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@marxbk18

Milwaukee, WI Raving since 2020 50 States hopeful/finisher, Half Fanatics #8703 active 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Future Races

Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2016 10:00:38
Marathon Milwaukee, WI Oct 4, 2015 4:40:49
Half Marathon Madison, WI Aug 22, 2015 1:58:45
10K Franklin, WI Dec 31, 2015 56:23

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2021
Half Marathon Buffalo, NY TBD
Half Marathon Birmingham, AL TBD

Past Races (74)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO Aug 1, 2020 2:52:10
Half Marathon Nashotah, WI Jun 27, 2020 3:08:04
Half Marathon Virgin, UT Jun 6, 2020 3:10:04
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2020 6:47:40
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 17, 2019 2:35:57
Marathon Milwaukee, WI Oct 6, 2019 6:28:30
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 21, 2019 2:43:45
Half Marathon Wauwatosa, WI Jun 22, 2019 2:16:55
Half Marathon Pewaukee, WI May 11, 2019 2:13:01
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 12, 2019 3:32:02
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 11, 2018 2:38:29
Half Marathon Madison, WI Aug 18, 2018 2:27:50
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 21, 2018 2:31:13
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Jun 9, 2018 2:20:18
Half Marathon Nashotah, WI May 12, 2018 2:24:24
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 5, 2018 2:19:27
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 29, 2018 2:27:17
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Mar 4, 2018 2:17:15
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2018 7:27:47
Half Marathon Waukesha, WI Dec 3, 2017 2:15:52
Half Marathon DePere, WI Nov 26, 2017 2:18:05
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI Oct 29, 2017 2:07:18
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2017 5:33:41
Half Marathon Bird In Hand, PA Sep 9, 2017 2:13:36
Half Marathon Cudahy, WI Sep 3, 2017 2:21:49
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 16, 2017 2:23:47
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Jun 10, 2017 2:21:07
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 21, 2017 2:11:08
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 6, 2017 2:06:31
Half Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 30, 2017 2:11:16
Half Marathon Bend, OR Apr 23, 2017 2:17:31
Half Marathon Grand Rapids, MI Feb 4, 2017 2:22:11
10K Menomonee Falls, WI 2017 57:17
Half Marathon Atlanta, GA Dec 11, 2016 2:17:26
Half Marathon Strongsville, OH Nov 20, 2016 2:22:14
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Nov 6, 2016 2:09:21
Half Marathon Middleton, WI Oct 30, 2016 2:04:52
Half Marathon Cudahy, WI Sep 4, 2016 2:14:25
Half Marathon Madison, WI Aug 20, 2016 2:33:34
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 17, 2016 2:40:40
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Jun 11, 2016 2:23:51
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 22, 2016 2:19:15
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 30, 2016 2:07:44
Half Marathon Vadnais Heights, MN Feb 20, 2016 2:05:55
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2016 5:25:54
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2016 10:00:38
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2016 2:37:26
10K Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 8, 2016 1:23:13
10K Franklin, WI Dec 31, 2015 56:23
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Nov 1, 2015 2:01:46
Marathon Milwaukee, WI Oct 4, 2015 4:40:49
Half Marathon Racine, WI Sep 13, 2015 1:59:16
Half Marathon Madison, WI Aug 22, 2015 1:58:45
10K Waukesha, WI Jul 4, 2015 1:05:40
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Jun 13, 2015 2:23:26
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 17, 2015 2:04:26
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Jan 18, 2015 2:27:23
10K Anaheim, CA Jan 17, 2015 57:05
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 8, 2015 2:48:38
Half Marathon Kissimmee, FL Nov 8, 2014 2:32:57
Half Marathon Racine, WI Sep 21, 2014 2:21:08
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Aug 31, 2014 2:43:54
10K Anaheim, CA Aug 30, 2014 1:10:02
Half Marathon Madison, WI Aug 16, 2014 2:39:06
Half Marathon Plymouth, WI Aug 9, 2014 2:31:52
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI Jun 14, 2014 2:26:11
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 18, 2014 2:31:22
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 12, 2014 6:15:13
Half Marathon Madison, WI 2013 2:28:51
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI 2013 2:23:26
10K Madison, WI 2013 1:04:10
Half Marathon Mt. Pleasant, WI 2013 2:14:11
Half Marathon Madison, WI 2013 2:27:04
Half Marathon Oconomowoc, WI 2013 2:26:18

My Raves

This is a difficult road course but the views are more than worth it. Even with the restrictions due to COVID-19 Race Vacations did an amazing job! They spaced out … MORE

This is a difficult road course but the views are more than worth it. Even with the restrictions due to COVID-19 Race Vacations did an amazing job! They spaced out participants as needed and they had a drive thru bib pick up. The communication was top notch and you can’t get many medals better than the National Park medals they have. The chance to run through Estes Park is a bucket list item. They do have cupless water stops but a water pouch is included with registration if you don’t have a way to carry water on your own. I will do this one again for sure!

