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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 months, 3 weeks ago

About Me

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    Wednesday Night Laundry Runners

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Future Races

Personal Bests (11)

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
Goofy Challenge (39.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2015 3:35:00
50K San Martin, CA Feb 28, 2015 7:30:29
Marathon San Jose, CA 2001 5:14:07
21 Miler Big Sur, CA 2008 4:54:44
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2002 2:10:54
15K San Francisco, CA Jan 13, 2019 2:38:41
12K San Francisco, CA May 19, 2019 2:14:45
10K Visalia, CA Mar 1, 2020 1:50:58
5K Phoenix, AZ Feb 16, 2019 43:02

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
3-Way Challenge (22.4 Miles) Cincinnati, OH Oct 10, 2020
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 12, 2020
Marathon Fargo, ND TBD
Half Marathon Two Harbors, MN TBD

Past Races (224)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 29, 2020
10K Visalia, CA Mar 1, 2020 1:50:58
5K Richmond, CA Feb 29, 2020 50:38
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 19, 2020
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 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 4:27:00
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
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 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
Marathon New Orleans, LA Mar 4, 2018 6:07:45
Half Marathon Richmond, CA Feb 24, 2018 2:31:59
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 13, 2018 6:43:01
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2018 6:12:18
Half Marathon Dublin, Ireland Aug 13, 2017 2:41:49
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
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 5, 2017 6:45:27
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
Marathon Mesquite, NV Nov 15, 2016 6:56:02
Marathon Bluff, UT Nov 14, 2016 6:47:36
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
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 5, 2016 5:49:08
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
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 22, 2015 6:26:38
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR Aug 16, 2015 3:11:24
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
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 1, 2015 5:40:36
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 18, 2015 5:52:54
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 11, 2015 7:01:55
Goofy Challenge (39.3 Miles) 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 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
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA 2014 2:59:34
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2014 5:43:01
Half Marathon San Francisco Bay, CA 2014 3:04:52
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2014 2:54:32
Half Marathon Castro Valley, CA Jan 1, 2014 3:01:50
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2014 6:18:32
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 Oakland, CA 2013 3:51:02
Half Marathon San Diego, CA 2013 2:38:58
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2013 2:32:01
Half Marathon Pomona, CA 2013 3:20:47
Half Marathon Morgan Hill, CA 2013 3:06:58
Half Marathon Campbell, CA 2013 2:51:37
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 Fremont, CA 2013 2:45:47
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2013 3:57:34
Half Marathon Davis, CA 2013 3:17:52
Half Marathon Portland, OR 2013 2:37:50
Half Marathon Soledad, CA 2013 3:01:01
Half Marathon Louisville, CO 2013 2:47:42
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2013 3:18:22
Half Marathon Seattle, WA 2013 3:19:26
Half Marathon Modesto, CA 2013 2:30:55
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2013 2:28:52
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2013 2:57:42
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2013 5:57:32
Half Marathon Folsom, CA 2013 2:47:06
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2013 2:54:32
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA 2013 3:00:47
Half Marathon Dallas, TX 2013 2:29:10
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2013 2:53:11
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2013 3:07:59
Half Marathon San Martin, CA 2013 3:26:08
Half Marathon Fremont, CA 2013 2:43:36
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2013 2:49:15
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 Walnut Creek, CA 2012 2:37:47
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2012 2:33:42
Half Marathon Morgan Hill, CA 2012 2:55:28
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2012 3:37:40
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 Sacramento, CA 2012 2:32:07
Half Marathon Soledad, CA Aug 6, 2011 2:52:36
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2011 6:45:47
Half Marathon Morgan Hill, CA 2011 3:09:29
Half Marathon Fremont, CA 2011 3:04:16
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 Phoenix, AZ 2008 5:47:54
Half Marathon San Jose, CA 2008 2:44:15
21 Miler Big Sur, CA 2008 4:54:44
Marathon San Jose, CA 2008 6:27:17
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 Virginia Beach, VA 2006 2:54:06
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2006 2:42:08
Half Marathon Monterey, CA 2006 2:58:43
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
Marathon Chicago, IL 2003 5:42:44
Half Marathon Monterey, CA 2003 2:25:30
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ 2003 2:22:42
Marathon Big Sur, CA 2003 5:53:35
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

half marathon and 10k options. (and 5k starting in 2021) Generous time limit - 4 hours (For both half and 10k!) Extra swag for registering early. Large, shiny medals. Good … MORE

half marathon and 10k options. (and 5k starting in 2021)
Generous time limit – 4 hours (For both half and 10k!)
Extra swag for registering early.
Large, shiny medals.
Good sponsor support (Free beer!)
Post race breakfast burrito and real chocolate milk.
Can combine with nearby races for a weekend double!

