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@jkentris

Castro Valley, CA Raving since 2015 Marathon Maniacs, Half Fanatics active 1 year, 1 month ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    RTT

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    New York Marathon (fingers crossed)

  • I run because:

    I enjoy the challenge and training journey in preparing for a race.

My races

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Personal Bests (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 11, 2015 4:51:06
Marathon Relay Oakland, CA Mar 24, 2019 4:58:28
Dumbo Double Dare (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA Sep 4, 2015 2:20:08
Infinity Gauntlet Challenge (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA Nov 12, 2017 2:29:53
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 16, 2014 2:08:17
12K Sausalito, CA Jul 10, 2016 1:17:00
10K Relay Oakland, CA Feb 28, 2016 27:48
5K Oakland, CA Mar 20, 2016 28:05

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Past Races (18)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
12K San Francisco, CA May 19, 2019 1:29:12
Marathon Relay Oakland, CA Mar 24, 2019 4:58:28
5K San Leandro, CA Nov 23, 2017 31:23
Infinity Gauntlet Challenge (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA Nov 12, 2017 2:29:53
Half Marathon Geyserville, CA Oct 29, 2016
12K Sausalito, CA Jul 10, 2016 1:17:00
5K Oakland, CA Mar 20, 2016 28:05
10K Relay Oakland, CA Feb 28, 2016 27:48
15K San Francisco, CA Jan 10, 2016
5K Fremont, CA Nov 28, 2015 30:21
5K San Pablo, CA Nov 26, 2015 30:00
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 11, 2015 4:51:06
Dumbo Double Dare (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA Sep 4, 2015 2:20:08
Half Marathon San Leandro, CA Aug 1, 2015 2:30:00
Half Marathon Napa, CA Jul 19, 2015
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2015 2:27:13
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 16, 2014 2:08:17
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 9, 2014 5:10:32

My Raves

Such a fun event that it has become a must doin our household. You never know what or who you will see along the beautiful course. The race itself is … MORE

Such a fun event that it has become a must doin our household. You never know what or who you will see along the beautiful course. The race itself is exceptionally well run. Plenty of security, water stations, and porta potties along the route. The infamous Hayes Street Hill greets you at about mile 2.5. Once you finish off that beauty it’s pretty much a decline to the finish line on the Great Highway. Plenty of post race festivities for all!

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Loved the new marathon course with the Bay Bridge addition! This was my first marathon relay and it was a great time for the four of us. We ran for … MORE

Loved the new marathon course with the Bay Bridge addition! This was my first marathon relay and it was a great time for the four of us. We ran for fun and met our time goal.
The race production needs work. The bus drivers who shuttled runners to the relay course were asking the runners for directions! For the final leg they dropped the runners 3 blocks away and commented, “since you don’t know where we need to go, you get off here”. The finish line and exit area was a cluster. Runners need to be encouraged to keep moving nice they cross the finish line. There were no officials in sight and the number of near collisions immediately after the finish were shudder inducing. Same issue with the food bush exit area, there was such a crowd that it was very difficult to exit. Seems as if some cost cutting measures had a big impact on our experience. What was nice a 5 is now a 3.

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This is a nice and small Turkey Trot that is held at the beautiful San Leandro Marina course. It is a very low key event that is great for new … MORE

This is a nice and small Turkey Trot that is held at the beautiful San Leandro Marina course. It is a very low key event that is great for new runners and families who have or want to start a Thanksgiving tradition. The event kicked off with a cute kids race led by “Wishbone”.
The course is a simple out and back that begins on the Marina park green and the follows the bay trail for about 1.3 miles. The bay’s scenery with a stunning view of San Francisco keeps your interest. After the race, in addition to a nice medal, snacks and water are provided.

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Last production of this Disney race and it makes me wonder if they have reached the tipping point. Typical clockwork Disney production. Loud hyping MC at the start and character … MORE

Last production of this Disney race and it makes me wonder if they have reached the tipping point.
Typical clockwork Disney production. Loud hyping MC at the start and character photo ops throughout the park. As is the case with all Disneyland races, distances over 10k are run mostly outside of the park and the scenery and is bleh. Perhaps that is why the HM’s no longer sell out.
The entire course is quite flat. I would caution about entering any Disney race in hopes of a PB. They are meant to be fun runs with little pressure and it is a challenge avoiding jam spots and runners who are with friends and block the entire course while talking. On a hi note, the Disney medals are quite impressive mpressive!

