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@childress.lp45

Vancouver, WA Raving since 2021 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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    50 States Half Marathon Club

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(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

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Future Races

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 16, 2023 2:28:23

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Chattanooga, TN Oct 20, 2024
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR TBD
Marathon Arlington, VA TBD
Half Marathon Sackets Harbor, NY TBD

Past Races (22)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Conway, NH May 5, 2024
Half Marathon Wells, ME May 4, 2024
Half Marathon Bluefield, VA Mar 27, 2024
Half Marathon Augusta, GA Feb 24, 2024
Half Marathon Charleston, SC Jan 20, 2024
Half Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 16, 2023 2:28:23
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA May 22, 2022 2:45:00
Half Marathon Elizabeth City, NC Mar 5, 2022
Marathon Charlotte, NC Nov 13, 2021
Half Marathon Bird-in-Hand, PA Sep 11, 2021
Half Marathon Charlotte, NC Aug 14, 2021
Half Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jul 25, 2021
Half Marathon Charlotte, NC Jul 17, 2021
Half Marathon Port Angeles, WA Jun 6, 2021 2:35:30
7 Miler Vancouver, WA Mar 21, 2021
15 Miler Charleston, WV Aug 31, 2019
Half Marathon Mount Airy, NC Nov 17, 2018
8K Richmond, VA Nov 11, 2017
10 Miler Washington, DC Oct 8, 2017
Half Marathon Oak Island, NC Feb 18, 2017
Half Marathon Charlotte, NC Nov 12, 2016 2:38:00
Half Marathon Frederick, MD May 8, 2016

My Raves

Let's talk about the swag. The expo was nice. Runners snagged 3 pairs of socks in their bag. Two were super comfortable by Brooks and had the RunWiththeMarines logo on … MORE

Let’s talk about the swag. The expo was nice. Runners snagged 3 pairs of socks in their bag. Two were super comfortable by Brooks and had the RunWiththeMarines logo on them. The other pair was a thin, white crew sock with 13.1 logo on the side. There were a couple of snack/energy bars, and packs of flower seeds were offered. KT was on hand to tape knees, ankles, shoulders, etc. for race participants. Very thankful to the young lady that taped my knees for this race. My goal was to finish pain-free in under 3 hrs. Thanks to KT tape, I achieved this goal. Multiple apparel and shoe kiosks. You know, the drill.
Outside the expo was a Kodiak food truck. Also, the City of Fredericksburg offered free shuttle rides to the historic downtown area for shopping/dining/sightseeing.

This was a well-organized race from start to finish. The organizers were prepared for the high temps for race day. There were several water stops along the route. The locals along the route showed up and showed out by providing coolers filled with ice, fresh fruit (watermelon, oranges, pineapples, bananas), freeze pops, donuts, and more. Several neighbors had the sprinklers and water hoses going full blast to keep runners cool. It was amazing! Lots of encouragement and support along the way. I saw multiple EMS points along the route as well.
In addition, the Marine soldiers were on hand throughout the route and especially between miles 11-13, with the greatest show of support through the hospital hill portion of the race. Marines lined the street for what seemed like two blocks and offered cheers and encouragement. Some were manning the water station. Fantastic opportunities for pictures.

Post-race nourishment bags were given at the finish line and contained 2 bottles of water, a Gatorade, 2 bananas, a fruit cup, and 2 energy bars. This in addition to the bottle of water and banana handed to you when you after you received your super nice Finishers medal. The Marine Corp Band was on hand for an outdoor concert at the baseball stadium.

Honor and respect to the Marines for their commitment to service and protecting our country. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this awesome run. Great job!! Oorah!!

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I wouldn’t recommend this race for a first timer. I trained running hills in the PNW for months and still found it difficult to maintain stamina throughout for all the … MORE

I wouldn’t recommend this race for a first timer. I trained running hills in the PNW for months and still found it difficult to maintain stamina throughout for all the hills. As if there weren’t enough, they added an extra one in mile 25. I started my watch just as I crossed the starting line and my garmin read 26.6 when I crossed the finish line. There were areas in the back half of the course that weren’t clearly marked. Can’t say I’d run this marathon again.

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This was a beautiful race full of rolling hills that coursed through farmland. There were ample water stops throughout along with music entertainment by the locals along the route. The … MORE

This was a beautiful race full of rolling hills that coursed through farmland. There were ample water stops throughout along with music entertainment by the locals along the route. The pre and post race meals were ample and filled with delicious homemade goodness.
The Amish do a great job of organizing this race. I highly recommend adding this race to your bucket list for a wonderful experience.

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PRODUCTION
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SCENERY
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