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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2011 2:33:59

Future Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon New London, CT Aug 3, 2024
Half Marathon Ocean City, NJ Sep 22, 2024
Half Marathon Hampton, NH Oct 6, 2024
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE Oct 27, 2024
Half Marathon Charleston, SC Jan 25, 2025
Half Marathon Oakhurst, CA May 10, 2025
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM 2025
Half Marathon Westport, MA 2025
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA 2025
Half Marathon Abilene, KS 2025
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK 2026
Half Marathon Wilson, WY 2026
Half Marathon Eugene, OR 2026

Past Races (45)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Gladstone, MI Jul 13, 2024 2:56:10
Half Marathon Evergreen, CO Jun 1, 2024 2:50:08
Half Marathon St. Michaels, MD May 18, 2024 2:53:55
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 4, 2024 3:09:40
Half Marathon Newport, RI Apr 13, 2024 2:53:50
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 17, 2024 3:03:17
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ Feb 10, 2024 3:16:52
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 2, 2023 2:58:59
Half Marathon Honolulu, HI Nov 12, 2023 2:59:06
Half Marathon Sioux Falls, SD Aug 27, 2023 2:58:01
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Aug 19, 2023 2:58:21
Half Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jul 29, 2023 2:44:28
Half Marathon Missoula, MT Jun 25, 2023 3:02:43
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT Jun 4, 2023 2:54:41
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2023 3:09:16
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 1, 2023 2:44:03
Half Marathon Asheville, NC Mar 18, 2023 3:11:52
Half Marathon Santa Rosa Beach, FL Feb 19, 2023 3:06:36
Half Marathon Huntington, WV Nov 6, 2022 3:08:56
Half Marathon Bath, NY Oct 2, 2022 3:31:23
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 15, 2022 3:14:20
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 3, 2022 2:52:10
Half Marathon Pass Christian, MS Dec 12, 2021 2:55:20
Half Marathon Fargo, ND Sep 25, 2021 2:51:02
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME Sep 18, 2021 3:07:21
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Apr 17, 2021 3:02:53
Half Marathon Gulf Shores, AL Jan 30, 2021 3:04:30
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Feb 29, 2020 2:55:19
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Dec 8, 2019 2:54:00
Half Marathon Pocatello, ID Aug 31, 2019 3:05:40
Half Marathon Beirut, Lebanon Nov 11, 2018 2:48:29
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 5, 2017 2:59:25
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Feb 20, 2016 3:03:59
Half Marathon Atlanta, GA Aug 23, 2015 2:46:07
Half Marathon Athens, GA 2015 2:48:22
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN Nov 1, 2014 2:40:39
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 20, 2014 2:44:29
Half Marathon Versailles, KY 2014 2:43:38
Half Marathon Santa Rosa Beach, FL 2013 2:34:18
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA 2013 2:40:08
Half Marathon Minneapolis, MN 2012 2:45:00
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN 2012 2:44:58
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2012 2:36:21
Half Marathon Knoxville, TN 2011 2:38:12
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2011 2:33:59

My Raves

This was my choice for Michigan and there aren't many choices. Overall - it was a great little race. I flew into Marquette, Michigan which was about an hour drive … MORE

This was my choice for Michigan and there aren’t many choices. Overall – it was a great little race. I flew into Marquette, Michigan which was about an hour drive to Gladstone. A tiny airport with only 2 flights out and in per day. The logistics of the race was the best part! I stayed at the Terrace Bay Hotel (also the only hotel in town) where the packet pickup was and also where the race started. Swag was an ugly shirt and race bib – no expo. It was in the bar of the hotel. I also ate dinner in the hotel, and it was OK. The race started at a reasonable time – 8:00 am for the half and 10K and 7:00 for the marathon. The course was along Lake Michigan, and it was beautiful. Also ran through a park, a campground, through the town and back along the lake. The temperature was in the 70’s not bad for this humid Tennessee girl. Crowd support was very minable but at mile 9 – supporters handed out cold towels which changed everything. No after party to speak of and the medal was no big deal. It was a good choice for a July race.

