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@hendrixmelissa

Cincinnati, OH Raving since 2019 Active 4 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Rock and Roll Nashville

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2016 5:59:00
Half Marathon Evansville, IN 2014 2:29:04
10K Cincinnati, OH Nov 23, 2017 1:07:16
5K Cincinnati, OH Mar 12, 2017 32:37

Future Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Fort Oglethorpe, GA TBD
Half Marathon Elk Grove, IL TBD
Half Marathon Frederick, MD TBD
Half Marathon North Bend, WA TBD
Half Marathon Dearborn, MI TBD
Half Marathon Niagara Falls, Canada TBD
Half Marathon Traverse City, MI TBD

Past Races (29)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon North Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 23, 2024
Half Marathon Savannah, GA Feb 24, 2024
Half Marathon Waterfall, PA Oct 21, 2023
5K Dayton, OH Jul 15, 2023 32:52
5K Lebanon, OH Jul 4, 2023 35:47
5K Middletown, OH May 14, 2023 34:32
Half Marathon Tuscaloosa, AL Mar 25, 2023 2:52:15
5K Hamilton, OH Nov 24, 2022 37:07
5K Telluride, CO Sep 17, 2022 38:23
5K Hamilton, OH Nov 25, 2021 34:56
5K Mason, OH Oct 2, 2021 32:46
10K Cincinnati, OH Aug 14, 2021 1:17:19
5K Lebanon, OH Jul 3, 2021 36:02
Half Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 21, 2019 2:42:56
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Oct 20, 2018 2:37:02
Half Marathon Dayton, OH Jun 23, 2018 2:43:47
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 18, 2018 2:35:05
10K Cincinnati, OH Nov 23, 2017 1:07:16
10K Castlereagh, Australia Sep 30, 2017 1:10:30
10K Milsons Point, Australia Sep 17, 2017 1:20:25
3-Way Challenge (22.4 Miles) Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2017
5K Cincinnati, OH Mar 12, 2017 32:37
Half Marathon Sarasota, FL Feb 5, 2017 2:38:22
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2016 5:59:00
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 17, 2016 2:30:14
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Dec 13, 2015 2:51:39
Half Marathon Evansville, IN Oct 3, 2015 2:39:15
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 3, 2015 2:47:53
Half Marathon Evansville, IN 2014 2:29:04

My Raves

It was well organized, communication was flawless, signs led you to the start line (quite an remote location) with ample parking. Check in was a breeze. There were not near … MORE

It was well organized, communication was flawless, signs led you to the start line (quite an remote location) with ample parking. Check in was a breeze. There were not near enough porta-potties and the race official stated that this happens every year with this race. Swag was great except the shirts don’t have the year printed on them. You have to wear a headlamp for 4 miles of the course which makes for a sweaty forehead and you run with a bit of fear in the dark. Aid stations were spread a bit far (every 2.5 miles or so), but this was outlined in the 17 page participant information pdf. And I am not sure how an out and back could be uphill and into the wind both ways, but there you have it. Late start so if you travel in, book an extra hotel night or it will be a long, stinky trip home.

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Pre race communication and logistics were fantastic. Includes a hat and a t shirt and the tiniest medal ever in your bag at pick up. No medal or refreshments at … MORE

Pre race communication and logistics were fantastic. Includes a hat and a t shirt and the tiniest medal ever in your bag at pick up. No medal or refreshments at the finish you have to walk into the ballpark. The course was nice and relatively flat but not as scenic as I had hoped. Being so close to the river and not able to see it was depressing. And a big field to have the course narrow so much between 2.5 and 3 miles.

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The good: Great weather, great start and finish line, great communication leading up to the race and they announce your name at the finish. Scenic city run and a downhill … MORE

The good: Great weather, great start and finish line, great communication leading up to the race and they announce your name at the finish. Scenic city run and a downhill straight shot from 13 to 13.1.

The bad: I paid a $75 registration fee and all I got was a lousy cotton T-shirt and a medal. The finish line had cold drinks, pulled pork sandwiches, and pasta salad and packaged fruit (looked like peaches). No bananas for fresh fruit to be found. No pacers, and no time signals in the self serve start corral. Packet pick up was at a very small and very over priced running store. Don’t expect to stock up for race day. They didn’t give out safety pins at packet pick up and were stingy with them on race morning. I was persistent and was able to get 4 so I wasn’t running 13.1 with my bib flopping around. One water stop around mile 8 was out of water.

The course: First 5k was really fast and then the hills started. Very pretty run around town and down greek row.

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Aid stations were plentiful, the town and the organization were great. The elevation was what made this a challenge, you don't have to run up the mountain. 2/3 of the … MORE

Aid stations were plentiful, the town and the organization were great. The elevation was what made this a challenge, you don’t have to run up the mountain. 2/3 of the race was on a gravel trail and was a nice surprise. The finisher party had snacks, beer, blues band playing and door and winner prizes. This is followed up by free yoga in the park.

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Even though it was raining and cold, it was a great race. Plentiful parking, well organized, cheap price included a sweatshirt, scenic and fun run. I will be back next … MORE

Even though it was raining and cold, it was a great race. Plentiful parking, well organized, cheap price included a sweatshirt, scenic and fun run. I will be back next year!

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The course runs along the park road and is a great course. Well marked with signs and volunteers. Everyone is thankful to support the worthy local cause. Highly recommend. MORE

The course runs along the park road and is a great course. Well marked with signs and volunteers. Everyone is thankful to support the worthy local cause. Highly recommend.

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I wasn't exactly looking forward to this race, it has gotten mixed reviews. It was great. I wasn't adequately trained and the hills (who put the big one at mile … MORE

I wasn’t exactly looking forward to this race, it has gotten mixed reviews. It was great. I wasn’t adequately trained and the hills (who put the big one at mile 10) were horrible. The Air Force did logistics well. Expo, start line, course, and finish line area were all exceptional. There was a blue mile which is always a moving tribute. Post race refreshments and seating were abundant. I will run this one again.

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This race was supposed to be unique, flat, and fun. It was flat. Started OK but nothing special. Then the sun went down and the bugs came out. Ate more … MORE

This race was supposed to be unique, flat, and fun. It was flat. Started OK but nothing special. Then the sun went down and the bugs came out. Ate more than I wanted to and couldn’t use the headlamp because it drew the bugs. It is also not slow runner or walker friendly. I was out there all alone and the finish line was all but put away before the cut off time elapsed. I won’t do this run or any from the organization again.

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Running over the bridge was the least impressive part. Most beautiful run I have ever had. Swag, expo, and finish line refreshments are an American phenomenon, don’t expect the same … MORE

Running over the bridge was the least impressive part. Most beautiful run I have ever had. Swag, expo, and finish line refreshments are an American phenomenon, don’t expect the same here. Only down side was that I was enjoying the scenery so much I was on an easy run. Could have run faster and the finish line was a surprise with plenty of gas still in the tank.

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