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Easton, MD Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher, Half Fanatics Active 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 22, 2017 6:49:39
Half Marathon Elizabeth City, NC Mar 4, 2023 2:21:22

Future Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Madison, WI May 26, 2024
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 7, 2024
Half Marathon New London, CT Aug 3, 2024
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 7, 2024
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 19, 2024
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 20, 2024
Half Marathon Daufuskie Island, SC Jan 18, 2025
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ Feb 8, 2025
Half Marathon New York City, NY 2025
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX TBD

Past Races (30)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Conway, NH May 5, 2024 2:36:45
Half Marathon Wells, ME May 5, 2024 2:32:36
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 13, 2024 2:39:12
Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ Oct 22, 2023 2:27:47
Half Marathon Newport, RI Oct 8, 2023 2:29:20
Half Marathon Falmouth, MA Oct 7, 2023 2:24:33
Half Marathon Bird-in-Hand, PA Sep 9, 2023 2:36:55
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Jun 25, 2023 2:31:49
Half Marathon Morgan, UT Jun 10, 2023 2:29:30
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2023 2:38:45
Half Marathon Davis, WV Apr 22, 2023 2:36:01
Half Marathon Elizabeth City, NC Mar 4, 2023 2:21:22
Half Marathon Las Cruces, NM Jan 7, 2023 2:26:33
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 3, 2022 2:24:31
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 12, 2022 2:28:00
Rival Run Challenge (19.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 22, 2018 3:09:02
Fairy Tale Challenge (19.3 miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Feb 25, 2018 3:28:31
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 11, 2017 2:53:16
Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge (19.3 Miles) Orlando, FL Nov 5, 2017 2:55:17
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 22, 2017 6:49:39
Half Marathon St. Michaels, MD May 20, 2017 2:38:40
Half Marathon Berlin, MD Apr 29, 2017
Glass Slipper Challenge (19.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Feb 26, 2017 3:07:21
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 15, 2016 3:10:46
Half Marathon St. Michaels, MD May 21, 2016 2:53:18
Rival Run Challenge (19.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 17, 2016 3:08:02
Glass Slipper Challenge (19.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Feb 21, 2016 3:03:49
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 17, 2015 3:11:08
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE May 3, 2015 3:10:04
Half Marathon St. Michaels, MD May 17, 2014 3:24:25

My Raves

This was my first revel race and my first downhill. I live where everything is flat! Outside of a military run race this is the best organized and produced race … MORE

This was my first revel race and my first downhill. I live where everything is flat! Outside of a military run race this is the best organized and produced race I’ve ever been in. The only constructive criticism I can give is that there should’ve been more porta potties at half marathon start line. Other than that, the situation was super easy. That can always be problematic, but they handled it beautifully. The expo was first. Love the metal. Now I want to do another one.!!

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I was very nervous after reading last year’s reviews of the pretty terrible bus situation. I made sure I got to the college in plenty of time and it was … MORE

I was very nervous after reading last year’s reviews of the pretty terrible bus situation. I made sure I got to the college in plenty of time and it was an easy ride to the start line. The bus back did take a lot longer than I thought was Acceptable but it didn’t ruin my experience. We probably waited 35 minutes for a bus was very nice. Suggestions for next year would be more buses. Also more food at the finish line. I was looking for granola bars or chips or something like that. I didn’t want Pizza.

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Found myself to be in NV for work and found this race which will cross off NV in my 50 state quest. Low key start line. Super small race. Found … MORE

Found myself to be in NV for work and found this race which will cross off NV in my 50 state quest. Low key start line. Super small race. Found myself alone most of the time on the course. The course was 3 identical loops – not my favorite. Course was well marked thankfully. Unfortunately I forgot my water. I needed more water than what they had available. It was 80 – no shade and hot. Mostly walked the last 2 miles.

Would recommend. Organizers and volunteers were very nice. Liked the shirt but unfortunately was too big.

