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@chrisrivers12054

Germantown, TN Raving since 2019 active 5 days, 4 hours ago

About Me

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    Crater Lake Rim Run

  • Race that's calling my name:

    The next one….

  • I run because:

    ‘To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.’ย  ย SP

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Ironman Chattanooga, TN 2015 5:49:00
Marathon Nashville, TN 2014 3:21:23
Half Marathon Shreveport, LA Dec 9, 2018 1:34:00
13 Miler Crater Lake, OR Aug 11, 2018 1:56:00

Future Races (25)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Jun 21, 2020
Half Marathon Grassy Butte, ND Jul 25, 2020
Half Marathon Idaho Falls, ID Aug 22, 2020
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Aug 29, 2020
Half Marathon Cedar Crest, NM Sep 26, 2020
Half Marathon Crazy Horse, SD Oct 3, 2020
Half Marathon Moab, UT Nov 7, 2020
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 5, 2020
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME 2021
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE 2021
Half Marathon Casper, WY 2021
25K Marion, VA 2021
Half Marathon Bridgehampton, NY 2021
Half Marathon White Sulphur Springs, WV 2021
Half Marathon Greenland, NH 2021
Half Marathon Manitowoc, WI 2022
Half Marathon Mystic, CT 2022
Half Marathon Oak Bluffs, MA 2022
Half Marathon Kiowa, MT 2022
Half Marathon Munising, MI 2022
Half Marathon St. Michael's, MD 2022
Half Marathon Faribault, MN 2022
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK 2022
Half Marathon Providence, RI 2022
Half Marathon Tumon, Guam TBD

Past Races (30)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
50K Memphis, TN Mar 21, 2020
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Mar 14, 2020 1:44:38
Half Marathon Natural Bridge Caverns, TX Feb 2, 2020 1:40:39
Half Marathon Starkville, MS Jan 25, 2020 1:38:48
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Dec 15, 2019 1:36:00
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 23, 2019 1:36:00
Half Marathon Homewood, CA Oct 13, 2019 1:45:00
Half Marathon Ocean City, NJ Sep 29, 2019 1:48:00
Half Marathon Rachel, NV Aug 18, 2019 1:50:00
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 7, 2019 1:46:55
Half Marathon South Beach, WA May 18, 2019 1:42:00
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 27, 2019 1:42:00
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 2, 2019 2:58:00
Half Marathon Sedona, AZ Feb 2, 2019 1:47:00
Half Marathon Charleston, SC Jan 12, 2019 1:39:00
Half Marathon Gainesville, GA 2019 2:15:00
Half Marathon Shreveport, LA Dec 9, 2018 1:34:00
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 17, 2018 1:36:00
Half Marathon Key West, FL Oct 20, 2018 1:44:00
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Sep 23, 2018 1:36:00
13 Miler Crater Lake, OR Aug 11, 2018 1:56:00
Half Marathon Leadville, CO Jun 16, 2018 3:45:00
Half Marathon Wichita, KS May 6, 2018 1:37:00
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 8, 2018 1:37:00
Half Marathon Asheville, NC Mar 17, 2018 1:41:00
Half Marathon Birmingham, AL Feb 11, 2018 1:44:00
Half Marathon Collierville, TN Jan 7, 2018 1:55:00
Marathon Collierville, TN Jan 4, 2015 3:59:00
Half Ironman Chattanooga, TN 2015 5:49:00
Marathon Nashville, TN 2014 3:21:23

My Raves

Since they did not have the actual race due to Corona fears, my opinions will be of what my virtual race entailed. Communication before the race was good. Packet pickup … MORE

Since they did not have the actual race due to Corona fears, my opinions will be of what my virtual race entailed.

Communication before the race was good. Packet pickup was easy and the fleet feet people were real nice. They gave out the swag (minus bibs) incase you want to come back and run the race at the rescheduled time. I did not so i ran most of the course on my own and put my results in as a virtual race.
Swag included a decent themed medal, long sleeve 1/4 zip and a pint glass.
I also added in the “kiss me i’m a runner” green t-shirt as you know it was St Patrick’s Day. Many hotels near the start/finish line and the city is easy to navigate especially on a weekend.

The course is very flat and mostly along the river on ‘bike trails”. It was cold (28-35) and a little windy (15MPH), but the river and city scenery was pleasant. Had a great meal at a local restaurant and met many nice people from there and also those who showed up to run.

