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@mariaevasanders

San Marcos, TX Raving since 2017 active 3 years, 3 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    San Marcos Runners Club

  • Rave race:

    Big Sur International Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon

  • I run because:

    I run because I can!  Running is therapeutic for my mind and soul, plus the fringe benefits to my health are a big plus.  I am 67 yrs. old, soon to be 68 and am so blessed to still be healthy and running.  Running is a freedom that is like no other, you get to see everything in slow motion and appreciate your surroundings!  I live to run and run to LIVE!

My Races

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Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Austin, TX Jan 22, 2017 2:36:41

Future Races (0)

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Past Races (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Kiowa, MT Jun 24, 2017 2:50:00
Half Marathon Mt Carmel, UT Apr 1, 2017 3:20:00
Half Marathon Austin, TX Jan 22, 2017 2:36:41
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 13, 2015 2:57:48
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO Aug 2, 2014 2:52:24

My Raves

What a spectacular event!!! Support was great! Scenery was beyond words! First 5 miles are tough, gaining more that 900 feet in elevation, then it was basically downhill except for … MORE

What a spectacular event!!! Support was great! Scenery was beyond words! First 5 miles are tough, gaining more that 900 feet in elevation, then it was basically downhill except for a few rolling hills. It is a big climb! Total gain 1, 230 ft. Then you have Glacier National Park to explore. Loved this race!! It is one for the books! Its crazy awesome!!!

DIFFICULTY
4
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5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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They probably will return the race course to the west side of Zion for next year, this road part trail run was very scenic but because of the recent snow … MORE

They probably will return the race course to the west side of Zion for next year, this road part trail run was very scenic but because of the recent snow and rain, it was muddy and difficult in some spots plus rocky and hilly. As always the volunteers are amazing and the staff at VR keep you updated up to the start of the race with any changes or important info about the race. I love running the VR races and am looking forward to Glacier. National Parks are the gems of the US and I feel so privileged to run close to such wonderful places, thank you VR!!!!

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Well organized race, the course is all downhill, gradual, you finish at the State capitol of Texas! I had always wanted to do this race, so glad I finally did! … MORE

Well organized race, the course is all downhill, gradual, you finish at the State capitol of Texas! I had always wanted to do this race, so glad I finally did! If you plan on doing this race, I recommend you stay in a hotel close to the start line, you get to sleep in and there is a shuttle that takes you back to the start after you finish. Enjoy Austin !!!

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Would recommend this race to everyone that loves nature, friendly people, awesome destinations and running with people from all over the world!! The organizers are a great bunch of people … MORE

Would recommend this race to everyone that loves nature, friendly people, awesome destinations and running with people from all over the world!! The organizers are a great bunch of people who’s main concern is the safety and enjoyment/satisfaction of their runners. My goal is to run all the VR races, my husband and I love the national parks and I love to finish the race and get my medal handed to me by my husband/volunteer at the finish line!

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Rocky Mountain is a spectacular National Park! During the run, you are surrounded by beautiful vistas, mile 9 gives you an awesome view of Long's Peak, it is just stunning. … MORE

Rocky Mountain is a spectacular National Park! During the run, you are surrounded by beautiful vistas, mile 9 gives you an awesome view of Long’s Peak, it is just stunning. VR knows how to put on a race. I encourage you to do all the VR races!!!

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4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5
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