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This is the first state in my journey that really is just checking it off! We had elected to stay at the host hotel, which was Bally’s. For a room … MORE

This is the first state in my journey that really is just checking it off! We had elected to stay at the host hotel, which was Bally’s. For a room that was $300 a night. I was surprised to see that the room was pretty sketchy, really rough around the edges just like the hotel. They would not offer late check out they said I could rent the room by the hour, gross! The hotel of course is where the race starts so it’s convenient but I would’ve made a different decision had I’d known how yucky the hotel was. Very smoke-filled.

The race itself started on the boardwalk. Ran you straight into town. Not scenic – relatively flat. They ran you back up to the boardwalk all the way down where you run past the finish line, which I never enjoy, probably about a mile and a half, and then you turn around and come back to finish.

When the race was finished, they had some bagels and beer. I ate half a bagel and we got in the car and left. I would not do this one again but if you need to cross off New Jersey for something that’s likely convenient to airports etc. you could give it a look although I guess there’s probably better choices in New Jersey.

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This race has been recommended over and over by 50 staters. Did this as a double state weekend with Cape Cod. Easy bib pickup. Shuttling to start while a pain … MORE

This race has been recommended over and over by 50 staters. Did this as a double state weekend with Cape Cod.

Easy bib pickup. Shuttling to start while a pain was pretty painless.

Course was simply gorgeous!! Beautiful views. Beautiful day. Highly recommend

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Easy peezy bib pickup. Nice expo and swag for sale. Course was nice but a bit dangerous. Most all races I run are open courses but cars were everywhere and … MORE

Easy peezy bib pickup. Nice expo and swag for sale.

Course was nice but a bit dangerous. Most all races I run are open courses but cars were everywhere and you had to run around them. I saw a guy clipped by mirror of a car. Another friend saw that happen to someone else.

Medal was not great. If you like medals – this one was unimaginative and phoned it in. Out of the many races I’ve done – worst one

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Easy bib pickup - in middle of field Well organized and supported even with heat and crushing humidity. Farms had hoses pointed out to road. Organizers had huge coolers of … MORE

Easy bib pickup – in middle of field
Well organized and supported even with heat and crushing humidity. Farms had hoses pointed out to road. Organizers had huge coolers of ice along course – godsend.

Huge FREE and delish Amish BBQ at finish.

Fabulous Horseshoe medal!

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This was a nicely done race. I love that the race starts out in front of the host hotel. Made for an easy race to travel to and cross off … MORE

This was a nicely done race. I love that the race starts out in front of the host hotel. Made for an easy race to travel to and cross off Indiana since I didn’t also need a rental car (I thought). Small bib pickup – not many vendors but really all I need is my bib. Race morning was organized, and the course was pretty and well-marked. After the race they gave out a small bag, Balega socks, a rose an they had cake. They had bananas and water bottles but no other food. While the cake is nice I can’t eat it after racing and especially in hot weather. That would be my only constructive criticism. They need more post race food. Medal is really huge an nice.
I would consider doing the other location they have – Iowa I believe?

Race weekend turned into a bear due to 1600 canceled flights due to a fire in an air traffic control facility and weather. Ended up having to stay another day and then drive from IN to MD instead of flying. Not the race weekend’s fault but a bummer.

I would recommend this race.

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I flew in from MD to check off UT in my 50 state quest. Morgan is tiny, maybe 12,000 people. Love small town races! For a tiny town and small … MORE

I flew in from MD to check off UT in my 50 state quest. Morgan is tiny, maybe 12,000 people. Love small town races! For a tiny town and small field this was very well organized. Everyone was SUPER nice. The course was well marked and had plenty of hydration. This is something I have found lacking in other courses – pleasantly surprised with such a small race. The views – stunning! I took so many pictures and even with that got a PR! I will say they ran into some issues the night before with road construction and had to re-route their course. My watched showed the course a hair short… Same with the person I was chatting with on the course. So, not sure if my PR is super accurate but I’ll take it! They had plenty of race food and drink and even had a mobile body works company there to do massage and compression. This was the BEST! My IT was on fire from the rolling hills which I’m not used to.
Stayed at the recommended hotel – Cobblestone. Clean, friendly and super convenient to the race start. You can walk over. I’d highly recommend this race.

