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@lancenull

Salinas, CA Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher, 100 Half Marathons Club, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs #2021, Half Fanatics #8667 Active 2 weeks, 1 day ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Wednesday Night Laundry Runners

  • Rave race:

    Big Sur Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Fargo

  • I run because:

    I enjoy the competition (with myself) and I love the camaraderie!  I have made a lot of friends through running.  I hope to meet you out on a course.

     

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Future Races

Personal Bests (17)

Race Distance Location Date Result
5 hr Santa Clara, CA Dec 22, 2018 13 mi
50 Miler San Martin, CA Mar 5, 2016 16:04:21
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2018 12:41:54
Goofy Challenge (39.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 11, 2015 10:36:55
50K San Martin, CA Feb 28, 2015 7:30:29
Marathon San Jose, CA 2001 5:14:07
3-Way Challenge (22.4 Miles) Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 5:52:30
21 Miler Big Sur, CA 2008 4:54:44
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2002 2:10:54
10 Miler Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 16, 2023 2:36:58
15K Tampa, FL Feb 25, 2023 2:18:11
12K San Francisco, CA May 19, 2019 2:14:45
10K Los Angeles, CA Oct 29, 2023 1:17:24
8K San Jose, CA Feb 2, 2020 1:18:23
4 Miler San Diego, CA May 21, 2023 1:01:56
5K Clovis, CA May 28, 2022 38:15
1 Miler Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 17:32

Future Races (20)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Napa, CA Apr 28, 2024
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 2, 2024
Half Marathon Santa Clarita, CA Jun 15, 2024
Half Marathon Duluth, MN Jun 22, 2024
5K Los Angeles, CA TBD
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM TBD
Half Marathon Pescadero, CA TBD
Marathon Gallatin Gateway, MT TBD
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT TBD
Marathon Fargo, ND TBD
Half Marathon Honolulu, HI TBD
Double Half Marathon South Williamson, KY TBD
Marathon Honolulu, HI TBD
Marathon Farmington, NM TBD
Marathon Huntington, WV TBD
Marathon Jackson, MS TBD
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM TBD
Half Marathon Shiprock, NM TBD
Half Marathon Temecula, CA TBD
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK TBD

