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@kloskyj

Colorado Springs, CO Raving since 2020 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 2010 3:44:08

Future Races (1)

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Marathon Taos, NM 2023

Past Races (45)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Westfield, MA May 19, 2022 4:50:53
Marathon Nashua, NH May 17, 2022 4:52:08
Marathon Miami, FL Feb 6, 2022 4:26:24
Marathon Gulf Shores, AL Jan 30, 2022 4:32:15
Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 16, 2022 5:13:16
Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 17, 2021 4:19:22
Marathon Schenectady, NY May 30, 2021 5:21:31
Marathon Brandon, VT May 29, 2021 7:07:25
Marathon Millington, TN Feb 28, 2021 4:57:30
Marathon Warner Robins, GA Feb 13, 2021 4:59:29
Marathon Gering, NE Sep 26, 2020 4:42:55
Marathon Hartford, CT Sep 4, 2020 4:13:50
Marathon Coeur d\\\'Alene, ID Aug 23, 2020 4:49:59
Marathon Grassy Butte, ND Jul 25, 2020 6:08:21
Marathon Wildwood, MO Dec 8, 2019 5:21:01
Marathon Cheyenne, WY Sep 15, 2019 4:53:51
Marathon Gallatin Gateway, MT Sep 8, 2019 4:11:58
Marathon Palmer Lake, CO Sep 2, 2019 5:16:59
Marathon Viborg, SD Jun 9, 2019 5:26:22
Marathon Lubbock, TX Apr 28, 2019 5:45:44
Marathon Colorado Springs, CO Oct 7, 2018 7:16:09
Marathon Palmer Lake, CO Sep 3, 2018 5:13:47
Marathon Davis, OK Mar 26, 2017 4:55:56
Marathon Wichita, KS Oct 9, 2016 5:25:41
Marathon Reno, NV May 6, 2012 4:08:52
Marathon Calistoga, CA 2012 3:56:07
Marathon Vancouver, WA 2012 4:44:14
Marathon Chesterfield, VA 2011 4:08:25
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC 2011 4:08:52
Marathon Wilmington, DE 2011 3:52:46
Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 2010 3:44:08
Marathon York, PA 2010 3:50:05
Marathon Sea Isle City, NJ 2010 4:05:42
Marathon Louisville, KY 2010 3:58:31
Marathon Newport, RI 2010 3:53:57
Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV 2010 3:51:11
Marathon Piney Point, MD 2009 3:48:53
Marathon Ellerbe, NC 2009 3:58:25
Marathon Wilmington, DE 2009 5:10:05
Marathon Arlington, VA 2008 4:19:38
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2006 6:16:59
Marathon Kouklia, Cyprus 2006 4:22:04
Marathon Arlington, VA 2006 4:10:06
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2004 4:26:25
Marathon San Diego, CA 2002 4:49:00

My Raves

Drizzly rain and cooler all day. Easy logistics and well supported. 14 loops of just under 2 miles. This park isn't as scenic as others in the New England Challemge, … MORE

Drizzly rain and cooler all day. Easy logistics and well supported. 14 loops of just under 2 miles. This park isn’t as scenic as others in the New England Challemge, but it is still pretty. Flat and enjoyable. The aid station was well stocked and they cooked breakfast burritos and egg rolls…delicious! Nice folks who run this series. Definitely worth doing.

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The organization of the New England Challenge is always on point. Easy logistics. The loop is a little over 5 miles run 5 times and is very scenic. The main … MORE

The organization of the New England Challenge is always on point. Easy logistics. The loop is a little over 5 miles run 5 times and is very scenic. The main aid station is by the start/finish line and is well stocked. There is another aid station at the far point with water and stingers. Don’t let the multi-loop format throw you off…scenic and enjoyable.

