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@kellrox

Fontana, CA Raving since 2024 Active 5 days, 16 hours ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Folsom, CA Dec 3, 2023 3:31:00
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 13, 2022 1:44:00

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Past Races (16)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Cleveland, OH May 18, 2024 3:35:00
Marathon Eugene, OR Apr 28, 2024 3:35:00
Marathon Miami, FL Jan 28, 2024 3:35:00
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 9, 2023
Marathon Folsom, CA Dec 3, 2023 3:31:00
Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 15, 2023 3:38:00
Marathon Denver, CO May 21, 2023 3:42:00
Marathon Austin, TX Feb 19, 2023 3:46:00
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 13, 2022 1:44:00
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 24, 2022 3:43:00
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 1, 2022 3:54:00
Marathon Tempe, AZ Jan 16, 2022 3:32:00
Marathon San Diego, CA Oct 24, 2021 3:31:00
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Sep 26, 2021 1:44:00
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 8, 2020 3:52:00
Marathon Cork, Ireland Jun 2, 2019 4:52:00

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This was my first year running in Cleveland. Beginning with the expo, I was disappointed in that there weren’t any freebies. Only the usual “discounted vendors.” I did however snag … MORE

This was my first year running in Cleveland. Beginning with the expo, I was disappointed in that there weren’t any freebies. Only the usual “discounted vendors.” I did however snag a cool magnet. Hot tip: if you are staying in town, DO NOT stay at any of the hotels near centennial park. I had a rude awakening both Saturday and Sunday morning from music and announcing at 6am, which made me very exhausted after losing three hours of time change. Even though it’s convenient to be near the start line, you should consider being at least a mile out.

The race day weather was partially cloudy at 58 degrees, which is ideal for me. The marathon started promptly at 7am. It began and ended at centennial park. The run itself had many turns which was nice to tour the city. There was a lot of shade throughout the run thanks to tall buildings in the downtown, and trees in the neighborhoods. There was mile markers almost every mile, except for some in the beginning 10 miles. The mile markers weren’t accurate, and didn’t agree with my Nike app. I did enjoy the amount of crowd support throughout the race. There was a lot of soakers and misters throughout, however I did not partake. The course was relatively flat with a couple of hills, one most notably at mile 24. There were many water/nuun stations, about every other mile. Something that I did not like about the race was that the medals were sitting right at the start line for everyone to see. I prefer not to see what the medals look like, or even visually see them until the finish line. Crossing the finish line had a lot of spectators and can hear the announcer announce name and hometown. The finish line included a cup of nuun, bottled water, chocolate milk, bananas, pretzels, gummy’s, bag of chips, three options for chewy bars; smores, chocolate chip, and peanut butter chocolate chips and also a coconut bar. Overall, I would recommend the Cleveland marathon for a flat, cheerful, non-boring spring race.

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This race was well organized and began right at 7:00am. The race included aid stations every other mile, and listed mile markers at every mile except for around miles 15-18. … MORE

This race was well organized and began right at 7:00am. The race included aid stations every other mile, and listed mile markers at every mile except for around miles 15-18. The marathon was mostly flat/downhill. Expect an iphill at miles 4.5 and 8.5. You get to run along the river which offers beautiful scenery. The finish line at Hayward field was energetic. You get to see yourself on a big screen and hear your name as you enter the field. The post race festivities include a bag with a cookie, banana, bagel, and race bottle with water. Kristen’s was also there for post race pancakes although I did not partake. The expo seemed unorganized when picking up bibs. It seemed as though you could stand in any line as a corral was never assigned to people. The rest of the expo had usual vendors, and a cool bike race shirt. I would highly recommend running this race. This year the weather was perfect, no rain and overcast at 48 degrees.

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The lifetime Miami Marathon offers a very scenic course. Coming from the cold weather in California, it took a minute to adjust to the humidity. The weather didn’t seem to … MORE

The lifetime Miami Marathon offers a very scenic course. Coming from the cold weather in California, it took a minute to adjust to the humidity. The weather didn’t seem to make a negative impact on me as I was able to finish at my normal time. The expo was not too impressive as there were not to many handouts or freebies other than a few electrolyte drinks and a popsicle. The rar corrals were monitored before entering and began one at a time. The first few miles were hectic as there were many runners bunched together. The finish line festival did not offer much other than what you would expect traveling on an airplane. The bathrooms were too far away from the finish line and had to climb over people to get to them.Non of the port A potties seemed to have any tp which also stunk.

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The expo and race took place at the drag strip. Very easy to navigate on race day. Be sure to give yourself time before the race to park, as there … MORE

The expo and race took place at the drag strip. Very easy to navigate on race day. Be sure to give yourself time before the race to park, as there is traffic getting in. There were a lot of youths running the race that started after 7:00. The race had a lot of rolling hills, which after a while got tiring. The views of bonelli park were magnificent. The run ends where it started at the drag strip, and a snowflake finisher medal. Cons: The race doesn’t have much crowd support. No post race snack other than water and pretzels. Pros: Scenery, great weather, parking can be used for Saturday and Sunday.

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This race was very flat and fast. The expo was very well organized and even offered free posters. There was also an official asics shop which was cool. Beginning on … MORE

This race was very flat and fast. The expo was very well organized and even offered free posters. There was also an official asics shop which was cool. Beginning on race morning it was an early start as you were required to take a shuttle to the start line leaving at 5:30. Plan accordingly as all shuttles leave at different times depending on where you are staying. The bus arrives very early, so I just hung out in the bus for almost an hour. The race start started 15 minutes late for no apparent reason. Race weather was ideal right now and topped out at about 55 degrees. The finish line offered the most I’ve seen which invluded a bottle, backpack, jacket and gorgeous medal. Also plenty of food such as oatmeal, nutrition bars and a burrito. Overall would recommend.

