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@erbVanZan

Marquette, MI Raving since 2018 50 States hopeful/finisher active 4 days, 17 hours ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    50 States Club

  • Rave race:

    Maui Oceanfront Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Revel Mt Charleston

  • I run because:

    It makes travel all the 50 States. I use to say, so I could eat whatever I want…That’s still a little true. Because I pathetically like getting my entire Sunday sucked up by a long training run. LOL!

My Races

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Half Marathon

Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 20, 2019 4:48:00

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Jackson Hole, WY Sep 26, 2020
Marathon Omaha, NE Sep 27, 2020
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 3, 2021
Marathon Hartford, CT TBD

Past Races (38)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Gulf Shores, AL Jan 26, 2020 5:10:00
Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 7, 2019 5:00:08
Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 20, 2019 4:48:00
Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jun 30, 2019
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 27, 2019
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 18, 2018
Marathon Bar Harbor, ME Oct 14, 2018
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 3, 2018
Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV Sep 30, 2017
Marathon Fargo, ND May 20, 2017
Marathon Lahaina, HI Jan 15, 2017
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 5, 2016
Marathon Sunriver, OR Sep 4, 2016
Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 28, 2016
Marathon Kitty Hawk, NC Nov 8, 2015
Half Marathon Mackinac Island, MI Oct 24, 2015
Marathon Bristol, NH Oct 4, 2014
Marathon Seattle, WA Jun 21, 2014
Half Marathon Chambersburg, PA 2013
Marathon Savannah, GA 2013
Marathon Colorado Springs, CO 2013
Marathon St Louis, MO 2013
Marathon Burlington, VT 2012
Marathon San Antonio, TX 2012
Marathon Coeur d'Alene, ID 2011
Marathon Baltimore, MD 2011
Marathon Rochester, NY 2010
Marathon Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 2010
Marathon Oracle, AZ 2010
Marathon Charlevoix, MI 2009
Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 2009
Marathon Two Harbors, MN 2008
Marathon Philadelphia, PA 2008
Marathon Arlington, VA 2007
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI 2006
Marathon Chicago, IL 2006
Marathon Menasha, WI 2005
Half Marathon Menasha, WI 2004

My Raves

Course is a calm stroll through a beautiful park. Of course I was hoping for slightly warmer and no rain, (I seem to bring the north cold weather wherever I … MORE

Course is a calm stroll through a beautiful park. Of course I was hoping for slightly warmer and no rain, (I seem to bring the north cold weather wherever I travel to), but it wasn’t disturbing and I think many PR’d. The hangout party post race was really fun!! The animals from gulf shores zoo were so cool at the expo

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So glad I choose this for my Tennessee, I became a hero and raised money. The organization was top notch!! Expo was nice and everyone is friendly! The entire city … MORE

So glad I choose this for my Tennessee, I became a hero and raised money. The organization was top notch!! Expo was nice and everyone is friendly! The entire city embraces this race. So many even who were not volunteers would thank us for running.
My only complaint, is they ran out of things at the post race party (how can you run out of chocolate milk, and there were still many runners coming in) and offered only beer.
The course is not all that pretty. The riverfront is not very clean and many areas looked run down.😞 Beale Street was suppose to be a cool place to go, but we were very uncomfortable when we went on a Friday, approached by homeless, and beggars following us for an entire block. It was sad but have us a bad taste of Memphis.

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I was expecting corn fields, but the course wound around some beautiful neighborhoods with great crowd support. The park area was also very pretty. This is a top notch marathon … MORE

I was expecting corn fields, but the course wound around some beautiful neighborhoods with great crowd support. The park area was also very pretty. This is a top notch marathon for how easy it was to attend the expo, very organized start and finish. I loved having the Truly option post race, rather than just beer. Tons of food! Lots of law enforcement making the traffic safe. Hills were a surprise at mile 5-7, but at least out of the way early.

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We were lucky with the weather, early start helped. Volunteers at all water stations were awesome! Nice medal! Tech shirt is a little heavy. Post party was awesome. I was … MORE

We were lucky with the weather, early start helped. Volunteers at all water stations were awesome! Nice medal! Tech shirt is a little heavy. Post party was awesome. I was not thrilled with the expo however. Not that there was not enough there, but it was too small of a venue! No parking! People were angry with each other trying to get to the event. I was going to do the beer run, but it was so congested, I about had it. Caras park was fine for the post race, but I think an inside with large parking lot would’ve been better for the expo.

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Louisville is a pretty, clean and safe city (or so it seemed). Enjoyed running through Churchill downs. Nice people! had a fun time with my sister, enjoyed the Jim beam … MORE

Louisville is a pretty, clean and safe city (or so it seemed). Enjoyed running through Churchill downs. Nice people! had a fun time with my sister, enjoyed the Jim beam at the expo. The fun through the park was pretty.

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Well run course! The multitude of community spectator beer stop..WOW! I don’t drink beer but there were a few Fireball stops.❤️ 2018 was very cold, I thought traveling 1100 miles … MORE

Well run course! The multitude of community spectator beer stop..WOW! I don’t drink beer but there were a few Fireball stops.❤️ 2018 was very cold, I thought traveling 1100 miles south it would be warm, but no! The extra bling for the shortest ultra was fun and with Jell-O shots! I did not like the post race. They made very regimented, could not return to the finish line, shuttled you out like cattle and then I couldn’t find the special tents or certain food they said would be there. Everything was so far apart.

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Nicely run! Pretty course! Take the hills seriously. I knew there were hills but I really wasn’t prepared. I ended up walking a lot. Of course my photo on the … MORE

Nicely run! Pretty course! Take the hills seriously. I knew there were hills but I really wasn’t prepared. I ended up walking a lot. Of course my photo on the course in front of the iconic tree that represents the MDI, I was walking and texting my sister to complain😜😂.

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This would've been a great race for me. I'm a slow runner & would've appreciated the flat course. But that wind got me. I was exhausted & very frustrated with … MORE

This would’ve been a great race for me. I’m a slow runner & would’ve appreciated the flat course. But that wind got me. I was exhausted & very frustrated with the wind. It almost blew me over twice. I didn’t look around at scenery because I had to keep my head down. I did not have my usual pains (back, hip or feet), but my upper back was so tired from pushing myself. Ha Ha.
The organization was great, expo small but good things happening. Swag was nice. The after party was very good with plenty of food even for us slow marathoners. Best: Finally options at an Expo & post race other than beer for us non beer drinkers. Yum!

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Pretty through the tow trail and along the river. 2nd half tough, but the battlefields were nice. I was slow so there was no one at the finish line. Showers … MORE

Pretty through the tow trail and along the river. 2nd half tough, but the battlefields were nice. I was slow so there was no one at the finish line. Showers on campus were nice, yet felt like miles away! After party not too bad, but no options for non beer drinkers.

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It wasn’t an exciting course, but for some reason I enjoyed it. Not much to do in Fargo, but I was able to concentrate on the race. The organization was … MORE

It wasn’t an exciting course, but for some reason I enjoyed it. Not much to do in Fargo, but I was able to concentrate on the race. The organization was superb!!! The swag bag was awesome!

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How can you not like see whales as you run? The second half of course was harder but also more beautiful because it was light. First 10 miles for me … MORE

How can you not like see whales as you run? The second half of course was harder but also more beautiful because it was light. First 10 miles for me was before sunrise, so can’t see scenery that way. Special all weekend for marathoners, like the dinner cruise! Love the shirt designs from the local artist unique each year!

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