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@katiebak

Glenview, IL Raving since 2021 Active 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 25, 2022 4:34:24
Half Marathon Elk Grove Village, IL 2013 1:54:18

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Past Races (21)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Kiowa, MT Jun 24, 2023 2:55:06
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 25, 2022 4:34:24
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 18, 2021 2:56:00
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 5, 2019 1:57:00
Half Marathon Dallas, TX Apr 28, 2018 2:08:55
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 6, 2016 4:57:19
Half Marathon Kenosha, WI May 7, 2016 2:09:58
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 30, 2016 2:07:20
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Oct 18, 2015 2:30:09
Half Marathon St. Charles, MO Oct 4, 2015 2:03:15
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Sep 27, 2015 2:11:06
Half Marathon Wayzata, MN May 3, 2015 2:05:07
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 12, 2014 4:37:44
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Sep 7, 2014 2:07:47
Half Marathon Ishpeming, MI Aug 30, 2014 2:01:16
Half Marathon Woodstock, GA Jun 14, 2014 2:38:56
Marathon Chicago, IL 2013 4:35:52
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2013 2:18:16
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2013 2:15:59
Half Marathon Elk Grove Village, IL 2013 1:54:18
Half Marathon New York, NY 2010 2:17:12

My Raves

The view is so stunning at times you *almost* will forget your running up a steep incline likely with a headwind on the edge of a cliff. Then back half … MORE

The view is so stunning at times you *almost* will forget your running up a steep incline likely with a headwind on the edge of a cliff. Then back half is basically all downhill and it really was a cool way to see GNP.

It’s worth noting (at least in ‘23 this is how it was) that you have to drive a bit (maybe 20 minutes) from the VR campground to the shuttle bus then take a shuttle to the start line (another 10 minutes or so) which is truly just on the side of the road. Then of course there is a shuttle back to your car.

Everything ran very smoothly but it certainly would have been nice to park at the finish and take a shuttle to the start. We weren’t really anticipating all those moving parts before the 6 am start!

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I received a lottery entry into the marathon and was beyond excited. We arrived in country on Wednesday (from chicago) and were able to explore Berlin before race day. Expo … MORE

I received a lottery entry into the marathon and was beyond excited. We arrived in country on Wednesday (from chicago) and were able to explore Berlin before race day. Expo was at an old airport which was so cool to see. The course really is fast and flat and the temperature was perfect. It was easy to navigate as nearly everyone speaks English and it was incredible running through the Brandeberg gate at the end. Some folks had trouble finding bathrooms but I found there were a lot without lines adjacent to the starting corrals so use those instead of the first ones you see when you enter the runners village. Would for sure recommend this race to anyone looking for an international

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Spectacular views, great atmosphere. Straight up hill for most of the first half and straight downhill for the second half. Really awesome way to experience Rushmore and the park. Big … MORE

Spectacular views, great atmosphere. Straight up hill for most of the first half and straight downhill for the second half. Really awesome way to experience Rushmore and the park. Big shortage of port o potties at the start line was disappointing

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