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@carolynrunstheusa

Michigan City, IN Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher, Seven Continents Club active 2 days, 11 hours ago

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Personal Bests (1)

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Marathon Grand Haven, MI Sep 10, 2017 4:26:07

Future Races (3)

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Marathon Denver, CO Oct 17, 2021
Marathon Olathe, KS Nov 6, 2021
Marathon Boulder City, NV Jan 8, 2022

Past Races (36)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Gering, NE Sep 25, 2021
Marathon Bismarck, ND Sep 18, 2021 5:29:37
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Sep 11, 2021 5:55:09
Marathon Firth, ID Jul 31, 2021 5:44:36
Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Jul 23, 2021 6:19:38
Marathon Brookings, SD May 15, 2021 5:59:50
Marathon Pass Christian, MS Dec 13, 2020 5:32:45
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 7, 2020 5:15:13
Marathon Oak Island, NC Feb 15, 2020 5:20:19
Marathon Gulf Shores, AL Jan 26, 2020 5:20:38
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 24, 2019 4:58:39
Marathon Huntington, WV Nov 3, 2019 4:44:03
Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 20, 2019 4:53:16
Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 27, 2019 5:03:22
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 17, 2019 4:38:55
Marathon Austin, TX Feb 17, 2019 4:44:51
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 3, 2018 4:45:27
Marathon Milwaukee, WI Oct 7, 2018 4:36:01
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 16, 2018 5:10:26
Marathon New Orleans, LA Mar 4, 2018 4:54:45
Marathon Apache Junction, AZ Feb 18, 2018 4:34:16
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 4, 2017 4:28:15
Marathon Key West, FL Oct 8, 2017 4:31:12
Marathon Grand Haven, MI Sep 10, 2017 4:26:07
Marathon Cleveland, OH May 21, 2017 4:43:34
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 29, 2017 4:41:08
Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 9, 2017 4:49:31
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 5, 2016 4:57:30
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 7, 2015 5:21:15
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 1, 2014 5:04:50
Marathon South Bend, IN May 31, 2014 5:39:28
Marathon Indianapolis, IN 2013 4:45:31
Marathon Chicago, IL 2012 4:42:35
Marathon Indianapolis, IN 2012 4:34:52
Marathon Chicago, IL 2011 5:27:57
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 10, 2010 5:46:10

My Raves

This race was celebrating their 40Th Anniversary and it showed they know a thing or two about marathons. This marathon totally utilizes their parks and trails to make this happen. … MORE

This race was celebrating their 40Th Anniversary and it showed they know a thing or two about marathons. This marathon totally utilizes their parks and trails to make this happen. The water/aid stations are plentiful and great volunteers.
Packet pick up was at Scheels and you walked thru store to simply get your bag (backpack) with race shirt and bib. No vendors.
Beer at the end and food to purchase. If you feel up to it, you could participate in a pub crawl with other runners

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This race is usually in Feb. I was glad to add this race to my list in Sept 2021. It was HOT! Expo was simple and nothing too exciting; few … MORE

This race is usually in Feb. I was glad to add this race to my list in Sept 2021. It was HOT!
Expo was simple and nothing too exciting; few vendors. Shirt was navy cotton and true to size.
The race was mostly along the coast except the about seven or so miles. The path from mile 16 til the end was shared with other runners and cyclists. Some were rude and path could be crowded at times.

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Packet pick up the night before was simple. Last minute changes to the course, including a very busy intersection was pretty crappy. Marathon started almost ten minutes late. Race course … MORE

Packet pick up the night before was simple.
Last minute changes to the course, including a very busy intersection was pretty crappy.
Marathon started almost ten minutes late. Race course was not marked well. Thanks to a neighbor who came out and pointed me in the right direction, that could have been a disaster.
Overall, this could have been a good, fast course for some minus the frustrations of last minute and unmarked course.

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Post COVID race…. The expo was basically, pick up for shirt and bib. No vendors, just flyers and a protein bar in the bag. Catching the bus at 3:30, not … MORE

Post COVID race….
The expo was basically, pick up for shirt and bib. No vendors, just flyers and a protein bar in the bag.
Catching the bus at 3:30, not so bad (we’ve all done this before). Sitting at the top of Big Mountain for 90 minutes is a bit frustrating.
It’s dark at the start, dawn within the first 20 minutes (full moon day of my race was helpful). Steady decline and winding road well into the fifth mile. Yes, beautiful running out of the mountain. Thru some neighborhoods and then mostly highway running. Not all intersections felt safe but most were ok. No crowd support or spectators, so if you like or need this you’ll not find it here! For being over a 50 year race you’d think the community would be more welcoming… quite the opposite as we felt like we were a nuisance.
Because of my poor personal performance, I did not have the opportunity to run with the parade which I think could have been very cool.
I was almost hit by a car (not close) but because of the commotion of that and the police officer I almost missed a turn.
Lastly; there are no other timing mats in the course except for the start and finish. After looking at the map, my friend and I believe anyone familiar with the city and details of the course, could easily cut 3-4 miles off the marathon. We are
Confident at least one person did just that! They’ve only cheated themselves but this could be avoided.