Past Races (343)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Santa Clarita, CA Mar 23, 2024 5:47:25
Marathon Japan Mar 3, 2024 6:22:21
Half Marathon San Miguel, CA Feb 17, 2024 3:48:57
Half Marathon San Juan Bautista, CA Jan 27, 2024 3:32:39
Half Marathon Tempe, AZ Jan 14, 2024 3:10:56
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 9, 2023 3:31:26
5K Encinitas, CA Nov 23, 2023 46:08
10K Los Angeles, CA Oct 29, 2023 1:17:24
Half Marathon Agua Dulce, CA Oct 21, 2023 5:24:04
10K Aromas, CA Oct 15, 2023 1:45:08
Half Marathon Bakersfield, CA Oct 8, 2023 3:08:01
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Aug 19, 2023 3:18:11
5K USA Aug 18, 2023
Half Marathon Exeter, CA Aug 5, 2023 3:13:58
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA May 29, 2023 3:15:41
5K Vista, CA May 28, 2023 58:40
4 Miler San Diego, CA May 21, 2023 1:01:56
Half Marathon La Jolla, CA May 20, 2023 3:17:38
Half Marathon Visalia, CA Apr 30, 2023 2:57:08
10 Miler Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 16, 2023 2:36:58
10K Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 15, 2023 1:47:10
5K Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 14, 2023 49:59
Half Marathon Tampa, FL Feb 26, 2023 3:01:59
8K Tampa, FL Feb 26, 2023 1:23:48
15K Tampa, FL Feb 25, 2023 2:18:11
5K Tampa, FL Feb 25, 2023 51:05
Half Marathon San Miguel, CA Feb 18, 2023 3:00:57
Marathon Tempe, AZ Jan 15, 2023 6:26:39
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 11, 2022 3:13:58
Marathon United Kingdom Oct 2, 2022 6:08:34
Half Marathon Sanford, ME Jun 11, 2022 3:46:09
Half Marathon Claremont, NH Jun 10, 2022 3:48:07
Half Marathon Springfield, VT Jun 9, 2022 3:40:53
Half Marathon Holyoke, MA Jun 8, 2022 3:57:30
Half Marathon Lincoln, RI Jun 7, 2022
Half Marathon Simsbury, CT Jun 6, 2022
Half Marathon Branchville, NJ Jun 4, 2022 4:00:12
5K Laguna Hills, CA May 30, 2022 53:36
5K Vista, CA May 29, 2022 54:31
5K Clovis, CA May 28, 2022 38:15
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY May 21, 2022 3:00:21
12K San Francisco, CA May 15, 2022 3:29:42
10K Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 1:27:24
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 3:08:43
3-Way Challenge (22.4 Miles) Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 5:52:30
5K Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 58:51
1 Miler Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 17:32
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Mar 26, 2022 3:08:59
Half Marathon Visalia, CA Mar 12, 2022 3:13:51
5K Coronado, CA Feb 13, 2022 46:03
Half Marathon San Juan Bautista, CA Jan 29, 2022 2:57:45
Marathon Tempe, AZ Jan 16, 2022 6:42:53
Half Marathon San Dimas, CA Dec 12, 2021 3:48:34
Half Marathon Auberry, CA Oct 10, 2021 2:42:16
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK Aug 22, 2021 2:52:11
Half Marathon Exeter, CA Aug 7, 2021 3:25:11
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jul 25, 2021 2:59:28
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jul 18, 2021 3:25:00
Half Marathon Temecula, CA May 29, 2021 3:32:00
Half Marathon Bakersfield, CA May 23, 2021 3:22:00
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE May 2, 2021 2:58:15
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA May 1, 2021 3:02:05
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA 2021 3:02:05
Half Marathon Bakersfield, CA Nov 15, 2020 2:58:44
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Nov 8, 2020 3:07:59
10K Visalia, CA Mar 1, 2020 1:51:58
5K Richmond, CA Feb 29, 2020 50:38
1 Miler Coronado, CA Feb 9, 2020 17:58
5K San Diego, CA Feb 8, 2020 51:18
8K San Jose, CA Feb 2, 2020 1:18:23
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 19, 2020 7:04:00
15K San Francisco, CA Jan 12, 2020 2:38:21
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 15, 2019 3:56:31
5 hr Santa Clara, CA Dec 7, 2019 12 mi
Half Marathon Hershey, PA Oct 20, 2019 3:18:39
5K Baltimore, MD Oct 19, 2019 48:46
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 19, 2019 3:35:17
Half Marathon Rochester, MI Sep 22, 2019 3:34:13
Half Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 21, 2019 3:33:15
Half Marathon Vancouver, Canada Aug 17, 2019 3:42:31
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR Aug 11, 2019
5K North Plains, OR Aug 10, 2019
Marathon Carnation, WA Aug 4, 2019
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 13, 2019 4:27:36
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Jul 5, 2019 2:42:16
Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 22, 2019 6:58:35
Half Marathon Simi Valley, CA Jun 2, 2019 2:59:16
Half Marathon Temecula, CA Jun 1, 2019 3:01:29
5K Laguna Hills, CA May 27, 2019 49:55
5K Vista, CA May 26, 2019 51:47
5K Clovis, CA May 25, 2019 50:53
12K San Francisco, CA May 19, 2019 2:14:45
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2019 3:28:40
5K Newport Beach, CA May 4, 2019 49:58
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Apr 28, 2019 3:40:01
Half Marathon Springfield, MO Apr 14, 2019 2:57:22
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 13, 2019 2:59:56
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 31, 2019 2:45:26
Half Marathon Murrieta, CA Mar 30, 2019 2:49:30
Marathon Oakland, CA Mar 24, 2019 5:59:39
Half Marathon Tempe, AZ Mar 17, 2019 2:46:58
Half Marathon Glendale, AZ Mar 16, 2019 2:42:26
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2019 3:00:42
5K Little Rock, AR Mar 2, 2019 55:33
Half Marathon Visalia, CA Feb 23, 2019 2:55:31
Half Marathon Apache Junction, AZ Feb 17, 2019 2:35:31
5K Phoenix, AZ Feb 16, 2019 43:02
5K Coronado, CA Feb 10, 2019 45:54
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Feb 9, 2019 2:52:56
Half Marathon San Juan Bautista, CA Jan 26, 2019 2:37:05
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 20, 2019 7:00:11
15K San Francisco, CA Jan 13, 2019 2:38:41
Marathon Kingwood, TX Jan 1, 2019 6:43:34
5 hr Santa Clara, CA Dec 22, 2018 13 mi
Half Marathon San Dimas, CA Dec 9, 2018 3:24:27
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 4, 2018 5:53:56
Half Marathon Paris, France Sep 23, 2018 2:52:31
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 16, 2018 5:57:18
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR Aug 12, 2018 3:14:07
Half Marathon Gig Harbor, WA Aug 11, 2018 3:04:44
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Jul 14, 2018 3:06:05
Half Marathon Laketown, UT Jun 9, 2018 3:35:30
Half Marathon Cokeville, WY Jun 8, 2018 3:22:38
Half Marathon St Charles, ID Jun 7, 2018 3:29:52
Half Marathon Louisville, CO Jun 3, 2018 2:50:59
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA May 28, 2018 2:43:09
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Apr 22, 2018 3:09:17
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Apr 15, 2018 3:20:17
Half Marathon Tustin, CA Mar 11, 2018 2:34:46
Marathon New Orleans, LA Mar 4, 2018 6:07:45
Half Marathon Richmond, CA Feb 24, 2018 2:31:59
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 4, 2018 3:10:25
Half Marathon San Juan Bautista, CA Jan 27, 2018 2:39:51
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 13, 2018 6:43:01
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2018 12:41:54
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2018 6:12:18
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 6, 2018 3:14:54
Half Marathon San Dimas, CA Dec 10, 2017 3:35:05
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 19, 2017 2:39:25
Half Marathon Monterey, CA Nov 12, 2017 3:21:51
Fresno Half Marathon Fresno, CA Nov 5, 2017 3:29:19
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA Oct 29, 2017 3:16:22
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Aug 27, 2017 2:36:38
Half Marathon Dublin, Ireland Aug 13, 2017 2:41:49
1st Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2017 2:42:32
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 4, 2017 3:20:00
Half Marathon Temecula, CA Jun 3, 2017 3:16:10
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA May 29, 2017 2:31:39
Half Marathon Wilmington, DE May 14, 2017 3:30:43
Half Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV May 13, 2017 3:09:01
Marathon Kalamazoo, MI May 7, 2017 5:46:56
Marathon Kenosha, WI May 6, 2017 6:07:32
Marathon Toledo, OH Apr 23, 2017 6:15:07
Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 22, 2017 5:59:55
Marathon Nampa, ID Apr 8, 2017 7:07:56
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 26, 2017 3:13:22
Half Marathon Tustin, CA Mar 12, 2017 3:23:34
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 5, 2017 6:45:27
Half Marathon Murrieta, CA Feb 25, 2017 2:30:28
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 5, 2017 5:51:52
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 15, 2017 5:47:45
Marathon Mobile, AL Jan 8, 2017 5:49:11
Half Marathon San Dimas, CA Dec 11, 2016 3:21:00
Marathon Mesquite, NV Nov 15, 2016 6:56:02
Marathon Bluff, UT Nov 14, 2016 6:47:36
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Nov 13, 2016 3:35:09
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA Oct 30, 2016 3:26:37
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Oct 2, 2016 3:12:13
Marathon Sterling, CO Sep 17, 2016 7:01:24
Marathon Chadron, NE Sep 16, 2016 7:21:29
Marathon Sundance, WY Sep 15, 2016 6:45:12
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 31, 2016 5:53:29
Marathon Vancouver, WA Jun 19, 2016 6:05:19
Marathon Oakridge, OR Jun 18, 2016 5:40:59
Half Marathon Temecula, CA Jun 11, 2016 2:50:21
