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@djpremonition

Upper Marlboro, MD Raving since 2020 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 5 days, 20 hours ago

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Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Washington, DC Mar 11, 2017 5:16:26
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Jan 2, 2021 1:42:16
10 Miler Chicago, IL May 28, 2022 1:18:27
10K Baltimore, MD Apr 8, 2023 46:17
7K Washington, DC Dec 6, 2020 33:13
5K Washington, DC Aug 8, 2020 21:57

Future Races (119)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 27, 2024
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY 2025
Half Marathon Carmel, IN 2025
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2025
Half Marathon Raleigh, TN TBD
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK TBD
10 Miler Washington, DC TBD
10 Miler Baltimore, MD TBD
Half Marathon Chicago, IL TBD
14 Miler White Sands, NM TBD
Half Marathon Bethany Beach, DE TBD
10 Miler Philadelphia, PA TBD
Half Marathon Roanoke, VA TBD
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI TBD
Half Marathon Lake Ozark, MO TBD
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR TBD
Half Marathon Bay St Louis, MS TBD
Half Marathon Cody, WY TBD
Half Marathon Cambridge, MD TBD
Half Marathon Davis, WV TBD
Half Marathon Falmouth, MA TBD
5K Carlsbad, CA TBD
Half Marathon Charlottesville, VA TBD
Half Marathon Cheyenne, WY TBD
Half Marathon Corbin, KY TBD
10K Charleston, SC TBD
Half Marathon Deadwood, SD TBD
Half Marathon Wilmington, DE TBD
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Half Marathon Detroit, MI TBD
Half Marathon Omaha, NE TBD
Half Marathon Eau Claire, WI TBD
Half Marathon Eugene, OR TBD
Half Marathon Ft. Lauderdale, FL TBD
Half Marathon Olathe, KS TBD
Half Marathon Tampa, FL TBD
10 Miler Mount Vernon, VA TBD
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK TBD
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA TBD
10 Miler Minneapolis, MN TBD
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE TBD
Half Marathon Wilson, WY TBD
Half Marathon Two Harbors, MN TBD
Half Marathon Grand Rapids, MI TBD
Half Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV TBD
Half Marathon Hartford, CT TBD
Half Marathon Omaha, NE TBD
Half Marathon Flossmoor, IL TBD
Half Marathon St. Michaels, MD TBD
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO TBD
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Half Marathon Simsbury, CT TBD
Half Marathon Kellogg, ID TBD
Half Marathon Teton Village, WY TBD
Half Marathon Jackson Hole, WY TBD
Half Marathon Covington, VA TBD
Half Marathon Jamestown, RI TBD
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA TBD
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO TBD
Half Marathon Koloa, HI TBD
Half Marathon Kiawah Island, SC TBD
25K Manhattan, KS TBD
Half Marathon Liberty, MO TBD
Half Marathon Columbia, MD TBD
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR TBD
Half Marathon Manchester, NH TBD
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA TBD
Half Marathon Huntington, WV TBD
Half Marathon Oak Bluffs, MA TBD
Half Marathon Dearborn, MI TBD
Half Marathon Lahaina, HI TBD
Half Marathon Cartagena, Colombia TBD
Half Marathon Idaho Falls, ID TBD
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI TBD
Half Marathon Frenchtown, MT TBD
Half Marathon Davis, WV TBD
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC TBD
Half Marathon New York City, NY TBD
Half Marathon Nashville, TN TBD
Half Marathon Lynchburg, TN TBD
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN TBD
Half Marathon Seattle, WA TBD
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA TBD
Half Marathon Providence, RI TBD
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT TBD
Half Marathon Raleigh, NC TBD
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV TBD
Half Marathon Norman Manley Blvd, Jamaica TBD
Half Marathon Newport, RI TBD
Half Marathon Richmond, VA TBD
29 Mile Relay Derwood, MD TBD
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO TBD
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO TBD
Italian Stallion Challenge (10 Mile + 5K) Philadelphia, PA TBD
Half Marathon Emporium, PA TBD
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS TBD
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA TBD
Half Marathon Sioux Falls, SD TBD
Half Marathon Sioux Falls, SD TBD
Half Marathon Boulder City, NV TBD
Half Marathon Memphis, TN TBD
Half Marathon St. Michaels, MD TBD
10K Austin, TX TBD
Half Marathon Blue River, OR TBD
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA TBD
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA TBD
Half Marathon Westerly, RI TBD
Half Marathon Havre De Grace, MD TBD
Half Marathon Sioux City, IA TBD
5 Miler Wildwood, NJ TBD
5K Wildwood, NJ TBD
Half Marathon Cary, NC TBD
10 Miler Minneapolis, MN TBD
10 Miler Lynchburg, VA TBD
Half Marathon Purcellville, VA TBD
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK TBD
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT TBD
Half Marathon Virgin, UT TBD
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL TBD