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Great volunteer support on the course for this small race! The weather was sunny yet manageable. The course mostly scenic and flat. Nice shirt, reusable bag and cowbell in the … MORE

Great volunteer support on the course for this small race! The weather was sunny yet manageable. The course mostly scenic and flat. Nice shirt, reusable bag and cowbell in the packet. Banana and cookie at the end….. post COVID race, what more can you expect. Brookings is very nice and we enjoyed our stay in this college town!

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Everything about this race was smooth from packet pickup, morning shuttle to the race itself. I LOVE the ocean so if you’re not a fan it may be slightly boring … MORE

Everything about this race was smooth from packet pickup, morning shuttle to the race itself. I LOVE the ocean so if you’re not a fan it may be slightly boring because this rAce is along the Gulf the ENTIRE time! No post party because of social distance, etc but they had package of goodies and water as you headed out of the park. Glad to get a fourth marathon in for 2020! No complaints here

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The expo was quick and easy at Dave & Busters even got some free play with skeeball! The course itself had two long straight road intermingled with few turns thru … MORE

The expo was quick and easy at Dave & Busters even got some free play with skeeball! The course itself had two long straight road intermingled with few turns thru Market Common and then at the end. Because of the wind this particular race that long stretch of road with headwind was torturous. Basically, miles six to 18 in your face!
This marathon served amino vitals (instead of Gatorade) not a big deal BUT not serving it often IS a big deal. First at ten miles and not every station:( Definitely disappointed in the race and in myself for not checking and being prepared.
The scenery was ok… ran parallel to the ocean a long stretch of time but couldn’t see it… just lots of business the first stretch and lots of hotels the second long stretch. Not many spectators or fun along the course.
The medals are nice and the added finishers tank was great! Good music and food/beer and the end.

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Great communication. Expo was extremely small. The whole race is mostly beach rentals and then the out and back over the bridge (hwy) between miles 22/23. Well supported with water/Gatorade. … MORE

Great communication. Expo was extremely small. The whole race is mostly beach rentals and then the out and back over the bridge (hwy) between miles 22/23. Well supported with water/Gatorade. Nice finishers jacket and pizza & a beer at the end.

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Very smooth running race! I missed the expo due to flight delays. Was able to pick up packet that morning. Course was very well marked and plenty of aid stations. … MORE

Very smooth running race! I missed the expo due to flight delays. Was able to pick up packet that morning. Course was very well marked and plenty of aid stations. The end had boardwalks for miles… or what seemed like miles! Awesome party at the finish for you and your family! Wasn’t my best race due to illness day before:(

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This race was so fun with soooo many “yard parties”.... love when residents come out to support marathons! THE best corral organization I’ve seen; other large marathons should take note! … MORE

This race was so fun with soooo many “yard parties”…. love when residents come out to support marathons! THE best corral organization I’ve seen; other large marathons should take note! The extra mileage to the Center of the Universe was a cool touch (and added coin)! Ended up with 26.5 miles… considered an ultra marathon! Well done!

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I was nervous going in about the double loop but gave me a chance to see things I may have missed the first time around! The sentimental touches were very … MORE

I was nervous going in about the double loop but gave me a chance to see things I may have missed the first time around! The sentimental touches were very thoughtful and emotional from this BIG Football Fan! I recommend the Chessie House(Airbnb) within walking of start/finish and plenty of restaurants!

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It’s been a few marathons ago since I ran this race.... I remember the winding, hilly, beautiful neighborhoods the first half; a little challenging. The thing that stood out the … MORE

It’s been a few marathons ago since I ran this race…. I remember the winding, hilly, beautiful neighborhoods the first half; a little challenging. The thing that stood out the most was the “aid stations” on bikes… I don’t usually need aid but they had a little of everything on their bikes including food, music and motivation! Saw them plenty of times if I was in need!

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Course was ok... two out and backs. We had decent weather. LOVED the fleece blanket at the end!! We stayed close to start/finish which made it so easy to shower … MORE

Course was ok… two out and backs. We had decent weather. LOVED the fleece blanket at the end!!
We stayed close to start/finish which made it so easy to shower and return to party with our group of runners!
The after party with Irish stew and FOUR beers and great music!!

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This race was actually held on December 2, 2017 due to rescheduling following Hurricane Irma! My daughter and I had a wonderful time on the Island! I loved the early … MORE

This race was actually held on December 2, 2017 due to rescheduling following Hurricane Irma! My daughter and I had a wonderful time on the Island!
I loved the early morning start and sunrise while running. Boring out and back; struggled at the end. BUT, because of lower turn out… I GOT 3RD overall Female!! That has NEVER happened! Got a local brewed six pack and a dried, damaged coconut recovered from the hurricane.

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Packet pickup smooth. Boring but well marked course. I enjoyed some unique fuel on course with small doses of spectators. Overall, enjoyed the race and especially the party for runners … MORE

Packet pickup smooth. Boring but well marked course. I enjoyed some unique fuel on course with small doses of spectators. Overall, enjoyed the race and especially the party for runners and their families at the end!

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Ran for a charity organization - Opportunity Enterprises. The group I trained with sucked me into marathons! Charity Village was awesome for a first timer. Great, huge crowd support and … MORE

Ran for a charity organization – Opportunity Enterprises. The group I trained with sucked me into marathons!

Charity Village was awesome for a first timer.

Great, huge crowd support and plenty of aid stations!

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