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I live in a very flat mid Atlantic area so the hills I was concerned! It turned out I should’ve been concerned about the weather! It wasn’t just rain. It … MORE

I live in a very flat mid Atlantic area so the hills I was concerned! It turned out I should’ve been concerned about the weather! It wasn’t just rain. It was a monsoon. It wasn’t just a monsoon. It was lightning and thunder. I had flown into the city for this race so I was invested, however I do wonder if the race organizers just got lucky. Don’t get me wrong, I thought this race was fantastic. Even though the conditions were miserable, everyone was in a great mood, including volunteers, law enforcement, and other runners. Running across that metal bridge and seeing lightning in the sky. Made me rethink my decisions lol.

This is the most well supported race I’ve ever done. I would highly recommend it.

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Stayed on site at the Canaan Valley, Resort and conference center. It is very convenient as the race starts and ends just steps from the hotel doors. The entire race … MORE

Stayed on site at the Canaan Valley, Resort and conference center. It is very convenient as the race starts and ends just steps from the hotel doors. The entire race is run on the property which is also a West Virginia state park. Most of it is run on the golf course. This course features some serious hills and two loops. I’m not the biggest fan of loops but overall it was good. The weather however, was not cooperative. 85 and beautiful yesterday but today 52° on the start and by mile 5 1/2 it was raining and sleeting. Cute metal somewhat underwhelming, but kind of matches the wildness of West Virginia. It’s made of pottery.

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Military races are amazing and the 2nd in Person race of Coast Guard is no exception! Laid back vibe. Fabulous race announcer - Fitz Kohler is fabulous! Small expo - … MORE

Military races are amazing and the 2nd in Person race of Coast Guard is no exception! Laid back vibe. Fabulous race announcer – Fitz Kohler is fabulous! Small expo – not many vendors – unfortunately no safety pins but picked up race morning at the start. Running on base was cool! The whole town felt like they supported this effort!!

Eastern NC was WINDY! Even with the wind I got a PR! Coasties put on a great race! Highly recommend!

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Signed up last minute and flew 2,000 miles for this race. Small field. Smallest race I've done. This was only the 2nd year for the half and the first year … MORE

Signed up last minute and flew 2,000 miles for this race. Small field. Smallest race I’ve done. This was only the 2nd year for the half and the first year for the full. Only 250 running the half. Tiny bib pickup with one vendor. Low key start. Really lacking on volunteers – no one on course for turnaround etc. They advertised plenty of water stops but there was only one that you hit on way out and back. Alot of complaining from folks who didn’t bring water. If I hadn’t of carried my own I would have been really upset. Only complaint. The scenery was beautiful – Organ Mountains and A Mountain. Completely closed course.

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Small race with a lot of heart! Wonderfully organized. Lovely run along the boardwalk and through the neighborhoods. Run the first part of the course with the marathoners until they … MORE

Small race with a lot of heart! Wonderfully organized. Lovely run along the boardwalk and through the neighborhoods. Run the first part of the course with the marathoners until they veer off. Part of the course is on a gravel trail. Flags represented on the trail for all the states represented. Lots of really nice volunteers. Haven’t ever seen a better finish party! Full Buffet breakfast

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So far this has been my favorite half marathon outside of Disney! It is a laid-back start line. Super well put together. Great volunteers, great crowd support. Great after race … MORE

So far this has been my favorite half marathon outside of Disney! It is a laid-back start line. Super well put together. Great volunteers, great crowd support. Great after race party and fantastic swag!

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Great fun for the race weekends. Costumes and characters. Don't run these for time but for the experience. Ran this with friends. It was super hot race day - mid … MORE

Great fun for the race weekends. Costumes and characters. Don’t run these for time but for the experience. Ran this with friends. It was super hot race day – mid 80’s by 9 AM.

