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@mdtempkins

Longwood, FL Raving since 2017 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 1 week, 5 days ago

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon West Palm Beach, FL 2008 4:39:21
Half Marathon Orlando, FL 2009 1:51:50
15K Sanford, FL Apr 6, 2014 1:31:23
10K Winter Park, FL 2014 54:47:00

Future Races (17)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jun 5, 2021
Half Marathon Washington, DC Nov 13, 2021
Half Marathon Columbus, OH 2022
Half Marathon Aspen, CO 2022
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI TBD
Half Marathon Bristol, RI TBD
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT TBD
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Half Marathon Detroit, MI TBD
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO TBD
Half Marathon Pass Christian, MS TBD
Half Marathon Napa, CA TBD
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN TBD
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE TBD
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV TBD
Half Marathon Hampton, NH TBD
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK TBD

Past Races (56)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Haines City, FL Mar 7, 2020 2:21:17
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL Feb 15, 2020 2:16:42
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 9, 2020 2:15:48
Half Marathon Charleston, SC Jan 11, 2020 3:15:20
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 27, 2019 5:59:42
Half Marathon Boston, MA May 26, 2019 2:24:07
Half Marathon Asheville, NC Mar 16, 2019 2:24:49
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Mar 2, 2019 2:34:19
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL Feb 16, 2019 2:21:47
Half Marathon Austin, TX Jan 20, 2019 2:23:14
Half Marathon Lakeland, FL Nov 10, 2018 2:41:52
Half Marathon Princeton, NJ Nov 4, 2018 2:12:55
15K Clermont, FL Oct 28, 2018 1:39:25
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Oct 20, 2018 2:16:07
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 22, 2018 2:36:37
Half Marathon Albany, GA Mar 3, 2018 2:12:38
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL Feb 18, 2018 2:28:45
Half Marathon Daytona Beach, FL Feb 4, 2018 2:36:52
Half Marathon New Smyrna Beach, FL Jan 14, 2018 2:23:55
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Sep 17, 2017 2:33:11
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 29, 2017 2:51:19
Half Marathon Clermont, FL Apr 23, 2017 2:17:33
Half Marathon Ormond Beach, FL Mar 25, 2017 2:18:52
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL Feb 26, 2017 2:10:36
Half Marathon Clermont, FL Jan 22, 2017 2:24:46
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Nov 13, 2016 2:09:31
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL Feb 21, 2016 2:13:52
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2016 5:34:58
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Dec 5, 2015 2:18:47
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Nov 8, 2015 2:21:30
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Oct 25, 2015
Half Marathon Osteen, FL Jun 7, 2015 2:15:43
Half Marathon Ormond Beach, FL Mar 29, 2015 2:07:46
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL Feb 15, 2015 2:06:41
Half Marathon Mount Dora, FL Dec 21, 2014 2:11:37
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Nov 9, 2014 2:09:25
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Oct 26, 2014
Half Marathon Key Biscayne, FL Oct 5, 2014 2:03:15
15K Sanford, FL Apr 6, 2014 1:31:23
10K Winter Park, FL 2014 54:47:00
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL 2014 2:06:46
Half Marathon Miami, FL 2013
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL 2013 2:00:32
Half Marathon Daytona Beach, FL 2013 2:05:19
Half Marathon Miami, FL 2012 2:07:58
10K Winter Park, FL 2012 55:58:00
Half Marathon Gainesville, FL 2012 2:09:22
Half Marathon Saint Augustine, FL 2012
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2011
Half Marathon Miami, FL 2011 2:11:48
Half Marathon Orlando, FL 2011 1:58:46
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2010 4:52:43
Half Marathon Orlando, FL 2009 1:51:50
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2009 4:45:58
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2008 5:21:39
Marathon West Palm Beach, FL 2008 4:39:21

My Raves

9th year in a row running this race. This is the second time they changed the course that I know of. I reviewed the new course last year, so thought … MORE

9th year in a row running this race. This is the second time they changed the course that I know of. I reviewed the new course last year, so thought it was appropriate to review again.

New race course is great, and possibly even better than the original course. You see a lot more sights, seems like more time is spent on UF’s campus, and you even run down the Solar Walk before the hills. The UF mascots and cheerleaders at the finish line downtown, along with free massages, were a welcomed return.

Seemed like less people running and cheering, though that might be due to eliminating the marathon course.

Some small ways to improve. Getting to the start line isn’t the easiest with the street closures; I was dropped off about 5 blocks away and had to run to the starting line. Mile markers should be on the race’s website especially so spectators can know where you are. Having the Expo during a busy time downtown with very limited parking was not ideal. Organizers ran out of correct t-shirts.

Definitely a nice improvement, would run this race again, and recommend it.

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Memorable race. The concept behind the race was great: honoring first responders, especially those that gave their life. A helicopter buzzed past the starting line was a great kickoff and … MORE

Memorable race. The concept behind the race was great: honoring first responders, especially those that gave their life. A helicopter buzzed past the starting line was a great kickoff and it was a solid race. Pretty amazing when you’re running with Boston Police (in uniform) and SWAT members. Scenery along Boston’s river was great. Mostly flat course with some very small bridges (compared to FL). Temperature was excellent (locals actually thought it was hot).

Could use some minor improvements. Starting line was a little hectic (2 sides of the street, 2 distances, with no signage). Expo both pre-race, and as the staging ground for post-race was only ok. One bridge was muddy and slippery. Volunteers at water station didn’t seem that thrilled to be there. Water and Gatorade placement at each station wasn’t consistent.

Overall, a race that should be run.

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8th year running this event. The good: new course runs through Haile Plantation (a pretty, local section of Gainesville). Some may prefer this course since it was flatter. Local brewery … MORE

8th year running this event. The good: new course runs through Haile Plantation (a pretty, local section of Gainesville). Some may prefer this course since it was flatter. Local brewery post-race since finish line no longer on campus. Race director was responsive and offered to mail my packet if I couldn’t make the race. Five Points of Life is a GREAT cause.

The bad: no longer runs through UF’s campus or downtown, Archer Road isn’t the best to run down (gets tight in some areas), less festive finish line, cartoonish medal, much less cheerers along the course, only one band during the entire race, disorganized water stations.

The ugly: race seemed more geared to marathoners than half marathoners even though it appeared there were a lot more half runners. For example, handwritten, small signs for half marathoners that were easily missed but nice, tall markers for marathoners, directions along the course said “marathon course”, more amenities for marathoners at starting line, etc. Also, really poor organization at the split between courses (noticed many people asking which direction or whether they were on the half-marathon course). No representation of UF at the finish line anymore. Also, change of course wasn’t announced until about a month before the race, angering a lot of people.

If the course stays the same, I’d consider running this again but this is no longer a priority race.

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