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@LACanadaJen

CANADA Raving since 2019 Active 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
30K Blaine, WA Apr 2, 2022 3:18:35
Half Marathon Bainbridge Island, WA Jun 11, 2023 2:14:35

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Past Races (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Bainbridge Island, WA Jun 11, 2023 2:14:35
10K Seattle, WA Feb 12, 2023
Half Marathon Issaquah, WA Nov 12, 2022 3:15:12
30K Blaine, WA Apr 2, 2022 3:18:35
Half Marathon Seattle, WA Sep 22, 2019 2:21:02

My Raves

Starting from the docked ferry is so much fun (and loud when the captain blows the ferry's horn). The course is beautiful; it's a mix of road and trail. About … MORE

Starting from the docked ferry is so much fun (and loud when the captain blows the ferry’s horn).

The course is beautiful; it’s a mix of road and trail. About 75% of the course is roads and that part is mostly out and back, while the trails are a loop. Near the dock/heart of Bainbridge, the route has sidewalks, but for the majority of the time, we run on the road. The roads aren’t closed, but there are coned space for runners, and all crossing monitored with race volunteers or local police to hold traffic. Any the vehicles that pass runners do it slowly and respectfully.

The trails aren’t that technical and the forest is beautiful. By the time you get to the trails, the pack is pretty spread out so mostly there are only a handfuls of runners around you.

There are some pretty epic hills for a road race, but nothing too awful (okay, one, but mostly we all grumble and cheer each other on the slog up). The course is rarely flat, but what goes up, must come down, and the race ends on a down hill.

I’ve done the race twice (2019 and 2023) and wore my road shoes both times.

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The course is mostly flat, though there is a decent hill within the first mile of the first loop. It doesn't get done again on any subsequent loops. Orca Running … MORE

The course is mostly flat, though there is a decent hill within the first mile of the first loop. It doesn’t get done again on any subsequent loops.

Orca Running put on a fun event with plenty of fun people and serious competitors. The loop is gorgeous looking out at the water on the right side and forest on the left. There is an aid station three miles into the loop with a fun group of volunteers and an inflatable tunnel to run through.

If you’re a walker, as my friend and I are, the course stays open for four hours and we have done both the half and the 10k walking.

They are a zero cup race, so remember to bring your own cups or carry your own hydration.

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Plenty of ups and downs spaced across the course with twists and turns. It's basically an out and back through the forest. Well-stocked aid stations and plenty of other runners, … MORE

Plenty of ups and downs spaced across the course with twists and turns. It’s basically an out and back through the forest. Well-stocked aid stations and plenty of other runners, but spaced out enough that you see people, but don’t get caught up in a pack unless you want to be.

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Well put on race from Orca Running. First half of the 30k course is mostly flat and along the ocean, second half is rolling hills and on a country road. … MORE

Well put on race from Orca Running.
First half of the 30k course is mostly flat and along the ocean, second half is rolling hills and on a country road. Cones are used on either side and there are volunteers all along the way.

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The race is very well organized and filled really happy volunteers. The aid station were well spaced out and anywhere there might have been a question as to which way … MORE

The race is very well organized and filled really happy volunteers. The aid station were well spaced out and anywhere there might have been a question as to which way the course went, there were volunteers making sure we went the right way.

The course starts at sea level and there are some hills the first 4mi/6.5km, but after that, it’s all sea level again. While rainy, the views along the way were pretty, with the low clouds and mist over the water and surrounding islands, then the Seattle skyline came into view with the iconic Space Needle.

The end was fun and full of energy with water or electrolyte drinks as soon as you crossed the finish line. There was fresh-cooked food as well, but my stomach wasn’t in the happiest of places so, I just drank a ton of water.

The medal is a lovely design and, as this was my third race with Orca, I got an additional medal for completing three events with them this year.

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SWAG
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