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 5, 2016 5:49:08
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA May 30, 2016 2:55:12
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA May 8, 2016 3:36:50
50 Miler San Martin, CA Mar 5, 2016 16:04:21
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Feb 14, 2016 5:35:02
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 7, 2016 5:55:46
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 17, 2016 5:46:11
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Dec 27, 2015 3:14:56
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 22, 2015 6:26:38
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Nov 15, 2015 2:57:47
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA Oct 25, 2015 3:12:44
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 2:49:13
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Sep 27, 2015 2:27:48
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Sep 6, 2015 3:06:54
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Aug 23, 2015 2:46:59
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR Aug 16, 2015 3:11:24
Half Marathon Caldwell, ID Aug 15, 2015 3:15:06
Half Marathon Soledad, CA Aug 1, 2015 2:22:32
2nd Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 26, 2015 3:09:20
Half Marathon Temecula, CA Jun 13, 2015 3:53:16
Half Marathon San Diego, CA May 31, 2015 2:57:56
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA May 25, 2015 2:21:12
Half Marathon Murrieta, CA May 23, 2015 2:24:21
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA May 10, 2015 3:08:41
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 3, 2015 2:32:15
Half Marathon Fayetteville, NC Mar 22, 2015 2:26:17
Half Marathon Newberry, SC Mar 21, 2015 2:48:43
50K San Martin, CA Feb 28, 2015 7:30:29
Half Marathon Apache Junction, AZ Feb 15, 2015 3:13:25
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 1, 2015 5:40:36
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 18, 2015 5:52:54
Goofy Challenge (39.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 11, 2015 10:36:55
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 11, 2015 7:01:55
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2015 3:35:00
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Dec 28, 2014 3:02:15
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 14, 2014 3:14:27
Half Marathon Cocoa, FL Nov 30, 2014 2:20:07
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Nov 16, 2014 3:20:11
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA Oct 26, 2014 3:10:26
Half Marathon San Dimas, CA Sep 21, 2014 2:25:18
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Sep 7, 2014 2:31:08
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Aug 31, 2014 2:56:10
Half Marathon Richmond, CA Aug 17, 2014 2:35:01
Half Marathon Oakland, CA Aug 16, 2014 3:32:01
Half Marathon Soledad, CA Aug 2, 2014 2:16:02
1st Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 27, 2014 2:59:11
Half Marathon Napa, CA Jul 20, 2014 3:12:20
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jul 13, 2014 2:51:28
Half Marathon Temecula, CA Jun 14, 2014 3:39:19
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA May 26, 2014 2:28:44
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 4, 2014 2:31:04
Half Marathon Washington, DC Apr 27, 2014 2:53:15
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 19, 2014 3:00:30
Marathon Oakland, CA Mar 23, 2014 6:02:25
Half Marathon San Francisco Bay, CA 2014 3:04:52
Half Marathon San Diego, CA 2014 2:27:12
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA 2014 2:46:13
Half Marathon Sacramento, CA 2014 2:54:49
Half Marathon Gilroy, CA 2014 2:54:49
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2014 5:43:01
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2014 6:18:32
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2014 2:54:32
Half Marathon Castro Valley, CA Jan 1, 2014 3:01:50
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA 2014 2:59:34
Half Marathon Fremont, CA Dec 28, 2013 3:15:51
Half Marathon Ontario, CA Dec 8, 2013 3:01:04
Half Marathon Fremont, CA Nov 30, 2013 2:34:18
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 24, 2013 2:33:25
Half Marathon Walnut Creek, CA Nov 3, 2013 3:49:31
Half Marathon San Pedro, CA Sep 2, 2013 3:08:23
Half Marathon Los Gatos, CA Jul 14, 2013 3:10:28
Half Marathon Temecula, CA Jun 15, 2013 3:44:33
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA May 27, 2013 3:00:23
Half Marathon Pleasanton, CA May 5, 2013 2:37:32
Half Marathon San Martin, CA Mar 9, 2013 13
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Feb 17, 2013 2:55:58
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 13, 2013 3:05:04
Half Marathon Soledad, CA 2013 3:01:01
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2013 3:57:34
Half Marathon Pomona, CA 2013 3:20:47
Half Marathon Louisville, CO 2013 2:47:42
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA 2013 3:33:34
Half Marathon Half Moon Bay, CA 2013 2:45:11
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2013 2:44:39
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2013 2:32:01
Half Marathon Dallas, TX 2013 2:29:10
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2013 2:54:32
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2013 5:57:32
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2013 2:28:52
Half Marathon Seattle, WA 2013 3:19:26
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2013 2:49:15
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2013 3:18:22
Half Marathon Campbell, CA 2013 2:51:37
Half Marathon Modesto, CA 2013 2:30:55
Half Marathon Morgan Hill, CA 2013 3:06:58
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2013 2:57:42
Half Marathon Fremont, CA 2013 2:45:47
Half Marathon Folsom, CA 2013 2:47:06
Half Marathon Portland, OR 2013 2:37:50
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA 2013 3:00:47
Half Marathon San Diego, CA 2013 2:38:58
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2013 2:53:11
Half Marathon Oakland, CA 2013 3:51:02
Half Marathon San Martin, CA 2013 3:26:08
Half Marathon Fremont, CA 2013 2:43:36
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2013 3:07:59
Half Marathon Davis, CA 2013 3:17:52
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Oct 14, 2012 2:40:28
Half Marathon Roseville, CA Aug 26, 2012 2:47:27
Half Marathon Pleasanton, CA Apr 29, 2012 2:45:42
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Feb 26, 2012 3:16:20
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2012 6:11:02
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2012 3:37:40
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2012 2:33:42
Half Marathon Walnut Creek, CA 2012 2:37:47
Half Marathon Sacramento, CA 2012 2:32:07
Half Marathon Morgan Hill, CA 2012 2:55:28
Half Marathon Half Moon Bay, CA 2012 2:38:36
Half Marathon Fremont, CA 2012 2:57:55
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2012 3:07:46
Half Marathon Davis, CA 2012 3:10:01
Half Marathon San Luis Obispo, CA 2012 3:21:58
Half Marathon Soledad, CA Aug 6, 2011 2:52:36
Half Marathon Fremont, CA 2011 3:04:16
Half Marathon Morgan Hill, CA 2011 3:09:29
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2011 6:45:47
Half Marathon Soledad, CA Aug 7, 2010 3:05:51
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2010 6:49:00
Half Marathon Morgan Hill, CA 2010 3:22:22
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2009 6:11:13
Marathon San Jose, CA 2008 6:27:17
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2008 5:47:54
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2008 2:44:15
21 Miler Big Sur, CA 2008 4:54:44
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Nov 4, 2007 2:41:25
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2007 5:53:23
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Oct 28, 2006 2:26:54
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Oct 22, 2006 4:19:13
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Sep 17, 2006 2:40:49
Marathon San Diego, CA 2006 5:35:13
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2006 5:47:52
Half Marathon Monterey, CA 2006 2:58:43
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2006 2:42:08
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA 2006 2:54:06
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Oct 23, 2005 3:52:09
Half Marathon Monterey, CA Mar 26, 2005 2:38:45
Marathon Big Sur, CA 2005 5:53:28
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2005 6:00:26
1st Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2005 2:43:29
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ 2005 2:40:31
Marathon Big Sur, CA 2004 6:07:38
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2004 5:58:34
Marathon Chicago, IL 2004 6:20:21
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2004 2:22:49
Half Marathon Monterey, CA 2003 2:25:30
Marathon Big Sur, CA 2003 5:53:35
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ 2003 2:22:42
Marathon Chicago, IL 2003 5:42:44
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2002 2:10:54
Half Marathon Paso Robles, CA 2002 2:18:33
Half Marathon Monterey, CA 2002 2:17:08
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ 2002 2:28:23
Marathon Arlington, VA 2002 6:04:43
Marathon Big Sur, CA 2002 5:33:29
Marathon San Jose, CA 2001 5:14:07
Marathon Big Sur, CA 2001 5:52:51
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2000 2:33:58
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Oct 25, 1998 2:37:45

