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@kaylabilladeau

Grand Forks, ND Raving since 2018 50 States hopeful/finisher, Half Fanatics #17439 active 2 weeks, 5 days ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Red River Runners – Grand Forks

  • Rave race:

    Grandmas Half Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

  • I run because:

    I love the challenge, the comrade, and the health of it.

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Sioux Falls, SD Sep 9, 2018 2:43:47
10K Grand Forks, ND Sep 23, 2017 1:06:55

Future Races (9)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Page, AZ Mar 14, 2020
Half Marathon Libertyville, IL TBD
Half Marathon Carnation, WA TBD
Half Marathon San Diego, CA TBD
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM TBD
Half Marathon Big Rapids, MI TBD
Half Marathon Page, AZ TBD
Half Marathon Frenchtown, MT TBD
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA TBD

Past Races (14)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Fargo, ND May 17, 2019 2:57:01
Half Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 28, 2019 2:48:28
Half Marathon Iron River, WI Oct 13, 2018 2:50:07
Half Marathon Omaha, NE Sep 16, 2018 2:58:00
Half Marathon Sioux Falls, SD Sep 9, 2018 2:43:47
Half Marathon Laketown, UT Jun 9, 2018 2:52:39
Half Marathon Cokeville, WY Jun 8, 2018 2:55:36
Half Marathon St Charles, ID Jun 7, 2018 2:48:21
Half Marathon Fargo, ND May 18, 2018 2:45:20
Half Marathon Wilmington, NC Nov 5, 2017 2:52:08
10K Grand Forks, ND Sep 23, 2017 1:06:55
Half Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 1, 2017 2:44:44
Half Marathon Fargo, ND May 20, 2017 2:46:00
Half Marathon Allen, TX Dec 31, 2013 3:01:16

My Raves

Fargo Marathon

Fargo Marathon

This will always be one of my favorite races, however this years weather was something to toughen you up! This was my 2nd half this year, and tougher since I … MORE

This will always be one of my favorite races, however this years weather was something to toughen you up! This was my 2nd half this year, and tougher since I am 14 weeks pregnant. It was still a positive experience, and even though it was raining, the support on the course was great. Flat with a few underpasses to go under.
The only downfall that I had for this years race was that part way through the course, the half and full “swapped” sides of the course, and this wasn’t well signed. The rest of the course was, but it was a bit frustrating for the lead marathoner to have to run through the cups from the half marathon.

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Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon & Half Marathon

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon & Half Marathon

Ample aid stations, great community support, wonderful runner support. For as many runners as they had here, it went super smooth. The only thing that i missed out on was … MORE

Ample aid stations, great community support, wonderful runner support. For as many runners as they had here, it went super smooth. The only thing that i missed out on was getting my finisher shirt… it wasn’t in the finish area, but rather another part of a park. Oh well. Live and learn.

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WhistleStop Marathon & Half Marathon

WhistleStop Marathon & Half Marathon

I got to packet pickup the night before, in a tent that was serving the pasta feed, live music playing, and a small area to buy Whistlestop gear. It went … MORE

I got to packet pickup the night before, in a tent that was serving the pasta feed, live music playing, and a small area to buy Whistlestop gear.
It went really quick, the staff was super helpful discussing the rain and the course conditions because of that (Its a 6′ wide gravel trail)
The map that they gave didn’t have a North Arrow on it, and was actually upsidedown, which for an out of towner was a bit confusing, but it was actually really easy to navigate once i realized where to go! I thought parking would be more of a problem, but I got there pretty early and parked on the south side of the community center.
The bus to the start line was nice, and there were buildings to stand in for the 31degree start. The course was absolutely beautiful, not very many people cheering, but i hardly noticed because i was staring at all the fall foliage. The bridges that you ran across were frosty and caught me a little off guard for being a bit slick, but i should have been paying attention at those temps a bit more.
The spectators that were on the course were awesome. There were ample stations with water and powerade….they had bananas, gu, and pretzels (Which are my new fav race snack).
The showers were in the ice rink and for those familiar with “hockey locker rooms” thats exactly what it was. Perfect for post race.
The finisher shirt was a nice 1/4 zip tech shirt. The medal was cute with a little train on it. I’d run this again,but totally book a hotel much earlier than I did.

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Omaha Marathon

Omaha Marathon

I couldn't have been more happy that they had water every mile, and heed at quite a few stations. Packet pickup was simple and easy on the south side of … MORE

I couldn’t have been more happy that they had water every mile, and heed at quite a few stations.
Packet pickup was simple and easy on the south side of Ameritrade Park, the “expo had maybe 4 total vendors… so that was a bit underwhelming.
Race Day was humid 7am start. I knew it was going to be a slow race for me, and I was fine with that. The course wasn’t anything too special, an out and back through town, so it wasn’t very scenic. Miles 6&7 had the best crowd, but there weren’t a whole lot of people cheering you on, but it was really hot out. I was so tired i forgot to stop my Garmin, so its under 2:58, but I have no idea what my time is yet. I’ll update it when i get the results, which I hope is soon.
Finisher medal was handed to you by a marine, which i really loved, the medal is really beautiful. I heard quite a few people needed medics this race, and I was just glad I wasn’t one of them. Uffda… onto the next.

