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@Emily.but.Running

Eugene, OR Raving since 2023 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 9 hours, 30 minutes ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Another Mother Runner

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    East Canyon Marathon

  • I run because:

    I’m really grumpy if I don’t!

My Races

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Eugene, OR Apr 30, 2023 5:47:28
Half Marathon Portland, OR Oct 2, 2022 2:44:31

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Morgan, UT Aug 31, 2024
Marathon Weott, CA TBD
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV TBD
Half Marathon Sedona, AZ TBD

Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Bend, OR May 11, 2024
Marathon Eau Claire, WI Apr 27, 2024
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2024
Half Marathon Hood River, OR Oct 22, 2023
Marathon Eugene, OR Apr 30, 2023 5:47:28
Half Marathon Portland, OR Oct 2, 2022 2:44:31

My Raves

I have run this 5k for the past few years so my sister suggested we try the half this year. Generally, I love the vibe, I love running with mostly … MORE

I have run this 5k for the past few years so my sister suggested we try the half this year. Generally, I love the vibe, I love running with mostly women (you can participate as a man but I think you need to be escorted by a woman), and Bend is beautifully scenic. However, while the 5k is a fun run along the riverfront, the half is mostly a trail run with some big hills. I also wasnt expecting the high temps (nearly 80). That said, there is a 4hr cutoff (after which you will be swept), but it seemed reasonable & I think most people made it. The course is an out & back and the signage out was great but coming back was awful (I got lost several times); someone suggested that cars & people were maybe blocking signs since they were close to the ground. It is also run on VERY POPULAR trails, so you’re dealing with race traffic plus everyone in Bend enjoying the weather. The medal was adorable (a multi-colored smiley face) but it was not race or year specific (and I am still salty about 2023 when they told 5k runners their medals were in the mail, which was a lie). I will probably run this and/or the Sisters race again (maybe the 10k instead) & it was the perfect activity for Mother’s Day weekend.

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This is truly a small town race, which will not bother you if you are unfamiliar with bigger, better-produced races. Beforehand they had a great series of live (Fb & … MORE

This is truly a small town race, which will not bother you if you are unfamiliar with bigger, better-produced races. Beforehand they had a great series of live (Fb & IG) Q&As, including presentations from a nutritionist. Their social media presence & general dissemination of info was stellar. However, they were pretty evasive about the hill profile (def hillier than advertised). There is also a pretty hard stop at 6hrs (many volunteers were packed up closer to 4h30min), after which you lost support (this course would be impossible to run without police stopping traffic). They dont sweep runners but I wouldnt run this if you expected to run past 6hrs. I heard from my spouse who ran the half that the blugold mile & crowd support was great, but as a slower runner this was not my experience. The kids’ obstacle course was super fun (with great medals) but organization was not the best. There was also a portion of the course that was out & back for about 2.5 miles on gravel right before the biggest hill (very tiring). Overall, this would be a great race for a faster beginner. The scenery was excellent. The medals were part of a bridge series, which was underwhelming as a run-cationer (it did not seem they get many of those), but I had a good time & I do recommend this race.

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If you're looking for a race where you run the first & last 2.5mi (approx) on an open road with no shoulder, this is the race for you! Seemingly uphill … MORE

If you’re looking for a race where you run the first & last 2.5mi (approx) on an open road with no shoulder, this is the race for you! Seemingly uphill both ways somehow, this out & back course was tough! Run it for the scenery (amazing!) and not for a PR. Very well organized with a post-race taco bar but tshirts cost extra. Barely any water stations (3?) but good racing snacks. Worth doing it once, but I’ll never do it again. Stay at the Hampton Inn w/ a river view & your family can cheer you from their room.

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This was my first marathon and I got to run it in my home town (which I know makes me biased). The first half is mostly on city roads than … MORE

This was my first marathon and I got to run it in my home town (which I know makes me biased). The first half is mostly on city roads than the latter half is along the riverfront. I did the majority of my training on parts of this course and never got bored– the scenery is beautiful. Packet pickup was easy. My kids ran the Duck Dash the day before and were thrilled to get little rubber ducky medals. The support for the race was stellar (water stations were helmed by local run clubs and volunteers). Although the weather was in the 80s the day before, this is Oregon so it cooled down to a perfect 50 degrees and misty on race day. My only note is that the pacers for the back-of-the-pack runners were WAY off (the 5:30 pacers ran at a 5hr pace or faster for at least the first half when I was tailing them). There is some elitism and snobbery in general from the organizers (it would be nice to have any sort of body diversity represented in their promotional materials, though there have been efforts to address racial inequity), though I want to point out that the volunteers along the course were EXCELLENT in their cheering and support, even though they had been out there for awhile before I showed up. I would absolutely recommend this race for a first-time marathoner, though be prepared to run alone if you’re a back-of-the-packer like me– there were not many of us in this race.

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I ran this half because it was the 50 year anniversary and I was training for my first marathon so I thought it would be fun. It was just okay. … MORE

I ran this half because it was the 50 year anniversary and I was training for my first marathon so I thought it would be fun. It was just okay. I was not prepared for the many hills (most notably at mile 10), though it was scenic to go over the river and in various neighborhoods. There was a smattering of local support– the best of course was a group of drag queens near OMSI and some frat bros who sprayed water and offered beer. The ending of the race was monotonous– just running up and down streets downtown– and the course did not feel very well thought-out (at one point they had to reroute for a train maybe? There were different groups of runners going different directions, which was a little confusing). There is an option to have your race packet sent to you, which was helpful, but you have to pay for shipping for each racer so if you’re running in a group then that gets spendy. There was a post-race staging area only for racers, which was nice, since the general post-race waterfront area was CROWDED and the lines for any swag were too long for me to bother. I may consider running this one again if I’m bored, but it would not be my priority.

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