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@cherylmc411

Springfield, MO Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher, Half Fanatics #18771 Active 1 hour, 46 minutes ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    OMRR

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    Bird-in-hand Half Marathon

  • I run because:

    I’m just trying to be as healthy as I can!

My Races

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Personal Bests (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result
10 x 5K Little Rock, AR Aug 6, 2022 8:51:10
14.2 Miler Tupelo, MS Sep 3, 2023 3:53:56
Half Marathon Biloxi, MS Dec 10, 2023 3:25:07
12 Miler Waynesville, MO Aug 20, 2022 3:16:57
15K Challenge (5K + 10K) Kansas City, MO Jan 28, 2024 2:32:14
15K Springfield, MO Mar 19, 2022 2:29:00
10K Springfield, MO Sep 16, 2023 1:30:51
6 Miler Ridgedale, MO Sep 9, 2023 1:43:22
8K Willard, MO Apr 30, 2022 1:09:34
7K St. Louis, MO Mar 11, 2023 1:11:55
4 Miler Pretty Praire, KS Jul 23, 2022 55:56
5K Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2022 44:01
3 Miler West Monroe, LA Nov 23, 2023 43:02

Future Races (8)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
5K Manhattan, KS May 25, 2024
Half Marathon Ashland, NE Jun 1, 2024
10K Columbia, MO Jun 28, 2024
5K Columbia, MO Jun 28, 2024
2.8 Miler Columbia, MO Jun 28, 2024
1 Miler Columbia, MO Jun 28, 2024
5K San Francisco, CA Jul 27, 2024
1st Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 28, 2024

