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@HardRockMom

Berwick, ME Raving since 2015 50 States hopeful/finisher, Half Fanatics #18529 Active 1 week, 3 days ago

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    50 States Half Marathons, aR,Half Fanatics,Six03

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Future Races

Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
100K Blue Ridge, GA Apr 1, 2023 27:36:00
50 Miler Boonsboro, MD Nov 23, 2019 12:51:00
50K Green Cove Springs, FL Jan 26, 2019 7:19:51
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 22, 2015 1:49:12
6.6 Miler Lincoln, NH Jul 8, 2018 1:53:54

Future Races (8)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Williamsport, MD Sep 7, 2024
Half Marathon Harpers Ferry, IA Oct 12, 2024
30 hr New Boston, NH Nov 2, 2024
Half Marathon Boise, ID TBD
Half Marathon Gig Harbor, WA TBD
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA TBD
Half Marathon Folly Beach, SC TBD
Half Marathon Trout Lake, WA TBD

Past Races (43)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 19, 2024 1:54:37
Half Marathon Springfield, MO Nov 5, 2023
Half Marathon Clay, WV Sep 17, 2023 2:05:21
Half Marathon Hudson, MN Jul 29, 2023 1:58:28
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 17, 2023 2:05:10
100K Blue Ridge, GA Apr 1, 2023 27:36:00
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 12, 2022 2:07:00
Half Marathon Milford, CT Sep 10, 2022 2:02:33
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 10, 2022 2:13:50
Half Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jun 26, 2022 2:03:00
Half Marathon Amesbury, MA May 7, 2022
Half Marathon Albany, GA Mar 5, 2022 2:04:00
Half Marathon Slatington, PA Nov 7, 2021 2:03:07
Half Marathon Crazy Horse, SD Oct 3, 2021
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 5, 2021
Half Marathon Newport, RI May 22, 2021 1:56:24
50K Danbury, NH Aug 7, 2020 12:43:23
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR 2020 3:16:20
50 Miler Boonsboro, MD Nov 23, 2019 12:51:00
Half Marathon Fargo, ND May 18, 2019 1:58:26
50 Miler Littlefield, AZ Feb 8, 2019 18:53:35
50K Green Cove Springs, FL Jan 26, 2019 7:19:51
50K Leesport, PA Oct 7, 2018 7:52:04
Half Marathon Ocean City, NJ Sep 30, 2018
Half Marathon Newark, DE Sep 29, 2018 1:55:37
Half Marathon Allenstown, NH Jul 14, 2018 2:25:50
6.6 Miler Lincoln, NH Jul 8, 2018 1:53:54
50K Pocomoke City, MD Feb 10, 2018 7:40:32
Half Marathon Las Cruces, NM Oct 29, 2017 1:59:50
Half Marathon Lewis Center, OH Aug 21, 2016
Half Marathon Rock Hill, NY Mar 13, 2016
Half Marathon Kennebunkport, ME 2016
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 22, 2015 1:49:12
Half Marathon Cookeville, TN Oct 17, 2015
Half Marathon Chesterton, IN Sep 28, 2015
Half Marathon Dayton, OR Aug 8, 2015 1:54:30
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 17, 2015
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Mar 14, 2015
Half Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 18, 2015
Half Marathon Kissimmee, FL Nov 7, 2014
Half Marathon Camp Lejeune, NC Sep 20, 2014
Half Marathon Midland, MI May 18, 2014
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2014

My Raves

Easy to get to and ample parking. Loops around a lake with many different distances. Well managed. Not a lot of extras, but this is a fund raising event. MORE

Easy to get to and ample parking. Loops around a lake with many different distances. Well managed. Not a lot of extras, but this is a fund raising event.

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Easy in and out race. We stayed across the race start/finish making this race super convenient. Also enjoyed Bass Pro museum and store. This race has big community support and … MORE

Easy in and out race. We stayed across the race start/finish making this race super convenient. Also enjoyed Bass Pro museum and store. This race has big community support and I highly recommend it.

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Flat and fast dirt course under a beautiful canopy of trees. Great course support and awesome RD. Fast posting of results and pictures. Difficult to get to, but well worth … MORE

Flat and fast dirt course under a beautiful canopy of trees. Great course support and awesome RD. Fast posting of results and pictures. Difficult to get to, but well worth it.

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Small town vibes. Mostly flat course with some scenic areas. Crossing the bridge was fun. Can count towards MN or WI. Needed more and better stocked aid stations, especially during … MORE

Small town vibes. Mostly flat course with some scenic areas. Crossing the bridge was fun. Can count towards MN or WI. Needed more and better stocked aid stations, especially during humid summer months.

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Easy in and easy out to visit Anchorage. Beautiful views all around you. Gentle, mostly downhill run with a couple of hills at the end. Super friendly atmosphere and a … MORE

Easy in and easy out to visit Anchorage. Beautiful views all around you. Gentle, mostly downhill run with a couple of hills at the end. Super friendly atmosphere and a fun after party. Would do again.