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This was the second "Destination" race in which I have participated. (Thanks to winning the entry from A Rave Races contest! ). Again my review is mixed as the course … MORE

This was the second “Destination” race in which I have participated. (Thanks to winning the entry from A Rave Races contest! ). Again my review is mixed as the course and all associated with it were amazing! The volunteers and CHP were very helpful and encouraging. The views along the course are beautiful, post-harvest vineyards. The small undulating hills are a joy to run on. The are two challenging inclines, one at the beginning and the second at about mile 9.
The pre-race and post-race organization was not good. We selected the hotel to stay at based upon the Destination website that stated there would be bus transportation at 6:15 only. We, and about a hundred other racers were waiting and one bus showed up at 6:15! ONE BUS. Only 56 were allowed to board, the others were told they would need to find their own way to the winery start. Very unacceptable.
Post-race, it was very difficult to exit the finish line area for runners. The exit was clogged by families and friends celebrating their runners finish. The rest of us had a very difficult time passing through. Poor organization. When we chose to leave the post race festivities we were told to follow the “signs” to the pick-up area. Unfortunately the first sign was blocked by an EMT vehicle and there were no other signs to the busses once we reached the adjacent winery’s huge parking lot.
This lack of attention to detail makes the overall experience one I will not be a participant of in the future.

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The was my first time running this event and I had a blast. The production is simple, professional and effective. The best part of this race was the amazing scenery. … MORE

The was my first time running this event and I had a blast. The production is simple, professional and effective. The best part of this race was the amazing scenery. It was a perfect morning on the bay, no fog, clouds, or wind for the race. For the 12k you are bussed from the finish line in San Francisco to the start in Sausalito(Ft. Baker). The first mile of the course is flat with amassing views of the GG bridge, the next half mile is a steep incline up to the bridge and the you run across the bridge. On this day we were greeted by a pod of whales just west of the bridge! The waves are set up that, while there were 500 runners, you never felt crowded due to the 15 minute stagger between groups. So while many people stopped for photos along the way, they did not inhibit other runners. Once across the bridge, it is nice descent to Crissy Field and the a flat couple of miles to the cruel incline at Ft. Mason just before the final descent to the finish line. Be aware that on such a beautiful day, the sun takes its toll! Fortunately there were four water stations along the course. The finish line could use a bit of marshaling as spectators were able to congregate just past the line and this created a bit of a jam. It would have helped to keep the area clear and people moving through the well organized departure area. Plenty of nutritious snacks and water. I’m looking forward to participating again next year.

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The 5k race in the running festival is a flat, easy course. There are a few turns during the first mile, but after that there are long stretches of straight … MORE

The 5k race in the running festival is a flat, easy course. There are a few turns during the first mile, but after that there are long stretches of straight away followed by a slight incline just before the finish. The over race production is smooth. Be aware that there is little to no entertainment or spectators on the majority of the couse, and there are quite a few children running who are unaware of the dangers of darting in front of others or not paying attention to curbs(resulting in road rash for them). Post race activities are well organized and quite enjoyable.

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The was the inaugural race and it was a very fun, friendly and intimate race. You can't beat the beauty and ease of running the 5k course around Lake Merritt … MORE

The was the inaugural race and it was a very fun, friendly and intimate race. You can’t beat the beauty and ease of running the 5k course around Lake Merritt as a part of a 10k relay team. Everyone involved was a volunteer and it made for a low key, friendly run.

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This is a very well organized race. It is obvious by the production than they have done this many time and have made any adjustments to make the race a … MORE

This is a very well organized race. It is obvious by the production than they have done this many time and have made any adjustments to make the race a very enjoyable event. The course is gorgeous, beginning with a down hill through Goldwn Gate Park. You then continue with a 4 mile out and back on the Great Highway. On this day is was sunny with a very minimal breeze! The final 2 miles are at a pretty tough incline but, again the beauty of Golden Gate Park is an excellent dis tractor. There were well run aid and hydration stations, with awesome volunteers, spaced appropriately along the course. Of course my favorite part of the race was the food at the finish! Chocolate fondue with a banana, rice crispie treat, and pretzels for dipping. I was thankful they included a wet wipe as my hands and face were covered with chocolate! I plan to run this again next year as it was that much fun!