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Good parking near the race. Race day packet pickup available, also prior to race day. Easy to change distances if needed. Course runs along the path around Richmond Marina Bay … MORE

Good parking near the race.
Race day packet pickup available, also prior to race day.
Easy to change distances if needed.
Course runs along the path around Richmond Marina Bay and thru Richmond Park. A very beautiful course.
Well stocked aid stations, and a clearly marked course.
And most importantly – It’s It ice cream sandwich after the race!

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Race starts in downtown Phoenix and ends in Tempe. Course is very light rail friendly. Expo, Start and Finish are all close to the light rail lines. Possible to visit … MORE

Race starts in downtown Phoenix and ends in Tempe.
Course is very light rail friendly. Expo, Start and Finish are all close to the light rail lines. Possible to visit city and run race without a rental car.
Good support along the course. Adequate hydration stations available.
Just over 16 min/mile pace is enforced. They will “move you forward” in the race, and DNF you for the race (but you can still get the medal.)
Post race food starts to disappear after 6 hour finish time. Concert ends at 6:30:00 finish time. At 7 hours only water and Gatorade was left in 2020.
Decent crowd support along the race. Easy for family to support with a little planning.
The processing fees are now 20% of the race cost, a big extra cost.

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Start/Finish at the Fairplex in Pomona Ca. Run goes around Bonelli Park and Puddingstone Lake. 5k and 10k races on Saturday combine with half on Sunday for the Golden Snowflake … MORE

Start/Finish at the Fairplex in Pomona Ca. Run goes around Bonelli Park and Puddingstone Lake.
5k and 10k races on Saturday combine with half on Sunday for the Golden Snowflake challenge.
Many running clubs are represented at the event.
Extra awards for 3+ year running streak at race.
Costume contest both days before the events.
Fee for parking, but one fee covers packet pickup and both race days.

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Loopathon - up to 4 medals available. Earn them sequentially. 1 mile loop, followed by 5k loops. Medals: 1 mile, 5k, quarter marathon, half marathon. 3 rides are running during … MORE

Loopathon – up to 4 medals available. Earn them sequentially.
1 mile loop, followed by 5k loops.
Medals: 1 mile, 5k, quarter marathon, half marathon.
3 rides are running during the race – you can ride if you want – during or after the race.
After earning 4 medals, you can continue for overall or AG places. Most laps = highest place.

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Packet pickup is pretty smooth the day before, and is available on race day if needed. The start and end of the course run around the parking lot, so it's … MORE

Packet pickup is pretty smooth the day before, and is available on race day if needed.
The start and end of the course run around the parking lot, so it’s not that scenic, but the trip around Hershey is nice. Great support from students as you run around the Milton Hershey school. Race finishes inside Hershey Park Stadium.
Good post race food, with a reusable bag.
Medal is shaped as a Hershey kiss.
Mini chocolate bars as you pass Hershey HQ around mile 11.5.
It may not make my “do it every year” list, but it is well worth the trip at lease once.
2 tickets to Hershey Park After Dark are included with each entry.

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Ample free parking for the race and expo. Free shuttle from parking to expo and back, or a .75 mile walk. Same walk on race morning. Excellent medals - Crab … MORE

Ample free parking for the race and expo. Free shuttle from parking to expo and back, or a .75 mile walk. Same walk on race morning.

Excellent medals – Crab theme.

Combination medal opportunities such as the Baltimoron (5k+half – same day) or with other races in the area.

Plenty of aid stations, stocked with water and electrolytes, along the course. Great volunteers. Plenty of post race food, and an area to stretch out and to get a massage.

Beautiful scenery during the race, including a few iconic Baltimore sights.

Don’t forget to get your post race photo by the USS Constellation.