Past Races (91)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Joplin, MO May 18, 2024 3:50:14
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 11, 2024 4:30:27
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 4, 2024 3:57:12
5K Indianapolis, IN May 4, 2024 51:16
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 27, 2024 3:49:07
5K Independence, MO Apr 21, 2024 51:19
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 20, 2024 3:54:48
5K Chesterfield, MO Mar 30, 2024 51:05
5K Liberty, MO Mar 23, 2024 53:42
5K Springfield, MO Mar 16, 2024 51:47
4 Miler Kansas City, MO Mar 9, 2024 1:14:56
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2024 3:59:33
5K Little Rock, AR Mar 2, 2024 53:56
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 25, 2024 3:57:12
10K Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2024 1:45:20
10K West Plains, MO Feb 17, 2024 1:47:04
10K Rogersville, MO Feb 10, 2024 1:37:45
15K Challenge (5K + 10K) Kansas City, MO Jan 28, 2024 2:32:14
10K Springfield, MO Jan 27, 2024 1:40:40
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 14, 2024 3:35:34
5K Houston, TX Jan 13, 2024 45:38
10K Rogersville, MO Jan 6, 2024 1:37:28
5K Carthage, MO Dec 16, 2023 46:24
15K Carthage, MO Dec 16, 2023 2:42:51
Half Marathon Biloxi, MS Dec 10, 2023 3:25:07
5K Biloxi, MS Dec 9, 2023 45:46
5K Chicago, IL Dec 2, 2023 48:14
3 Miler West Monroe, LA Nov 23, 2023 43:02
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2023 3:29:12
5K Tulsa, OK Nov 18, 2023 47:39
10K Hot Springs, AR Nov 11, 2023 1:38:49
5K Salina, KS Nov 4, 2023 52:45
10K Arlington, VA Oct 29, 2023 1:35:11
10K Eureka, MO Oct 22, 2023 1:35:21
Half Marathon Homewood, CA Oct 15, 2023 3:39:22
Half Marathon Carnelian Bay , CA Oct 14, 2023 4:06:15
Half Marathon Incline Village, NV Oct 13, 2023 3:41:59
5K Springfield, MO Sep 30, 2023 44:44
10K Springfield, MO Sep 16, 2023 1:30:51
6 Miler Ridgedale, MO Sep 9, 2023 1:43:22
14.2 Miler Tupelo, MS Sep 3, 2023 3:53:56
12 Miler Waynesville, MO Aug 19, 2023 3:34:44
Half Marathon Branson, MO Jul 15, 2023 3:34:11
10K Hannibal, MO Jul 1, 2023 1:44:45
Half Marathon Duluth, MN Jun 17, 2023 3:59:15
5K Duluth, MN Jun 16, 2023 1:06:59
5K Rogersville, MO Jun 10, 2023 49:07
Half Marathon Branson, MO Jun 10, 2023
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Jun 3, 2023 3:41:46
5K Manhattan, KS May 27, 2023 46:45
10K Joplin, MO May 20, 2023 1:35:43
Half Marathon St. Charles, MO May 14, 2023 4:11:55
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2023 3:51:18
5K Cincinnati, OH May 6, 2023 48:10
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 29, 2023 3:48:41
5K Chadwick, MO Apr 22, 2023 48:48
5K Bentonville, AR Apr 15, 2023 46:33
10K Chesterfield, MO Apr 8, 2023 1:41:28
5K Yellville, AR Apr 1, 2023 48:11
5K Marionville, MO Mar 25, 2023 51:22
5K Cabot, AR Mar 18, 2023 49:02
7K St. Louis, MO Mar 11, 2023 1:11:55
10K Kansas City, MO Mar 4, 2023 1:49:41
5K Springfield, MO Feb 25, 2023 55:47
5K Daytona Beach, FL Feb 18, 2023 58:18
5K Springfield, MO Feb 11, 2023 1:10:04
5K Springfield, MO Nov 6, 2022 46:27
10K Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2022 1:37:32
5K Highlandville, MO Oct 9, 2022 54:52
5K Springfield, MO Oct 1, 2022 54:14
10K Springfield, MO Sep 17, 2022 1:36:32
12 Miler Waynesville, MO Aug 20, 2022 3:16:57
10K Joplin, MO Aug 13, 2022 1:36:52
10 x 5K Little Rock, AR Aug 6, 2022 8:51:10
4 Miler Pretty Prairie, KS Jul 23, 2022 55:56
10K Joplin, MO Jul 16, 2022 1:32:09
10K Wilburton, OK Jul 9, 2022 2:17:47
10K Hannibal, MO Jul 2, 2022 1:31:59
10K Joplin, MO Jun 10, 2022 1:35:07
10K Kansas City, MO Jun 4, 2022 1:36:06
Half Marathon Memphis, TN May 28, 2022 3:42:42
5K Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2022 44:01
10K Springfield, MO May 7, 2022 1:39:23
8K Willard, MO Apr 30, 2022 1:09:34
15K Springfield, MO Mar 19, 2022 2:29:00
10K Springfield, MO Feb 26, 2022 1:55:58
10K Rogersville, MO Feb 12, 2022 1:33:28
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 21, 2021 3:29:10
5K Tulsa, OK Nov 20, 2021 46:27
10K Highlandville, MO Oct 10, 2021 2:12:08
10K Rogersville, MO Aug 20, 2021 1:39:42

My Raves

This was the 15th anniversary, and they really went all out with the birthday decorations... the medal had a cake on it! Even with being crazy slow due to the … MORE

This was the 15th anniversary, and they really went all out with the birthday decorations… the medal had a cake on it! Even with being crazy slow due to the heat and being sick the previous week, there was SO much food left even when I got there. It was completely paved country roads, and nearby farms brought their cows out near the race course. Would be interested in doing this one again!

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I did the 5K last year but opted for the Mega Mini Challenge (5K and half marathon) to earn 3 medals this time around. The course is fairly flat and … MORE

I did the 5K last year but opted for the Mega Mini Challenge (5K and half marathon) to earn 3 medals this time around. The course is fairly flat and although it takes you through some not so savory neighborhoods and industrial areas, it was worth it to get to the Indy Speedway and kiss the bricks. Lots of enthusiastic people and music along the way with plentiful water and Gatorade stops. Don’t think we’d travel so far to do it again, but it is a good one to check off Indiana!

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Unique and entertaining run, completely underground. The buses to the start line were great and so timely that our time outside in the cold was limited. 5K was one loop, … MORE

Unique and entertaining run, completely underground. The buses to the start line were great and so timely that our time outside in the cold was limited. 5K was one loop, and the 10K was the same loop twice. Good volunteer support and the medals were nice. The only disappointment was for doing the 5K+10K Challenge, all we got was a little connector piece to connect the two medals. Thought it should be a little more substantial, even a third medal would be awesome. Don’t think I’d do this run again because it kind of gets stuffy inside the cave, but it was fun to do at least once!

