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@kbuck2

Lincoln, NE Raving since 2020 Active 1 week, 3 days ago

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Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 4, 2021 3:56:24
Marathon Relay Big Sur, CA Apr 29, 2018 4:17:56
Half Marathon Valley, NE Apr 24, 2021 1:49:40
15K Pensacola, FL 2014 1:33:24
10K Papillion, NE Jun 13, 2020 51:56
4 Miler Kewanee, IL 2018 33:08

Future Races (17)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
10K Elmwood, NE Sep 9, 2022
5 Miler Lincoln, NE Sep 18, 2022
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE Oct 23, 2022
Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 12, 2022
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Feb 26, 2023
Marathon Indianapolis, IN TBD
Marathon Staten Island, NY TBD
7 Miler Davenport, IA TBD
Half Marathon Crazy Horse, SD TBD
Half Marathon Lexington, KY TBD
Marathon Waco, TX TBD
Half Marathon Dillon, CO TBD
15K Peoria, IL TBD
Half Marathon Steamboat Springs, CO TBD
Marathon Minneapolis, MN TBD
10K Richmond, VA TBD
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK TBD

Past Races (20)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO Jul 30, 2022 2:11:36
Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 4, 2021 3:56:24
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE Oct 24, 2021 1:57:34
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 18, 2021 2:13:26
10K Elmwood, NE Sep 10, 2021 54:26
Half Marathon Valley, NE Apr 24, 2021 1:49:40
10K Ashland, NE Mar 6, 2021 53:04
10K Elmwood, NE Sep 11, 2020 54:48
10K Papillion, NE Jun 13, 2020 51:56
10K Ashland, NE Mar 7, 2020 54:34:14
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE Nov 3, 2019 2:13:38
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE Oct 28, 2018 1:49:40
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE May 6, 2018 1:56:18
Marathon Relay Big Sur, CA Apr 29, 2018 4:17:56
4 Miler Kewanee, IL 2018 33:08
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 21, 2014 5:17:16
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE May 4, 2014 2:10:20
15K Pensacola, FL 2014 1:33:24
Marathon Relay St Louis, MO 2013 4:38:31
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO 2010 2:46:52

My Raves

The altitude made this tough for me as a runner from a much flatter state, but the course itself was great. The 5ish miles of steady uphill at the beginning … MORE

The altitude made this tough for me as a runner from a much flatter state, but the course itself was great. The 5ish miles of steady uphill at the beginning was very gradual so hardly noticeable. Then some steep downhills for much of the last 8 miles. A little crowded at the beginning, but plenty of space by mile 2. As with all Vacation Races, the medals are awesome, shirts great and views along the course are top-notch. Highly recommend doing the 5K the night before for the Elk Double. Great preview of the first mile and last couple miles of the half. Plus, it comes with an extra swag item and two more medals.

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I'll admit I didn't love the course for the full marathon - there was a lot of jutting back and forth through neighborhoods, plus a slightly confusing two-loop section around/through … MORE

I’ll admit I didn’t love the course for the full marathon – there was a lot of jutting back and forth through neighborhoods, plus a slightly confusing two-loop section around/through a park from ~miles 14-21. Rolling hills were a little more challenging than I expected. But those things did nothing to dampen the spirit that comes with running this race.

Outstanding crowd support throughout – many of whom were saying thank you to the runners, constant reminders that this race is for something much bigger than yourself. Hydration stations were very frequent and had both water and Nuun at all of them. The race shirts were comfortable long-sleeve tech shirts, medals were huge, and – best surprise – a special finisher’s hat only for marathoners.

The logistics of the expo and starting line were a little chaotic with health protocols this year, but nothing too stressful.

Definitely recommend running this race!

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They weren't joking by labeling this course "difficult." The ~1,800 ft of elevation gain hits you right away and continues until around mile 8 when you finally get the bliss … MORE

They weren’t joking by labeling this course “difficult.” The ~1,800 ft of elevation gain hits you right away and continues until around mile 8 when you finally get the bliss of running downhill. One more big climb around 11.5 before the downhill finish. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to walk in a race, but my friend and I started run-walking around 1.5 miles. By far the hardest race I’ve ever run, but it was still fun. And I was proud to finish within 30 minutes of my half marathon PR time on such a tough course.

Some logistical issues the morning of the race with more people trying to shuttle to the start line than there was room for in the buses, but the VR team got it handled and the race started on time.

Overall, a great race. Fun weekend. And can’t wait to do another Vacation Races race next year!

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If not for the windy day, I would have easily run a PR. Instead I ran the exact same time as my PR. Loved the race. Very low-key race overall, … MORE

If not for the windy day, I would have easily run a PR. Instead I ran the exact same time as my PR. Loved the race. Very low-key race overall, but they did a great job making it a big event by bringing in some big-time elite athletes.

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This race was on my list of to-dos after seeing a booth for it at the Grandma's Marathon a few years earlier. Was thrilled to get a relay spot and … MORE

This race was on my list of to-dos after seeing a booth for it at the Grandma’s Marathon a few years earlier. Was thrilled to get a relay spot and take on the beautiful course with three of my friends. I ran the second leg, which was the second-longest and had a huge climb, but I knew it included Bixby Bridge so I definitely wanted that. It was chilly and misty, but that actually made it a perfect day for running along that beautiful coast. The scenery is unmatched and I would highly recommend this race. I was a little disappointed by the expo — had experienced much better expos at lesser known races, but the race itself was wonderful.

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