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I decided to fly out to this run due to its uniqueness in entering Canada. The race coordinators say that you need your passport while running but really only need … MORE

I decided to fly out to this run due to its uniqueness in entering Canada. The race coordinators say that you need your passport while running but really only need it at the expo. While running be sure to have your bib on as that is what they check. The highlights were running over the ambassador bridge and tunnel. The marathon really explored the neighborhoods of Detroit which made the run interesting. Not too much to offer at the finish line as you had to walk a distance just to get the medal. Overall would recommend.

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I chose to fly out to this run from Cali due to many of the sites the course has to offer. Very scenic running through the zoo, empower field, colfax … MORE

I chose to fly out to this run from Cali due to many of the sites the course has to offer. Very scenic running through the zoo, empower field, colfax street, and a river. The organization was well ran and the expo was very unique as you entered through the broncos press box. The finish line included a few snacks and a fantastic finisher medal. Would recommend.

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This race offered all of the sites of the states capital which went through many neighborhoods. Be careful while running as there are many bike cones sticking up. Early on … MORE

This race offered all of the sites of the states capital which went through many neighborhoods. Be careful while running as there are many bike cones sticking up. Early on in the run, I tripped over one and scrapped my leg up badly. There were also some hills later after mile 15 which slowed me down some. The race overall was nothing spectacular. The finish line area was the best part finishing at the capital with a cool belt buckle finisher medal.

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The race was celebrating 10 years, and displayed that on the strap of the medal. The race was well organized and started promptly on time. The race weather was perfect … MORE

The race was celebrating 10 years, and displayed that on the strap of the medal. The race was well organized and started promptly on time. The race weather was perfect in November. My favorite stretch was the out and back part where you get to view San Francisco and Alcatraz. If you are looking for a smaller run in the Bay Area, the is the one to run.

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I drove up to this race from socal. The race started off at the embarcadero and went through many of the popular sites of San Francisco. Be aware of the … MORE

I drove up to this race from socal. The race started off at the embarcadero and went through many of the popular sites of San Francisco. Be aware of the hills starting with the bridge and coming out after the bridge. Constant rolling hills can cause for a slow time so take the hills easy. Race was overall very fun and had many spectators to get you through the run.

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The race mostly traveled through neighborhoods in Costa Mesa. There was a slight incline in the first few mile. I did not find this race particularly enjoyable as it was … MORE

The race mostly traveled through neighborhoods in Costa Mesa. There was a slight incline in the first few mile. I did not find this race particularly enjoyable as it was not very scenic and didn’t have enough water stations. At one point of the race I had to ask a volunteer for water because there wasn’t enough stations. The finish line festivities was a mess between the half and full at the fair. The one thing that was nice about the race was that the course didn’t back track and got to see everything once.

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This was my second rock n roll marathon after running San Diego. I was surprised that I enjoyed this one much more. The weather was ideal in January. There was … MORE

This was my second rock n roll marathon after running San Diego. I was surprised that I enjoyed this one much more. The weather was ideal in January. There was plenty of water stations. I enjoyed the live bands and support throughout. The course had many spectacular views such as downtown and desert landscape. The medal was amazing. The one thing that wasn’t great was the finish line. It would have been nice to have more than a banana and water after running a marathon. The expo had a lot of vendors and gave a few freebies

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This was my first rock n roll race and thought it was well coordinated. The expo was held at the convention center and had plentiful supplies of supplements and clothes … MORE

This was my first rock n roll race and thought it was well coordinated. The expo was held at the convention center and had plentiful supplies of supplements and clothes given it was just post pandemic. I ran this race in October due to its cancellation in June, and the weather was cool. The race had steady inclines, the one to be aware of is the one around mile 23 which is an uphill freeway leading downtown. After this race I developed pirifornis syndrome that I still deal with today in part due to that hill. The post race only supplied pretzels, bananas and water. There wasnt enough port a potties at the finish line. The race included a lot of water stations, live bands and a lot of crowd support to motivate

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This race was postponed to September from January which is why I ran it. The weather did not disappoint as it was overcast in the 50s at start time. I … MORE

This race was postponed to September from January which is why I ran it. The weather did not disappoint as it was overcast in the 50s at start time. I enjoyed how the race started outside the rose bowl stadium and ended inside the stadium. The race itself got boring at times running back and forth on streets in Pasadena. It was more downhill than uphill which was nice. There were a lot of post race goodies for a half marathon & very cool medal featuring a rose.

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This race review was pre pandemic when the course went from dodger stadium to Santa Monica. This course was beautiful, net downhill, and full of iconic sites. The crowd support … MORE

This race review was pre pandemic when the course went from dodger stadium to Santa Monica. This course was beautiful, net downhill, and full of iconic sites. The crowd support was amazing, as was the race production. Plenty of stations, and port a potties. The expo was held at the La convention center and had so many vendors and samples. My favorite vendor was clif. The finish line was unbelievable with so many handouts and a beautiful medal.

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This was my first ever marathon, so I was a bit skeptical of it. The race day weather was cool and overcast with some rain. The race began in downtown … MORE

This was my first ever marathon, so I was a bit skeptical of it. The race day weather was cool and overcast with some rain. The race began in downtown cork and ran by a lot of pubs and crowd support. The rest jogged out on a trail snd offered some river views. There was a huge hill at mile 18 that really made me sick the rest of the race. If you are new to marathons be prepared for uphills as this one really affected my time. Overall it was cool to run in cork, to tour the city.

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