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This small field (1400) half is a great hidden gem in the Detroit area. The course winds through the neighborhoods of Oakland County and is well supported by great volunteers. … MORE

This small field (1400) half is a great hidden gem in the Detroit area. The course winds through the neighborhoods of Oakland County and is well supported by great volunteers. There was plenty of fluids, and some nice treats from local groups and families. Good post race food, and live band entertainment. Beer tent for those of age (or soda). Good parking, close to start/finish. Race day packet pickup available.
I’ll run this again.

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Despite mother nature's attempts the 2019 edition of the Air Force half marathon went off after a 90 minute rain/lightning delay. The course was a new course, but as a … MORE

Despite mother nature’s attempts the 2019 edition of the Air Force half marathon went off after a 90 minute rain/lightning delay. The course was a new course, but as a race newbie, I didn’t know the difference. The course has some hills, but they were well spaced out to me. The late race weather was hot and humid, and the race danger was elevated from yellow to red.
On course support was good, and the hydration stops were well stocked and manned.
I love the finish under the wing of a C-17.
Post race food left a lot to be desired. They didn’t even have the usual chocolate milk this year.
I would like to run this race again.

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Located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Starts and ends at Rodeo Beach. Small field (<300). Well marked course. Could be beautiful scenery, or you could get fogged in. … MORE

Located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Starts and ends at Rodeo Beach.
Small field (<300).
Well marked course. Could be beautiful scenery, or you could get fogged in.
Great aid stations, but only 2 stations. Bring your own water bottle / cup.
Good post race BBQ.
Great staff & volunteers.
Hills, hills, and more hills. Your legs will get a workout. Mix of access roads, fire roads, trails and single track.
Very humbling for a flatland runner.

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Not a PR course. Beautiful point to point course in Anchorage. Weekend closest to the summer solstice, so it's light 24/7 (although the sun does set for a few hours.) … MORE

Not a PR course. Beautiful point to point course in Anchorage. Weekend closest to the summer solstice, so it’s light 24/7 (although the sun does set for a few hours.) The course is on bike trails, unpaved roads, single track trails, and back to paved roads and bike paths. The second half is generally flat or downhill. Beautiful scenery along the way. Good aid stations with electrolytes and water. Many stations have pretzels and fruit too. Fantastic volunteers! Expo is small. Shirt is a finisher’s shirt you pick up at the finish.
I really enjoyed this race.

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Great race director. Race day packet pickup is available. Free parking near race start/finish. Well stocked aid stations often on the course. Fantastic volunteers. Course is on bike paths along … MORE

Great race director. Race day packet pickup is available. Free parking near race start/finish. Well stocked aid stations often on the course. Fantastic volunteers. Course is on bike paths along the creek. Most of the course is away from any traffic, but the course does cross a few streets. There is police support for the faster runners to keep you running, but slow pokes like me can get caught at a light or two. Street tacos (chicken or pork) for runners after the race. A good choice to add to your calendar.

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Race is at Vail Lake RV Resort in Temecula, CA. Most of race is on trails with some good ups and downs. There are tougher races, but this is not … MORE

Race is at Vail Lake RV Resort in Temecula, CA. Most of race is on trails with some good ups and downs. There are tougher races, but this is not a walk in the park. There are usually first time half marathoners at the race each year. Nice medals and wine glasses for all finishers. Well stocked aid stations (water, electrolytes and gels) on the course, and a nice post race celebration with wine tasting and Subway sandwiches. Multiple pre-race packet pickup options and race day packet pickup available. Warning – most years this is a hot race – bring sunscreen. Great support from fellow runners. Come enjoy this smaller field race.

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Located in Clovis, CA, this Memorial Weekend race is a nice little event to kick off the weekend. The course is primarily on the nice bike paths the town has … MORE

Located in Clovis, CA, this Memorial Weekend race is a nice little event to kick off the weekend.
The course is primarily on the nice bike paths the town has to offer. The one road crossing is controlled by police to allow the runners to continue safely.
Great for runners or walkers. There are also kids and seniors runs.
They have a raffle afterwards, and a pancake breakfast.
The volunteers are fantastic, and the race offers discounts to military and veterans.

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Great race with multiple distance options. Ample parking at either end (point to point race.) Part of the Beach Cities Series, and other "Combo/Multi race" medals are available. Good on … MORE

Great race with multiple distance options.
Ample parking at either end (point to point race.)
Part of the Beach Cities Series, and other “Combo/Multi race” medals are available.
Good on course support and aid stations.
Beautiful views at several points along the race.
Decent post race food, including chocolate milk.