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Sioux Falls Marathon & Half Marathon

Sioux Falls Marathon & Half Marathon

Disclaimer: ND is wicked flat, and to get hills, I run over the overpasses on the interstate. That being said, I’m not sure how the race director did it, but … MORE

Disclaimer: ND is wicked flat, and to get hills, I run over the overpasses on the interstate.
That being said, I’m not sure how the race director did it, but he managed to have the wind in our face for every hill. That’s some major skill! 😉
The packet pickup was really quick, and the vendors there were really nice. I had a hard time navigating the Sanford center to find the bag drop, there were only signs from the main enterance, but I managed to find it before the gun went off.
The course was really pretty. Google Falls Park. It’s beautiful. The paths were nice and tree lined. The weather was cooler and perfect for me running. I did cramp a little today, but I didn’t get much stretching in so I was a little tight all race.

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Bear Lake Marathon Utah

Bear Lake Marathon Utah

I mentally prepared for a flat course, and am unsure when it changed, but it was a little bit of a partial trail course, which i wasn't ready for. However, … MORE

I mentally prepared for a flat course, and am unsure when it changed, but it was a little bit of a partial trail course, which i wasn’t ready for. However, the scenery was amazing and couldn’t have been prettier. 2 aid stations, with water if you needed it 4x along the out and back course.

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Bear Lake Marathon Wyoming

Bear Lake Marathon Wyoming

I took an early start to this race due to heat, and loved it. They were rolling hills that seemed to go on forever. An out and back along farmland … MORE

I took an early start to this race due to heat, and loved it. They were rolling hills that seemed to go on forever. An out and back along farmland and in the distance some mountains. It was beautiful, and a great second of 3 race.
Director makes sure everyone has a good, safe race and finishes. Aid stations were great with bug spray and water.

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Bear Lake Marathon Idaho

Bear Lake Marathon Idaho

I should have come a day earlier, as I was really struggling with elevation compared to my ND home. Beautiful, Flat course along the northern side of Bear Lake. A … MORE

I should have come a day earlier, as I was really struggling with elevation compared to my ND home. Beautiful, Flat course along the northern side of Bear Lake. A beautiful relaxed run. If I were to do it again, I’d do the early start on this race, as it got warm pretty quickly.
I loved the relaxed atmosphere, and the people running were so much fun.

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Battleship NC Half Marathon

Battleship NC Half Marathon

I undertrained for this race... that being said, There was a snafu with getting runners via bus to the Battleship for the start due to the ferry being out of … MORE

I undertrained for this race… that being said, There was a snafu with getting runners via bus to the Battleship for the start due to the ferry being out of commission the year I was there. They started late to make sure people were all there, which was very nice of them. The course was beautiful going over the water multiple times and through a residential area and park.
I carry my own water, so the aid stations weren’t used by me.

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Grand Forks Marathon

Grand Forks Marathon

I took the bus from the Mall to the Race, and I highly recommend it. There aren't as many people cheering you on during this race, but the course is … MORE

I took the bus from the Mall to the Race, and I highly recommend it. There aren’t as many people cheering you on during this race, but the course is tree-lined and fun. Super flat, with no real hills of any type. Finish medal is nice quality, I loved the swag, and the free beer after in the tent at the wild hog is great.

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Grandma’s Marathon & Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Grandma’s Marathon & Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

This is one of my favorite races. The people are awesome, its easy to get to the start line via bus. The crowd was great. The scenery was wonderful! MORE

This is one of my favorite races. The people are awesome, its easy to get to the start line via bus. The crowd was great. The scenery was wonderful!

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Fargo Marathon

Fargo Marathon

This Race has been streamlined and its always fun. They've changed the course a few times, so it doesn't seem to get repetitive if you run it multiple years in … MORE

This Race has been streamlined and its always fun. They’ve changed the course a few times, so it doesn’t seem to get repetitive if you run it multiple years in a row. Pretty Flat, great swag, and tons of people to cheer you on, bands frequently. Fun race.

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New Years Double – Allen, TX

New Years Double – Allen, TX

This was my first half marathon ever, and as tough as that is, I loved it. It was a small race, with amazing people and volunteers. The Aid stations were … MORE

This was my first half marathon ever, and as tough as that is, I loved it. It was a small race, with amazing people and volunteers. The Aid stations were adequate and nice, it was a loop course and beautiful for a ND girl in December!
This was a pretty relaxed race on mostly sidewalks.

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