Past Races (77)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Winston-Salem, NC Apr 20, 2024 2:00:37
Half Marathon Newport, RI Apr 13, 2024 1:56:31
Half Marathon El Dorado, KS Apr 6, 2024 2:04:37
Half Marathon Miami, FL Jan 27, 2024 2:08:13
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 14, 2023 1:52:13
Half Marathon Kellogg, ID Oct 7, 2023 1:46:53
Half Marathon Arnolds Park, IA Jul 15, 2023 1:49:21
Half Marathon Lander, WY Jul 4, 2023 1:57:26
Half Marathon Westfield, IN May 29, 2023 1:50:48
10K Baltimore, MD Apr 8, 2023 46:17
10 Miler Washington, DC Apr 2, 2023 1:19:05
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 18, 2023 1:47:41
Half Marathon Portland, OR Mar 12, 2023 1:53:44
Half Marathon Tacoma, WA Mar 11, 2023 1:53:49
Half Marathon Stillwater, OK Mar 4, 2023 1:47:26
Half Marathon Las Cruces, NM Jan 7, 2023 1:50:05
Half Marathon Fayetteville, AR Dec 3, 2022 1:49:07
Half Marathon Monson, MA Nov 13, 2022 1:58:28
Half Marathon New Haven, CT Sep 5, 2022 1:58:10
10 Miler Annapolis, MD Aug 28, 2022 1:23:01
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Aug 21, 2022 1:42:40
Half Marathon Madison, WI Jul 23, 2022 1:56:13
5K USA Jul 17, 2022 23:31
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 10, 2022 1:59:46
10K Atlanta, GA Jul 4, 2022 50:35
10 Miler Chicago, IL May 28, 2022 1:18:27
Half Marathon Billings, MT May 22, 2022 1:45:05
Half Marathon Fargo, ND May 21, 2022 1:49:13
Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ May 15, 2022 1:43:40
Half Marathon Oakland, CA May 1, 2022 1:43:56
Half Marathon Omaha, NE Apr 16, 2022 1:46:57
Half Marathon Honolulu, HI Apr 10, 2022 1:49:26
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 26, 2022 1:50:43
Half Marathon Grosse Ile, MI Mar 20, 2022 1:46:10
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Mar 12, 2022 1:52:12
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Feb 27, 2022 1:55:23
Half Marathon Lakewood, CO Feb 26, 2022 1:57:40
Half Marathon Hilton Head, SC Feb 12, 2022 1:44:02
Half Marathon Washington, UT Feb 5, 2022 1:45:05
Half Marathon Biloxi, MS Jan 30, 2022 1:48:20
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 4, 2021 1:44:30
Half Marathon Birmingham, AL Nov 21, 2021 1:54:27
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Nov 20, 2021 2:02:03
Half Marathon Washington, DC Nov 13, 2021 1:44:13
Half Marathon Portland, ME Nov 6, 2021 1:46:32
Half Marathon Minneapolis, MN Oct 30, 2021 1:53:36
Half Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV Oct 16, 2021 1:54:47
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Sep 26, 2021 1:48:57
Half Marathon Ashland, VA Aug 28, 2021 1:46:17
Half Marathon Frederick, MD Jul 11, 2021 1:49:46
5K Frederick, MD Jul 10, 2021 22:03
10K Richmond, VA Jun 4, 2021 49:58
10K Richmond, VA Jun 3, 2021 48:57
Half Marathon Tempe, AZ May 15, 2021 1:57:46
Half Marathon Canton, OH May 2, 2021 1:49:13
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 22, 2021 2:09:34
Half Marathon Manchester, NH Mar 27, 2021 1:50:32
10K Lorton, VA Mar 6, 2021 47:55
Half Marathon Melbourne, FL Feb 7, 2021 1:50:54
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Jan 2, 2021 1:42:16
10K Washington, DC Dec 19, 2020 47:05
7K Washington, DC Dec 6, 2020 33:13
5K Washington, DC Aug 8, 2020 21:57
5K Triangle, VA Jul 26, 2020 26:50
Half Marathon Atlanta, GA Mar 1, 2020 2:11:17
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 8, 2020 1:49:10
10K Edgewater, MD Nov 28, 2019 48:37
10K Waldorf, MD Sep 14, 2019 47:50
10K Mount Vernon, VA Sep 8, 2019 50:32
10 Miler Annapolis, MD Aug 25, 2019 1:23:25
10K Columbia, MD Apr 14, 2019 57:07
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 9, 2019 1:54:30
Half Marathon Raleigh, NC Apr 8, 2018 1:58:25
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD 2018 1:54:29
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Sep 17, 2017 1:56:41
Marathon Washington, DC Mar 11, 2017 5:16:26
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 12, 2016 1:53:23

My Raves

I can't recommend this race enough whether you are local or traveling in to tackle Michigan with achieving 50 States like me. Loved the energy of the spectators, race organizers … MORE

I can’t recommend this race enough whether you are local or traveling in to tackle Michigan with achieving 50 States like me. Loved the energy of the spectators, race organizers and other supporters and you get great value for your race registration. Now to the particulars!