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Women's themed event with a huge finisher's medal. Wine glass too. Comfortable, stylish shirt you can actually wear after the race. Great for first timers or returning veterans. Good pacing … MORE

Women’s themed event with a huge finisher’s medal. Wine glass too. Comfortable, stylish shirt you can actually wear after the race.
Great for first timers or returning veterans.
Good pacing teams to get you to your goal.
Weather can be unpredictable. (It snowed on us in April.) Check the forecast and bring the right gear.
Part of the Go Girl Run Series.
I would run it again!

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Wizard of Oz Theme. Military discounts available. Nice expo; Day of race packet pickup available. Outstanding after party. Lots of food, and adult beverages. (Plus your standard post race fare.) … MORE

Wizard of Oz Theme.
Military discounts available.
Nice expo; Day of race packet pickup available.
Outstanding after party. Lots of food, and adult beverages. (Plus your standard post race fare.)
Saturday race; can be doubled with other races.

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Easy parking near the zoo. Race day packet pickup available. 2019 course ran along the canal, and near the zoo. Nice course, some hills. New course coming for 2020 Walk … MORE

Easy parking near the zoo. Race day packet pickup available.
2019 course ran along the canal, and near the zoo. Nice course, some hills. New course coming for 2020
Walk or Run categories.
Nice post race snacks.
Great warm-up event for Lost Dutchman.

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Valentines themed race on Coronado Island in San Diego. Beautiful views of the bay as you run. Three distances to choose from, depending on your mood. Renew your wedding vows … MORE

Valentines themed race on Coronado Island in San Diego. Beautiful views of the bay as you run.
Three distances to choose from, depending on your mood.
Renew your wedding vows on the beach – during the race. (As the singles run by and cheer!)
Good support during the race, and a nice post race breakfast opportunity downtown Coronado.
Discounts for couples. Good parking available.

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Part of the Southwest Series by Mainly Marathons. It is a looped course. cons: limited scenery, repeated. Pros: Fantastic aid station, easy to make friends. Mainly has great support, and … MORE

Part of the Southwest Series by Mainly Marathons.
It is a looped course.
cons: limited scenery, repeated.
Pros: Fantastic aid station, easy to make friends.
Mainly has great support, and the course stays open until the last runner finishes. Also an award for the caboose!

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Nice race just across the river from Portland. Easy to double state. Beautiful course with some historic sites along the way. Host hotel is across the street from the Start/Finish. … MORE

Nice race just across the river from Portland. Easy to double state.
Beautiful course with some historic sites along the way.
Host hotel is across the street from the Start/Finish.
Great post race food and entertainment.

Issues in 2016…
Course was short – hurt people trying to BQ.
Water stations ran out of water – hurt us BOPers

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Marathon runs across a dam. Shirt says Dam Marathon - great conversation piece. Course runs across a dam, around the lake, and then down logging roads to the finish. The … MORE

Marathon runs across a dam.
Shirt says Dam Marathon – great conversation piece.
Course runs across a dam, around the lake, and then down logging roads to the finish. The logging roads are difficult with the loose rocks.
Good course support along the race….except in 2016, they forgot to unlock the porta potties!!
It’s Oregon, so we were rained on.
I recommend it.

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Race is in Oakland Hills. Trail Course. Challenging up and down hills. Well stocked aid stations. This race is a personal favorite. The course has tripped me two years out … MORE

Race is in Oakland Hills. Trail Course.
Challenging up and down hills.
Well stocked aid stations.
This race is a personal favorite. The course has tripped me two years out of 3 now…. I’ll be back.
Part of the Coastal Trail Running Series.

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4
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3

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Nice run in San Pedro California over the Vincent Thomas Bridge. Most of the race is on HWY 47 in the industrial docks area. 2013 Had the Inaugural (and only) … MORE

Nice run in San Pedro California over the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
Most of the race is on HWY 47 in the industrial docks area.
2013 Had the Inaugural (and only) half marathon distance for this race.
Great views from the bridge.
Good post race support.
Free entrance to USS Iowa included with race bib!

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5
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4
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3
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Loop course - Choice of flat or hills. Multiple distance or timed events. Great support, and plenty of hot food. Half and Full marathon also available. MORE

Loop course – Choice of flat or hills.
Multiple distance or timed events.
Great support, and plenty of hot food.
Half and Full marathon also available.