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Well supported, easy and flat course, fairly scenic, well organized, a great large marathon. If I had a complaint, it would be about us runners. If you read this and … MORE

Well supported, easy and flat course, fairly scenic, well organized, a great large marathon. If I had a complaint, it would be about us runners. If you read this and you’re new to running races, learn the etiquette. Don’t move to the front of the corral and start the race walking 4 abreast. Don’t drift all over the place without looking behind you. Swag is average, registration is a little high. For me, I’d do another FL to get this state, but it aligned with my schedule. If you like the larger marathons, you’ll enjoy this one.

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Nearly perfect weather. A little bit of wind (always a headwind of course). Started with a little ice on the windshield driving to the start, but it was Florida/Alabama cold...warmed … MORE

Nearly perfect weather. A little bit of wind (always a headwind of course). Started with a little ice on the windshield driving to the start, but it was Florida/Alabama cold…warmed up to nice 50s and 60s quickly. The course is flat and scenic. It runs through the Gulf Shores State Park. You run over some of the same trail, but it isn’t repetitive. Not very crowded, even in the beginning miles. Well supported with aid stations. Stations have mostly just Gatorade and water. Some had gels, and one (toward the end had some bags of chips). Would have liked a little more food, but pretty good. Got in late, so I missed the expo. Packet pickup and all the start line activity was easy and great. Parking didn’t seem like a problem, even if you got there late. Restrooms were available and staff/volunteers were great. Other than a little more food, my only complaint would be the hotel. The lodge at Gulf State Park was a very nice property and the location was awesome. I asked about a late checkout to take a shower before heading to the airport. They said the organizers negotiated a $75 late checkout rate to go past noon. The rate we got was $120 out the door, which was good for that hotel, but the $75 would have been more than a normal rate and as I diamond member at that chain, I would have normally gotten a late checkout, no problem. Small complaint…found a YMCA on the way to the airport. Post race food was a little limited, but did the trick.

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Easy, fast, flat course with lots of Louisiana hospitality and support. Scenic run through LSU campus and through mostly nice neighborhoods of Baton Rouge. Locals go all out to provide … MORE

Easy, fast, flat course with lots of Louisiana hospitality and support. Scenic run through LSU campus and through mostly nice neighborhoods of Baton Rouge. Locals go all out to provide snacks, beverages, including the adult variety. You could easily elevate your BAL past legal limits if you want and lots of homemade cookies and other delights. Great run.

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Flat and easy course through urban to suburban Detroit and Belle Isle (no Canada due to COVID-19). Not overly crowded, but a very well attended race where you are never … MORE

Flat and easy course through urban to suburban Detroit and Belle Isle (no Canada due to COVID-19). Not overly crowded, but a very well attended race where you are never out of contact with multiple runners. Half/M Relay folks run at the time/course, but not as issue. I don’t like crowds personally and this was entirely ok. Aid stations and bands were frequent, spectator support was average in places to awesome in some neighborhoods. Lots of viewing opportunities for your spectators. Bands, music, beers, fireball, food, etc. was also provided by locals not as part of the race itself. Weather was comfortably chilly the entire race. Communication was awesome. Expo was not over the top, but nice and appropriate. Results were emailed almost instantly along with links to photos that could be downloaded free. Start was via corrals and not an issue. We had no trouble parking for the expo or start, but I could see that as about the only potential complaint. This is an excellent marathon!

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Hopefully COVID-19 protocols will go away someday soon. With that in mind, this is an excellent race is you want a flat, scenic, and not too crowded run. I ran … MORE

Hopefully COVID-19 protocols will go away someday soon. With that in mind, this is an excellent race is you want a flat, scenic, and not too crowded run. I ran this as a double with Infinitus in Goshen, VT the day prior. Aid stations came often with mostly just water. I asked a few if they had gatorade, but never found any and I don’t think there was any food on the course. My day prior race was a trail marathon, so I had brought my own supplies and didn’t look too closely. The run is mostly along the Mohawk River and very pretty. It rained almost the whole day with temps in the 40s. Really good running weather except maybe a little on the wet and cold side. A few places were on well-protected roads, but most was flat, wide, easy trail. Organization, parking, communication was all good. Nice box lunch at the finish. Bring a cup and/or your own food for the run and you’ll have a blast.

