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@clintcarpenter

Anchorage, AK Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 1 week, 6 days ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:

    Lost Lake (Seward, AK)

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Big Sur Marathon (CA)

  • I run because:

    I want to be a good dad and husband.

    Running keeps me mentally healthy enough to be there for my family.

    Goals keep me running.

    50 Marathons in 50 states is a goal that I must keep running to reach.

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 24, 2022 3:50:09
15.75 Miler Seward, AK Aug 28, 2021 2:29:01
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Dec 18, 2021 1:39:15
Double 15K (10K + 5K) Anchorage, AK Aug 6, 2022 1:06:02
12K Anchorage, AK May 31, 2019 57:47

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Albuquerque, NM Oct 16, 2022
Marathon Tempe, AZ Jan 15, 2023

Past Races (21)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
15.75 Miler Seward, AK Aug 27, 2022 2:29:07
Double 15K (10K + 5K) Anchorage, AK Aug 6, 2022 1:06:02
Marathon Rhododendron, OR Jun 11, 2022 4:33:17
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK May 28, 2022 1:40:38
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 24, 2022 3:50:09
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Dec 18, 2021 1:39:15
15.75 Miler Seward, AK Aug 28, 2021 2:29:01
Marathon Cordova, AK Jul 17, 2021 3:54:00
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK May 29, 2021 1:52:29
12K Anchorage, AK 2021 1:00:24
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Oct 12, 2019 1:43:17
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 22, 2019 1:44:16
12K Anchorage, AK May 31, 2019 57:47
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Oct 13, 2018 1:56:18
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 17, 2017 1:57:18
15.75 Miler Seward, AK Aug 27, 2016 2:40:32
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 18, 2016 2:05:21
15.75 Miler Seward, AK Aug 22, 2015 2:50:01
15.75 Miler Seward, AK Aug 23, 2014 2:44:53
15.75 Miler Seward, AK 2013 2:59:32
15.75 Miler Seward, AK 2009 4:39:32

My Raves

I'd walked a little around Timothy lake before and for some reason thought the majority of the run would be like that section (flat and smooth). In reality, almost all … MORE

I’d walked a little around Timothy lake before and for some reason thought the majority of the run would be like that section (flat and smooth). In reality, almost all the run is on more traditional trails, complete with the mud, puddles, roots, and rocks I should have expected.
It was pretty (though very wet). Unfortunately I went out way too fast for the conditions and blew my race out.
It really wasn’t that rough for a trail run, just make sure you pace yourself for a trail and not for flat packed gravel.

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Easy run all on paved trail. Beautiful out and back course along the Chester Creek trail. Gentle hills. Of course the best part for me is that this run is … MORE

Easy run all on paved trail. Beautiful out and back course along the Chester Creek trail. Gentle hills.
Of course the best part for me is that this run is a fundraiser for the Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition

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The OKC run to remember is a fundraiser for the Oklahoma City Bombing memorial. The race starts at the memorial and runs through a town still very impacted by that … MORE

The OKC run to remember is a fundraiser for the Oklahoma City Bombing memorial. The race starts at the memorial and runs through a town still very impacted by that tragedy. So you feel very connected to the cause.
The community involvement on this race was FANTASTIC. So many spectators and great aid stations (official and otherwise). I felt supported every single mile.

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Race didn't live up to my expectations at all. Course was billed as "downhill". It does NET 720 feet if elevation loss, but it still had 670 feet of climbing … MORE

Race didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
Course was billed as “downhill”. It does NET 720 feet if elevation loss, but it still had 670 feet of climbing that I just wasn’t expecting.
Also it is near Torey Pines, a beautiful park in scenic San Diego, but the race itself is mostly just next to (or on) a busy 6 lane road and has almost none of the views I got from my VRBO in the area.
As a holiday run, it was fun to see many runners in holiday themed apparel, but the race itself did nothing at all to support the theme.

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This race covers the most gorgeous trail I have ever been on in 40+ years of hiking. On a clear day you have a 360 view of the Chugach mountain … MORE

This race covers the most gorgeous trail I have ever been on in 40+ years of hiking. On a clear day you have a 360 view of the Chugach mountain peaks lit red by blooming fireweed. The ridge overlooks the small town of Seward, AK and all of Kenai Fjords National Park. To top it off the race is a fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis so the entry fee is easy to part with.
The trail does make you earn your views with about 2,000 feet of elevation gain up one side of the ridge and dropping back down the other side, but it is worth every step.

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Cordova is a great little coastal Alaskan town. The whole family had a great time exploring around it. The race itself is a point-to-point down the only 20+ mile road … MORE

Cordova is a great little coastal Alaskan town. The whole family had a great time exploring around it. The race itself is a point-to-point down the only 20+ mile road around. The road was about 50% gravel and 50% paved. The race was small (~20 marathoners) and traffic light so for the first half I mostly felt like I was on an open run by myself. Once we met up with the half-marathon runners it started to feel a little more like a race and finished to a good crowd for a town so small.
I’d recommend this race to anyone looking for a very Alaskan race off the beaten path.

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