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@grimesdee

Merrillville, IN Raving since 2021 50 States hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs #7895 active 5 days, 17 hours ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Erie, PA Sep 8, 2019 4:03:22

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Birmingham, AL Feb 13, 2022
Marathon Fargo, ND May 20, 2022

Past Races (29)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Olathe, KS Nov 6, 2021 4:09:08
Marathon Tulsa, OK Apr 17, 2021 4:09:48
Marathon Jackson Hole, WY Sep 26, 2020 4:31:42
Marathon Kiawah Island, SC Dec 14, 2019 4:11:46
Marathon Erie, PA Sep 8, 2019 4:03:22
Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 6, 2019 4:11:14
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 4, 2018 4:12:02
Marathon Tupelo, MS Sep 2, 2018 5:13:59
Marathon Lexington, KY May 19, 2018 4:34:40
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 18, 2018 4:36:41
Marathon Huntington, WV Nov 5, 2017 4:36:41
Marathon Buffalo, NY May 28, 2017 4:36:35
Marathon Kenosha, WI May 6, 2017 4:36:32
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 5, 2017 4:38:28
Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 16, 2016 4:37:28
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2016 4:37:04
Marathon Cumberland, MD Apr 2, 2016 4:47:01
Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 28, 2016 4:24:47
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 7, 2015 4:27:51
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 20, 2015 4:34:05
Marathon Ft. Lauderdale, FL Feb 15, 2015 5:02:21
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 12, 2014 4:13:54
Marathon Kalamazoo, MI May 4, 2014 4:44:08
Marathon Knoxville, TN Mar 30, 2014 4:38:04
Marathon Indianapolis, IN 2013 4:36:01
Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 2013 4:12:21
Marathon Indianapolis, IN 2013 4:19:36
Marathon Nashville, IN 2012 5:41:00
Marathon Indianapolis, IN 2011 4:22:09

My Raves

Packet pick up is quick and easy. There was plenty of parking the parking garage at the start and finish which worked well for me as I travelled with two … MORE

Packet pick up is quick and easy. There was plenty of parking the parking garage at the start and finish which worked well for me as I travelled with two other runners who I knew I would finish about a hour before. It was a tough and hilly course for someone who lives in flat land. The course was beautiful in the fall however this is normally a spring race. I did enjoy the course and the volunteers were all great! I was disappointed that there was no beer at finish. Two separate out and backs which is always tough. The weather was perfect in the fall of 2021.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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This marathon is a small race. Due to Covid in 2021 they had a record number of marathoners. The race does not have mile markers. The race seems to cater … MORE

This marathon is a small race. Due to Covid in 2021 they had a record number of marathoners. The race does not have mile markers. The race seems to cater to the shorter distance rather than the full. The trail was also under construction during the 2021 race. The overall race was nice but we were unable to park at the finish and there was no gear check. So we just sat there freezing afterwards with no foil blankets or dry clothes.

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SCENERY
4
SWAG
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This is a smaller field for the marathon (esp in 2020). I felt the race did a great job considering. The scenery is beautiful. It is a point to point … MORE

This is a smaller field for the marathon (esp in 2020). I felt the race did a great job considering. The scenery is beautiful. It is a point to point and there was no busing in 2020 so that made it tricky. We stayed in the town of Jackson. If the buses are running you probably don’t need a car. The weather was not good and being from a very flat part of the country the high elevation start made it a little tricky. I was very happy with my performance.

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SCENERY
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SWAG
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The hardest part of this race is the parking. You either need to find a place to stay on the island or stay just off and park the morning of. … MORE

The hardest part of this race is the parking. You either need to find a place to stay on the island or stay just off and park the morning of. So you have to arrive early before they close the island We stayed off the island but very close. The course incorporates the path that is used for the golf course so it is not entirely flat. It was also fairly windy the year I ran it. I enjoyed all the post race festivities but due to the cool temps and wind I was too cold to enjoy very much. I flew in and out of Charleston. So we stayed the first and last night in Charleston. Made a nice extended long weekend out of it.

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A very flat and fast marathon. I got my marathon PR. They had cheap swag. The only downfall was the parking was chaotic and I recommend allowing more time than … MORE

A very flat and fast marathon. I got my marathon PR. They had cheap swag. The only downfall was the parking was chaotic and I recommend allowing more time than you think to park.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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