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@catawbagrl

West Salem, OH Raving since 2021 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Massillon, OH Nov 6, 2016 2:09:58

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Oct 19, 2024
Half Marathon Geneva, IL Nov 3, 2024
Half Marathon Spearfish, SD 2025
Half Marathon Ten Sleep, WY 2025

Past Races (25)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Columbia, MO Jun 2, 2024
Half Marathon Polk City, IA Jun 1, 2024
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA May 19, 2024
Half Marathon Rye, NH May 5, 2024
Half Marathon Gloucester, MA May 4, 2024
Half Marathon Springdale, AR Apr 20, 2024 2:28:21
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Mar 3, 2024 3:02:00
Half Marathon Empire, MI Oct 7, 2023 2:39:00
1st Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2023
Half Marathon Eau Claire, WI Apr 30, 2023
Half Marathon Minneapolis, MN Apr 29, 2023
Half Marathon Bath, NY Oct 2, 2022 2:55:02
Half Marathon Castle Rock, CO Jul 16, 2022
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT Jun 5, 2022
Half Marathon Laurel Park, NC May 14, 2022
Half Marathon Frederick, MD May 1, 2022 2:46:45
Half Marathon Savannah, GA Apr 2, 2022 2:55:45
Half Marathon Gulf Shores, AL Jan 30, 2022 3:07:26
Half Marathon Franklin, PA Oct 10, 2021 2:59:26
Half Marathon Davis, WV Aug 28, 2021 3:12:28
Half Marathon Carmel, IN Apr 3, 2021 2:21:28
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 7, 2020 2:28:24
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 28, 2018 2:33:43
Half Marathon Ocala, FL Jan 15, 2017 2:13:56
Half Marathon Massillon, OH Nov 6, 2016 2:09:58

My Raves

Website - As someone working on a half in all 50 states I love a race website that has all the information in an easy to find format. This race … MORE

Website – As someone working on a half in all 50 states I love a race website that has all the information in an easy to find format. This race has a fairly decent website but information was not update. All information is in the FAQ section but tabs were not updated. There were supposed to be shuttles from the host hotels and even though I asked on the FB page I never did figure out if they actually ran or not. Also, hadn’t noticed anywhere about getting the pull over as a finishers gift.
EXPO – was small but nice – everyone was friendly and the downtown is a nice place to walk around.
RACE DAY – Plenty of Porta Potties and everyone was so friendly and things were well organized. Plenty of parking nearby (within .3 )
RACE COURSE – It was one of my favorite races so far, it was a very pretty course. Going through a very rural town and into a pretty park. I had looked at reviews and the elevation chart and up until mile 6 I was thinking everyone who said this race was hilly hasn’t run a hilly course before. πŸ™‚ As we turned left around mile 7 and I was staring down a long downhill I thought well crap, this is an out and back section. It took you down into and around the park which was absolutely pretty and nice to be running through. It was a loooooonnnnngggg uphill towards the finish and honestly not bad except it comes so late in the race. Crowd support is not a huge deal to me, I appreciate it when people are out but it doesn’t make or break a race for me, but there was a lot of crowd support on this race. Many funny signs and the aid stations had a lot of energy.
AID STATIONS – the aid stations seemed to be about every 1-1/2 to 2 miles which was awesome. They offered water and Gatorade. I don’t remember seeing and gels on the course but I don’t use them so I wasn’t looking for them.
POST RACE – An awesome after party!!! Pig snouts and a tech pullover were given at the finish line. Chicken sandwich, chocolate milk, water, banana – I honestly don’t remember everything they gave out. But it was a festive finish area.
SWAG – Short sleeve tech shirt – nice design and fit.
This was state #20 for me and was made extra special by having family (who live in ARK) surprise me at the finish line. The weather this year was pretty much perfect – 48 ish at the start and stayed very comfortable the whole race.

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Pre-race communication could have been much better. The expo was really just a packet pickup - no vendors. Due to some construction in the start line area the start was … MORE

Pre-race communication could have been much better. The expo was really just a packet pickup – no vendors. Due to some construction in the start line area the start was kind of a mess. I loved the course, went through some pretty neighborhoods and in some parks. Weather was 65 and 100% humidity at the start and coming from a Northern state that was pretty hard to deal with. Medals are awesome!!! Post race party was nice with a good selection of snacks and the breakfast burrito was great!

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Very pretty and peaceful course with well spaced aid stations and porta pots along the course. Decent amount of crowd support for the first 9 miles of the race and … MORE

Very pretty and peaceful course with well spaced aid stations and porta pots along the course. Decent amount of crowd support for the first 9 miles of the race and those people deserve a big thank you for being out there in the weather this year. We were bussed to the start line at the Dune Climb. When you get dropped off there is nowhere to get out of the weather except a restroom which was packed with people trying to stay out of the rain and wind. Communication\website could be better. Swag was nice and if I wasn’t trying to do all 50 state I would love to come back and do this one again, hopefully with better weather.