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Beautiful trails in a rugged and remote mountain setting. There are numerous water crossings; some of which can be a bit tricky. I definitely recommend poles and being prepared for … MORE

Beautiful trails in a rugged and remote mountain setting. There are numerous water crossings; some of which can be a bit tricky. I definitely recommend poles and being prepared for anything as it is remote and help is always several hours away. Be prepared also for changing weather and nighttime running. The course was well marked but as mentioned before, remote.

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The course is fairly scenic for a city race. I did not find it too hilly or difficult. There was a lot of community support and I enjoyed seeing the … MORE

The course is fairly scenic for a city race. I did not find it too hilly or difficult. There was a lot of community support and I enjoyed seeing the alcohol mile and junk food mile. My favorite was the pickle juice shot (no alcohol) at mile 10. The weather was unusually humid and I heard there was a water shortage at one of the stations (I also heard it was corrected promptly). Food at the end was good and so was the gingerbread stout! I would recommend some tents at the finish for inclement weather. Too many runners in need of shade were passing out/tossing cookies at the end

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A flat and scenic course. Loved running on the boardwalk. Very convenient parking and host hotel only two miles away. Not too big, not too small. Not a lot of … MORE

A flat and scenic course. Loved running on the boardwalk. Very convenient parking and host hotel only two miles away. Not too big, not too small. Not a lot of crossing help and I only saw one police car(I did not see any police after that) before start of race. Somehow I got missed on pre race email and mentioned it during bib pickup. Not too happy with the response, Thankfully I had a friend running this one with me who received the email. Plenty of port-a -potties, limited selection of post food. Swag was limited to a finishers medal and Tshirt.

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Small race with a bigtime feel. Beautiful scenery and covered bridges are part of the course. Generous cut off time. Great support before, during and after. The hills , oh … MORE

Small race with a bigtime feel. Beautiful scenery and covered bridges are part of the course. Generous cut off time. Great support before, during and after. The hills , oh my! Would highly recommend!

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Things I like: very scenic, lots of porta potties, epic start (fireworks),the people, the community involvement,easy to fly in and out, free beer Things that I didn't like: early start … MORE

Things I like: very scenic, lots of porta potties, epic start (fireworks),the people, the community involvement,easy to fly in and out, free beer
Things that I didn’t like: early start that required a shuttle bus and no dedicated parking. trying to find our car at the end of the race, after race snack bag was full of mostly things I typically won’t eat, no bananas or oranges anywhere
Overall a great race in a very supportive community. Would do again

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Easy to get to and from the race. Very convenient parking. Always a plus for me. Beautiful countryside run. Awesome course support. Plenty of flaggers and police. The roads remained … MORE

Easy to get to and from the race. Very convenient parking. Always a plus for me. Beautiful countryside run. Awesome course support. Plenty of flaggers and police. The roads remained open and I would have appreciated better runner lane markings and signs for the oncoming cars. Lots of aid stations and porta potties; also a big plus for me. I would consider doing again.

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Although Albany GA is struggling, the community involvement in this race is tops. The race starts just outside of Hilton Gardens Hotel which makes it very fly in/fly out friendly. … MORE

Although Albany GA is struggling, the community involvement in this race is tops. The race starts just outside of Hilton Gardens Hotel which makes it very fly in/fly out friendly. The course is very flat and fast, unless you’re from the north and then the southern heat and humidity will slow you down. Lots of aid stations along course. My biggest complaint was the lack of after race food.

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Beautiful scenery running along the river. Mostly on a hard packed gravel road. Plenty of parking, bus shuttle back to start, good after race food. It was cold, so be … MORE

Beautiful scenery running along the river. Mostly on a hard packed gravel road. Plenty of parking, bus shuttle back to start, good after race food. It was cold, so be prepared to bundle up.

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Well organized and very scenic. Great place to spend a few extra days and explore. The race is mostly on packed gravel trails and downhill. The start has a couple … MORE

Well organized and very scenic. Great place to spend a few extra days and explore. The race is mostly on packed gravel trails and downhill. The start has a couple of good hills , but not too bad. Would do again.

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This was the most beautiful and scenic race I have ever done. Vacation Races really knows how to run a race. The elevation was a problem for me, but the … MORE

This was the most beautiful and scenic race I have ever done. Vacation Races really knows how to run a race. The elevation was a problem for me, but the course was so beautiful and well supported it didn’t bother me one bit to slow down. More porta potties would have been helpful and less of a wait for the start would have been appreciated. That being said, I heard they are already looking to improve in these areas. I would highly recommend this race.

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Beautiful scenery. Nice ocean breezes and a great view of the ocean. Smooth operation from start to finish. Plenty of toilets, water stops and volunteers to keep the runners happy. … MORE

Beautiful scenery. Nice ocean breezes and a great view of the ocean. Smooth operation from start to finish. Plenty of toilets, water stops and volunteers to keep the runners happy. I would have liked more food options at the end, but overall I would highly recommend.