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Great organization and a whole lot of truly nutty runners come from anything from the 888k down to the 8 miler. If you love trail runs, you will love this … MORE

Great organization and a whole lot of truly nutty runners come from anything from the 888k down to the 8 miler. If you love trail runs, you will love this one.

The festival lasts for 10 days with the marathon on the last full day. There is a 7.5 mile loop that climbs about 2000 feet in maybe 2 miles. Single and double track, not so technical, but steep. All downhill on the last part of that loop. You pass through the start area on the way to do the 20 mile loop which has one hill around 12-13 miles about the same height, but climbs over 4 miles. The 20 mile loop has areas that are more technical and lots of opportunities to roll an ankle. Very beautiful, very challenging, and very well organized. You have support as you pass through the start at 7.5, another minor food and water station around 16, and at 20 is the best food I ever had on a marathon. You need to be self supporting because of the spacing, but the aid stations are nice. Volunteers are great.

We had light to moderate rain the day prior and mostly cool and overcast on race day. There was some mud, but mostly minor/avoidable. A few stream crossings, but there were wood planks, rocks, or something to get across. As timing would have it, I had a fairly new pair of shoes on and they stayed mostly clean and dry.

Not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you don’t like trails, you stopped reading at the beginning. Do this one!

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Gotta love covid. Pulled this off in the pist-covid world. You run through where you park 13 times, so bring your own support and leave it on your bumper. Gatorade … MORE

Gotta love covid. Pulled this off in the pist-covid world. You run through where you park 13 times, so bring your own support and leave it on your bumper. Gatorade and water available.

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Well organized, flat course, reasonably scenic if you like Air Force Bases. Southern portion runs by a small lake, nice woods, and some horses, the rest is Air Base. Course … MORE

Well organized, flat course, reasonably scenic if you like Air Force Bases. Southern portion runs by a small lake, nice woods, and some horses, the rest is Air Base. Course is all paved roads with very light traffic. Support/aid stations/post race food were all decent. We had rain and chilly…perfect running weather. Gotta take some time to see the museum.

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Well organized, aid station about every 3 miles for the first half, then more frequently later on. Course is fairly scenic with 2 sets of bluffs. Mostly on road with … MORE

Well organized, aid station about every 3 miles for the first half, then more frequently later on. Course is fairly scenic with 2 sets of bluffs. Mostly on road with some easy dirt trail in the high teens and 20s. Seems like it gets windy a lot and we certainly had at least 30 mph out of the west, so in your face on the one decent hill around 13-16. Great support, nice little town feel, a very good marathon overall. Beer and pizza at the finish. Busses to start were well run.

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I thought I would not like the 12 loop repetetiveness, but it was a pretty route and I enjoyed this a whole lot more than I thought I would. A … MORE

I thought I would not like the 12 loop repetetiveness, but it was a pretty route and I enjoyed this a whole lot more than I thought I would. A minor hill right before the end of the lap got bigger every time. Well organized, especially with COVID-19 stuff going on. You get a little square on a table with your bib number to place food, drinks, etc., so you get 12 shots to resupply. The were a few people cheering by the the finish line, so after a few loops, you really look forward to their cheers. I’d run another one like these for sure.

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RD and staff worked extra hard to pull off this race with the COVID-19 procedures and the 50 State Marathin club to make it a counter. They were amazing. The … MORE

RD and staff worked extra hard to pull off this race with the COVID-19 procedures and the 50 State Marathin club to make it a counter. They were amazing. The race was great.

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Great organization, RD very responsive, course is hilly, hot, and beautiful. No PRs and only 2 aid stations, so prepare. A couple water crossings, but overall not very technical single … MORE

Great organization, RD very responsive, course is hilly, hot, and beautiful. No PRs and only 2 aid stations, so prepare. A couple water crossings, but overall not very technical single track trail that will greatly challenge you. It is closer to 27 miles, but makes the finish even better. Enjoy!

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