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This was a fun Halloween-themed run. They had us park at Six Flags and then take a bus to the race start. Mostly flat, easy course through the town of … MORE

This was a fun Halloween-themed run. They had us park at Six Flags and then take a bus to the race start. Mostly flat, easy course through the town of Eureka, MO. Course was extremely well-marked and there were a good amount of water stations and crowd support. Nice long-sleeved tech shirt and medal. Plenty of treats afterwards including donuts, beer, chips, bananas, and candy! Would definitely do this run again!

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This is the third race (and in my opinion, the best) of the Lake Tahoe Trifecta. We started at the top where there were scenic views and a group playing … MORE

This is the third race (and in my opinion, the best) of the Lake Tahoe Trifecta. We started at the top where there were scenic views and a group playing alpine horns. Then a person playing bagpipes led us down to the start. This was definitely a great downhill to mostly flat run. The first mile or two were downhill, and the rest was mostly winding routes on the bike path. Again, just some gorgeous views! We also crossed over where the red salmon were spawning. Lots of water stations… at least twice as many as the other two races… and treats at those stations too. Lots more crowd support than the previous days, and there were at least twice the number of participants. This one ended up being my best time even though it was the third half of the weekend. It ended at the beach, where there was live music and treats for sale. The homemade Popsicles were awesome! I did the Lake Tahoe Trifecta, so we had a special medal and a license plate cover to pick up. I didn’t see any signage indicating where to go for that and had to ask someone. Overall a great race though.

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This is the second race of the Lake Tahoe Trifecta. Right away it started out gorgeous, at the beach! It started out not too bad, but there was a huge … MORE

This is the second race of the Lake Tahoe Trifecta. Right away it started out gorgeous, at the beach! It started out not too bad, but there was a huge and long hill around mile 3. It was steep enough that lots of people were walking it, so be prepared! Fortunately there was a water station at the top of that hill. The turns were not as well-marked on this one, and with being a slow runner there were several times I was unsure which way to go. I even made a wrong turn once. We went through some absolutely gorgeous neighborhoods right on the water, and we were routed through a boat docking area too where the views were beautiful. There were only 3 water stations at this one too, so make sure to bring your own hydration. The time limit is more open than they say, because they did let everyone finish. They also allow slow runners to start early. The race director bombarded us with daily emails which seemed to contradict other things, but even he titled them as “nags.”

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This is the first race of the Lake Tahoe Trifecta. They tout this run as being "mostly downhill," but I didn't find that to be true. It started going uphill … MORE

This is the first race of the Lake Tahoe Trifecta. They tout this run as being “mostly downhill,” but I didn’t find that to be true. It started going uphill in mile 2! Overall it wasn’t bad (and definitely worth it for the views) but don’t expect as much downhill as they say. Turns were well-marked except one, but they drilled that one into us repeatedly so we didn’t miss it! There were only 3 water stations and they were spread pretty far apart, so make sure to bring your own hydration. The time limit is not as strict as they say. I could have gone faster but stopped to take lots of pics, but even with that, plenty of people were allowed
to finish and finished after me. The race director bombarded us with emails which seemed to contradict other things, but even he titles them as “nags.”

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This race is well-organized, from packet pickup to race day. The course was challenging... lots of ups and downs throughout... but the views along the way as well as at … MORE

This race is well-organized, from packet pickup to race day. The course was challenging… lots of ups and downs throughout… but the views along the way as well as at the Top of the Rock were gorgeous. We got to go through the cave there. It was a neat experience, although I was nearly throughthe cave by the time my eyes adjusted. The shirt is a very nice quality UA shirt, and the medal was absolutely gorgeous! We did have to make special arrangements to pick up our packets, because it was 2 days prior to the race and a short window. I finished dead last, but there were still lots of people cheering me at the finish. Good snacks, with beer and liquor samples too! The only negative things were that some of the route was on open road with traffic, and there was a lot of traffic congestion getting to parking. Thankfully the race started a few minutes late, or we wouldn’t have made it in time. Would absolutely do this race again!