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This was my 2nd Revel race (first was Mt. Charleston) and it was amazing! From start to finish - everything was top notch. The only negative thing I could say … MORE

This was my 2nd Revel race (first was Mt. Charleston) and it was amazing! From start to finish – everything was top notch. The only negative thing I could say was the swag was terrible. Revel has so much room for improvement in this area. All their shirts look too touristy – like you could purchase at a souvenir shop. And they are so masculine. I like for my race shirts to say that I ran a race – not that I just visited somewhere. Nevertheless – I would definitely do another Revel race. The communication, logistics, accommodations, transportation is all exceptional.

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Overall good race but what a boring course. It rained the entire time although the temperature was good. It was relatively easy to get to - I flew into Salisbury, … MORE

Overall good race but what a boring course. It rained the entire time although the temperature was good. It was relatively easy to get to – I flew into Salisbury, Maryland and drove about an hour where I stayed in Easton. St. Michaels was about a 30 minute drive from Easton. As far as I could tell – there were no hotels in St. Michaels. The closest town with hotels was Easton which was nice with plenty of places to eat and stay. The packet pickup was in St. Michaels – so that was two trips there. Packet pickup was at the local high school – very easy and also the local running store has race specific merchandise to purchase. The race shirt was a half zip pullover – very nice! The race started at a reasonable time but parking in St. Michaels was a nightmare. The official parking lot was .6 miles to the start line and didn’t have that many spaces so I got there ridiculously early because I was afraid there’d be no where to park. There’s only one road in and out of St. Michaels – so it became very congested. There were plenty of bathrooms at the start. There was no National anthem at the beginning (that bothers me) – someone just said “Go”. The course was through the town then through endless residential neighborhoods and then rural roads. It was incredibly boring but completely flat. I thought I’d see water and boats and I saw none. The finish line was sad with little or no after snacks but maybe that’s because I finished near the end. The medal was nice and pictures were a free download. There was very little crowd support but I think that was because of the rain and that’s ok. I would recommend this race although I wish I’d done the Baltimore running festival for Maryland.

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This was a huge race! It was very convenient to get to. I stayed at the J.W.Marriott which was within walking distance to the start and finish line and the … MORE

This was a huge race! It was very convenient to get to. I stayed at the J.W.Marriott which was within walking distance to the start and finish line and the expo. The Expo was better than most. Swag – long sleeved t-shirt was great, name on bib and tacky hat. Other race logo things to buy too. Pre-race was very organized and starting time was reasonable. Course was nice and flat. You entered the speedway at mile 6 and it goes on for at least another 2 miles in the speedway. The problem was after that – there was nothing to run for. It went through some scruffy areas of Indianapolis, with a protest going on in one spot. But overall, the crowd support was great! Plenty of water stops. The afterparty was disappointing. I’m slow so maybe there wasn’t a lot left but all I was offered was a banana and a small bag of apples. This reminded me of a Disney race – big all around. I would definitely do this for Indiana!

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Overall this was a beautiful race in a beautiful state. Easy to get to - I flew into Providence - about a 45 minute drive to Newport. Stayed in a … MORE

Overall this was a beautiful race in a beautiful state. Easy to get to – I flew into Providence – about a 45 minute drive to Newport. Stayed in a very nice hotel in Middletown down the street from the shuttle bus pick-up. Packet pick-up was just ok – a few vendors there with additional merchandise to purchase. Parking for the pickup was a problem. Expo could have been so much better. Start time was reasonable – 8:00 am. It was very cold and there was a covered tent to stand in while waiting for the race to start. Course was incredibly beautiful all along the way. A little hilly. Along the course – one water stop ran out of cups and of course it was near the end when you really needed water. Not that much volunteer support along the course. The real problem was after the finish line. No snacks to really speak of. The worst part was waiting in the cold rain for 45 minutes to get a shuttle bus back to the car parking area and at that point you just don’t feel like it. The shuttle was open to spectators so that’s why the wait was so long. Runners should have had a separate shuttle. The shuttle bus dropped off at a different spot than it did that morning and for someone who is directionally challenged – I couldn’t find my rental car in this massive industrial park area. For the beauty alone – I would definitely choose this race for Rhode Island.