My Raves

Another fantastic race by New Global Adventures. Mother nature made the course extra tough this year (nothing NGA can do about that), and there were a couple hills on the … MORE

Another fantastic race by New Global Adventures.
Mother nature made the course extra tough this year (nothing NGA can do about that), and there were a couple hills on the back side that were absolutely brutal, especially for a larger runner. Trail shoes weren’t enough. I could have used 1″ cleats, or maybe snow shoes for some of that mud. (Like a slip and slide in many areas.) There were also 2 areas where the creek was flowing on the course (A chance to clean mud off the shoes), and many, many mud puddles, and muddy creeks to cross.
It was highly suggested to take the fire road back on the final 2 miles, due to the condition of the course.
Aid stations were well stocked, and staffed by excellent volunteers. Even some wine at the last 2 stations.
I’m told there was decent snacks at the finish, but as one of the BOPers, there wasn’t much left by the time I returned.
Shirt and medal are among the best in the industry. Reason alone to return.
VIP parking available for a fee, decent parking along the road near the race start.
Plenty of hotel choices within 15 minutes of race start.

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As one of the 6 world majors, getting into the race is not easy. But the race now has charity entry spots making it easier to gain entry. Expo packet … MORE

As one of the 6 world majors, getting into the race is not easy. But the race now has charity entry spots making it easier to gain entry.
Expo packet pick up lines are long for certain groups (charity runners?), for other groups, short. Especially on day 1. If you want official branded merchandise get there when it opens and fight the crowd. There was >1hr wait to enter the merchandise area after packet pickup, and I arrived at the expo 30 min before it opened. (although I did get a slow line for packet p/u).
Race shirts are available for purchase, but are an extra cost, and the sizes run small. (Japanese 3x is more like a US XL)
No drinks (other than small boxed water) is allowed in the start area, so drink down before you arrive.
The corrals move efficiently to the start, but you are in a mass mob. It will carry you along for the first few miles before it begins to thin out.
The race course is pretty flat. There are a few rolling hills, but none are very high or long.
Course support is excellent! The aid stations are divided into 5 groups, based on the last digit of your bib number (but many runners couldn’t figure that out.) Pocari Sweat was the electrolyte of the race. Plenty of porta potties and restrooms along the way. The early ones can have lines of up to 20 minutes! (They list wait times at the entrance to the area.)
The cutoffs for the race are real. The second cutoff is probably the hardest for slower runners. Overall it is about a 14:15 pace (or so) to meet all of the cutoffs.)
The exit to the race is a little bit of a maze. You are routed out based on your bib color. So if you are meeting family or friends, figure out where you will be exiting, or meet up at the family area. (which I never found.)
Make sure you give yourself several more days post race to explore the city and/or country!! (I explored Tokyo and Osaka this trip.)

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The Rotary Mission 10 races start and end at the mission in San Juan Bautista, CA. Packet pickup is race morning, and parking is along the local streets. The race … MORE

The Rotary Mission 10 races start and end at the mission in San Juan Bautista, CA. Packet pickup is race morning, and parking is along the local streets. The race is mostly out and back, with some challenging hills along the way.
The 2024 edition was not as BOP friendly as past years. The aid stations were no longer manned, but most still had water in cups available. The race shirt is a long sleeve tech tee, and this wear was the 40th anniversary.
If you like smaller races, I recommend this one.

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The 20th edition of the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona featured a new course for the half marathon and the 10k replaced the full marathon. There are supposedly 53 legacy runners … MORE

The 20th edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona featured a new course for the half marathon and the 10k replaced the full marathon.
There are supposedly 53 legacy runners left, now that the marathon and half marathon legacy runners are combined.
The new course starts on Mill avenue, conveniently near a light rail stop, making travel to and from the race very easy. There are also nearby parking structures if you chose to drive in.
The course runs over the bridge, past the zoo, through Papago park and out into Scottsdale, before turning around on a parallel path back to Tempe town park.
Packet pickup is at the Phoenix convention center, which is also easily accessed via light rail.

