The best scenery is in Monroe’s Garden District. Be sure to keep an eye out for the beautifully painted herons along the route. The only bad thing about this race is the lack of community support along the race-route. The area has a lot of non-profits and organizations that would love the opportunity to volunteer but you just don’t see it here. This is basically a hometown race for me and I know the potential is there to make it great. I just wish more people would come out and support the runners. If you have family or friends who want to gather along the route, the ULM College of Pharmacy parking lot is a great area with plenty of space. I personally will probably never do another full marathon anywhere but I do plan on doing the half (here) with the hopes of more and more community involvement.

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This was my firs time at Little Rock; my second half marathon. The community support was amazing; they really keep you motivated. I practice on hills so that part did … MORE

This was my firs time at Little Rock; my second half marathon. The community support was amazing; they really keep you motivated. I practice on hills so that part did not bother me too much. It is my understanding the full marathon has a LOT more hills so keep that in mind. There was plenty of food and drink stations along the way.. AND PORT A JOHNS (if you have ever stood in line for a potty you know how important these are).

Besides the community support, the expo had to be my favorite! So many booths to shop and learn about other races… and the massage area was AHHHHmazing. I got a massage Saturday evening and another one Sunday after the race.

I signed up for Perks without really realizing it and I am so glad I did. They sure know how to treat you: food, snacks, massages, plenty of seating, and simple first aid items to get you ready for the race… and to help you recover afterward.

The music was the BEST! Everywhere you turned there were 80’s tunes blasting which kept the mood light and upbeat.

You can tell the organizers have been doing this for awhile… it is definitely a well-oiled machine!

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This was my very first half marathon at the age of 51. The course is relatively easy and straight. You get to run through LSU campus and may even get … MORE

This was my very first half marathon at the age of 51. The course is relatively easy and straight. You get to run through LSU campus and may even get to see Mike the Tiger. Louisiana folks are the best as far as course support so don’t be surprised if you find Bloody Marys and King Cake along the route. This race is usually in January so expect it to be cold and windy. You will run around a lake for a large portion of the race so be prepared for the wind off the lake.

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