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I loved this race! From start to finish - everything was great! * easy to fly into Norfolk * once in Virginia Beach - everything was within walking distance (I … MORE

I loved this race! From start to finish – everything was great!
* easy to fly into Norfolk
* once in Virginia Beach – everything was within walking distance (I didn’t need a car)
* great expo – lots of choices of race merch to purchase. About a mile walk from my hotel
* lots of choices for food
* start time was 7:30 – walked about 1 mile from my hotel
* coarse was kinda boring in parts. ran through a military base. didn’t see the ocean until the very end.
* after party – best of my 40 half marathons
* swag – at the end they just continued to give us stuff – blanket, hat, bag, food
* crowd support was amazing.
So glad I chose this for Virginia!

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I went into this race with such high hopes but sadly disappointed. It was pretty expensive to fly into Phoenix and the hotels were outrageous. There were not nearly enough … MORE

I went into this race with such high hopes but sadly disappointed. It was pretty expensive to fly into Phoenix and the hotels were outrageous. There were not nearly enough supporting hotels with special rates available for so many runners coming to Mesa. The expo was sad with very few vendors or merch to purchase. There were many options of extra shirts to purchase for the race itself. The race shirt was great although I had to pay five dollars extra for long sleeves. The location of the expo was also the finish area. In order to get a secured spot on the bus to the race start – we had to be at the pickup at 4:00 am. That’s so hard because no one feels normal at that time of the morning in the complete dark in a strange place with freezing weather. Also, it didn’t help that it was pouring rain – (which I totally understand was out of their control). At the top of the Half course – there were plenty of bathrooms and a few heaters – but not nearly enough to accommodate the number of runners. The course was net downhill elevation but having done Mt. Charleston – this downhill was not noticeable. The worst part for me was how BORING the course was. Running down the main road of Mesa for 13.1 miles with basically nothing to see. The temps were in the low 40’s the entire time and with being wet also made for a pretty miserable race for back of the pack runners like me. There were plenty of water stops and bathroom. No course support but plenty of volunteers. Photographers were also pretty good. I was too miserable to participate in the after party and the parking lot was total chaos. I’m sad that I chose this for Arizona – should have done the Rock n Roll or Saguaro.

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This race has it all. * easy to get to - flew into Salisbury, Maryland - 1 hour drive to Rehoboth * reasonable hotels within walking distance - stayed at … MORE

This race has it all.
* easy to get to – flew into Salisbury, Maryland – 1 hour drive to Rehoboth
* reasonable hotels within walking distance – stayed at the Atlantic Sands
* great choices of many restaurants
* lots to see in a cute little seaside town
* expo – lots of local race swag to buy and great race long sleeve T shirt, hat and bag.
* good medal
* reasonable race start time of 7:00
* course ok – the only bad part was half of the course was a loop around a trail and also very confusing at the end
* plenty of water stations
* lots of slow runners and walkers – I didn’t feel unathletic for once!
* free pictures
* after party sucked – single file line was ridiculously long – didn’t get to take advantage of
* overall a great choice for Delaware – so glad I did it!

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I needed Hawaii for my 50 state challenge and since my husband had business in Honolulu - I decided to do this race. It's part of a year long series … MORE

I needed Hawaii for my 50 state challenge and since my husband had business in Honolulu – I decided to do this race. It’s part of a year long series to grow running interest to participate in the Honolulu Marathon. It was very reasonably priced as it should have been because there was absolutely no fluff. There was very little communication prior to the race and no travel help with hotels. There was no expo and packet pickup was at a running store in the middle of town with almost no parking. Also the running store had very little merchandise to shop for. The race began at 5:30 am at a local park. By mile 2 we were running up the Diamond Head Mountain only to come back down and run on a major Honolulu highway. The rest of the race was through residential areas. By the time the sun rose – we were past the short ocean view. Being at the end of the runners – I was always panicked that I couldn’t find my way back. The course was marked only with traffic cones – no mile markers. There was also absolutely NO crowd support. In fact many local residents were running the course with us as part of their daily runs. The finish was in a park with a few snacks available. Surprisingly – the medal and shirt were nice! A race is a race – but there have to be better Hawaii choices out there.

