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@jfwmarathon

Ames, IA Raving since 2022 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 1 year, 2 months ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Val-David, Canada Oct 2, 2022 3:56:28

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Past Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Val-David, Canada Oct 2, 2022 3:56:28

My Raves

My wife and I have run >150 marathons and ultras, and this instantly jumped to the top tier of our favorite races. The highlight is the beautiful course, a nice … MORE

My wife and I have run >150 marathons and ultras, and this instantly jumped to the top tier of our favorite races. The highlight is the beautiful course, a nice wide hard-packed trail with almost no turns, through the really beautiful north woods and by streams and hills, with fall colors, all of this going gently downhill to the finish. Most of the drop is in the first half, but still, the course is among the easier ones I have run on in order to BQ. In addition to the route and beauty of the course, the organization does a really nice job, and everything is run very smoothly and with no hickups. We already signed up for next year!

A note to runners and to the organizers: the cups used on the course have really small pours, so on a warmer day there may be insufficient fluid unless you remember to drink a couple of cups at each aid station. Perhaps they could use larger cups in future races? The only other odd bit is that at the end we had to wait in quite a line to retrieve the bags of food for refueling — these were being prepared in real time for each runner, which really slowed things down. It would be easier, perhaps, to simply have them all ready.

Overall, this is a great race, and I am so grateful to the organizers for putting this together and for treating us so well. We look forward to next year!

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