Travel: The race is located southeast of Detroit in a small island town. Easy quick travel from the Detroit Airport but the lodging options in the surrounding areas are limited since you aren’t close to the Detroit metro area. I recommend staying closer to the downtown area and driving up race day if you plan on being there longer than a night. I found it very convenient cause I was only in town for about 18 hours.

Course: This race course isn’t too challenging with a few rolling hills and a couple nice downhills for recovery. You get some great views of the water with Canada across the water. The true highlight of this race is during miles 9 & 10 when you enter the Grosse Ile Air Base and run through the hangar and onto the runway. The 5K starts at the base so you get some extra attention & festiveness that’s left over from that run which starts about 30 mins after the half.

Swag: Pretty good. They gave a comfortable long sleeve tech tee as well as a cool Rock CF sticker (their logo is so boss!). The medal was a good size that has their Rock CF logo and the date/race type of it. There was a of branded items for sale pre/post race but I couldn’t find my size for one of the singlets so I didn’t get anything.

Organization: Very good. They offered packet pickup which I took advantage of since I was coming in late the night before. Smooth seamless process and parking at the suggested lot was simple and about a half mile walk (get there relatively early since it will get full close to race start or you will have to park at the airport lot and take the shuttle to/from the start/finish line). They had a good selection of food, nutrition, & hydration options post race and on the course they had a number of water stations with some awesome energetic volunteers. Also you get free race photos (always a plus!)

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I enjoyed this race quite a bit. Being an avid football fan & a DJ for an NFL team (Washington Football), I was super excited to run this one. I … MORE

I enjoyed this race quite a bit. Being an avid football fan & a DJ for an NFL team (Washington Football), I was super excited to run this one. I drove the 6 hours from the DC area to make it in time for the race. There wasn’t an expo due to Covid so no review there but they mailed bibs out well in advance. I decided to give myself a challenge and get into the true spirit of football by carrying a ball for the entirety of the 13.1 miles. It was a big hit on the course, lol.

Course: The course is pretty flat with only a few rolling hills here & there. Save some energy for the mile 11.5-12.5 which has the largest elevation before I nice descent to the finish line. The race is mainly through residential neighborhoods which provides some of the best fan cheering I’ve ever seen at a race! I loved how the communities of Canton had setup stations for runners to aid us along the journey. Course support was top notch and there was no way for you to get lost or miss a turn. Ending the run inside Tom Benson Stadium at the 50 yard line was great and I was able to have a little mini photoshoot by a goal post race.

Swag: Awesome. Nice soft t-shirt at packet pickup. Finishers get a sick Hall of Fame ring themed medal (this changes from year to year so make sure you check first). Definitely one of my favorite medals so far! You also receive a blanket that is race branded and has become a couch staple in my house now, lol.

Organization: I’m not sure any race company communicates as often and as thoroughly as Run to You Racing. I must have received over 30 emails from Jim Chaney which to some would be annoying but I can never have enough information IMO. They did a great job shipping out the bibs in time, the shuttles to/from the nearby parking lots were in abundance and efficient. Due to Covid, they had a ton of different waves which got a little confusing to figure out where my wave was at once I got to the start area in the stadium (I was running late so mine probably left already but I was able to join another with no issue). This race company is fantastic and if I lived in the NE Ohio area, I would be a staple at their races!

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The Shamrock Half Marathon was quite fun with lots to love and only a few minor issues. First let me start off with the production of this race which is … MORE

The Shamrock Half Marathon was quite fun with lots to love and only a few minor issues.

First let me start off with the production of this race which is put on by Millennium Running. It was top notch especially with their protocols and adjustments to make an in-person city streets race both safe and still feel as close to the normal race days of the past. I fly into Manchester the day before the race and did a bit of running from my hotel in downtown to the pre-race packet pickup at the Millennium Running store in Bedford, NH. Pickup was fast & simple with a long sleeve tech shirt & a magnet for the half and/or the shuffle (I did wish they had a bag for your swag but I ended up purchasing some items from the store so that took care of that probably). There was also race day packet pickup across from the start line as an alternative option.