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This half marathon offered bacon at all the water stations and at the beginning and end of the run! It was supposed to be 3 loops and that's what was … MORE

This half marathon offered bacon at all the water stations and at the beginning and end of the run! It was supposed to be 3 loops and that’s what was said at the beginning… then we were told 4 loops during the race. Overnight storms caused trees to fall across the running route in several places making it short, which also caused the race to start about 45 minutes late for the ones they did clear. A medal would have been nice, but the bacon-themed race shirt was cool. I would be interested in doing this one again, although one out-and-back would be preferable to the 3 loops.

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Second year doing this one. The race is fun yet challenging and coincides with Tom Sawyer Days. Overall it's not too hilly... until you get to Lover's Leap! It's TOUGH!! … MORE

Second year doing this one. The race is fun yet challenging and coincides with Tom Sawyer Days. Overall it’s not too hilly… until you get to Lover’s Leap! It’s TOUGH!! It was hot, and I was pretty winded by the time I got to the top, so I took a couple of minutes to catch my breath, drink some water, and enjoy the view. There is a good portion of the run along the Mississippi River, and there are a good amount of water stations. The shirt has been nice both years, but the medal is only so-so. We plan on doing the anniversary one in a couple of years.

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They bus you out to the start of the race since it's point to point. I didn't like getting up so early to catch a bus, and the line waiting … MORE

They bus you out to the start of the race since it’s point to point. I didn’t like getting up so early to catch a bus, and the line waiting for the bus was quite long. However, we made it to the race start with about 15 minutes to spare. Thankfully I didn’t need to use the bathroom, because there was a long line at the Porta potties at the start! The route was scenic, good views of Lake Superior for most of the run. The infamous Lemon Drop Hill was not nearly as intimidating as I expected. Living in the Ozarks, we tackle hills pretty regularly. The Hospital Hill Run in Kansas City was MUCH hillier in comparison. The crowd support along the entire course was absolutely fantastic! Music, drinks, food… lots of people with funny signs and dressed up too! I loved how they marked the miles and the Porta potties with balloons. There did seem to be a Porta potty shortage… it seemed like there was a long line every time I passed one. I did the Great Grandma’s Challenge so I got an extra medal, but I struggled with figuring out where to go for that. I also got a drink ticket that was for Bayfront Park, and I was unsure how to get there from the end of the race. Some signage for those things would have been useful. I didn’t have a drop bag, but the process for finding them at the end looked very organized. Decent snacks after the race. The tech shirts were nice, and the medals were high-quality. Only complaint overall was that any hotel nearby was probably double the going rate, but it was easy to take the Skywalk to the expo and to catch the bus in the morning. Will probably go back for the 50th Anniversary in 2026!

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Two loops around the local park and through the nearby neighborhood. Asphalt was busted in places, but holes were clearly marked. Very nice shirt, and complete post-race meal provided! The … MORE

Two loops around the local park and through the nearby neighborhood. Asphalt was busted in places, but holes were clearly marked. Very nice shirt, and complete post-race meal provided! The medals got lost in the mail, but they had some nice door prizes and still provided awards to the top finishers.

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This is my second time running this one. I ran the 5K last year so went for the half this year. Unfortunately, I didn't finish between the rain with hail … MORE

This is my second time running this one. I ran the 5K last year so went for the half this year. Unfortunately, I didn’t finish between the rain with hail and dealing with a few prior injuries. I completed nearly 8 miles. People were very supportive, and I was so impressed with the volunteers sticking it out with us in the rain! Will definitely continue to support this race!

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This was my third time at this event. 5K, then 10K, and now half marathon. It was advertised this would be a big event... with music spanning the 50 years … MORE

This was my third time at this event. 5K, then 10K, and now half marathon. It was advertised this would be a big event… with music spanning the 50 years since the run started, and lots of crowd and neighborhood support. That DID NOT happen. There was minimal support by anyone outside of the volunteers. Water stations were plentiful, but one of the stations in the middle was already putting their tables away when I came through… and there were still lots of people behind me. The hills, heat, and humidity really got to me this year. The medal and the commemorative jacket were nice, but I was definitely disappointed in the lack of neighborhood support and the snacks post-race. Don’t know that I will do this run anymore.

