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Boise, ID Raving since 2021 Active 1 day, 6 hours ago

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50K Council, ID Apr 24, 2021 8:15:04
50K Relay Midvale, ID Apr 23, 2022 1:59:04
14.5 Miler Twin Falls, ID Aug 5, 2023 5:14:00
Half Marathon Boise, ID Oct 15, 2022 2:49:20
10K Eagle, ID Jun 10, 2023 1:13:30

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 6, 2024
Half Marathon Stanley, VA Sep 14, 2024
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM Oct 6, 2024
Half Marathon Oakhurst, CA TBD

Past Races (29)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Apr 20, 2024 3:14:29
Half Marathon Homestead, FL Feb 10, 2024
14.5 Miler Twin Falls, ID Aug 5, 2023 5:14:00
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO Jul 29, 2023 3:09:15
10K Eagle, ID Jun 10, 2023 1:13:30
50K Council, ID Apr 22, 2023 8:25:00
Half Marathon Page, AZ Mar 11, 2023 3:59:08
Half Marathon Boise, ID Nov 5, 2022 3:05:10
Half Marathon Boise, ID Oct 15, 2022 2:49:20
Half Marathon Leavenworth, WA Oct 1, 2022 2:55:20
Half Marathon Kiowa, MT Jun 25, 2022 3:02:30
Half Marathon Twin Falls, ID Jun 4, 2022 3:16:05
Half Marathon Weott, CA May 1, 2022 3:06:09
50K Relay Midvale, ID Apr 23, 2022 1:59:04
10K Adrian, OR Mar 26, 2022 1:31:04
Half Marathon Boise, ID Oct 24, 2021 3:00:34
10K Boise, ID Sep 25, 2021 1:30:00
Half Marathon Ashford, WA Jul 17, 2021 3:11:03
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 12, 2021 3:16:43
Half Marathon Twin Falls, ID May 8, 2021 3:09:16
10K Garden City, ID May 1, 2021 1:18:44
50K Midvale, ID Apr 24, 2021 8:15:04
Half Marathon Bend, OR Apr 10, 2021 3:01:32
10K Adrian, OR Mar 27, 2021 1:34:09
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 17, 2019 3:15:10
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 1, 2019 3:40:34
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 22, 2018 3:52:06
Half Marathon Boise, ID Sep 23, 2017 2:54:02
Half Marathon Springdale, UT Apr 1, 2017 3:20:05

My Raves

Salt lake residents are very supportive of the runners in this race every neighborhood has residents out cheering the runners on. Lots and lots of aid stations. Signage on course … MORE

Salt lake residents are very supportive of the runners in this race every neighborhood has residents out cheering the runners on. Lots and lots of aid stations. Signage on course was great, can’t make a wrong turn. Traffic control was top notch. Normally I do not like running through neighborhoods but the architecture was so diverse with a mixture of old and new so I enjoyed the sites.
Everyone should run this race at least once.

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The hardest part of this race was the altitude. The second hardest is starting the run with a hill. The scenery wasn't as good as many Vacation Races, basically running … MORE

The hardest part of this race was the altitude. The second hardest is starting the run with a hill. The scenery wasn’t as good as many Vacation Races, basically running the outskirts of neighborhoods. With that said as always VR had great aid stations and an awesome finish line production/welcome. Also love there packet pickup and vendors.

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Great race. It was well run. The course was flat and well marked with a volunteer at every turn directing runners. It was for a great cause also, which is … MORE

Great race. It was well run. The course was flat and well marked with a volunteer at every turn directing runners. It was for a great cause also, which is always a bonus. The course was ran beside the river. I will be back next year.

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Well it would have been easy if I had trained. This is a fairly flat course on an old railroad bed. It follows the Weiser River. Normally April is a … MORE

Well it would have been easy if I had trained. This is a fairly flat course on an old railroad bed. It follows the Weiser River. Normally April is a great time to run this course but spring is a little late along the Weiser this year. This race has great volunteers along the course. And because there is a relay going on at the same time you have a large cheering section at the aid station.

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The race scenery was awesome. Mixed surfaces but very runnable. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. A lot of rain fell which made the normal great finish line production not … MORE

The race scenery was awesome. Mixed surfaces but very runnable. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. A lot of rain fell which made the normal great finish line production not up to VR standards (not there fault). The rain affected the party music at the end, sound systems just don’t like rain. I really like the normal VR finish line welcome. I will always recommend Vacation Race. They are an awesome team and puts on a top notch race.

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This race has a lot of technical spots. The single track was overgrown and hid a lot of trippers. Never fell but sure did stumble my way through. The description … MORE

This race has a lot of technical spots. The single track was overgrown and hid a lot of trippers. Never fell but sure did stumble my way through. The description of the race was good. What saved me was the lack of time limit , because with each stumble I found myself going slower. That’s because I am old and trying to stay upright became my main goal😬

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Great volunteers to guide you along the course when running through neighborhoods. Sure was glad the last little hill where the grim reaper usually greeted runners in past years was … MORE

Great volunteers to guide you along the course when running through neighborhoods. Sure was glad the last little hill where the grim reaper usually greeted runners in past years was no longer part of the route The hot soup was great after a rainy day run, which is normal for a November race.

