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@cjstephens

New York, NY Raving since 2017 IRONMAN Active 2 days, 22 hours ago

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Future Races

Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2013 2:05:29
10K Five Islands, Canada 2017 1:11:55

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
10 Miler Philadelphia, PA May 5, 2024
10 Miler Washington, DC 2024

Past Races (46)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Jenks, OK Apr 6, 2024 2:19:02
Half Marathon Montgomery, AL Mar 9, 2024 2:26:26
Half Marathon Vancouver, Canada Feb 11, 2024 2:20:00
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 14, 2024
Half Marathon Naples, FL Dec 2, 2023 2:34:08
Half Marathon St Paul, MN Oct 28, 2023 2:20:40
Half Marathon Georgetown, CO Aug 12, 2023 2:27:39
Half Marathon Lexington, KY May 20, 2023 2:23:27
Half Marathon Greenwood, MS Mar 25, 2023 2:30:40
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME Sep 18, 2021
Half Marathon Cleveland, OH Apr 7, 2019 2:16:45
Half Marathon Apache Junction, AZ Feb 17, 2019 2:07:13
Half Marathon Portsmouth, NH Nov 11, 2018 2:12:45
Half Marathon Wheeling, WV May 26, 2018 2:46:50
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Apr 14, 2018 2:14:30
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE Oct 29, 2017 2:12:50
Half Marathon Saint John, Canada Aug 13, 2017 2:20:50
Half Marathon Halifax, Canada May 21, 2017 2:13:48
Half Marathon Bentonville, AR Apr 1, 2017 2:19:44
Half Marathon New York, NY Jan 22, 2017 2:32:18
10K Five Islands, Canada 2017 1:11:55
Half Marathon Boise, ID Sep 24, 2016 2:17:36
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2016 2:15:45
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 18, 2014 2:10:36
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2013 2:05:29
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN 2013 2:06:26
Half Marathon Charlotte, NC 2013 2:20:48
Half Marathon North Charleston, SC 2012 2:14:23
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA 2012 2:08:27
Half Marathon Providence, RI 2011 2:10:33
Half Marathon Madison, WI 2011 2:11:38
Half Marathon Santa Fe, NM 2011 2:11:18
Half Marathon Boston, MA 2011 2:25:21
Half Marathon Monterey, CA 2011 2:11:11
Half Marathon Austin, TX 2011 2:13:54
Half Marathon Arlington, VA May 23, 2010 2:18:38
Half Marathon Fairfield, CT 2010 2:32:07
Half Marathon Moab, UT 2010 2:17:02
Half Marathon Lawrence, KS 2010 2:11:30
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA 2010 2:20:16
Half Marathon Tybee Island, GA 2010 2:14:26
Half Marathon Oceanport, NJ 2010 2:40:44
Half Marathon Rutland, VT 2010 2:11:48
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2010 2:15:42
Half Marathon Rehoboth, DE 2010 2:06:15
Half Marathon Grand Rapids, MI 2010 2:05:57

My Raves

A flat, flat course along the river, though tailwinds in one direction meant headwinds on the way back (that whole "Oklahoma, where the winds come sweeping down the plain" thing … MORE

A flat, flat course along the river, though tailwinds in one direction meant headwinds on the way back (that whole “Oklahoma, where the winds come sweeping down the plain” thing is no joke). A little confusion about number pickup, but nothing major. Small party at the finish, plus free admission to the aquarium!

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Well organized, with a pleasant course through nice neighborhoods, as well as going past the state capitol towards the end. Great hot breakfast served at the finish (inside the local … MORE

Well organized, with a pleasant course through nice neighborhoods, as well as going past the state capitol towards the end. Great hot breakfast served at the finish (inside the local minor league ballpark, home of the Montgomery Biscuits. So, yes, they served biscuits). Not a whole lot of crowd support, but not complaining.

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Well organized, this race sticks mostly to the seawall around Stanley Park. As such, it follows some of the best views of the city. Would that it had not been … MORE

Well organized, this race sticks mostly to the seawall around Stanley Park. As such, it follows some of the best views of the city. Would that it had not been so rainy when I participated.

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Be prepared for an early start and lots of humidity. The course is flat, a loop around a lake, followed by a run past some pickleball courts, into a very … MORE

Be prepared for an early start and lots of humidity. The course is flat, a loop around a lake, followed by a run past some pickleball courts, into a very nice suburban development and back. Support was fine – not the most exciting event, but it got the job done.