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Run through the streets of downtown Joplin. A few hills but nothing terrible. Amazing crowd support at the start and end of the race, and the volunteers were great too! … MORE

Run through the streets of downtown Joplin. A few hills but nothing terrible. Amazing crowd support at the start and end of the race, and the volunteers were great too! My only complaint as far as the race goes were the water stations seemed too spaced out. The first one was nearly 2 miles in, and then the last two were near the end. No porta potties on the course but a lot at the race start. Nice-quality t-shirt and very nice medal! Post-race snacks were some of the best I’ve ever had… lots of drinks ranging from Gatorade to water to chocolate milk to beer and full-size sandwiches from Jimmy John’s AND Chick-fil-a. Will definitely be doing this race again!

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While there was pavement in the beginning, there was more trail than I expected. It was mostly packed gravel so not too bad, but there were also more hills than … MORE

While there was pavement in the beginning, there was more trail than I expected. It was mostly packed gravel so not too bad, but there were also more hills than I expected. I mistakenly followed the runners in front of me just after passing the second water station, and we all made a right turn that went straight uphill, adding another 400ish ft of elevation and another half mile to the already tough run. There were 5 water stations, which probably would have been fine if the weather were a bit cooler. At least the water and Gatorade were cold every time! I managed to finish, but it was a struggle with the heat and humidity. An angel of a volunteer brought me a full bottle of water, and another gave me an almost frozen one and refilled it for me. So thankful for them!! Nice shirt and medal, and even though they were putting things away by the time I finished, the volunteers went and grabbed me water and snacks.

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The weather forecast kept saying no rain, up until just a couple of days before the race. The torrential downpour started minutes into the run, and though it lightened up, … MORE

The weather forecast kept saying no rain, up until just a couple of days before the race. The torrential downpour started minutes into the run, and though it lightened up, it still rained for hours. I embraced it and just kept moving. This race is hilly for a good portion! I recently had surgery so was planning a walk/run method. I hit those first set of hills though and had to revise. Towards the end it goes downhill for awhile, so I was able to pick up the pace again. The crowd support was absolutely amazing and kept me going when I was soaked to the core and just wanted to stop. Plenty of water stops too! The expo was large with lots of great merch, and the swag was great!! Beautiful, hefty medals for all of the runs, nice shirts, a premium bag, and a poster too! I would definitely consider this race again, in spite of the challenges faced this year.

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Fast, flat course through downtown Louisville, and a bit of the run even went into Churchill Downs! Swag included a quarter zip long-sleeve tech shirt and a nice medal! There … MORE

Fast, flat course through downtown Louisville, and a bit of the run even went into Churchill Downs! Swag included a quarter zip long-sleeve tech shirt and a nice medal! There was a good selection of snacks after the race, including full-size bottles of Powerade, chocolate milk, bananas and apples, and granola bars. Course was slightly long… around .40 miles for the half! The only other complaint was the finish line was about a mile from the start line, so it was a rough trek back!

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This race starts and ends at Chadwick School. This was the 12th Annual, looks like only about 50-60 people run it, and that's mostly students. We started in the parking … MORE

This race starts and ends at Chadwick School. This was the 12th Annual, looks like only about 50-60 people run it, and that’s mostly students. We started in the parking lot, moved over to the sidewalk as we left the school and ended up on some small country roads after the sidewalk ended. All paved, but there were quite a lot of ups and downs. It was also chilly and windy! The swag is only a t-shirt, although it IS a nice shirt. Not much in the way of scenery or crowd support, although there were a couple of people cheering at the end. Snacks were water and granola bars.

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This race was so well-organized! Fast, flat course and lots of crowd support! Swag included a nice shirt and medal. There was also a silent auction. Lots of helpful information … MORE

This race was so well-organized! Fast, flat course and lots of crowd support! Swag included a nice shirt and medal. There was also a silent auction. Lots of helpful information sent beforehand, and they even included a flyer with the race packet in case you missed the emails! Would definitely do this race again.

