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@JustAnotherRunner

Honolulu, HI Raving since 2018 Active 1 year, 7 months ago

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Quarter Marathon Portland, OR Jul 4, 2021
Marathon Portland, OR Oct 6, 2019

My Raves

Race was very expensive for a short distance, pretty unorganized and the course wasn't even measured. The finish line was around a tight corner behind some trees about half a … MORE

Race was very expensive for a short distance, pretty unorganized and the course wasn’t even measured. The finish line was around a tight corner behind some trees about half a mile further than it should have been which made it hard to plan a good finish. We sat on the shuttle bus for almost an hour because the driver wouldn’t leave Portland til every seat was full, so we couldn’t warm up for the race. We asked around about an awards ceremony for about 30 minutes before someone handed us a piece of wood with a sticker glued on sideways without asking who we were, lol. Unsure why they didn’t just plan and measure a 10k but this was a random 7 miles in the end. Friends who were there to easy run and get some great selfies on the island liked it but I’d never choose it again for something I’ve trained hard for. You can go to Sauvie any day and run, no need to pay almost $90 for something that turned out to be not much of a race.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
1
SCENERY
3
SWAG
2

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The race is very well organized and the swag is nice. The course isn't bad, the elevation is 900 ft overall but I found most of that to be negligible. … MORE

The race is very well organized and the swag is nice. The course isn’t bad, the elevation is 900 ft overall but I found most of that to be negligible. There was really only one hill that felt hard. There are something like 75 90-degree turns on the course, but there are very few runners so running the tangents wasn’t too bad. I ran a huge PR thanks to the pacers, who did a great job. That being said, this is probably the most unfriendly race I’ve ever done. Just about zero spectators, no camaraderie at all at the race start or at the finish, no one helping each other through the course. It seems to be the nature of Portlanders. Not one person said a word to me at the finish, I had my free beer alone and went back to the hotel. No one said anything to each other at the start line and the streets were mostly empty for 26 miles. It’s a very local race where they just want to hang with their friends. When I compare this to my experience at a marathon like Chicago, there’s really no comparison. If all you want to do is run a qualifying time for something, and you can do it without any support, then it’s not a bad race. But the whole experience is kind of sad and unfriendly.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
2
SWAG
5

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