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@BrokenAwake

Panorama City, CA Raving since 2022 Active 1 year ago

About Me

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    Avalon Benefit 50 Mile

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50 Miler Avalon, CA Jan 7, 2023 11:06:30
Half Marathon Agua Dulce, CA Oct 22, 2022 2:58:11
5K Rancho Cucamonga, CA Jun 24, 2023 23:54

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
5K Rancho Cucamonga, CA Jun 24, 2023 23:54
50 Miler Avalon, CA Jan 7, 2023 11:06:30
Half Marathon Agua Dulce, CA Oct 22, 2022 2:58:11

My Raves

I don't run many 5k's but when I heard about this one, I signed up instantly! This race has a specific purpose that is near and dear to my Soul, … MORE

I don’t run many 5k’s but when I heard about this one, I signed up instantly!

This race has a specific purpose that is near and dear to my Soul, help save rescued pets. The race is named after the race directors; Danielle Hurtado’s rescue cat, Jade.

Danielle wanted to do more for rescues and her rockstar husband (I wanna be like you when I grow up Jonathan!) came up with the idea of a Race FOR Rescues.

What impressed me most was the thought and work that went into this. The race had several sponsors which covered the expenses of a race. This enabled the Hurtado Clan to completely donate all the entry fees we contributed directly to the pockets of two great local rescues. How cool is that?!

Okay, the race itself.

Communication was great leading up to the race, week of we received a pair of well written emails with complete instructions and directions for the event.

The route is a straight out and back on the Pacific Electric Trail in Rancho Cucamonga, California. You had a choice to run either on a paved bike path or a packed crushed gravel walking path. I opted for the gravel.

It is an intimate race with a hard limit of 150 participants, with that being said, a lot of positive energy!!

The course is flat and fast, with signs along the way of various rescue dogs and cats up for adoption and an occasional humorous motivations sign. I wasn’t running this for the scenery, but it was still quite nice.

I hope the Hurtado’s run this race again next year, and I highly recommend signing up if they do.

Thanks Danielle and Jonathan for a fantastic morning, Racing for Rescues!!

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This was my first Ultra Marathon, I figured why bother with a 50k if I can run a 50 miler? There is 6500ft of total elevation gain on this one … MORE

This was my first Ultra Marathon, I figured why bother with a 50k if I can run a 50 miler?

There is 6500ft of total elevation gain on this one which isn’t a ton but also isn’t nothing.

Dealing with a lot of unknowns for me, I brought my trusty ultralight Black Diamond folding trekking poles. Wise move for me. I powered past many people on the uphill with ease. If you’re not one hundred percent on your uphill strength through a 50 miles race, pack some poles. Worst case scenario you won’t use them and it’s just a small part of your gear.

The people are fantastic, Aid Stations every 6 miles and well stocked.

The scenery is gorgeous!

Great way to spend the day. I’ll try not to talk so much at aid stations and run sub 10 hour next year. Oh yeah, definitely going to be an annual event for me. Start the year out healthy!!

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SpaceRock is a super chill fun race. The organizers have a nice 3D animated map you can view which I did watch a couple of weeks prior to the race. … MORE

SpaceRock is a super chill fun race.

The organizers have a nice 3D animated map you can view which I did watch a couple of weeks prior to the race. What I didn’t pay attention to was the elevation gain.

Holy Elevation Batman! The Mega Hill as it is called is a beast. Once you get up over that one it doesn’t get any harder but it also isn’t much easier. Lots of vertical in this baby; 3,250 feet of it.

I like that but will say next year, I’ll be way better prepared. Haha…

Volunteer Crew was AMAZING! After the Mega Hill there was a station with homemade chocolate chip cookies. Made my morning, I’ll run up that damn hill every day for cookies!

The next Aid station was equally cool and for me a must stop as the sign said 5.5 miles to next one.

I didn’t bring hydration with me and I didn’t need it as the aid stations are well placed. I’m not the fastest by any means; I run 8min and 9min miles on flat. This race I was in the 12s. If you’re out there much longer than I was I’d recommend bringing hydration with you.

The trail gets very, very narrow in spots so watch your step. I like that feature but I’m also a big backcountry hiker as well.

If you love trail races and you like getting some vertical in, get on this race!

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