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Pretty flat and smooth out-and-back course. For the 10K, we got to run part of it on the nearby airport runway while planes were actually taking off on the other … MORE

Pretty flat and smooth out-and-back course. For the 10K, we got to run part of it on the nearby airport runway while planes were actually taking off on the other runway. A couple of areas were not clearly marked. At the 3 mile mark, I saw a few people turning to head back, but the turnaround was a little bit after that. I can understand the confusion a little because the trail went off the runway there. An arrow at the 3-mile mark indicating we were to continue past would have fixed that. I was a few minutes between other runners, so I got slightly lost on the way back. After the last water station, the orange cones ended, ao I had a little difficulty trying to figure out which direction to go. I ended up going slightly out of my way to read the signs posted on nearby streets. The race had a nice shirt and bib, but the medal was chintzy. I missed my free beer since I finished the run pretty late, but the crowd support was really great! Would do this run again, but a nicer medal would be appreciated!!

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Very small race, 3 loops around the Yellville City Park. Everyone was friendly and cheering others on till the end. Age group award genders were combined, so it would have … MORE

Very small race, 3 loops around the Yellville City Park. Everyone was friendly and cheering others on till the end. Age group award genders were combined, so it would have been nice to have them separate. Cute bunny shirt and water and snacks at the end.

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Loved the awesome medal and the finisher jacket, so much support and having the Marines around who offered encouragement and photographs were great! I will definitely be doing this run … MORE

Loved the awesome medal and the finisher jacket, so much support and having the Marines around who offered encouragement and photographs were great! I will definitely be doing this run again!

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This was mostly country gravel roads except a bit of pavement at the beginning and the end (since it was out and back)... not too bad on elevation except mile … MORE

This was mostly country gravel roads except a bit of pavement at the beginning and the end (since it was out and back)… not too bad on elevation except mile 6 was straight uphill before going back down in for mile 7. There were a couple of places where the road divided, and it was unclear which way to go. Fortunately I made the right choices, but I saw someone else who didn’t and caught up with me later. Very pretty scenery. Swag was simple… a patch and a keychain… which was nice since I have lots of shirts and medals already! Would run again!

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Thoroughly enjoyed this run as my first Ultra! It didn't seem as intimidating breaking it up into 5K intervals, but it was still a challenge with a run every 2.5 … MORE

Thoroughly enjoyed this run as my first Ultra! It didn’t seem as intimidating breaking it up into 5K intervals, but it was still a challenge with a run every 2.5 hours and not getting much sleep! The course was easy but scenic along the Arkansas River Trail. The “medal” at the end was a small handmade wooden coffin with the logo branded in it… unique and cool, a great conversation piece. Plenty of food was provided, but I do wish there’d been more drink options and ice.

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Enjoyed this run in a small town setting and in connection with the rodeo. The course is mostly flat with some gravel trail and some paved road. I would be … MORE

Enjoyed this run in a small town setting and in connection with the rodeo. The course is mostly flat with some gravel trail and some paved road. I would be interested in doing it again, but unfortunately it’s their last one!

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This is the second in a series this year, each one having the same course. This all-gravel course is fairly easy, but there wasn't much light after passing the 5K … MORE

This is the second in a series this year, each one having the same course. This all-gravel course is fairly easy, but there wasn’t much light after passing the 5K turnaround. Fortunately I brought a headlamp this time which helped.

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This night race was my second difficult 10K trail run. It is an out and back course (5K repeated twice) that starts off quite hilly with lots of loose gravel, … MORE

This night race was my second difficult 10K trail run. It is an out and back course (5K repeated twice) that starts off quite hilly with lots of loose gravel, but it’s even harder to come back down that hill on the way back. The race is in a state park, so there are lots of trees and wildlife… I came across a tarantula after it got dark. The production was great… LOTS of food, drinks, and support. The medal was huge!! The t-shirt was really great too. I would definitely consider tackling it again.

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This is the first in a series of three this year, and they give you a medal for completing all three runs. Fairly easy course, but it isn't well-lit after … MORE

This is the first in a series of three this year, and they give you a medal for completing all three runs. Fairly easy course, but it isn’t well-lit after the 5K portion. This is the last year of these races at this point though, or I would possibly do it again.

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