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Race starts about half mile inside a cave. You get to wait for the race to begin in the visitor center, itโ€™s heated with public restrooms. You can park in … MORE

Race starts about half mile inside a cave.

You get to wait for the race to begin in the visitor center, itโ€™s heated with public restrooms. You can park in the lot right out front; so a very easy race start.

The weather was perfect. Mid 40’s with frost in the valleys. Race starts right at sunrise so wonderful view. The race is a mixture of paved road 10%, gravel or grass road 50%, grassy field 20%, and the rest is rocky/loose/ankle twisting fun at every step. There are some minor hills and one steep section that is a few hundred yards. Wear your trail shoes! Course was almost perfectly marked, except mile 11-12 were there was a long gap between arrows/flagging. Water stops were on point and staff was friendly at every turn. There are no spectators (closed course) but runners were cheering each other on!

Finisher metal was a cool geode, shirt was just a regular T-Shirt, they gave you some cotton gloves, and a ticket to come back to the cave for a year. I liked this races as it was a little hard, a little different, and a lot of nice scenery and people.

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The course was decent and well marked. You see a little of the town and some of the university. (Mississippi State). Small race so you can park close to the … MORE

The course was decent and well marked. You see a little of the town and some of the university. (Mississippi State). Small race so you can park close to the start on the street and I was able to keep warm in a coffee shop before the race began. I walked from my hotel about a mile away.
The traffic was a bit of an issue as there were many cars on the course and people running in both lanes. The police did a good job at major intersections. They used styrofoam cups and had no trash can at water stops so that was odd. Race director asked me how it went after the race no provided feedback and he said he would address the issues for next year.

Shirt and medal were nice. They gave out a gear bag, cup and head band also.

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Race begins and ends in a easy accessible area; parking and hotels. Packet pickup was easy, sweatshirt was nice and medal was nice. The race was well laid out and … MORE

Race begins and ends in a easy accessible area; parking and hotels. Packet pickup was easy, sweatshirt was nice and medal was nice. The race was well laid out and police presence was strong, with the course separated from traffic the whole time with cones, and mostly well signed. Its flat and the scenery was a decent tour of the city.
I had a big issue with the water stops and enough porta potties (timing with the 5k did not help. 5k started 15 minutes after the half and i waited for 20 minutes and did not get to go). There was an issue as there was no water (no volunteers) from mile 2 to mile 10. And also no porta potties “at the water stops” as was mentioned either. The tables were set up and boxes of cups and jugs of water were out but no one there to hand it out.

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Easy packet pickup, there is a 0.5-1+ mile walk from hotels to start/finish. Show up early as security was not well orchestrated. There were no volunteers to tell you what … MORE

Easy packet pickup, there is a 0.5-1+ mile walk from hotels to start/finish. Show up early as security was not well orchestrated. There were no volunteers to tell you what line to get into (bag or no bag) I was in line an hour before i got to a volunteer who provided directions, make it to my corral with <5 minutes to spare. Course was scenic, mostly flat and no traffic to deal with. My GPS showed 13.54 miles… looked at others, they were 13.4+ miles… so that was odd. Great city to spend a weekend in,

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South Tahoe was an easy place to get to, fly into Reno and drive 60+ minutes. Many hotels within walking distance and great shopping and scenery. Race was a little … MORE

South Tahoe was an easy place to get to, fly into Reno and drive 60+ minutes. Many hotels within walking distance and great shopping and scenery. Race was a little odd that it starts at 10:30am, but since it was 26F at sunrise and ~50F for the start it was appreciated as you have to wait more than an hour after the bus drops you off to start; you run back to town. Course is blocked roads, paved woods trails, and sidewalk once you get back to town (you have to watch for cars along the sidewalk) and almost all down hill or flat. The elevation and smoke made it more challenging. Plenty of water stops and friendly volunteers.

My complaints include no food (cups of water and oreos was all that was left) left when i finished… and i was near the front of the half, but there were many other races finishing (5k, 10k, kids race, marathon) before I got there. At the start, there were only 6 porta potties and 2 pit toilets and this was probably half what was needed as the wait was 30-40 minutes.