The start line was conducted with a “time trial start” which is a great way to allow for the proper social distancing while still having the feel of a race. Runners were grouped by zones based on predicted finish times and you didn’t need to be at your spot until about 15 mins before you would cross the start line. There was a jumbotron that displayed each runner name (two started at a time) and the announcer gave an enthusiastic shout out to both runners as they started. Free video and pics provided as well! Great production.

The course started off in a more industrial/warehouse part of downtown for the first 4 miles which gave me a good amount of time to get into a groove before doing the three segments up & down Elm Street. It was great to run in the city and there were three different lanes on Elm Street that you end up running on depending on where you are in your run mileage wise. It was cool to see the faster/elite runners as you head on your journey. Lots of great folks cheering on runners throughout the course after the first 4 miles. My only complaint for the course was where the aid stations were placed especially given where the major hills were.

I ended up hurting my hamstring during the race and didn’t finish the race anywhere nearly as strong as I wanted to (the course has a fantastically fast last 2 miles which can really shave time off your overall finish if you have gas left in the tank). Finish line has another video recording which was another awesome perk and there was plenty of recovery food + fluids as you crossed the line! The finisher medal is nice and if you ran the 2 mile shuffle the next day, you got a golden shamrock to place inside your medal as well (which I didn’t have to return home fast and missed out on this swag).

Overall, I really enjoyed this race and with the high level of production I am looking forward to running some more of their events in the future (you get a cool race jacket if you complete 26.2 miles in 3 events with them). Who knew New Hampshire would be a new racing hub for me!

I recommend anyone in the New England area to run the Shamrock Half in addition to some of the other Millennium Running events!

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I will preface my review of the 2021 race with this, COVID-19 + thunderstorms are severe & uncontrollable factors. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I appreciate … MORE

I will preface my review of the 2021 race with this, COVID-19 + thunderstorms are severe & uncontrollable factors. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I appreciate this race company doing a solid job with what they had to work with.

The course was great overall. It’s flat for the majority with a couple challenges as you go uphill over two short bridge sections (save some energy and power for right after the 12 mile marker but remember what goes up must come down). I enjoyed the scenery much more once we got out of downtown Melbourne and into the beach side of things with the limited cheer crowds being awesome and fun.

It wasn’t a crazy hot day but humid enough for me to hydrate at almost every water stop (double what I normally do for a half) but the staff/volunteers were well stocked with water bottles, Gatorade bottles, GU gels, even some bananas at the midway stop. And there was plenty of things to help me recover at the finish line as well.

I picked up my packet 20 mins before race start and missed the expo the day before so can’t really comment on that experience but it was seamless for me to grab my bib on race day. They had little place markers all around the staging area pre-race to ensure runners stayed 6ft apart which was by far the best I’ve seen at a race since the pandemic.

Because there were thunderstorms coming in the area about 20 mins after I crossed the finish, most of the full marathoners were divert to finish with the half runners which really sucked for those runners but who can control the weather right? Also with that and Covid restrictions, the post race party wasnt really a thing but I would love to see what its like for that in previous or future years.

My main complaint would be the swag. The medal is nice, solid but for the amount I paid ($100) I expect more than just the medal. If you wanted a shirt you had to purchase and there was no bag or anything with local business treats. We did get a beer at the end of the race so that’s always a plus!

Overall I would run this race again but only if and when they are in full non-restricted mode.

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Trying to put on races in the time of Covid-19 is quite the challenge and I am so happy this company was able to make this race happen. I flew … MORE

Trying to put on races in the time of Covid-19 is quite the challenge and I am so happy this company was able to make this race happen. I flew in from the DC area to check off the state of Texas on my 50 states journey!

The organization could’ve been better (the advertised a 6am race day packet pickup but weren’t even setup until almost 6:30am; they also claimed it would be chipped time which it wasn’t and they didn’t record my time initially so I had to use my own Apple Watch time to submit for awards which felt weird.)

Course was relatively flat outside of a couple rolling hill section. It was quite beautiful to run next to the lake as the sun continued to rise. Half Marathon was two laps of a down & back which did cause for some congestion with the 5K/10K participants which isn’t ideal in these times but nothing a good run gaither can’t handle!

Tech shirt was a good swag piece & long sleeve (ended up running with it underneath, it was a frigid first half of the race) and the medal was nice as well. I love the vast array of age group/overall awards (I won my age group!) and that plaque was nice as well.

If I lived in the Ft. Worth/Dallas area, I would run this and other races put on by this group again but can’t see myself traveling in again for it. It was a really solid race to run given all the restrictions the pandemic has placed on run events.

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