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@EJRunner

Overland Park, KS Raving since 2018 Half Fanatics #20 active 1 month ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 11, 2019 1:51:32

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Past Races (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 1, 2020 1:59:38
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 11, 2019 1:51:32
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 31, 2019 1:51:50
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 20, 2018 1:54:22
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Apr 14, 2018 1:54:59

My Raves

My all-around favorite half marathon of the 32 I've run during the past three years. Because it features: * Best overall runner experience, from packet pick-up to post-race food and … MORE

My all-around favorite half marathon of the 32 I’ve run during the past three years. Because it features:
* Best overall runner experience, from packet pick-up to post-race food and festivities.
* Thorough, frequent, informative communication pre-event.
* Energetic and helpful volunteers along the course.
* Huge, six inch by six inch, finisher’s medal.
* Scenic course.
* Supportive host city.
Totally, awesome experience.
I’ll be back!

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Of the nearly 30 half marathons I've run, Running With The Cows is by far one of my favorites! And, it's the absolute best for post-race food. There's really nothing … MORE

Of the nearly 30 half marathons I’ve run, Running With The Cows is by far one of my favorites!

And, it’s the absolute best for post-race food. There’s really nothing like the quantity and choices of food for the runners — sandwiches, cheese, cold cuts, lasagna, pasta, cookies, brownies, chocolate milk, Gatorade, and much, much more.

You’ll enjoy the countryside views (and cows) and the rolling hills won’t be too tough.

The whole town gets behind this race and the support and organization is top-notch — including those who direct you where to park, first responders, the volunteers at the water stops and those who cheer the runners at the finish line.

Finally, the finisher medal was so unique — featuring barn doors that swing open. Amazing.

This year, despite some initial drizzling rain, I shaved about three minutes off my previous race time and ran my second fastest half marathon.

Add this to your bucket list and set your sights on your next PR!

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Make this one of your must-do, bucket list half marathons. Fairly flat. Amazing scenery along Highway 101. Well organized. Good swag. Energetic field of runners. Great volunteers. Enjoyable and hospitable … MORE

Make this one of your must-do, bucket list half marathons. Fairly flat. Amazing scenery along Highway 101. Well organized. Good swag. Energetic field of runners. Great volunteers. Enjoyable and hospitable host city. Amazing southern California weather.

After running 25 half marathons, I got my PR on this race!

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This is a must-do half marathon. Fast, flat, scenic, fall-colors course. Awesome volunteers. Lots of supportive spectators. Plenty of porta-potties all along the course. Good number of water stations. Great … MORE

This is a must-do half marathon. Fast, flat, scenic, fall-colors course. Awesome volunteers. Lots of supportive spectators. Plenty of porta-potties all along the course. Good number of water stations. Great swag for the runners. Great start/finish in festive, hip Des Moines downtown area. Ran my second fastest half yesterday. Super happy.

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Ran this race as my first-ever half marathon in 2017 and then ran it again in 2018. Highly recommended! And, a great half marathon and opportunity for anyone outside the … MORE

Ran this race as my first-ever half marathon in 2017 and then ran it again in 2018. Highly recommended! And, a great half marathon and opportunity for anyone outside the Kansas City area who wants to experience the city and participate in a superbly organized event.

Highlights:
* Mostly flat course with welcoming downhill finish — great for helping you achieve your PR.
* Scenic course through some of the most beautiful parts of Kansas City, Missouri.
* USATF-certified.
* Live music on the course to keep you motivated.
* Supportive pacers and all that good, energetic Midwest crowd support.

I especially appreciated the well-organized wave start, live racer tracking, results being available right after you finish, super huge medal, and post-race free, downloadable photos.

KC Running Company does an excellent job with this race and provides a great experience for the runners. And, the race raises funds for a most deserving charity each year!

Oh, and if you are visiting from out of town, be sure to check out any of Kansas City’s famous BBQ restaurants.

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