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My favorite half after Disney! Super low key vibe for a big race. Beautiful rolling course - lots of course support from race organizers and spectators. Downhill is seriously downhill. … MORE

My favorite half after Disney! Super low key vibe for a big race. Beautiful rolling course – lots of course support from race organizers and spectators. Downhill is seriously downhill. Husband watched someone fall and have to be carted off unconscious in ambulance. Take downhill slow. Great after party with best swag, beer and pizza.

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Wine and Dine is a fav disney race for the size. Compared to Star Wars or Princess, it's quite small. I loved the smaller feel. Great medals, course and swag. … MORE

Wine and Dine is a fav disney race for the size. Compared to Star Wars or Princess, it’s quite small. I loved the smaller feel. Great medals, course and swag. Love this race.

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2nd time running this race. They changed the course so instead of running down the highway it was more backroads which is alot more scenic and more protection from sun/elements. … MORE

2nd time running this race. They changed the course so instead of running down the highway it was more backroads which is alot more scenic and more protection from sun/elements. Very flat – no hills. Lots of volunteers. This was a PR for me for 5 Years.

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This year started on Assateauge and ran to Ocean City Inlet. It got hot so the first half of the race I was headed for a PR until it got … MORE

This year started on Assateauge and ran to Ocean City Inlet. It got hot so the first half of the race I was headed for a PR until it got into mid 80’s quick. Early in year to be so hot and no warm weather training yet this year. Slowed down fast. It was a miserable run but I enjoyed it overall.

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Disney races are always well done. Great shirts and medals. Only downside is the early mornings but well worth it IMHO. Coming back next year! MORE

Disney races are always well done. Great shirts and medals. Only downside is the early mornings but well worth it IMHO. Coming back next year!

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2nd time running Baltimore - no more. Too hilly for me. Ran this one for the debut of the crab medal only - LOL. Don't enjoy running in Baltimore. MORE

2nd time running Baltimore – no more. Too hilly for me. Ran this one for the debut of the crab medal only – LOL. Don’t enjoy running in Baltimore.

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Second time running this local race to me. Flat and fast but it somewhat a boring course - out and back with not alot of scenery. Very well supported and … MORE

Second time running this local race to me. Flat and fast but it somewhat a boring course – out and back with not alot of scenery. Very well supported and put on by organizers.

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Inaugural Star Wars. Great medals, great shirts and overall a great weekend. I'll most def run this again. Didn't love the long run into Animal Kingdom and the highway running … MORE

Inaugural Star Wars. Great medals, great shirts and overall a great weekend. I’ll most def run this again. Didn’t love the long run into Animal Kingdom and the highway running but overall good.

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My first Disney Race and I completed the challenge. It was great! Well put on. Awesome shirts and medals. All and all a great time. Coming back next year MORE

My first Disney Race and I completed the challenge. It was great! Well put on. Awesome shirts and medals. All and all a great time. Coming back next year

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This was my first Baltimore. Pretty local to me but shocked on how hilly. One hell of a hill in beginning. Course is full of supporters which keeps it interesting. … MORE

This was my first Baltimore. Pretty local to me but shocked on how hilly. One hell of a hill in beginning. Course is full of supporters which keeps it interesting. I even ran by 2 dead rats on course – eww! This year did NOT support the slow runner. Several friends ran the full and came in still within the time limits yet when they crossed the finish line they had to hunt someone down to give them their medals. Didn’t seem to support the slow runners.

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My first time running this. Came back and ran the 9K the next year. Well put on. Fast and flat course. Pretty views of ocean, boardwalk, etc. MORE

My first time running this. Came back and ran the 9K the next year. Well put on. Fast and flat course. Pretty views of ocean, boardwalk, etc.

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My first half. Super flat course - out and back on two lane highway. Hot. I was super slow - turtle pace. Reviewing years after doing it 🙂 MORE

My first half. Super flat course – out and back on two lane highway. Hot. I was super slow – turtle pace. Reviewing years after doing it 🙂

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