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Thought under new management it would improve. The course was marked much better but the promised finisher metal was non existent unless you were among the front. They did give … MORE

Thought under new management it would improve. The course was marked much better but the promised finisher metal was non existent unless you were among the front. They did give a glass but you had to hunt that down. No one seemed to know anything about the metals or the glass we just happened to notice a booth as we were walking to our cars. No officials at the finish line. Good thing I had friends there cheering me on because the only official was the timer. I guess if you are slow you don’t count, but I am old so I am slow but I still ran the 14 miles. Yes the course was long it was just shy of 14

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The route was well marked with plenty of aid station. But it was a screwing route the last 3 miles was on rutted sandy road. With that said I have … MORE

The route was well marked with plenty of aid station. But it was a screwing route the last 3 miles was on rutted sandy road. With that said I have run worse

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A beautiful race with awesome views. The first 5 miles is up hill but the views make the climb worth the effort. And as always Vacation Races is run like … MORE

A beautiful race with awesome views. The first 5 miles is up hill but the views make the climb worth the effort. And as always Vacation Races is run like a well oiled machine. They know how to treat runners.

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First mile you climb out of the snake river canyon. Hard but gives you some great views of Shoshone Falls, the Niagara of the West. You also have some unique … MORE

First mile you climb out of the snake river canyon. Hard but gives you some great views of Shoshone Falls, the Niagara of the West. You also have some unique views of the Perrine Bridge. Lots of aid station

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What a great race, easy course with plenty of friendly aid stations. Great views of the majestic trees. Note to runners the backup to get into parking is long so … MORE

What a great race, easy course with plenty of friendly aid stations. Great views of the majestic trees. Note to runners the backup to get into parking is long so give yourself extra time to get to the race venue. I will definitely do this race again

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Fun race well manage, great volunteers. The course is flat and is on an old railroad bed. It can be a bit rocky in places Most the course is along … MORE

Fun race well manage, great volunteers. The course is flat and is on an old railroad bed. It can be a bit rocky in places Most the course is along the Weiser river. This year I decided not to do the 50k but participated in the relay. It’s a great race for those doing there first 50k

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This race has some of the best volunteers ever. They put on a great race with plenty of aid stations. Packet pickup was a breeze. The course is challenging but … MORE

This race has some of the best volunteers ever. They put on a great race with plenty of aid stations. Packet pickup was a breeze. The course is challenging but well worth the effort. And they served a nice meal afterwards. The race earnings are going to rebuild the high school track so we run this race for a good cause.

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Lots of aid stations and people directing at turns in the course, which was good because the wind was blowing over signage. The biggest problem with this race was the … MORE

Lots of aid stations and people directing at turns in the course, which was good because the wind was blowing over signage.
The biggest problem with this race was the poor communication. Packet pickup was changed at least twice discovered that when going to pickup packet . 3rd time was the charm. At pickup they said shirts would be available race day. Race day they said they didn’t bring the shirts because it was raining. We were told they would set up another packet pickup. Still waiting.

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This race had a mixture of terrain. A couple of hills but they were not to tough. Love the course, Love the volunteers. Race production was awesome. I would recommend … MORE

This race had a mixture of terrain. A couple of hills but they were not to tough. Love the course, Love the volunteers. Race production was awesome. I would recommend doing this race if you have the chance. The setting close to the Rainer National Park made it an awesome mini vacation. And you never know when you will spot Big Foot.

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The worst part of the race was the altitude. Was a stretch that was kind of technical. A lot of toe grapping rocks. The fast runners saw a bear. Nice … MORE

The worst part of the race was the altitude. Was a stretch that was kind of technical. A lot of toe grapping rocks. The fast runners saw a bear. Nice to be on the slow side, because the bears were all scared away. Love the way Vacation Races put on there races, from the energy they produce to the great aid stations.

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This was a tough race a lot of hills, the race starts with a pretty steep climb out of the canyon. It was on a paved path. The scenery was … MORE

This was a tough race a lot of hills, the race starts with a pretty steep climb out of the canyon. It was on a paved path. The scenery was great but the wind was nasty.

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Nice little run, the course was well mark and it was flat and paved. Fast course. The course was along the Boise River on both sides and if you looked … MORE

Nice little run, the course was well mark and it was flat and paved. Fast course. The course was along the Boise River on both sides and if you looked real close when you went past the zoo you could get a glimpse of the he giraffe. Or get an eye full never know what you might see

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The medal is kind of cool , it's a railroad spike. Great aid stations. Easy flat run on an old railroad bed. Worse part of this run is the cloud … MORE

The medal is kind of cool , it’s a railroad spike. Great aid stations. Easy flat run on an old railroad bed. Worse part of this run is the cloud burst that happen in the last 6 miles. At least it wasn’t to hot.

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The view was non existent . The course was rocky a lot of lava rock. It was flat and very dusty. I expected better scenery in Bend Oregon. This was … MORE

The view was non existent . The course was rocky a lot of lava rock. It was flat and very dusty. I expected better scenery in Bend Oregon. This was the first time they ran the course out of Pronghorn Resort. I was disappointed in the lack of scenery

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The race was a challenge but it was fun. Great aid stations along the way. Medals were awesome they are made by the high school students. I would do this … MORE

The race was a challenge but it was fun. Great aid stations along the way. Medals were awesome they are made by the high school students. I would do this race again and maybe do the half

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Very congested run, so many people. Stood in corral for the start for over 45 minutes. I really don't know what can be done with the number of racers to … MORE

Very congested run, so many people. Stood in corral for the start for over 45 minutes. I really don’t know what can be done with the number of racers to improve this. It was kind of cool to run the strip at night. After finishing the race you had a long walk just to get out of the shoot.

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I have ran the race before. I've run the 5k &10k so why not go for the trifecta and run a half. Ran a personal best. The course is flat … MORE

I have ran the race before. I’ve run the 5k &10k so why not go for the trifecta and run a half. Ran a personal best. The course is flat and a bit crowded especially the last two miles when the course merges with the 5k walkers and family groups.
The proceeds are very a very good cause. Overall a well produced race.

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