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Colona, IL Raving since 2023 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Moline, IL Sep 25, 2022 2:04:22

Future Races (19)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Madison, WI May 25, 2024
Half Marathon Duluth, MN Jun 22, 2024
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 21, 2024
Half Marathon Bismarck, ND Sep 22, 2024
Half Marathon Mesa, AZ Feb 8, 2025
Half Marathon Lexington, KY 2025
Half Marathon Detroit, MI 2025
Half Marathon Laketown, UT 2026
Half Marathon St Charles, ID 2026
Half Marathon Cokeville, WY 2026
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE 2026
Half Marathon Pine Mountain, GA TBD
3-Way Challenge (22.4 Miles) Cincinnati, OH TBD
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC TBD
Half Marathon Woodville, AL TBD
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE TBD
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV TBD
Half Marathon Stanley, VA TBD
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX TBD

Past Races (15)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Honolulu, HI Apr 14, 2024 2:33:13
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2023
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME Oct 15, 2023
River Road Half Marathon Williamson, WV Jun 10, 2023 2:38:32
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 22, 2023
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 26, 2023 2:29:10
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 5, 2023
Half Marathon Hot Springs, AR Nov 12, 2022 2:13:48
Half Marathon Moline, IL Sep 25, 2022 2:04:22
Half Marathon Clinton, IA Sep 11, 2022 2:07:09
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 11, 2022
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN 2022 2:14:56
Half Marathon Lake Ozark, MO Mar 27, 2021 2:12:37
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 12, 2020 2:36:23
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Feb 24, 2019 2:32:42

My Raves

I absolutely loved the location for this race. You literally start right on Waikiki beach. But honestly- after that the views are underwhelming. Most of the time you were surrounded … MORE

I absolutely loved the location for this race. You literally start right on Waikiki beach. But honestly- after that the views are underwhelming. Most of the time you were surrounded by stores and buildings and the ocean was just out of view. Then around mile 9 there is a huge hill as you run up towards Diamond Head. But you never see anything except a good view of the ocean for about 20 seconds. My mom finished about 30 minutes after me and they had NO WATER left at the finish.

A few other things that aren’t deal breakers but worth noting! Race photos took almost 2 weeks to come in and then were $18 a piece. Also- Women’s tshirts with all the female participants names on the back were sold out by the second day of the expo (when we went), so if this is important to you make sure to go the first day of the expo!

Those are my nit-picky thoughts, but overall I loved the island of Oahu and that made the race worth it. Plus hot and fresh malasadas and pineapple juice at the finish were awesome.

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The first half was beautiful running next to a fjord! The second half was less scenic (side of a road) and constant rolling hills. Looks like the medals are the … MORE

The first half was beautiful running next to a fjord! The second half was less scenic (side of a road) and constant rolling hills. Looks like the medals are the same every year but a nice lobster claw. Event was ran really well and had the best “pre” race party I’ve ever seen. A heated large building with coffee, fresh from the oven biscuits, and other snacks. Bathrooms on the course were scarce but frequent water/aid stations. Overall- I’d recommend. It’s an amazing place for a vacation and the PERFECT time of year.

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This was state #11 for me and my favorite so far. Such a fun group of people and community involvement was top notch. Plus if you love history you can … MORE

This was state #11 for me and my favorite so far. Such a fun group of people and community involvement was top notch. Plus if you love history you can spend top at the Hatfield and McCoy historical sites. Or if you love hiking there is a lot of that too! Definitely will try and make it back again!

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A really well-organized run even with over 12000 participants. Booking a hotel through the race website was easy and provided a lot of perks (late check out, cheaper parking and … MORE

A really well-organized run even with over 12000 participants. Booking a hotel through the race website was easy and provided a lot of perks (late check out, cheaper parking and overall cheaper rate). Swag was great and really unique. Loved getting a coffee mug as well as a shirt. Expo was smaller than I expected (but fine). Starting and Finishing near the “Rocky Stairs” made for great photo shoots! Fairly flat course until one near the end (when your tired!) Plenty of aid stations.

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Everything about marathon weekend is perfect- except maybe the 230 AM wake-ups! The Dopey Challenge was just that... a Challenge! But I would do it again in a heartbeat!! MORE

Everything about marathon weekend is perfect- except maybe the 230 AM wake-ups! The Dopey Challenge was just that… a Challenge! But I would do it again in a heartbeat!!

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One of my all time favorite half marathons. The course is difficult on the uphills but you feel like you are flying on the down hills. Hot Springs is such … MORE

One of my all time favorite half marathons. The course is difficult on the uphills but you feel like you are flying on the down hills. Hot Springs is such a neat town to explore while you are there! By far my favorite finisher medal- it lights up and spins. I highly recommend this one!

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Local to the area and love being a part of this race weekend (even years I haven't ran). Flat course (except for some on-ramps) that takes you from Illinois into … MORE

Local to the area and love being a part of this race weekend (even years I haven’t ran). Flat course (except for some on-ramps) that takes you from Illinois into Iowa and back into Illinois. Extremely well organized with a great after party. Large expo too!!

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Nice race to check off Iowa. Well organized. Course is gradually uphill for the first half, then Flattens out before a gradually downhill. Not a lot of scenery but running … MORE

Nice race to check off Iowa. Well organized. Course is gradually uphill for the first half, then Flattens out before a gradually downhill. Not a lot of scenery but running through neighborhoods offers crowd support throughout the course

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I ran this as my Indiana half marathon because I loved the swag and theme. Very nice sweater shirt for a small up-charge and a cute reindeer medal that doubles … MORE

I ran this as my Indiana half marathon because I loved the swag and theme. Very nice sweater shirt for a small up-charge and a cute reindeer medal that doubles as a cookie cutter. The course was a loop you ran twice. During one portion you ran next to a well kept homeless camp that locals have since told me is well maintained. Since it’s a smaller race I ran much of it alone. Not much of an after party but they did have mimosas! My mom is 65+ and by the time she finished the awards ceremony was over and she had to ask the director for her age group winner medal. (She was still well below the cutoff time). I think the 5k would have been a lot more fun.

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Nice race, with a couple hills. No expo but easy packet pickup with different locations on different days. Fun location to check out the Lake of the Ozarks- a little … MORE

Nice race, with a couple hills. No expo but easy packet pickup with different locations on different days. Fun location to check out the Lake of the Ozarks- a little out of season, but we still found fun things to do!

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Absolutely beautiful run around the national park. The town of Townsend is so cute and quiet- and this made for a perfect relaxing couples weekend. As always, Vacation Races are … MORE

Absolutely beautiful run around the national park. The town of Townsend is so cute and quiet- and this made for a perfect relaxing couples weekend. As always, Vacation Races are the best!

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As all Disney races, this one was magical. Perfect for my first half marathon. Running through the castle is one of the best things I've ever done! MORE

As all Disney races, this one was magical. Perfect for my first half marathon. Running through the castle is one of the best things I’ve ever done!

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