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Encinitas Turkey trot had its 10th edition in 2023. A record crowd came out for this running. Packet pickup was available on Tuesday and Wednesday for locals, and on race … MORE

Encinitas Turkey trot had its 10th edition in 2023.
A record crowd came out for this running.
Packet pickup was available on Tuesday and Wednesday for locals, and on race day (Thursday) for those of us coming in from out of town who couldn’t make the earlier pickup.
The race offered shirts in 3 different colors this year, but by race morning the choices were down to two colors, and only in sizes small or medium. A medium would never make it over my shoulders.
The race is now big enough to consider wave start – or continue to suffer weaving through strollers, walkers, and up to 6 wide groups for the first half of the race.
The race course is a beautiful out and back (5k) or looped course (10k) on the South Coast Hwy (101).
I think there were post race refreshments, but I couldn’t find them before I left to return to Thanksgiving festivities.
There are several good places to park for this event – if you don’t wait until the last moment to arrive.
I would still recommend this event, among several good race choices in Southern California on Thanksgiving.

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For the first time in 20 years a portion of the 110 freeway was shut down for an event. The race started and ended near light rail stations, so getting … MORE

For the first time in 20 years a portion of the 110 freeway was shut down for an event.

The race started and ended near light rail stations, so getting back and forth pre and post race was pretty easy. Located in South Pasadena, there were plenty of lodging options – especially when combined with the light rail.

Actually running on an LA freeway was a fantastic experience. We definitely were faster than rush hour traffic! We ran from Orange Grove St down to almost I-5.(26th ave)

Race shirt pickup – post race (if you couldn’t pick up the day before) was a total cluster… It took 45 minutes post race just to get the shirt.
They also ran out of medals at the end, but will be mailing medals to those who missed out.

The other side of the freeway was open to bicycles and there were walkers & fans along the course – a great time.

Hopefully this will happen again in the next 20 years.

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If you have not done any trail hill training, this course will eat you alive. I speak from experience. It is almost 14 miles, and very little flat. You're either … MORE

If you have not done any trail hill training, this course will eat you alive. I speak from experience.
It is almost 14 miles, and very little flat. You’re either going up or down.
The course support is about as good as you can get, considering the remoteness of parts of the course. There is a 5 mile section where you will be glad you accepted the bottle of water at the last aid station.
The volunteers are wonderful, and the aid stations are well stocked.
The race crew is fantastic, and they make sure everyone gets back to the medals, food, and drink waiting at the finish.
Photographers along the course snap pictures, which the race gives you for free!
Probably the toughest race short of an Ultra in my life, and I’m looking forward to doing it again. (Hopefully my thighs will be on speaking terms with me in a few days.)

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Unfortunately, this seems like a one and done for Rock 'n' Roll, but it was a beautiful event. The elevation and hills on the course made it a tough first … MORE

Unfortunately, this seems like a one and done for Rock ‘n’ Roll, but it was a beautiful event.
The elevation and hills on the course made it a tough first half of the race, but the beautiful views of the city made it worth it.
The aid stations were will stocked and manned, and the volunteer support was fantastic.
We ran by the Capital, The Salt Lake Cemetery, The University of Utah, and Liberty Park.
There was plenty of post race refreshments, a beer garden that offered a soft drink option, and a post race band.
Public transportation to/from the airport was easy, and if you had a vehicle, visiting the Great Salt Lake and Donut Falls were great side trips.

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The Hell of a Half Marathon in Exeter, CA (near Visalia) is part of the Run the Valley Series. This race lives up to its name. August in the valley … MORE

The Hell of a Half Marathon in Exeter, CA (near Visalia) is part of the Run the Valley Series.
This race lives up to its name. August in the valley is regularly 80+ degrees. This year we were lucky with a start in the mid 60’s, getting up to low 80s at the finish.
The course is a loop course with two big hills, each about 1 mile uphill (but returning back down). See profile picture attached.
The course support is fantastic. There are 11 aid stations on the course. They know it’s hot, so at many of the aid stations you can get a sponge full of ice water squeezed on you to help cool down. It feels sooooo good!
Post race is good. There is plenty of shade in the park, and breakfast burritos are available in addition to water and electrolyte drinks, and a beer garden.
Medals are fantastic, and the race offers free results stickers for the back of the medal to record your finish time.
I recommend this smaller race!

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The inaugural Visalia Half Marathon was a good start to the Run the Velley series of half marathons. The race was an out and back course that started and finished … MORE

The inaugural Visalia Half Marathon was a good start to the Run the Velley series of half marathons.
The race was an out and back course that started and finished in Cutler park on the East side of town, along the St. Johns River. The course is flat, but the temperature creeps up as the race progresses. It does get warm. (or hot in some people’s opinion.)
The race runs along the St. John’s river, up to the Riverway Sports Park, before adventuring out on streets along the edge of farmland. There is some shade in the first (and last) part of the race, but until more of the trees mature, the middle part of the course is open and hot.
There are 4 aid stations (which you pass both ways), but you may want to grab more than 1 cup.
Good course support and outstanding volunteers.
Medal is nice, and so is the race shirt.
Post race includes breakfast burritos (with a vegetation option), chocolate milk, and beer. (in addition to water and sports drink).
It would be nice if the race started earlier – to avoid some of the heat, but that may be limited by the park opening time and permits.

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Fun finale to the 2023 Springtime Surprise at Disney World. The race begins at EPCOT, running around the world, then heading along the water way to Hollywood Studios. The race … MORE

Fun finale to the 2023 Springtime Surprise at Disney World. The race begins at EPCOT, running around the world, then heading along the water way to Hollywood Studios. The race then returns via the main roads back to EPCOT for a run thru the park, before finishing.
Early morning start helps with the temperatures, and still allows for many of the signature photo stops in Disney races.
Great course support for fluids (water and electrolyte drink), cheering cast members, and many photo ops.
Post race water, sports drink, and food boxes are provided.
High quality themed medal for the race, and for the challenge.
Very fun time, and will run again.

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The 2023 Theme for the 10K was Monsters Inc. As usual, this is an early morning Disney race, so catch a quick nap on the bus. This race takes place … MORE

The 2023 Theme for the 10K was Monsters Inc.
As usual, this is an early morning Disney race, so catch a quick nap on the bus.
This race takes place around EPCOT, and around the boardwalk along crescent lake.
There is plenty of photo opportunities during the race, so get your money’s worth and have some fun.
The course is very flat, with overpasses being the “hills” of the course.
Great course support with water & electrolyte. Fun Disney themed medal, food box, water and electrolyte drink at the end of the race.
Not the cheapest race, but if you want to have fun, it is worth the investment.