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Overall an OK race - but there's room for lots of improvement. First negative - the packet pickup was over at 4:00 pm. I arrived about this time (Sioux Falls … MORE

Overall an OK race – but there’s room for lots of improvement. First negative – the packet pickup was over at 4:00 pm. I arrived about this time (Sioux Falls is not easy to get to) and by the time I drove to the site – it was shut down – which meant that I had to arrive at the race start by 5:30 am (race started at 7:00) to pick up my bib and shirt. Also I had to tie my shirt around my waist which I hate doing. Stayed at the nearest hotel – the Sheraton which was in walking distance to the start and finish. There was also a “pasta” buffet the night before at this hotel (nice idea – but there was no selection). The course was scenic in the beginning but very boring at the end – it was like they were trying to desperately add miles. Also the race was 13.5 miles long – not 13.1. My biggest complaint about the coaurse was that it was terribly marked at the end – I had no idea of where I was going because it was not clear. In all the pictures – I have this stupid look on my face because I had no idea if I was going the right way or not. Good points – the course finished inside a stadium – that’s always fun and the people were very nice all over. the medal was just ok and the shirt was a long sleeve which I love. Since there are not many choices for South Dakota – I would recommend this one.

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The first 6 miles were uphill - beautiful view of Salt Lake City but who can run uphill for six miles? Expo - was so disappointing - very few vendors … MORE

The first 6 miles were uphill – beautiful view of Salt Lake City but who can run uphill for six miles? Expo – was so disappointing – very few vendors and very little choices of Rock n Roll merchandise to buy. I can remember when Rock n roll expos were the best. Race course – again 6 miles uphill in the beginning was ridiculous. The down hill part was not enjoyable either – in some parts – straight down. and then alot of wasted time around a park. But it was fun to see the high school in High School Musical and the University of Utah. The saddest after race snacks that I’ve ever seen. Not that many volunteers – I asked a volunteer general directions how to get back to my hotel and she didn’t know and didn’t try to help me further. Would Not recommend or do this race again. I’m so disappointed – I used to love Rock n Roll races but this one was very poorly done – especially for the inaugural one.

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Overall - this was a beautiful trail race - but the logistics were confusing and a little misleading. First - you must choose a day (Sat or Sun) and a … MORE

Overall – this was a beautiful trail race – but the logistics were confusing and a little misleading. First – you must choose a day (Sat or Sun) and a wave (1 or 2). The packet pick-up was in the outlet mall parking lot in the town of North Bend. There was no expo but a few other shirt options to purchase. The shirt was horrible – it was an ugly tank top. The start time to the shuttle started at 4:00 am – but you can choose a time. You ride the bus for a while then get dumped out only to walk UPHILL for 1.2 miles to the start. Noone from my bus made it to the start line in time for the wave 1 start that we all signed up for. We had to wait another 20 minutes for the next wave to start. The course was all gravel and dirt and was net a downhill elevation – but I never felt like I was running downhill. I’ve done Revel races and those are downhill. The course was nice and shaded with a couple of interesting bridges. There were plenty of water stops with plenty of water and I’m a back-of-the-packer. The finish and the after party left much to be desired. – There were only three choices of food – banana, peanut butter sandwich and one other thing. After the race – you are bused back to the parking lot (I had to wait awhile for the bus). There were plenty of pot-a-potties along the way. The medal was amazing – It was really nice. Overall – it was a good race but not as great as it’s hyped. You will definitely need a car and hotels are hard to find. I stayed in Solquamie and flew into Seattle about an hour drive away. Olympic National Park and Mt. Reiner National Park are close by.

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Overall a great race! Pros - expo was small but great - lots of things to purchase Missoula is a very manageable town for a single traveler Plenty of water … MORE

Overall a great race!
Pros – expo was small but great – lots of things to purchase
Missoula is a very manageable town for a single traveler
Plenty of water stations
Unbelievable crowd support – the town took so much pride in participating in this race
course well marked and easy
great medal and swag
photos were free – but there weren’t very many
Cons – very expensive – flight and hotel were ridiculous.
after parking in the free garages – it was exactly a mile walk to the bus loading along an unlighted trail by the river downtown at 4:00 am. fortunately – i found a group of people to walk with – otherwise it wouldn’t have been safe for someone walking alone.
overall – a must do for Montana!