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This course was the same as the Mother's Day Trail Assail race except it is in the summer. It was HOT and HILLY. There is not a single flat part … MORE

This course was the same as the Mother’s Day Trail Assail race except it is in the summer. It was HOT and HILLY. There is not a single flat part of the course. It ate me alive. However, with all the restrictions on races right now I can’t say a single thing bad about this. It was a real race with social distancing at the start.

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This was the first time they ever put on Zion at night. Due to the COVID situation we could choose our start time but no more than 50 starters each … MORE

This was the first time they ever put on Zion at night. Due to the COVID situation we could choose our start time but no more than 50 starters each hour. I started at 4 am and the course was even more difficult with only my headlamp lighting the way. But when the sun came up there has never been a more beautiful race location. It is really rocky and hilly. This was my first time running with Race Vacations and they are amazing. I have already signed up for another race.

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It is hard to beat running down the Vegas strip at night. If you aren't used to night races this one may be a bit more difficult. I loved it. … MORE

It is hard to beat running down the Vegas strip at night. If you aren’t used to night races this one may be a bit more difficult. I loved it. You start toward the end of the strip then run out of the strip area then turn around and run the length of the strip toward Downtown. You make a few turns until heading back down about half of the strip. RNR always has great medals and decent shirts. This really is a fun race to run and it makes for a great vacation.

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This was a good local run. A lot of it was through local neighborhoods so the scenery wasn't the greatest. There were some rolling hills. The course does go out … MORE

This was a good local run. A lot of it was through local neighborhoods so the scenery wasn’t the greatest. There were some rolling hills. The course does go out through some farmlands and near some water. Overall it was run well but the lack of scenery will probably make it a one and done. The Noodles were great after the race as you can imagine.

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SO far I have run almost 60 half marathons and this is one of my top 2. It is in the middle of Amish and run by the local Amish … MORE

SO far I have run almost 60 half marathons and this is one of my top 2. It is in the middle of Amish and run by the local Amish with all money going toward the volunteer fire department. All of the water stops are run by local Amish families. The medal is an actual horseshoe that locals collect throughout the year. The families put on a spaghetti dinner the night before and your entry comes with a home made whoopie pie. The course is hilly but that just adds to the scenery of the area. I can’t recommend this race enough.

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I have run almost 60 half marathons and this is one of my top 2. While it was listed as a fast flat course, flat Oregon is completely different than … MORE

I have run almost 60 half marathons and this is one of my top 2. While it was listed as a fast flat course, flat Oregon is completely different than flat Wisconsin. You will be running through mountains. However, the scenery here is amazing. There were plenty of water stops. The local community is a true gem. The medal is the biggest one I have. Even bigger than a horseshoe I have as a medal from another race. It is a bit in the middle of nowhere but well worth the trip!

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I have run almost 6o half marathons and this was bay far the worst race I have participated in. It started with the race director announcing that thou course had … MORE

I have run almost 6o half marathons and this was bay far the worst race I have participated in. It started with the race director announcing that thou course had volunteers and not to turn unless a volunteer told you to turn. Volunteers were missing and people were running all over the city. At one point I followed where I saw others running and finally say a policeman and he said “You are back on course now”. At the end of the race almost everyone was running extra miles and laps around local parking lots to make up the missed milage. The medal was a small medal with a sticker on it. The race director did reach out the next week with an apology and offering a free entry to another one oh her races. Not a chance.

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This is an unbelievable marathon run by the Badgerland Striders. It is advertised as a run by runners for runners and that is just what it is. I ran it … MORE

This is an unbelievable marathon run by the Badgerland Striders. It is advertised as a run by runners for runners and that is just what it is. I ran it once for myself and I ran it once as the 6:30 pacer. The shirt is always top notch and the medals are some of the best I have gotten. The support on course is second to none. It is a fast course and mostly flat and down hill with a few rolling hills. Once you get to the lake the views are amazing.

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