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@intune

Mesa, AZ Raving since 2022 Active 9 months ago

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Zillah, WA May 20, 2023
Half Marathon Gilbert, AZ Nov 19, 2022
Half Marathon Lake Havasu City, AZ Apr 2, 2022

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This is not a well attended race, and now I know why. Even though the scenery is beautiful running through vineyards and orchards of southeast Washington, about 2/3 of the … MORE

This is not a well attended race, and now I know why. Even though the scenery is beautiful running through vineyards and orchards of southeast Washington, about 2/3 of the run is uphill. There is about a 900 foot elevation gain throughout the race. Many long and steep rolling hills that are more up than down. The race should have started at least an hour earlier since the temperature when the race finished was 88 degrees. Race coordinators can’t control the weather, but they can provide adequate water to accommodate the weather conditions. There should have been at least 2 additional water stations. And there was NO WATER OR GATORADE at the end of the race. They only had two 5-gallon jugs, and both were empty. Their response? “Yea, we are working on that.” (As many runners are about to collapse from heat exhaustion.) They eventually found some water, but there certainly wasn’t a rush to do it. Even on a cool day, I would think six 5-gallon jugs would be a minimum when all the 5k, 10k, and half marathon runners all arrive at the same place. The only after race food provided was a small orange. Of course, you could purchase something from the vendors providing you run with cash.
The signage on the course was extremely poor. Fortunately they passed out maps ahead of time, since I had to stop and pull out the map 3 times to figure out what direction I was supposed to go.
This race does not use time chips, and times are only posted on Facebook the day after the race. Only your number and time is shown. No age group or sex breakdown. You will never know where you placed in relation to other runners in your age group.
This is the most amateur and poorly organized race I have ever been to. Time to get out of the race business and stick with wine making.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
1
SCENERY
4
SWAG
2

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The race used to finish with the Gilbert Parade, but was changed to a new course this year. While some loved to finish in the parade, it took over an … MORE

The race used to finish with the Gilbert Parade, but was changed to a new course this year. While some loved to finish in the parade, it took over an hour to get out of the traffic to go home. The new location away from the parade is a huge improvement in my opinion (others would disagree). The course is flat, with pretty much normal city street scenery. The race is well organized with people posted at turn arounds, and other critical areas, emails with accurate information, and an announcer at the start/finish line. The water stops were barely adequate, there should be a couple more added in the last half of the race. At the conclusion of the race there is no fruit, goodies, treats. Nothing, except a water bottle that wasn’t even cold. The vendors/tents are located 1/4 mile away, hidden back in the middle of some buildings. One of the vendors had oranges or bananas, provided at the expense of the vendor, not the race. The shirt and medal are uncreative and the same every year, only the color and date on the shirt changes. And my Garmin showed the race was 13.35 miles (confirmed by many other runners).

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
2
SCENERY
2
SWAG
1

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Lot of up and down through washes and across the bridge (all paved). Definitely not a flat race, but not overwhelming. They threw in a steep uphill run through a … MORE

Lot of up and down through washes and across the bridge (all paved). Definitely not a flat race, but not overwhelming. They threw in a steep uphill run through a neighborhood at the last minute. They advertise a beach party at the finish. Hmmmm I must have missed it, unless a little beer makes a party. Perhaps it was just post-COVID blues. Great scenery while running, the Colorado River is in view from time to time, and temperature was perfect. This really is a very good race. Overall, a good race, I will run again.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
5
SWAG
2

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