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Bethel Park, PA Raving since 2023 50 States hopeful/finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2023 3:58:44
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 25, 2018 1:58:09

Future Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Buffalo, NY May 25, 2024
Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 20, 2024
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 19, 2025
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 3, 2025
Half Marathon Lexington, KY TBD
Half Marathon Louisville, KY TBD
Marathon Staten Island, NY TBD
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN TBD
Marathon Las Vegas, NV TBD
Half Marathon Tacoma, WA TBD

Past Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Davis, WV Apr 28, 2024 2:05:34
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2023 3:58:44
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 22, 2023 2:00:37
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 18, 2023 2:04:11
Half Marathon Cleveland, OH May 21, 2022 2:28:49
Half Marathon Cary, NC Mar 20, 2022 2:09:10
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 1, 2021 4:11:10
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 16, 2019 5:02:53
Half Marathon Erie, PA Jul 21, 2019 2:28:25
Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 4, 2019 2:37:29
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 25, 2018 1:58:09
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Sep 17, 2017 2:08:53
Half Marathon Lakehurst, NJ Oct 22, 2016 2:00:40

My Raves

Race starts at the resort and runs 2 loops around the neighboring golf course providing runners with some beautiful views, however a short downhill start followed by a steep climb … MORE

Race starts at the resort and runs 2 loops around the neighboring golf course providing runners with some beautiful views, however a short downhill start followed by a steep climb through the first 1-1/2 to 2 miles kills the quads for the rest of the race…and then you have to finish going up the hill you went down to start. At that point I was completely gassed and walked up half of it. Not the best course layout IMO.
Swag includes unique medal, trucker hat and tumbler…all very nice! Race information was easy to find and communication was first rate. Could use another water stop but you pass the 2 stops a few times.
Overall a good race and well run. I would recommend it

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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From the moment I got to Chicago on Friday morning, there was a buzz everywhere for the marathon. The Expo was nice but with 48K runners too crowded for my … MORE

From the moment I got to Chicago on Friday morning, there was a buzz everywhere for the marathon. The Expo was nice but with 48K runners too crowded for my tastes, so I got my stuff, and made a quick pass thru the vendors. The 5K on Saturday was well run and started in the same place as the marathon so I had an idea how Sunday would go. The marathon kicked off with perfect temps and an energized field. The energy from the runners and the crowd was infectious and I started off a bit faster than I would have liked but after 3 miles I settled into my pace and was cruising for 21 miles until a cramp slowed my pace around the 22M mark. On the course the Water/Gatorade stops were frequent and perfectly spaced IMO, porta-johns could have used a little more signage to easily identify locations, and the crowd support was PHENOMENAL! People were 3-4 deep at every mile…yelling, cheering, dancing, playing music, offering water, oranges, candy…and shots πŸ™‚
The final half mile or so as you climb over the bridge and run down the chute to the finish is an amazing site and so worth it! A MUST race if you are a runner!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
3

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I've now done 5 RnR races and this BY FAR has been the smoothest run, best supported of them. The Expo was well organized and flowed freely without feeling like … MORE

I’ve now done 5 RnR races and this BY FAR has been the smoothest run, best supported of them. The Expo was well organized and flowed freely without feeling like you were funneled out the door, and was equipped with the standard Runners fare. The free admission to Musician’s Hall of Fame was a nice added touch!
My only real complaint is the corral system RnR uses…ZERO accountability as walkers and slower runners got in where they wanted. I literally bumped into 3 walkers in the first quarter mile (avoided several others) and I was in Coral 6. The Hills were constant but not insurmountable, the race support from music to water to cheering crowds was fantastic! The downhill finish was great but all the turns once we got to Titan stadium were unnecessary.
Would highly recommend and definitely would do again!!!!

DIFFICULTY
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4
SCENERY
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4

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Stayed in a hotel just across the river and took the metro in for the expo and race. The Expo was well organized with all the usual vendors selling running … MORE

Stayed in a hotel just across the river and took the metro in for the expo and race. The Expo was well organized with all the usual vendors selling running gear. Thought the RnR clothing was over-priced but loved the shirts/hoodies with all the runners names on them. Nice touch with the encouraging message board as runners left the expo!
Race day logistics need work. Start time was 8am but Metro didn’t start running till after 7. I got to start line with about 20 minutes to spare, just enough time for gear check and porta-potty. Race corrals were a cluster, and I spent first 3-4 miles running around and thru slower runners/walkers. The scenery was great, finishing by the Capital was fantastic but that hill @mile 7 was killer. On course entertainment was good except for the DJ playing under the bridge/tunnel.
Post race treats and entertainment were good, and the Medal/Race shirt were very nice.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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