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@FiftyAfterSixty

Marion, IN Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 5 days, 11 hours ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Coeur d'Alene, ID May 28, 2023 2:22:45
10K Notre Dame, IN Apr 15, 2023 1:09:19

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Past Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Coeur d'Alene, ID May 28, 2023 2:22:45
10K Notre Dame, IN Apr 15, 2023 1:09:19
Half Marathon Portsmouth, NH Oct 30, 2022 2:26:54
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2022 2:27:48

My Raves

This race is so worth it! The packet pickup was easy and smooth. The race started in three waves from a park, which felt smooth and not too crowded. The … MORE

This race is so worth it! The packet pickup was easy and smooth. The race started in three waves from a park, which felt smooth and not too crowded. The course was a stunner – we ran past majestic mountains blanketed in tall, dark pines, a wide, blue, clean lake, forests, and some gorgeous houses. This race had the stark, stunning, rustic, rough beauty of the northwest on full display throughout the run – there is no way the scenery could be improved. There was good crowd support although it was not packed, which was perfect for taking in the scenery. There were three (very fit!) men from a local church actually carrying a large wooden cross through the race, encouraging runners and praying for those who requested it – I thought that was moving and inspiring. The first part felt kind of tough – not a steep uphill but it could be felt – the second half after the turnaround was great – downhill !!! I made up some lost time on that! My only suggestion would be have some waste cans away from the water stations. The after party was nice and the swag was striking – beautiful medal in the shape of Idaho! Good vegan pizza is available in at least one local restaurant after the race. Priorities! I was happy to get a PR for this and hope to travel here in the future to run it again!

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Notre Dame University is a beautiful campus, highlighted by this fun race! Packet pickup was at the University the day before, and every student I saw was super helpful and … MORE

Notre Dame University is a beautiful campus, highlighted by this fun race! Packet pickup was at the University the day before, and every student I saw was super helpful and friendly. We started at St Stefan Center, which was easy to find, ran past ornate buildings, tangled masses of pink and white spring flowers just bursting out of the trees, a scenic trail through a woodsy area passing by a beautiful lake, and passed “touchdown Jesus” on our way back! The atmosphere was friendly, fun and encouraging without being too crowded- they have a strict cut off number, so sign up early. The money goes to very worthwhile charities including Girls on the Run Michiana, a center for homeless teens, and a school in the Sudan. I stayed in a wonderful air B and B on washington street, just a few blocks from campus, which was super clean and decorated with an artist’s work and elegant old fashioned furniture- for much less than local hotels. Great vegan food selections at local restaurants also. Actually since the half runs the same route twice and the 10k once this would be a good race to try the 10k distance if you are so inclined. I got a PR even though I started out too fast and toasted my legs too early overall, lol. Highly recommended!

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This race should be on everyone's bucket list. It is in New Hampshire at the end of October, and it is beautiful. Packet pick up was easy (the day before), … MORE

This race should be on everyone’s bucket list. It is in New Hampshire at the end of October, and it is beautiful. Packet pick up was easy (the day before), it started at a school which was easy to find, and the volunteers were friendly and helpful The course was stunning – we ran through woodsy areas that were awash with reddish autumn color, with just enough yellow and orange mixed in, then by the coastline with “long rocky beaches” and beauty right out of the Barry Manilow song, and through New England towns with colonial houses that looked like they were lifted from Revolutionary times. Down hill at the beginning but some uphill at the end! There are wonderful B and Bs to stay in there (I stayed in a hidden gem owned by Stefania in Rye – a quaint, rustic place in a woodsy area), great restaurants, and Portsmouth and Rye, New Hampshire are safe and friendly towns. Plus all the profits of the race are donated to a Seacoast charity every year which is wonderful! I definitely want to come back again.

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The best way to describe this race - a Big Ol' Party! It is an Indiana spring tradition- a large, festive race through Indianapolis with a big expo, a ton … MORE

The best way to describe this race – a Big Ol’ Party! It is an Indiana spring tradition- a large, festive race through Indianapolis with a big expo, a ton of fun and energetic bands along the course with a variety of types of music, and a crowd of people and dogs along the way cheering the runners on! The best part is clearly the lap around the Indianapolis speedway – it is exciting to run in the same place as the Indy 500. Many people stop, kneel and kiss the bricks as a tradition but I did not due to concern about Covid. This year they had a number of people standing on the speedway silently holding pictures of young people who had bravely served in the military- it was surprising, and very moving. At the end they had a “PR” bell which I was delighted to get to ring. This race is just plain fun and I would highly recommend it. For me it was the start of my quest to run a half marathon in every state after age 60 (two per year to keep costs reasonable) and it was a great way to start!

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