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Very well managed, lots of water stops, nicest cops, many hotels you can walk to the start from , or free parking at the start. Many people came out of … MORE

Very well managed, lots of water stops, nicest cops, many hotels you can walk to the start from , or free parking at the start. Many people came out of their houses to cheer everyone along the course. No shade on the course, and a light ocean breeze occasionally

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Race was excellently coordinated, communicated and executed. I drove myself (vs taking the bus from Vegas) parking was easy, and people that took the bus said it was also good. … MORE

Race was excellently coordinated, communicated and executed. I drove myself (vs taking the bus from Vegas) parking was easy, and people that took the bus said it was also good. Tough race for me due to the time of day (food timing) and elevation 5000ft… really enjoyed the challenge. Shirt and medal were sweet!

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The race was simple and straight forward. EVERYONE was nice and you even get a hug at the end! There were 2 medium hills and lots of rolling ones, road … MORE

The race was simple and straight forward. EVERYONE was nice and you even get a hug at the end! There were 2 medium hills and lots of rolling ones, road was half paved and half gravel, with very few cars to deal with. Water/aid stations were more than enough and volunteers were on their game. Scenery was nice; farm fields, woods and views of mountains.

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Race was fun and straightforward. Course was hilly and a little windy with amazing views the whole time. The volunteers were super nice my favorite race shirt! Liked the fact … MORE

Race was fun and straightforward. Course was hilly and a little windy with amazing views the whole time. The volunteers were super nice my favorite race shirt! Liked the fact it was cupless… I will use my hydro pouch for other races.

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The course was fun and easy, with some good local scenery and some just plain running down a street. I was able to walk from my hotel and the race … MORE

The course was fun and easy, with some good local scenery and some just plain running down a street. I was able to walk from my hotel and the race race production made things smooth.

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Was a decent race, with plenty of hotels within walking distance from the start line. The amenities after the race were better than average, food, inside location, and massages and … MORE

Was a decent race, with plenty of hotels within walking distance from the start line. The amenities after the race were better than average, food, inside location, and massages and REAL Bathrooms!

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Almost perfect race course and production. Easy parking (if you show up a little early). Fun race environment and just enough hills to make you wonder if you trained hard … MORE

Almost perfect race course and production. Easy parking (if you show up a little early). Fun race environment and just enough hills to make you wonder if you trained hard enough…. and the sunrise and scenery were quite memorable

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The race route was well designed and hits many Charleston landmarks. Many hotels to walk from for pick up and race start. My favorite shirt this year also. Only issue … MORE

The race route was well designed and hits many Charleston landmarks. Many hotels to walk from for pick up and race start. My favorite shirt this year also. Only issue i had was getting the bus at the end, there were no signs as to where you were supposed to go, (about a half mile away) and none (5) of the volunteers i talked to knew either.

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Small race with great trails. Good parking and nice 'real' bathrooms at start and finish. Not sure it was a full 13.1 miles though. Mostly local folks from the Atlanta MORE

Small race with great trails. Good parking and nice ‘real’ bathrooms at start and finish. Not sure it was a full 13.1 miles though. Mostly local folks from the Atlanta area.

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Race production was a little hap hazard and the course was so so. But there are real bathrooms at the start and they are heated ๐Ÿ™‚ I liked the race, … MORE

Race production was a little hap hazard and the course was so so. But there are real bathrooms at the start and they are heated ๐Ÿ™‚ I liked the race, its a fast flat course. Only race I have ever been to where there was NO spectators.. AT ALL.

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Fairly big race, but did not seem like it. Hotels were walking distance from the start, lots of police to manage traffic, and aid stations and porta-potties were ample. The … MORE

Fairly big race, but did not seem like it. Hotels were walking distance from the start, lots of police to manage traffic, and aid stations and porta-potties were ample. The race course was fun with a great mix of scenery, this year it was windy. Breeze off the river was cold (it was 33 degrees and misting too).

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The race starts early which is great since its hot and humid, even in October....but its dark and the course is not well lit or even lit at all in … MORE

The race starts early which is great since its hot and humid, even in October….but its dark and the course is not well lit or even lit at all in some places (on the pier) Bring a headlight!! So because you start 2 hours before sunrise, you dont see any scenery for at least the first half of the race…. Course was well laid out, and plenty of police for traffic. The smell was quite horrible as the seaweed was rotting along most of the shore, but the elevation gain of 20ft almost made up for it! Fun race, would do it again!