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This was a small race, mostly flat. Not much in the way of crowd support, and bare minimum in the way of pre-race communication or set up at the start. … MORE

This was a small race, mostly flat. Not much in the way of crowd support, and bare minimum in the way of pre-race communication or set up at the start. No bag check (though a sympathetic volunteer let me stash my bag in the race tent). Instead of yet another t-shirt, the giveaway was a substantial fleece-like top.

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After 45 years, the organizers definitely know what they are doing. The logistics of a point to point race can be tricky, but the production was seamless. There were frequent … MORE

After 45 years, the organizers definitely know what they are doing. The logistics of a point to point race can be tricky, but the production was seamless. There were frequent shuttle buses to the start, and since the start line was open for over an hour, you could start as soon as you got there, or you could wait a few minutes for a “mass” start. The scenery is unmatched – 13.1 miles of Rocky Mountains. The route follows what I assume was the main road along the creek before the interstate was built, and while the air is thin – the start is at over 8,000 feet, you lose a thousand feet of elevation along the way, with very little climbing, except for one cruel hill about a tenth of a mile before the finish.

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The organizers take quality _very_ seriously here. The staging area at the race track is beautifully managed (not sure if it will be at the same location in 2024), and … MORE

The organizers take quality _very_ seriously here. The staging area at the race track is beautifully managed (not sure if it will be at the same location in 2024), and they go to great lengths to partner with local establishments (think distillery). It rained heavily on race day, but otherwise I would think you would see plenty of horses in the fields.

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The "Viking" in the name is a reference to the company that makes Viking stoves, which is headquartered in town. The race is small, very, very flat, and it winds … MORE

The “Viking” in the name is a reference to the company that makes Viking stoves, which is headquartered in town. The race is small, very, very flat, and it winds through town – not a very big town, but pleasant.

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Pleasant course with a few miles along the coast, otherwise pleasant roads with few hills and little traffic. Not much in the way of spectators along the way, but super-efficient … MORE

Pleasant course with a few miles along the coast, otherwise pleasant roads with few hills and little traffic. Not much in the way of spectators along the way, but super-efficient race organization.

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The combination of heat, humidity and hills made this one of my slowest half marathons ever. I realized early on that this was not going to be a fast race … MORE

The combination of heat, humidity and hills made this one of my slowest half marathons ever. I realized early on that this was not going to be a fast race for me, so I concentrated on enjoying what I could. There was surprisingly excellent course support, and lots and lots of water and Gatorade on such a hot, humid day. Did I mention it was hot?

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This race highlights Ward Parkway, one of the nicest streets in Kansas City, lined with beautiful homes and churches. The terrain would qualify as "gently rolling", not exactly flat, but … MORE

This race highlights Ward Parkway, one of the nicest streets in Kansas City, lined with beautiful homes and churches. The terrain would qualify as “gently rolling”, not exactly flat, but nothing to worry about in terms of hills. The organizational side of things was top notch. I picked up my number the morning of the race (a bit of a scramble for parking, but nothing dire), so I can’t speak to the quality of the race expo. Good crowd support, great volunteers. Well done!

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The race production is top-notch, and there was good fan support along the way. Not too hilly, and the course ended with a lively festival. Nice combination of roads and … MORE

The race production is top-notch, and there was good fan support along the way. Not too hilly, and the course ended with a lively festival. Nice combination of roads and parks.

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There are several races this weekend, from a full marathon down to chidren's races; I ran the half, which loops from the top of the town to Point Pleasant Park … MORE

There are several races this weekend, from a full marathon down to chidren’s races; I ran the half, which loops from the top of the town to Point Pleasant Park back to the Citadel. There are hills, but nothing too daunting, and very few distances without some fans cheering on. Everything worked just as the organizers promised, and I would heartily recommend this race to anyone considering it.

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Easy packet pickup, central location for the start/finish, lots of food at the end for the runners. Mostly flat course, with one steep hill right before the end. Surprisingly consistent … MORE

Easy packet pickup, central location for the start/finish, lots of food at the end for the runners. Mostly flat course, with one steep hill right before the end. Surprisingly consistent fans cheering from the side.

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The weather for this race is usually a little dicey (they've had to cancel and/or make it a "fun run" in previous years). All the same, if you don't like … MORE

The weather for this race is usually a little dicey (they’ve had to cancel and/or make it a “fun run” in previous years). All the same, if you don’t like heat and want to run two loops of Central Park, this is the race for you.

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