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I was so excited to do this race mainly because it was hyped as being so hard to get registered for (you have about 5 minutes on a specific day … MORE

I was so excited to do this race mainly because it was hyped as being so hard to get registered for (you have about 5 minutes on a specific day to register before it sells out) but was disappointed overall. First – itโ€™s very hard to get to this area if you are flying. Also – hotel choices and pre-race restaurants are very limited. The race offered a pre-race dinner but it was a 30 minute drive from the town with all the hotels. There is no pre-race pickup or expo – everything is done the morning of the race. Also you must provide your own gear check bag (how cheap) I must admit the scenery was beautiful but note that you only run across one covered bridge. Two major hills. Plenty of water stations. Great crowd support and volunteers. Iโ€™m a slow runner so by the time I finished – there was not much of an after party. The transportation system to the start line and finish parking lot was good and timely. The medal and shirt were just ok – I didnโ€™t get the size I ordered because they ran out. This race is for local runners who can get there by driving. If you need Vermont – this is probably the race to do – just donโ€™t expect too much.

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Every runner should do this race. Although it rained the entire race - it was still amazing. Good points: easy to get to Cincinnati, plenty of hotels and restaurants, everything … MORE

Every runner should do this race. Although it rained the entire race – it was still amazing.
Good points: easy to get to Cincinnati, plenty of hotels and restaurants, everything within walking distance including start & finish, great expo, lots of swag to purchase, lots of swag included, reasonable start time, plenty of water stops, amazing crowd support (even in the rain), still lots of choices for snacks for back of the packers, great medal, one of the most organized races I’ve ever done. Bad points – half course of full of hills in the beginning. overall – loved it!

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This is a must do race for Nevada. It provides the best of both worlds - Las Vegas and beautiful Mt Charleston. The host hotel - The Tuscany - was … MORE

This is a must do race for Nevada. It provides the best of both worlds – Las Vegas and beautiful Mt Charleston. The host hotel – The Tuscany – was fine for me because it was not in the middle of the strip. The packet pickup was a little far out of town but it was next to an upscale outlet mall and there were lots of places to shop and eat. I paid the $40 for the direct shuttle from The Tuscany and it took us straight to the top of the starting line (at 3:30 am!) It was extremely cold but the race provided those aluminum foil blankets. Also it was pitch dark when the race began but you got to enjoy the sunrise! The first 6 miles were downhill which takes no effort to run. The only bad thing was that the rest of the half was through a flat residential area. The race also provides free race pictures and some decent after race snacks. The shirt was pretty good and also a goody bag and hat were given. There was also some additional shirts to buy. Overall – I would highly recommend this race – easy to get in and out of and such great race production!

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Asheville is such a unique city - I was really disappointed in this race. The organization was great with plenty of pre-race emails and easy packet pickup. I stayed at … MORE

Asheville is such a unique city – I was really disappointed in this race. The organization was great with plenty of pre-race emails and easy packet pickup. I stayed at the host hotel which was nice, convenient and reasonably priced. The expo was very sad – nothing much to look at or purchase. We were shuttled from the host hotel to the starting point. It was unseasonably cold and there was no place to get out of the weather and it was still pitch dark before the race. The race started (without the National Anthem) and immediately went downhill. The majority of the race is doubling around this scruffy park along the river. The finish was at an old industrial parking lot. It was such a sad and dirty location for a finish. Asheville is such a quaint city – I was sad not to see more of it. And for the record – the course was nowhere near the Biltmore mansion. I could find no after snacks or party but maybe that’s because I finished so late. There was also little to no parking for spectators. Although the course was disappointing – the medal and shirt were great! I would not do this race again.

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This is a great race for a weekend getaway. Seaside is in the Florida panhandle between Destin and Panama City. Very expensive and bougee. The race course runs parallel with … MORE

This is a great race for a weekend getaway. Seaside is in the Florida panhandle between Destin and Panama City. Very expensive and bougee. The race course runs parallel with the ocean but you never see it. Parking is a nightmare. I would suggest buying a parking pass. The swag is great – large Vera Bradley tote bad – nice medal and t-shirt. The weather in February is usually in the upper 60’s No after party to speak of. Flat course with one rolling hill. Fundraiser for the local school. Plenty of water stations but little crowd support.

