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@katia4100

Bonney Lake, WA Raving since 2021 Boston Marathon finisher Active 2 years ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 9, 2016 3:20:00
Half Marathon Carnation, WA Sep 12, 2015 1:37:37

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Big Sur, CA TBD
Half Marathon Snohomish, WA TBD
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA TBD

Past Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jun 26, 2022 3:33:00
Marathon Tacoma, WA Apr 30, 2022 3:24:48
Half Marathon Orting, WA Oct 3, 2021 1:47:00
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jun 13, 2021 3:26:00
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 17, 2017 3:52:00
Half Marathon Sedro-Woolley, WA Feb 18, 2017 1:39:00
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 9, 2016 3:20:00
Half Marathon Carnation, WA Sep 12, 2015 1:37:37
Marathon Portland, OR 2015 3:41:00
Half Marathon Tacoma, WA May 4, 2014 1:45:00

My Raves

I loved the race organization, nice pacer that I ran with for a bit, good course support (water stations), nice gradual downhill course. The views are stunning, lush greenery and … MORE

I loved the race organization, nice pacer that I ran with for a bit, good course support (water stations), nice gradual downhill course. The views are stunning, lush greenery and mountains. One things I did not care for was the tunnel itself – I believe about 3 miles total. It’s very damp, pitch black (you need a headlamp), and there are potholes, so be careful!)
This is a great race, especially if you are used to training in the heat and are coming from a difference state or ever eastern WA. It was a bit of a shock to have to run in 80+ degrees having not had much experience this year in heat at all. It was not my best day but happy with it anyways.

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3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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When signing up for this marathon I was aware that the hills on the course were going to be engaging, at the very least. I trained for hills - incorporating … MORE

When signing up for this marathon I was aware that the hills on the course were going to be engaging, at the very least. I trained for hills – incorporating them in my tempo runs, strength workouts, and anywhere I could run up a hill, I did! I am glad I did, because there are definitely hills on the course. With that said, the first half of the race was my favorite. The race goes over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. There are beautiful views on both sides, as you run over the bridge. At about mile 9 you enter the Point Defiance Park and run through lush greenery and old growth forests. Around mile 13, the half marathoners peeled off and the marathoners continued along the waterfront, turning around mile 20 and making our way back to the finish. Overall, the race was great! Super nice volunteers and organizers!
My suggestions for anyone interested in running this would be:
– train for hills – the ups and downs
– carry your own water and nutrition
– have fun!

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2

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At the start of the race the weather was cool and drizzly, but as soon as the race started I wished that I did not choose to wear a light … MORE

At the start of the race the weather was cool and drizzly, but as soon as the race started I wished that I did not choose to wear a light windbreaker shell and just ran in a t-shirt.
In the first couple of miles there is a strange out and back. I wondered why the race just did not start a mile or so back on the Foothills Trail. Although I had fun seeing all the runners on that part.
The race had good support with water and I believe NUUN as well. I did not run with a water bottle, so I got water at almost every single station. I had my own gel, and I don’t know if those were offered.
Along the course were beautiful trees and in one area you run over a bridge with rushing water underneath.
At about mile 11.5, there was another weird loop that you do through a neighborhood/golf course, it’s a nice area but again, why not start the race further back?… I’m sure there were logistical reasons why that was done, but it was a little annoying to have to do a loop. I saw a runner getting confused and almost going the wrong way on this. Once you come out of that neighborhood though, it’s a straight shot to the finish.
Overall, this is a good flat course. I like hills and elevation changes, so it was sometimes a little boring, but If you like flat, than this is for you!
Oh, and good post run snacks, granola bars, bananas, chips, etc. cause that’s why people run, right?!

DIFFICULTY
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PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5
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