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Opportunity to run a 5k the day before. Good course support. In 2013, it started raining as soon as the race started. Bad luck for me. Nice area to stay … MORE

Opportunity to run a 5k the day before.
Good course support.
In 2013, it started raining as soon as the race started. Bad luck for me.
Nice area to stay warm before the race.
Good post race support.

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3
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4
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3
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3

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Great women's themed run in San Francisco. Tiffany finisher's necklace. Ghirardelli chocolate during the race. Oxygen bar during the race. Fun experience! Alas, the race is no more. MORE

Great women’s themed run in San Francisco.
Tiffany finisher’s necklace.
Ghirardelli chocolate during the race.
Oxygen bar during the race.
Fun experience!
Alas, the race is no more.

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5
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4
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4
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5

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One of the Florida Disney runs. Women's themed, but men are welcome. Run in a costume for more fun. Typical Disney - line up in the middle of the night … MORE

One of the Florida Disney runs.
Women’s themed, but men are welcome.
Run in a costume for more fun.
Typical Disney – line up in the middle of the night and wait for the race to start.
Nice character photo ops, and very nice medals.

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2
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4
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2
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5

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Mostly flat (except the Beast of Eden) course through Salinas Valley Wine Country. Point to Point Course from Soledad Mission to Pessagno Winery. Wine tasting in addition to good post … MORE

Mostly flat (except the Beast of Eden) course through Salinas Valley Wine Country.
Point to Point Course from Soledad Mission to Pessagno Winery.
Wine tasting in addition to good post race food and drink.
Nice long sleeve shirts.

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4
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5
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4
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New race through the Salinas Wine Country. Point to point race from Soledad Mission to Pessagno Winery. Plenty of parking near mission. Buses take you back back to parking lot. … MORE

New race through the Salinas Wine Country.
Point to point race from Soledad Mission to Pessagno Winery.
Plenty of parking near mission. Buses take you back back to parking lot.
Nice long sleeve technical shirt.
Wine tasting at the finish!

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3
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5
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3
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Flat and fast course. 5th race in the Rock and Roll Race Series. Bands every couple miles along the course to keep you going. No free parking, put plenty of … MORE

Flat and fast course.
5th race in the Rock and Roll Race Series.
Bands every couple miles along the course to keep you going.
No free parking, put plenty of paid lots available.
Packet pickup at San Jose Convention Center.

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2
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4
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3
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4

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Women's focused half marathon in San Francisco. Finisher's medal is a Tiffany necklace! The 2006 edition was with a friend for her first half marathon. Boudin bakery located along the … MORE

Women’s focused half marathon in San Francisco.
Finisher’s medal is a Tiffany necklace!
The 2006 edition was with a friend for her first half marathon.
Boudin bakery located along the race course.
Sadly, this race is no more.

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4
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4
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5
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5

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Inaugural race. Race goes through the park, and parts of Anaheim. Character photo stops available. Nice post race meal box for runners. Very nice medal. Good crowd support, and well … MORE

Inaugural race.
Race goes through the park, and parts of Anaheim.
Character photo stops available.
Nice post race meal box for runners.
Very nice medal.
Good crowd support, and well stocked aid stations.

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3
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4
SCENERY
4
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Women's focused half marathon in San Francisco. Finisher's medal is a Tiffany necklace! (Still my favorite medal) Boudin bakery located along the race course. Sadly, this race is no more. MORE

Women’s focused half marathon in San Francisco.
Finisher’s medal is a Tiffany necklace!
(Still my favorite medal)
Boudin bakery located along the race course.
Sadly, this race is no more.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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The former March half marathon at CSUMB / Ft. Ord. This race no longer exists, but has been replaced by the November half. Need to add more characters to complete … MORE

The former March half marathon at CSUMB / Ft. Ord.
This race no longer exists, but has been replaced by the November half.
Need to add more characters to complete this section and save the race!

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3
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My first half marathon. Back in the days where shorter distances didn't get medals. I ran the 5k last year (in 1997), but I really wanted to get that medal. … MORE

My first half marathon. Back in the days where shorter distances didn’t get medals. I ran the 5k last year (in 1997), but I really wanted to get that medal. Still one of my favorites – with real circuit board incorporated into the medal.
Course was flat and fast in the downtown San Jose area.

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