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This is the first race of the 3 race springtime surprise challenge. The 5k was an "untimed" event. The 2023 theme was Cars. As usual, if you're staying on property, … MORE

This is the first race of the 3 race springtime surprise challenge.
The 5k was an “untimed” event. The 2023 theme was Cars.
As usual, if you’re staying on property, you have to catch a bus by 4 am for the 5 am start.
Buy it is Disney!! If you’re running for time, you’re running for the wrong reasons. There are several opportunities to get photos with characters along the route, as will as a lot of creative costumes worn by the runners.
There are a few choke points along the course, but running through EPCOT is enjoyable and there are many photo ops.
Have a great time, and don’t take it too seriously!

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The race is held on Camp Roberts Army Reserve Base, so you must have a REAL ID to participate. You also have to get your vehicle pass before entering base, … MORE

The race is held on Camp Roberts Army Reserve Base, so you must have a REAL ID to participate. You also have to get your vehicle pass before entering base, so give yourself an extra 10 min.

I really enjoyed the course. It is mostly an out and back course, but the turn around is at 8.5 miles, so the return is much faster. (And that is great mentally).
With a small field, you can really enjoy the scenery, while still having someone to chase.
Swag is OK, and race supports a good cause.
I’m a repeat runner, and will be back again!

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Failed at entering through the lottery several years, so I finally got in with Runbuk (travel). The history, sights, and support on this race are fantastic. Running around the Cutty … MORE

Failed at entering through the lottery several years, so I finally got in with Runbuk (travel).
The history, sights, and support on this race are fantastic. Running around the Cutty Sark, over Tower Bridge, past Big Ben and past Buckingham Palace make this race unforgettable. Amazing crowd support, even for the later waves. Public transportation in London, and free rides on race day make it easy to get around to the expo, and to/from the race. Generous time limits make it friendly for slower runners / walkers. Also good for spectators to find you in several areas along the course.

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Course was a 7 loop course of just under 1 mile from point to point. The course was completely on paved trail. As usual, the aid station support is fantastic, … MORE

Course was a 7 loop course of just under 1 mile from point to point. The course was completely on paved trail.
As usual, the aid station support is fantastic, and there is always some hot food at the aid station in addition to various drinks and snacks.
Race medal is in the shape of Maine, with nice details, and is part of the series chain of medals.
Local YMCA also offered use of their showers after the race, all you needed was your own towel.
Part of the appeal of Mainly Marathons is the people you run with, and become friends with after repeated days together on the course.
So for a fun, yet challenging way to complete your states, sign up for a multi-day series!

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Course was an 8 loop course of just under 1 mile from point to point. Half on pavement, half on trail, including a bridge. A 20 foot hill adds a … MORE

Course was an 8 loop course of just under 1 mile from point to point. Half on pavement, half on trail, including a bridge. A 20 foot hill adds a little challenge to each lap.
As usual, the aid station support is fantastic, and there is always some hot food at the aid station in addition to various drinks and snacks.
race medal is in the shape of New Hampshire, with nice details, and is part of the series chain of medals.
Part of the appeal of Mainly Marathons is the people you run with, and become friends with after repeated days together on the course.
So for a fun, yet challenging way to complete your states, sign up for a multi-day series!

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Course was an 6 loop course of just over a mile from point to point along the Black River. Mother nature decided to soak us this year, but you can't … MORE

Course was an 6 loop course of just over a mile from point to point along the Black River. Mother nature decided to soak us this year, but you can’t control that. The course was mostly asphalt, with a little gravel/grass near the start/finish.
As usual, the aid station support is fantastic, and there is always some hot food at the aid station in addition to various drinks and snacks.
race medal is in the shape of Vermont, with nice details, and is part of the series chain of medals.
Part of the appeal of Mainly Marathons is the people you run with, and become friends with after repeated days together on the course.
So for a fun, yet challenging way to complete your states, sign up for a multi-day series!

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Course was an 6 loop course of just over 1 mile from point to point. (2+ mi / loop). The Course was in the Ashley Watershed and the scenery was … MORE

Course was an 6 loop course of just over 1 mile from point to point. (2+ mi / loop). The Course was in the Ashley Watershed and the scenery was beautiful. The course was mostly packed dirt.
As usual, the aid station support is fantastic, and there is always some hot food at the aid station in addition to various drinks and snacks.
race medal is in the shape of Massachusetts, with nice details, and is part of the series chain of medals.
Nearby attractions include the Dr. Seuss Museum, The Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Part of the appeal of Mainly Marathons is the people you run with, and become friends with after repeated days together on the course.
So for a fun, yet challenging way to complete your states, sign up for a multi-day series!

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This race was a 6 loop race on a course set in High Point Park in Sussex, NJ. The course was paved the entire length. We stayed in Milford, PA, … MORE

This race was a 6 loop race on a course set in High Point Park in Sussex, NJ. The course was paved the entire length.
We stayed in Milford, PA, and other options include Sussex, NJ, and Port Jervis, NY.
Easy packet pickup is available the morning of the race, or if you’re doing the series, the same bib is used each day.
There is a fantastic aid station at the start/finish with multiple types of food and beverage, and some form of hot food.
The course was scenic, and although looped, you get the chance to make new friends and catch up with old ones as you run with someone your pace.
Early start is available for slower runners.

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Normally this race is one of the high points of my calendar, but somehow they managed an epic blunder in 2022. The leaders took a wrong turn, executing the loop … MORE

Normally this race is one of the high points of my calendar, but somehow they managed an epic blunder in 2022. The leaders took a wrong turn, executing the loop in the course backwards, resulting in the runners having to cross each other at the 0.4 mi / 1.7 mi point.
The 5k, 10k and half marathon all start together and separate along the way. After the initial problem, things seemed to return to their organized normal.
There is plenty of race day parking at the Laguna Hills Mall (where the race starts), and shuttles are provided post race. If you don’t want to wait for the shuttle, the start is about 1.5 miles from the finish – a nice little post race walk.
The post race “expo” returned in 2022 with booths, contests for the kids, and photo ops with the US Marines and their vehicles.
Packet pickup is available before the race, or the 2 prior days at the nearby Roadrunner Sports.
The finishers medal is nice, and there is a multi-year challenge available.