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I flew into the Huntington airport - a car is a must. Packet pick-up was far away from everything and hard to find. No expo except for some clearance stuff … MORE

I flew into the Huntington airport – a car is a must. Packet pick-up was far away from everything and hard to find. No expo except for some clearance stuff from a running store. Swag was terrible! – a cheap t-shirt and toboggan – with the option to purchase a fleece pullover and long sleeve t-shirt the morning of the race (who has money with them then?). Start was uneventful. The course was nice and flat – but boring. There was a short run through a park by the river and another park that was full of leaves (was afraid I’d slip because they were wet) otherwise they picked the ugliest parts of town to run through. The saving grace of the race was of course the finish into the Marshall University stadium. We were given a football to run through the finish line with. Photographers were in two places but there was no info on how to get pictures. There were plenty of water stations and that was the only crowd support. Couldn’t find the food afterwards. I was thinking I could eat at the Huntington airport – but they only had vending machines. The medal was very nice. Overall, I was disappointed.

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Perfect race. Advantages - Flat and scenic coarse Very organized Unbelievable local crowd support Plenty of water stations Lots of brand swag to choose from Pre-race pasta dinner was good … MORE

Perfect race.
Advantages – Flat and scenic coarse
Very organized
Unbelievable local crowd support
Plenty of water stations
Lots of brand swag to choose from
Pre-race pasta dinner was good and great speakers
Post-race food – plenty and good
Great medal
School was available to get out of the cold for pre-race
Ample parking
Disadvantages – It’s hard to get to Corning NY
Not enough hotels near start line
Expensive all around

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Easy travel, good airport and hotel choices adjacent to the race start and finish. No expo - just a packet pickup in a bar in the area. Swag was a … MORE

Easy travel, good airport and hotel choices adjacent to the race start and finish. No expo – just a packet pickup in a bar in the area. Swag was a shirt and water bottle. Shuttle buses were plentiful and start time was reasonable. Here’s where it was bad – the course was so boring. We ran by every single house in Green Bay – but at mile 12 you see Lambeau Field approaching! Running around the entire inside of the stadium was amazing! I was disappointed in the pictures – the photo spot did not do the stadium or the finish line justice. Plenty of water stops and volunteer support. The medal was ugly and after race food was down the street from the finish at a bar. Not sure if I would do it again but glad I did it once.

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Just an OK race. It was my first time to St. Louis. The expo was hard to find and had very disappointing vendors. I love to buy extra shirts and … MORE

Just an OK race. It was my first time to St. Louis. The expo was hard to find and had very disappointing vendors. I love to buy extra shirts and running stuff but there was nothing to purchase. The race started at a reasonable time and the shuttles to the start were plentiful. The course was hilly and boring. Very little crowd support but plenty of water stations and water (and I’m always near the end). The medal was good but the shirt was tacky. Post race food was pretty good. There was some type of famous gooey cake that everyone was excited about. If you are only doing one Missouri – pick another race. If you want to see St. Louis and the Arch – it’s a good choice.

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Overall - this was a great race. I stayed at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino across the street from the packet pick-up and finish. No expo - but there … MORE

Overall – this was a great race. I stayed at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino across the street from the packet pick-up and finish. No expo – but there were some other shirt choices and stuff to purchase. It was a point to point race – so that means an early morning, dark, and cold bus ride to the starting point but I met some nice people on the bus. The course was flat with beautiful scenery UNTIL MILE 12 – which was an uphill interstate ramp that led to the finish in the baseball stadium. I couldn’t get to the airport after the race because of that interstate closing so I had to drive 20 miles out of the way to catch my flight – so plan accordingly. Great crowd support and ample water stations. A great December and Mississippi race

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Fargo was a nice surprise! * easy pickup and great expo (Fargo Dome is 1 mile from the airport!) * no shirt at pickup - some excuse about shirts not … MORE