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Race was great and everything was well organized. Loved the course and scenery. I did not love having to get on the bus 2 hours before the race to get … MORE

Race was great and everything was well organized. Loved the course and scenery. I did not love having to get on the bus 2 hours before the race to get there… and it was cold so i huddled by the exhaust from the portable lights…. but there were plenty of potties and everyone was friendly…. i even left my medal on the bus the they sent me a new one for free! It is so stupid big i took it off and then forgot it…. I don’t ever take them off now ๐Ÿ™‚ until i get to the hotel.

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Great race with nice people from all over. The start is chilly as you wait, after being dropped off by the bus. Staying in the park makes it easier, and … MORE

Great race with nice people from all over. The start is chilly as you wait, after being dropped off by the bus. Staying in the park makes it easier, and more fun, but you can just drive in in the morning.

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This 'race' kicks your butt. But you will like getting kicked! So many nice people and amazing views. Course is simple... but the altitude will get you ๐Ÿ™‚ I trained … MORE

This ‘race’ kicks your butt. But you will like getting kicked! So many nice people and amazing views. Course is simple… but the altitude will get you ๐Ÿ™‚ I trained for the hills so my legs were good… mostly… but about 12,500′ the best i could manage was an ungraceful walk. At the top got water and a quick pic and back to where the oxygen was!! Going down was great, felt better with every step… until the course goes up again. Heart rate was zone 5 the whole race and 100+ the rest of the day even just sitting having a drink. Acclimate to the altitude for as long as you can before the race. I did not stay in town, I wish I had, cool town!

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Well organized and medium sized. It was well organized and a fun fast run. I was able to walk from my hotel and enjoyed the scenery. I also had a … MORE

Well organized and medium sized. It was well organized and a fun fast run. I was able to walk from my hotel and enjoyed the scenery. I also had a great time visiting many things in Wichita and the surrounding area!

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I liked the race but the course was fairly urban/industrial. Aid stations and amenities were spot on and traffic management superb. You run to and from the arch, through some … MORE

I liked the race but the course was fairly urban/industrial. Aid stations and amenities were spot on and traffic management superb. You run to and from the arch, through some ghetto’s and wealthy neighborhoods, so you get to see St. Louis, which was why i went. I did not stay downtown near the start as i signed up too late, I was dropped off, which worked great as parking and traffic were quite hectic. It was 35 degrees full moon and a race to remember.

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Bring layers... was cold waiting for 2 hours for the race to start, with no real waiting area... we all hung out in the foyer to the wine place and … MORE

Bring layers… was cold waiting for 2 hours for the race to start, with no real waiting area… we all hung out in the foyer to the wine place and the coffee place, that were not open. After the start there are more hills than expected and both paved and gravel roads.

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Very well run from start to finish and I really enjoyed the course through the city. There were real bathrooms at the start!! Able to walk from my hotel to … MORE

Very well run from start to finish and I really enjoyed the course through the city. There were real bathrooms at the start!! Able to walk from my hotel to the start. Crowd was great and aid stations were too!

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I have run the half and the full at Herb Parsons. It was an out and back course with several options to pass on the mostly single track trail. There … MORE

I have run the half and the full at Herb Parsons. It was an out and back course with several options to pass on the mostly single track trail. There is no shirt and the medal is not special, but the people are nice and the course is nice, and parking is easy. Temps vary from 11-50 degrees depending on the year…beware ๐Ÿ™‚

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Small woodsy race on mostly single track. Not many roots, but plenty of minor grade changes to keep your legs and mind working. No shirt and the medal was pretty … MORE

Small woodsy race on mostly single track. Not many roots, but plenty of minor grade changes to keep your legs and mind working. No shirt and the medal was pretty cheap, but the memory will never fade ๐Ÿ™‚

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Many hotels, easy walk to start, downriver swim, mostly flat. All logistics were well organized and the temps were perfect. Great to sit by the river at the end and … MORE

Many hotels, easy walk to start, downriver swim, mostly flat. All logistics were well organized and the temps were perfect. Great to sit by the river at the end and think about what we all did.

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Easy parking at the start and a small race. This was my first marathon and it was almost perfect.... what was not perfect you ask? Only thing was the trail … MORE

Easy parking at the start and a small race. This was my first marathon and it was almost perfect…. what was not perfect you ask? Only thing was the trail i had never been on and it twisted and split several times and because there were not that many people… I did not know which way to go 2 or 3 times and stopped to wait for the guy/girl behind me to ask which way? Other than that, nice scenery, a little hilly, no cars to deal with and very low key.

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