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The Vista Strawberry run is held in conjunction with the Vista Strawberry Festival. The course starts and ends in the festival, and this creates some choke points during the run … MORE

The Vista Strawberry run is held in conjunction with the Vista Strawberry Festival. The course starts and ends in the festival, and this creates some choke points during the run as you run between booths, and around novice runners who are looking at the booths.
The course itself is not too difficult, and once the runners spread out, pretty nice.
The medal is strawberry themed, and post race goodies include strawberries. You also get a free drink in the beer garden post race.
The festival provides plenty of shopping and eating opportunities after the race.
There is parking at the nearby civic center, and also parking further out with a free shuttle.
A nice community race!

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The Clovis Memorial Run is a great little 5k to start off Memorial Day Weekend. It supports the Senior Center, and honors veterans and service members. There are also a … MORE

The Clovis Memorial Run is a great little 5k to start off Memorial Day Weekend. It supports the Senior Center, and honors veterans and service members. There are also a kids run and seniors run.
Timing is effectively gun timed since all times start at the gun, not when you cross the start, but results are traced via bib chip.
The entry fee is very reasonable, and veterans run for free. There is a post race pancake breakfast included, and a post race raffle (1 free ticket with race, others can be purchased.)
The course starts and ends at the senior activities center and runs along the bike trail. There is one street crossing, which is controlled by police.
The post race breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fruit and juice.
Some support the race and enjoy the fun of a smaller race.

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Why not have a great, run filled weekend at Flying Pig? The 3-Way with Extra Cheese Challenge has the Fifty West Mile on Friday night, the 10k and the 5k … MORE

Why not have a great, run filled weekend at Flying Pig?
The 3-Way with Extra Cheese Challenge has the Fifty West Mile on Friday night, the 10k and the 5k on Saturday, and the Half on Sunday. (The Full makes it a 4-way). 2023 will be the 25th anniversary of the full.
A well designed challenge, it is very doable. On Saturday, the 10k starts at 7, followed by the 5k at 9. Bag check on Saturday is provided for challenge participants so you can switch bibs and let them hold your medal while you complete the 5k.
The races start and end around the Bengals Stadium, and you can go the entire weekend without needing a car. The hotels in Covington leave you with about a 1-1.5 mile walk each way, so if you’re worried about the extra steps, pay the extra for a downtown hotel.
Nice post race goodie bags with snacks and drinks for a quick pick me up. (Free beer!) The post race area is down on the riverfront and features bands and more vendors.
You come home with a full suitcase of new shirts – one for each race and one for the challenge.
The expo is less than a mile from the stadium, has a lot of vendors, and some nice swag from sponsors P&G and Kroeger. They bundle all of your bibs for the challenge into one packet, BUT if you add the extra cheese (the mile run), then you have to stand in another line for that. (If you notice it…otherwise you can pick it up before the race like I had to.)
The courses are nice. The 1 miler basically does a loop around the football and baseball stadiums. The 5K is a nice little tour of the downtown & riverfront area. The 10K adds in 3 bridges as you also run thru Covington and Newport. The Half reverses the 10k course, then takes you up a real hill, where you are rewarded with a beautiful view of the Ohio river before returning back downhill to the stadium for the finish.
There is a reason this race it on many bucket lists. Add it to yours!!

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A nice little tour of San Diego. The race starts and ends downtown in the Gaslamp district, near Petco Park. It is a loop course that starts along the water, … MORE

A nice little tour of San Diego. The race starts and ends downtown in the Gaslamp district, near Petco Park. It is a loop course that starts along the water, goes around the airport, through Liberty Station, past MCRD, uphill to Hilcrest and Balboa Park, and back downhill to Gaslamp.
Nice medals, and shirts, although the shirt design was almost identical to last year’s shirt. Some finishers received the 2021 medal at the end of the race.
Nice post race refreshments. Also a free Dunkin Donut post race for runners. You are also in the Gaslamp district with many restaurant choices after the race.
Packet pickup at the Hilton Gaslamp, with convenient low price parking on packet pickup day.

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2021 race moved the start /from the Fairplex to Bonelli park. The course had most of the previous race course, converted to a spiral out and back course. The course … MORE

2021 race moved the start /from the Fairplex to Bonelli park. The course had most of the previous race course, converted to a spiral out and back course.
The course markings were bad in the last two miles of the race, and there was some confusion among the slower runners.
Parking was poor, compared to the normal parking at the Fairplex, and the parking cost is still $12 (each day.)
The race does have extra gifts and rewards for participants who run 3+ consecutive years. (The Penguin club).
Some people complained that the course is more hilly than past years, which is true, but the hills are relatively short and very manageable. (And nicer scenery).
The shirt was also a change this year. The shirt fabric was a very nice relaxed cotton with a very soft feel (previously tech material), but was no longer their traditional Christmas sweater designs. Hopefully that will return.

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This is a good challenging race to complete the Run The Valley series. The race is a net downhill race, so you can expect fast times, but it does have … MORE

This is a good challenging race to complete the Run The Valley series.
The race is a net downhill race, so you can expect fast times, but it does have some uphill parts in the first half of the race. It is a point to point race with shuttles from parking to the start, and from the finish back to parking.

The scenery is usually very beautiful, but the area is currently recovering from the recent fires. It is still pretty, just not at beautiful as it has been.
Date change to October is beneficial, as it’s cool at the start, but no snow on the course.
Good post race food, and free results info printed on a decal for the back of your medal.
Most hotels are about 45 min away in Clovis/Fresno, but worth the trip at least once.

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Course is an out and back course along the coast and along the running/biking trails. We saw a baby bear cross the course (fortunately without mama.) Nice post race food … MORE

Course is an out and back course along the coast and along the running/biking trails.
We saw a baby bear cross the course (fortunately without mama.)
Nice post race food and drink.
Great course support – plenty of well stocked aid stations.
Plenty of parking near the start / finish. Many hotels within walking distance.