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This was the toughest 50k that I have ever done. Starts off ok, a little bit of paved (but hilly) road, then a dirt road and finally a jeep trail. … MORE

This was the toughest 50k that I have ever done. Starts off ok, a little bit of paved (but hilly) road, then a dirt road and finally a jeep trail. Well marked but you need to pay attention for the signs. Lots of single track and beautiful scenery. Be prepared for steep ascents and descents. Poles would be helpful on the back half. Also be prepared for fields of granite and some rock scrambles. There was four aid stations (last one was water only), but I would advise bringing your own to be safe. Friendly support and good atmosphere.

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Wonderful expo. Good race communicatoins. The course was well marked. Friendly locals and great community support. Huge medal at the end. MORE

Wonderful expo. Good race communicatoins. The course was well marked. Friendly locals and great community support. Huge medal at the end.

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Very well supported, plenty of aid stations, well marked. First off, DO Not underestimate the AT section in the beginning. Train for rocks (boulders and such). Then enjoy the flat … MORE

Very well supported, plenty of aid stations, well marked. First off, DO Not underestimate the AT section in the beginning. Train for rocks (boulders and such). Then enjoy the flat and mostly smooth canal path and roads. I was a back of the packer on this one and chased cut offs. Overall, it was an awesome adventure and would do it again with a friend or two. The only complaint I have is that in finishing so close to the cutoff meant there was no food left at the finish(they were packing up as we got there) and the free massages were also packing up..double bust for me.

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Start and finish in the Fargodome. Best quality swag ever! Very organized. The expo was large and relevant. I had a blast. The most fun at a half since Disney … MORE

Start and finish in the Fargodome. Best quality swag ever! Very organized. The expo was large and relevant. I had a blast. The most fun at a half since Disney (tough to beat Disney). Friendly area with good eats and interesting things to do. Close to an airport for those coming from far. I highly recommend this one!

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Wonderful aid stations filled mostly with experienced ultra runners . All aid station volunteers were super helpful and good listeners. The scenery was stunning. However, not all aid stations had … MORE

Wonderful aid stations filled mostly with experienced ultra runners . All aid station volunteers were super helpful and good listeners. The scenery was stunning. However, not all aid stations had a pit stop to use. Course markings were adequate. I would have preferred some healthier food selections at the aid stations, but that’s ultrarunning. Mostly on ATV trails so it was dusty and rocky. Very generous cut off. Will consider doing a longer distance in the future.

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Flat and fast. Combo of road and trail. Beautiful scenery. Not much swag. Five loops , lots of aid stations on the course. A low key event. Perfect first timer … MORE

Flat and fast. Combo of road and trail. Beautiful scenery. Not much swag. Five loops , lots of aid stations on the course. A low key event. Perfect first timer 50k. Generous time limit.

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Nice location. Easy to get to and lots of parking. No repeat miles. A mix of everything, hills, flat, fields, water views... Lots of hills that look like nothing until … MORE

Nice location. Easy to get to and lots of parking. No repeat miles. A mix of everything, hills, flat, fields, water views… Lots of hills that look like nothing until they gang up on you! Great and frequent aid stations Awesome and generous swag.

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A small race. Friendly locals. We had a delayed start because of a train, this was frustrating because I didn't know why the delay. Decent swag and a wonderful after … MORE

A small race. Friendly locals. We had a delayed start because of a train, this was frustrating because I didn’t know why the delay. Decent swag and a wonderful after party.

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Not being from the area, it was a little hard to find. Only one sign on the main road that we passed. However, once we parked , and there was … MORE

Not being from the area, it was a little hard to find. Only one sign on the main road that we passed. However, once we parked , and there was plenty of room for parking , things went wonderfully. All the volunteers and the hosts went out of their way tending to the runners wants and needs. All runners, not just a select few! Friendly and outgoing volunteers! Beautiful scenery on the trail. Lots of rocks, roots and ups and downs. It can be a bit challenging if you are new to trails. Definitely worth doing!!

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Beautiful views. Lots of different types of surfaces to run on. Be prepared for sun, wind. Trail shoes are helpful for the loose dirt, gravel and long grass on inclines … MORE

Beautiful views. Lots of different types of surfaces to run on. Be prepared for sun, wind. Trail shoes are helpful for the loose dirt, gravel and long grass on inclines and declines. I highly suggest carrying water and food.

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This race is as described. No hidden punches. It was a little muddier than I expected but that just added to the fun. Aid stations are well stocked and at … MORE

This race is as described. No hidden punches. It was a little muddier than I expected but that just added to the fun. Aid stations are well stocked and at appropriate locations. RD was very accommodating for the needs of all. Good swag, I love my mug!!! This was my first 50k and although I don’t plan on running this again (11 hour drive) I will definitely do another 50k.

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I had an awesome time! The out and back actually made it fun, friendly and made me feel like we were all family. Very nice finisher medal. We ran on … MORE

I had an awesome time! The out and back actually made it fun, friendly and made me feel like we were all family. Very nice finisher medal. We ran on the banks of the Rio Grande. Don’t forget to dress up!

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Not the easiest course to run. The long gravel stretch killed me at the end. Although it was nice to run through a working farm, I felt as if I … MORE

Not the easiest course to run. The long gravel stretch killed me at the end. Although it was nice to run through a working farm, I felt as if I was intruding. The post race party was fun. Running and wine is a great combo.

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