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This race runs like clockwork. Expo was in the Corning Museum, it was small but had all the vendor you needed if you forgot something. Ran the 5K on Saturday … MORE

This race runs like clockwork. Expo was in the Corning Museum, it was small but had all the vendor you needed if you forgot something. Ran the 5K on Saturday and the Half on Sunday – Both were very well run. Plenty of parking near the buses and absolutely fun, energetic volunteers. They had plenty of busses to get everyone to the start and ample porta pots at the start line. The school was open to stay warm in before the race which was nice. The course was nice and pretty easy. The finish line and after party was awesome!!! COKE at the finish line, so awesome for a non-beer drinker!
All the food you could possibly need to re-fuel with. Selfie with finish line clock with your time on it was a great touch for people who PR’d or BQ’d. Would definitely run this one again. Race swag was a 1/4 zip long sleeved shirt .

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Very low key race but well run. Volunteers were awesome. Course was pleasant enough, don't forget to look for the prairie dog town along the path. We missed it on … MORE

Very low key race but well run. Volunteers were awesome. Course was pleasant enough, don’t forget to look for the prairie dog town along the path. We missed it on the way out but caught it on the way back. Shirt was meh.

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Packet pickup was a bit of a mess with cars in lines out onto the street. Not sure if that was still a COVID deal or if that is how … MORE

Packet pickup was a bit of a mess with cars in lines out onto the street. Not sure if that was still a COVID deal or if that is how they always have it. Parking and shuttles for the race start were plentiful and ran smoothly. I really think they should make it mandatory to ride the buses to the start. It was a little dangerous with runners coming down while cars and buses were trying to get to the start. The start was anti-climatic as you just got off the bus, walked over and started whenever you were ready. The course itself was beautiful but be prepared for the long downhill, it will trash your legs if you are not used to it. The finish line and after party were very nice and festive. Everyone was very friendly and patient.

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This race is part of the Frederick Running Festival and has a 5K on Saturday night and the Half Marathon on Sunday. Doing both makes you a "nut job" and … MORE

This race is part of the Frederick Running Festival and has a 5K on Saturday night and the Half Marathon on Sunday. Doing both makes you a “nut job” and you get a really awesome Nut Job Challenge medal besides the 5K and Half medals. This race is really well organized with great courses for both races. Very festive atmosphere with a lot of energy and great volunteers. I was very impressed with the amount of porta potties both at the race start/finish area and on course. Aide stations were plentiful and had porta potties at each of them. I would highly recommend this race for a great weekend away. Frederick is a beautiful town to meander through with a wonderful river walk.

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I'm trying to do a half in all 50 states so usually I would not want to do a race twice BUT this race is one I definitely want to … MORE

I’m trying to do a half in all 50 states so usually I would not want to do a race twice BUT this race is one I definitely want to do again. Race Expo was small but adequate and everyone was very friendly. The race directory got everyone pumped up before the race! The race course is absolutely beautiful with several unique cheering sections (roller derby girls-you rocked). The after party was a very fun atmosphere with people hanging out and not in a hurry to leave. The band was awesome! If you are looking for a race for a girls weekend away, I can’t recommend this one enough. So well organized and plenty of other things to do in Savannah to make the trip fun even for non-running friends.

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This is run on a "rails to trails" trail and is a very pretty course. It is a slight uphill to the turn around then a lovely slight downhill finish. … MORE

This is run on a “rails to trails” trail and is a very pretty course. It is a slight uphill to the turn around then a lovely slight downhill finish. The pre-race communications could have been better but the actual race was run quite well with very supportive volunteers. Full size candy bar at the finish was a plus πŸ™‚ Since Covid is still around there was no awards ceremony and no after party but a great getaway weekend to knock out another state. If you need a lot of crowd support this is not for you but if you want some peaceful running through the woods (paved trail) then I recommend this race.

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This is an Ultras, Marathon, Half and Relay. This would be a very fun race to do as a relay with your friends. This race is run at night, starting … MORE

This is an Ultras, Marathon, Half and Relay. This would be a very fun race to do as a relay with your friends. This race is run at night, starting at 10 p.m. in a State Park. The pre-race communication was absolutely awesome. You can tell this race is near and dear to the RD heart as he puts so much effort into it. It is a loop course where you have about 450′ of elevation per loop so if you are doing the marathon you should be prepared for that. Aide stations and on course porta potties were plentiful. You have to wear headlamps and reflective vests or clothing. Definitely a great place to get there a day or two early and get some hiking in.

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