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Hell of a Half Marathon is held in Exeter, CA, just outside of Visalia. It is held in August, which puts the summer heat into play. In 2021, the race … MORE

Hell of a Half Marathon is held in Exeter, CA, just outside of Visalia. It is held in August, which puts the summer heat into play. In 2021, the race temps were in the high 80s (and the temperature keeps rising after the race!)

The course is a large loop. Out into the hills, over one large hill, and then head over a second hill on your way back.

Although the temps are hot, the aid stations have plenty to drink, trail race quality food choices, and they have ice water the volunteers will pour onto you if desired. Some of the best course support I’ve ever had at a race.

The race has plenty of parking near the start, race day packet pickup, and packet pickup is available in a couple different cities on the days prior to the race.

Post race entertainment, a good breakfast provided by the Kiwanis, and a beer garden are available, as well as post race massage and ice baths for your feet.

T-shirt or women’s tank for shirt options, and a beer/soda growler that can be filled for half price after the race.

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Fun course, with a 3 hour time limit. Free parking about 3/4 mile from the start. Finishes at Green Flash Brewery. (First beer is free!) Free shuttles back to parking. … MORE

Fun course, with a 3 hour time limit.
Free parking about 3/4 mile from the start. Finishes at Green Flash Brewery. (First beer is free!) Free shuttles back to parking.
First part of the course (along hwy 56) is slightly downhill, but the hills are lurking. Last third of the race has some good up and down hills.
Good course support. Race starts early enough to avoid the heat.
If you miss the cut times, you are advanced, not swept. (If you get the bump, let them take you to the top of the first hill – not mid hill like a friend did.)
Nice post race celebration, with good food available for purchase at the brewery.
Free race photos too.
I’ll be back!!!

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Free street parking available if you get there early. Also you can take the trolley to the race. The race starts on Harbor Drive, by the convention center and Petco … MORE

Free street parking available if you get there early. Also you can take the trolley to the race.

The race starts on Harbor Drive, by the convention center and Petco Park and makes a nice loop around the city. You take Harbor Drive around downtown and over to a small loop on Harbor Island. You continue past the airport, and through Liberty Station. Next you pass MCRD, and begin the ascent to Hillcrest. You have a tough uphill at mile 9, up to Balboa park, but are rewarded with a downhill stretch to get you near the finish. (At the Gaslamp sign this year)

Post race was muted by the pandemic. You were given a bag with your medal and post race food.

Packet pickup was at the Hilton Gaslamp, and ran smooth. Plenty of cheap parking nearby on packet pickup day.

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An annual event on my running calendar. Usually hot temperatures, but we were lucky in 2021 - overcast day. Perfect running weather. Hills, hills and more hills. Trail race around … MORE

An annual event on my running calendar.
Usually hot temperatures, but we were lucky in 2021 – overcast day. Perfect running weather.
Hills, hills and more hills. Trail race around Vail Lake in Temecula California. Second half of the course is easier than the first.
Good race support, and great support from fellow runners.
RD is great, I hope he is back with the new company next year.
No post race party in 2021 (due to covid restrictions), but the post race party is another good reason to run this race.
Easy parking at race site – for a $10 day fee from the campground.
See you in 2022!

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Early packet pickup available in different valley cities the week before the race, as well as easy race day packet pickup. Course is mostly on trails & paved paths, so … MORE

Early packet pickup available in different valley cities the week before the race, as well as easy race day packet pickup.
Course is mostly on trails & paved paths, so no traffic to deal with.
New section of packed dirt, loose dirt, and broken asphalt added before the hill to wear those legs out before the climb. Not a big fan of the change, but it’s not really that tough.
Good course support with well stocked aid stations.
Post race meal including breakfast burritos, fruit ice bars, and hard seltzer.
Free results sticker for the back of your medal.
Smaller event, but still a good size crowd. 900+ runners this year (2021).
Part of a 3 race ‘run the valley’ series.
See you next year!

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There are lots of pre-race porta potties - if you know where to look. They did not do a good job of identifying the location, and the 'holding pen' for … MORE

There are lots of pre-race porta potties – if you know where to look. They did not do a good job of identifying the location, and the ‘holding pen’ for later waves, was nothing like the map implied.
Once the race started, it was very enjoyable. You start on the UN campus and run by some scenic buildings, before heading across town and past the Nebraska state capitol building. You run past Union College, and along a rec trail before returning back through neighborhoods, back through downtown and finishing back at the UN campus.
The race usually finishes inside Memorial Stadium (Nebraska Football), but this year we finished on the track due to construction. The National Guard provides excellent support, and there are also members out rucking the course.
Nice post race snacks and drinks.
Parking meters are free on race Sunday, and there are also plenty of parking garages and lots within reasonable walking distance of the start/finish.

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Judgment Day was the first in-person race in Kern County since the pandemic hit. Only 325 in person participants (plus virtual runners) participated in this event, with a modified course … MORE

Judgment Day was the first in-person race in Kern County since the pandemic hit. Only 325 in person participants (plus virtual runners) participated in this event, with a modified course for this year. The course was great with a lot of flat trails along the Kern river, and a large hill in the middle. I really enjoyed the course, and look forward to returning when normalcy is restored.
Good job with safety measures in this weird year. Masks required before and after the race (with disposable masks available), temperatures were checked before entry into the start/finish area was allowed. Rolling starts allowed minor separation of participants at the start, and plenty of space on the course.

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Getting to the start was exciting. There seem to be two entrances to the park, but one was closed for the race. We were a little panicked trying to find … MORE

Getting to the start was exciting. There seem to be two entrances to the park, but one was closed for the race. We were a little panicked trying to find the start. No one out to direct traffic, nor any signs until after you find the other entrance by yourself.

We had some of the last start times for the staggered race starts. When we arrived, there was no line to start, and we were able to start when we were ready to go. The late start time did leave us out in the unusual warm November sun.

Course was an out an back along the Louisville Loop. There is one mean hill that you get to run over twice, and a fa