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This is the second part of the Brazen Turkey series that is help at a local park that was once a quarry. The courses are fast and pretty much flat. … MORE

This is the second part of the Brazen Turkey series that is help at a local park that was once a quarry. The courses are fast and pretty much flat. This is a perfect race for a first timer or anyone who wants to have fun racing. If you chose to, they are also perfect to shoot for a PB. IF YOU LIVE IN THE Bay Area and want to experience a fun, low key, perfectly staged race, you should give Brazen a try.

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This is an absolutely delightful event that is designed for the entire family. It is low key and run at Pt. Pinole which an absolutely beautiful spot on the San … MORE

This is an absolutely delightful event that is designed for the entire family. It is low key and run at Pt. Pinole which an absolutely beautiful spot on the San Francisco Bay. The course is about 90% smooth trail with the remaining 10% asphalt. The course has a couple of inclines but they are doable for all levels. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous, wide views of the bay and surrounding counties and back to therolling Bay Area hills. This race has sold out for the past few years so do register early. An added bonus is they to have a food drive for a local food bank as a part of the event. Heads up, this is a FUN run race so the courses are a tiny bit longer than 5kand 10k.

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Absolutely first class production from the expo to the post race party! This marathon lived up to its billing as one of the best in the world! The course is … MORE

Absolutely first class production from the expo to the post race party! This marathon lived up to its billing as one of the best in the world! The course is flat and the scenery is amazing. You run through 24 unique neighborhoods in Chicago all the while being cheered on by over a million screaming fans. Leave the music at home as there is plenty on the course and you wont be able to hear through your headphones anyway! You may even consider parting from your tracking device as the tunnel you begin in and the sky scrapers play havoc with accurate tracking. Two of my running friends and I each showed a total of 27 miles on our different devices. Didn’t matter, as the pace is as fast as you want to go. The on course set up is excellent and volunteers know their stuff. You have plenty of signage and information along the way so you know exactly how far you have to go and which type of hydration/nutrition is available ahead and exactly where it will be located. While there were 45K runners the course did not feel crowded as they effectively enforce the corral rules and timelines. I liked the fact that there were medical personnel all along the course evaluating any runners who were struggling. It makes perfect sense as this was their 38th running of the event. I would definitely do it again!

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The Disney races are "fun" type runs for runners of all abilities. But be aware, the vast majority are there to socialize, stop for photos in the park, and are … MORE

The Disney races are “fun” type runs for runners of all abilities. But be aware, the vast majority are there to socialize, stop for photos in the park, and are unaware of runner etiquette. You spend very little time in the parks at distances over 5k, with the majority of the mileage taking place on the streets of Anaheim. The entertainment along the course is top notch to make up for being on the streets. There are plenty of water stops and ALL OF the volunteers to a fantastic job along the course and at the expo. Running through the park takes patience, but once on the you can open up if you wish. The medals are always amazing. I would not recommend running in a Disney race if you are an experienced runner going for a PR.

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Another Brazen production which means it is runner friendly and fun to run. The course is adjacent to the SF bay and is pretty much flat. It is an out … MORE

Another Brazen production which means it is runner friendly and fun to run. The course is adjacent to the SF bay and is pretty much flat. It is an out and back route with 50/50 paver and crushed rock.

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The most beautiful course I have run to date. The backroad a of the Napa and Sonoma wine country are spectacular and the gentle hills provide a nice mix for … MORE

The most beautiful course I have run to date. The backroad a of the Napa and Sonoma wine country are spectacular and the gentle hills provide a nice mix for this half marathon. Finishing in downtown Sonoma is perfect for post-race socializing and the free wine tasting is a bonus for those who imbibe.
The packet pick up process needs to be improved upon as you line up to receive your packet based upon your bib number, however the numbers were displayed at table height! Display the numbers higher so all can see where to linee up! I do not care for virtual race bags, unless I can use virtual money! Given that, I hope to runthis race again next year.

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