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@LauraRoth

Pittsburgh, PA Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher active 1 month ago

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 3, 2009 4:15:07
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 19, 2014 1:46:13
10K Pittsburgh, PA Sep 27, 2015 45:58

Future Races (14)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Big Sur, CA TBD
Marathon Gilsum, NH TBD
Marathon Eau Claire, WI TBD
Marathon Fort Smith, AR TBD
Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV TBD
Marathon Hartford, CT TBD
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA TBD
Marathon Kansas City, MO TBD
Marathon Idaho Falls, ID TBD
Marathon Frenchtown, MT TBD
Marathon Huntsville, AL TBD
Marathon Rome, Italy TBD
Marathon Fort Worth, TX TBD
Marathon Prague, Czech Republic TBD

Past Races (16)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Heber City, UT May 1, 2021 4:53:17
Marathon Mentor, OH Nov 1, 2020 4:34:47
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 19, 2020 2:16:36
Half Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV Oct 5, 2019 2:18:10
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Apr 14, 2019 4:29:10
Marathon Paris, France Apr 9, 2017 4:42:07
Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 1, 2016 1:55:59
10K Pittsburgh, PA Sep 27, 2015 45:58
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 19, 2014 1:46:13
Marathon Bath, NY 2012 4:25:12
Marathon Burlington, VT 2012 4:23:09
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA 2012 4:25:08
Marathon Bar Harbor, ME 2010 4:24:17
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA 2010 4:16:50
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 3, 2009 4:15:07
Marathon Arlington, VA 2009 4:27:30

My Raves

Very tough race for me. The altitude really got to me as well as the downhill. I did not enjoy running on the side of a two lane highway with … MORE

Very tough race for me. The altitude really got to me as well as the downhill. I did not enjoy running on the side of a two lane highway with trucks flying and the cant of the road caused left knee pain which led to my knee locking up around mile 20. The course was pretty with the mountains. This was very well organized and everything was planned well. They let me take an earlier bus since I showed up early which I really appreciated because it got hotter and hotter as the morning went on. Nice lunch at the end but I missed having a beer.

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Ran this race during Covid times so everything was most likely different than usual. Easy packet pick-up at the local running store. I know they changed to course to double … MORE

Ran this race during Covid times so everything was most likely different than usual. Easy packet pick-up at the local running store. I know they changed to course to double loop. It was rainy and windy and even hailed a one point. The course was very pretty – a few miles on easy trails and along Lake Erie and the leaves were beautiul. They has frequent aid stations with water and gatorade. No food at the end due to covid. They did hand us a pretty medal wrapped up and we got a nice long sleeve shirt that I won’t wear to run in (it’s a hybrid material but feels like cotton) but will definately wear a lot. Overall I thought this was a great race. Thank you to all the volunteers who stood out there in elements to take care of us. Thought they did a good job at social distancing and the race was small, so it was very easy to stay 6 feet from other runners.

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Overall this was a great race weekend! We hit up the expo on Friday and they had craft beer samples. The shirt is a soft short sleeve shirt that is … MORE

Overall this was a great race weekend! We hit up the expo on Friday and they had craft beer samples. The shirt is a soft short sleeve shirt that is super comfortable. I’ve worn it running and just around. They also gave out a nice reusable bag. On to the actual race. Plenty of port o’pots at the start (I didn’t even wait in line) although I wish they had more along the course as I had to stop and wait during the race itself. Free coffee while waiting. The race started right on time, which I loved. Course was mostly flat and really nice. It went around a beautiful lake. Plenty of aid stations and some spectators also were giving out candy, water, & Rice Krispie treats. Afterwards they have an amazing party. You have 6 tickets & there are multiple food vendors handing out Jambalaya, Gumbo, King Cake, etc, and also a craft beer tent. Best post race food I’ve ever had! This race is a hidden gem.

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This race was challenging, but absolutely gorgeous. Packet pick-up was easy the day before (they also had race day packet pick-up). I arrived at the start an hour early and … MORE

This race was challenging, but absolutely gorgeous. Packet pick-up was easy the day before (they also had race day packet pick-up). I arrived at the start an hour early and was one of the first people there. It is a smaller race and if you are staying close enough to walk or shuttle, you could get there by 8:15 am (starts at 8:30) and still use the port-o-pots (no line!!) The race started time and we headed across a bridge & down to the Canal Path. We ran alond therefor a few miles and then the hills started. They were through Antietam National Battlefield. The course was so beautiful that I didn’t mind them. I wasn’t running for time, just to have fun. We finished on the 50 yard line of their college stadium which was so cool. After they had pizza, bananas and apples and then we headed to the Baviaran Inn for our free pint glass and beer. Overall just the best race experience. I loved it and cannot wait to head back to tackle the full marathon.

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This was my 9th marathon and probably the "easiest" (is any marathon really easy?) course I've run so far. The course was really beautiful - some earlier miles we ran … MORE

This was my 9th marathon and probably the “easiest” (is any marathon really easy?) course I’ve run so far. The course was really beautiful – some earlier miles we ran through a state park and later miles were on a trail which was very nice for my aching legs. The race started right on time at 7am. The volunteers were amazing! Cheering everyone on and helped me get water to refill my bottle. They were all upbeat and smiling and I was so appreciative of that. They handed out Gu at 3 different spots and around mile 21 they had gummy bears and M&M’s. Not much crowd support if you need that but I really don’t. After the race they had a party for the runners at Grotto Pizza with unlimited Pizza, salad, pasta, chicken fingers and 3 beers! It was so much fun! The weather started off mid 50’s and misting but cleared up and was mostly overcast and 60. I loved everything about this race and I highly recommend it!

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I loved this race. Weather started out cool and was perfect. There were a lot of spectators and the half ran through some great neighborhoods. There was chocolate milk at … MORE

I loved this race. Weather started out cool and was perfect. There were a lot of spectators and the half ran through some great neighborhoods. There was chocolate milk at the finish along with other snacks and free hoagies. The only problem was with the bag drop pick-up. It was chaotic and even though I waited in line, people that came up from the finish were pushing to the front of the line so it took me an hour to get my bag. It has deterred me from bag drops for bigger races.

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This was Pittsburgh's comeback marathon after a hiatus. As hard as this marathon was, I loved it. It was cool with a light rain at times, perfect running weather for … MORE

This was Pittsburgh’s comeback marathon after a hiatus. As hard as this marathon was, I loved it. It was cool with a light rain at times, perfect running weather for me. To this day, this race remains my PR. I didn’t like the shirts this year because they were way to big and cut for men, but they now have much better women specific shirts. It was such a fun race with a lot of spectators and a lot of hills. Great showcase of all the cities neighborhoods.

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