Fargo was a nice surprise!
* easy pickup and great expo (Fargo Dome is 1 mile from the airport!)
* no shirt at pickup – some excuse about shirts not making it in time – but will mail (we’ll see)
* absolutely no pre-race swag except for 4 free safety pins although the medal was nice and large.
* stayed at the Radisson Blu downtown. Great hotel but was impossible to get to after the race because all the roads were closed. I would suggest staying somewhere close to the airport. Also did not charge a late checkout fee (had a plane to catch the same day of the race)
* Crowd support was amazing! Loved running through the neighborhoods – everyone participated and supported even for the slow runners at the end!
* post race food – amazing doughnuts at the end!
* free photos
* great flat course
A “must do” for runners

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Of course running through Acadia National Park was incredibly beautiful but this was one of the the most pitiful races I have ever done. First - when I went to … MORE

Of course running through Acadia National Park was incredibly beautiful but this was one of the the most pitiful races I have ever done. First – when I went to pick up my packet – there was only one person working at the pick up table. I had a few questions that I asked him and he didn’t know the answer to any of them. He couldn’t even give me the address of where the race started – just a general location. The shirt was tacky and the medal was nothing special. Also included was a $12 park entrance pass. That was it. I wouldn’t complain but this race cost much more than other races I’ve done. I realize it was a fundraiser for the YMCA and that’s good as I love my YMCA here in Knoxville. There were a few people along the course who were encouraging and friendly. Also – it was super hilly (as advertised). If you’re already planning to visit Acadia and the date matches the race date – do it but don’t make this a destination race for Maine.

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Good race. The friendliest and most supportive fellow racers I've every seen. No community support (signs or cheering). The course was also shared by Tulsans just out enjoying their greenways … MORE

Good race. The friendliest and most supportive fellow racers I’ve every seen. No community support (signs or cheering). The course was also shared by Tulsans just out enjoying their greenways while we were running. The shuttle system was very disorganized – we had to ask a total stranger to take us across the river back to our car where “designated” parking was after the race. Also there was nothing flashy. No great start or finish enthusiasm. No food to speak of, but I understand because of covid. As a turtle – I found the course nice and flat. Overall – a good race but wouldn’t do it again

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This race was a nice surprise considering all the restrictions because of Covid 19. The organizers did an amazing job making you feel like times were "normal" again. From the … MORE

This race was a nice surprise considering all the restrictions because of Covid 19. The organizers did an amazing job making you feel like times were “normal” again. From the drive through packet pick-up to the specific time starts and smaller corrals – they did their best to accommodate runners. I stayed at the Gulf Park Hilton and would NOT recommend. It was over-priced and not accommodating to those participating in the race. The race was 80% through a swampy state park with the highlight seeing a real alligator watching us. It was sad not getting a medal when crossing the finish line (the medal was given during the packet pick-up) and I missed not having an expo. Overall it was a great race and so fun to participate with happy running people.

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Loved this race - why? * very organized * everything easy for a single traveler * great expo - lots of purchase choices * great start time and location to … MORE

Loved this race – why?
* very organized
* everything easy for a single traveler
* great expo – lots of purchase choices
* great start time and location to hotel
* the greatest crowd support all along the race
The only thing I didn’t like – not enough water stops – I always need more – especially near the end.
Definitely a must do for Arkansas

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Loved this race - it was very well organized - course was mostly flat - scenery was just ok - sad that we didn't run by the Alamo. The absolute … MORE

Loved this race – it was very well organized – course was mostly flat – scenery was just ok – sad that we didn’t run by the Alamo. The absolute best part was the 1/2 mile run through a park where about every 6 feet there was someone holding an American flag on both sides – also with pictures of veterans who had died from that area. Made me so proud to be part of such a great country – I could have run for miles through that! Best expo with lots of purchase choices. Host hotel was right at the start line. Only negative – the race finished at a park that was a little far from the start – had to walk a long way to get back to the hotel and no pre-race meal options. Overall it was a great race!

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good little race - beautiful scenery - flat - no expo - headquarters hotel was a dump - not much swag - bad t-shirt - loved the people and Pocatello! MORE

good little race – beautiful scenery – flat – no expo – headquarters hotel was a dump – not much swag – bad t-shirt – loved the people and Pocatello!

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