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@cmpress07

Raleigh, NC Raving since 2023 Active 2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Future Races

Future Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 21, 2024
Half Marathon Biloxi, MS Dec 15, 2024
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 19, 2025
Half Marathon Washington, DC 2025
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH TBD
Half Marathon Fargo, ND TBD
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE TBD
Half Marathon Lahaina, HI TBD
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI TBD
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO TBD
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS TBD
Half Marathon Savannah, GA TBD
Half Marathon Virgin, UT TBD

Past Races (27)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 17, 2024
Half Marathon Tucson, AZ Feb 24, 2024
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Dec 3, 2023
5K San Antonio, TX Dec 2, 2023
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 9, 2023
Half Marathon USA Aug 19, 2023
5K USA Aug 18, 2023
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 10, 2023
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 3, 2023
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Feb 26, 2023
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 8, 2023
Half Marathon Raleigh, NC Nov 6, 2022
Half Marathon Denver, CO Oct 20, 2019
5K Denver, CO Oct 19, 2019
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Sep 15, 2019
Half Marathon Seattle, WA Jun 9, 2019
5K Seattle, WA Jun 8, 2019
Half Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 21, 2018
Half Marathon Paris, France Sep 23, 2018
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 22, 2018
5K Chicago, IL Jul 21, 2018
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Dec 2, 2017
Half Marathon Charleston, SC Oct 28, 2017
5K Virginia Beach, VA Sep 3, 2017
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Sep 3, 2017
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Jan 15, 2017
10K Anaheim, CA Jan 14, 2017

My Raves

This was my first time running this race and is easily one of my favorites. The expo was easy to get to. Well organized with lots of support. Figuring out … MORE

This was my first time running this race and is easily one of my favorites.
The expo was easy to get to. Well organized with lots of support.
Figuring out the train system for race morning was a little stressful if you’re not from the area as there were closures and route changes, so definitely confirm a plan ahead of time which I was glad I did. There will also be plenty of runners headed to the start in Brooklyn that morning. The train ride was fine.
Bag check was seamless. Entering the corrals was a bit chaotic but there was minimal wait before actually starting.
The course was great. Some legit hills but mostly rolling. Crossing the Manhattan bridge was awesome as was running through the streets of NYC and especially through Times Square with a finish in Central Park. Plenty to see. Great crowd support and energy. Adequate aid stations.
The finish was well organized to get a large number of runners through. The medal was ok. Appreciated the mylar blanket. Would definitely do again.

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This was by far the toughest run I have done, but I don’t regret it at all! Packet pickup was easy. Plenty of parking on race morning. The weather was … MORE

This was by far the toughest run I have done, but I don’t regret it at all! Packet pickup was easy. Plenty of parking on race morning. The weather was perfect at the start though warmed up quickly. The first 7 miles was as paved and had a legit steep hill midway. Otherwise rolling hills is an accurate description. The trail was rough for me and I was not prepared for the substantial rocks and slopes. I slipped and rolled my ankle several times and had to slow down, but many people seemed to do just fine. It was narrow and difficult to pass and let others pass at times but most people around me at least seemed considerate. The scenery was amazing! Don’t forget to take it all in! Definitely recommend!

I also enjoyed the city of Tucson which had plenty to do and see including the Saguaro National Park and the museum. Highly recommend if you have time.

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The expo was a little difficult at the start as I was one of the first people to arrive right after 10 and there were no signs to direct parking … MORE

The expo was a little difficult at the start as I was one of the first people to arrive right after 10 and there were no signs to direct parking which caused some confusion. I noticed great signage on the way out.

At check in my bib was one of the ones that did not get printed so I had to wait about 30 min until they arrived. There were vendors to pass the time, but I had hoped to check in quickly to make it to another activity. When the bibs finally came I was given a bib that contained someone else’s info that had to be marked through. At least the staff at the tables were understanding and provided me with the appropriate items. I missed the socks at this point.

There was a downpour right before the 5k which actually cooled things off a bit. The course itself was fine however it crossed a street in one part and there was an issue with making sure the road was clear between each wave so there was an abnormally extended delay between each wave. If you were not at the very front the you could wait at least 30-45 min to start. It was also not arranged in corrals so walkers and runners were mixed together. Because of the delayed starts I finished up about and hour later than predicted.

This mattered because the 5k is an evening race. Townsend is a small town with limited food options and most close relatively early so finishing late to then find several places closed, closing, or out of items was frustrating. Even Pizza Hut stopped taking orders 2 hrs before closing. That being said, plan ahead to get food so you can get to bed at a reasonable time if you’re doing the half the next morning.

The half was well organized. It was an early morning, but there was plenty of parking and shuttles to the start line. Corrals were labeled and waves went off appropriately. The course was through tree lined roads and along some streams/rivers which was nice, but it wasn’t the most scenic run they’ve held. The weather was perfect, and the rolling hills were not bad. My only issue with the course was that the roads in the middle part of the course sloped pretty significantly which was incredibly painful on the joints. Running at the top or bottom of the lane was not any better. We finally transitioned to a paved trail which was much better. No issues with crossing traffic though. There were a few cars that passed in the opposite lane but did not feel excessive.

The finish line was well energetic and well organized.

Overall this was a good run and I’m glad I did it.

Bonus is that it’s super close to the National park making it easy to explore.

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Due to weather the course was changed and it followed the ski course. There was a paved out and back section along the River that was nice. It was overall … MORE

Due to weather the course was changed and it followed the ski course. There was a paved out and back section along the River that was nice. It was overall hilly but ok. The mosquitos were horrendous! Have never experienced anything like it. Overall it was a well run race, great swag, metal and post run nutrition.

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Great location. Course with beautiful views, a few rolling hills. The change in elevation from the east coast was more noticeable than I expected but not overly limiting. Race was … MORE

Great location. Course with beautiful views, a few rolling hills. The change in elevation from the east coast was more noticeable than I expected but not overly limiting. Race was well organized and didn’t mind running in a few areas with continuing traffic. Friendly and helpful staff and volunteers. Shuttles to and from start were convenient. Well stocked and placed aid stations. Overall recommend.

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It rained steadily during the 5k and post run festivities which was unfortunate. The half corrals were oddly spaced and waited forever to start. The out and back along the … MORE

It rained steadily during the 5k and post run festivities which was unfortunate. The half corrals were oddly spaced and waited forever to start. The out and back along the stop was ok. Tons of support, not much to see off the main portion of the strip. Overall ok. Medals are tiny. Expo went smoothly though this was very far away from the main part of the strip.

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No better place to run a marathon! I did the foley in 2018 and came back this year. Great production as usual. Getting up at 3 in the morning is … MORE

No better place to run a marathon! I did the foley in 2018 and came back this year. Great production as usual. Getting up at 3 in the morning is always fun! Lol. Character stops were great. Well supported. Sufficient fuel along the course.

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Hilly course but great scenery and see a good portion of downtown Raleigh. Well supported by the community. Weather is usually pretty nice this time of year. Expo is pretty … MORE

Hilly course but great scenery and see a good portion of downtown Raleigh. Well supported by the community. Weather is usually pretty nice this time of year. Expo is pretty small. Nice medal. Paved course.

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