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@mgavinellison1

Fallston, MD Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher P.A.C.E.D. Coaching Services Active 4 days, 12 hours ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Black Girls Run!, Harford County Running Club, Baltimore Road Runners Club and 50 Half Marathon Club

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  • I run because:

    As a Boston Qualifier, RRCA Certified Run Coach, I run to inspire others, free my mind, and to stay in great health and shape.

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Conway, NH May 5, 2024 3:45:12
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 14, 2024 1:49:18
10K Baltimore, MD Apr 6, 2024 58:44
5K Baltimore, MD Jun 25, 2023 26:05

Future Races (14)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Helena, MT Jun 8, 2024
5K Duluth, MN Jun 21, 2024
Half Marathon Duluth, MN Jun 22, 2024
Half Marathon New London, CT Aug 3, 2024
12 Miler Towson, MD Sep 7, 2024
Marathon Geneva, IL Sep 7, 2024
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 21, 2024
10 Miler Washington, DC Oct 13, 2024
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 19, 2024
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 3, 2024
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 16, 2024
Half Marathon Biloxi, MS Dec 15, 2024
5K Bel Air, MD 2024
Half Marathon Huntington, WV 2025

Past Races (32)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA May 19, 2024 2:07:14
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 11, 2024 2:16:21
Marathon Conway, NH May 5, 2024 3:45:12
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY Apr 28, 2024 2:10:47
Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ Apr 7, 2024 1:52:50
10K Baltimore, MD Apr 6, 2024 58:44
5K Baltimore, MD Mar 9, 2024 30:19
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2024 1:51:55
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 25, 2024 1:52:43
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 14, 2024 1:49:18
Half Marathon Teec Nos Pos, NM Dec 10, 2023 2:11:25
Half Marathon Teec Nos Pos, CO Dec 9, 2023 2:15:17
Half Marathon Teec Nos Pos, UT Dec 8, 2023 2:15:37
Half Marathon Teec Nos Pos, AZ Dec 7, 2023 1:58:37
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2023 1:57:06
Half Marathon East Point, GA Oct 7, 2023 1:56:30
Half Marathon Hampton, NH Oct 1, 2023 2:49:09
Half Marathon Hull, MA Sep 30, 2023 2:01:55
Half Marathon Washington, DC Sep 17, 2023 1:51:08
5K Baltimore, MD Jun 25, 2023 26:05
Half Marathon (AM) Las Vegas, NV Jun 17, 2023 2:16:15
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Jun 3, 2023 1:59:22
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2023 2:16:23
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 6, 2023 2:03:06
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 26, 2023 2:22:11
Half Marathon Newark, DE Mar 25, 2023 2:35:54
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD Mar 11, 2023 1:59:46
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Feb 26, 2023 1:58:24
Half Marathon Jekyll Island, GA Jan 15, 2023 2:08:26
Half Marathon Daufuskie Island, SC Jan 14, 2023 1:57:27
Half Marathon Charlotte, NC Sep 11, 2022 2:09:18
5K Baltimore, MD Jun 26, 2022 26:10

My Raves

This was a great race. I love to support my brothers and sisters in arms. It was great to run this patriotic race and running with The Marines. This was … MORE

This was a great race. I love to support my brothers and sisters in arms. It was great to run this patriotic race and running with The Marines. This was a well organized race. Some talk about the hills, particularly Hospital Hill, but it wasn’t that bad; however, if hills are not your strength, train on them, so that you will be successful running this race.

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This race was nothing but amazing! It is a low key local race. There is no huge expo or anything like that. However, I wish that the packet pickup was … MORE

This race was nothing but amazing! It is a low key local race. There is no huge expo or anything like that. However, I wish that the packet pickup was a little earlier in the day. It did not start until 4pm, so if you are flying in it’s ok to get a later flight. The communication and logistics of the race was well organized. When they say there is a post race buffet, that is exactly what they mean. You will NOT be disappointed. There was enough food to feed two armies. I am guaranteeing you that you will not leave hungry. More races need to get this lesson. They absolutely came together as a church, school and community.

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This is a great race and everyone has been signing up of REVEL races like crazy. These races are not as easy as you think. This particular race was only … MORE

This is a great race and everyone has been signing up of REVEL races like crazy. These races are not as easy as you think. This particular race was only a little over 2300 net downhill, it included an out and back, and rolling hills from mile 13-26.2. Running on a slant (curves) of a mountain is difficult. Make sure you train well. However, the race production and swag was top notch. I just wish they had more porta-potties at the start. I waited in line for an hour and still did not get a chance to go before the start. At the end of the day, I BQ’d and I am definitely proud of that accomplishment.

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An absolutely GREAT race and entertainment along the course. The crowd support was top notch. I want to shout the RD for granting me a bib two days before the … MORE

An absolutely GREAT race and entertainment along the course. The crowd support was top notch. I want to shout the RD for granting me a bib two days before the race. I used this as a training run, so I got a chance to slow down and really enjoy the route and the course.

The only downfall was waiting around for a long time for the race to start.

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This was a great small town race where you will run on the boardwalk. I thought that it was a bigger race than it was, but it seem like the … MORE

This was a great small town race where you will run on the boardwalk. I thought that it was a bigger race than it was, but it seem like the longest half marathon running on the boardwalk. There was not a lot of the support from the crowd. I believe the RD announced that it was 1,000 runners. Great flat race to PR.

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This was my first time running this race and I ran it as a pacer. This race will be in my repeat staple of races. I'm looking forward to 2025. MORE

This was my first time running this race and I ran it as a pacer. This race will be in my repeat staple of races. I’m looking forward to 2025.

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This is my 2nd time running this race; however, I never had an opportunity to run it in person. This year I had to run it virtually due to a … MORE

This is my 2nd time running this race; however, I never had an opportunity to run it in person. This year I had to run it virtually due to a work commitment. The local run store, Charm City Run, put on a great production and are very well organized from registration to race day.

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This race was COMPLETELY sold out in every event, and I know why. It is a very organized race! The communication is top tier, and everyone knows the medals are … MORE

This race was COMPLETELY sold out in every event, and I know why. It is a very organized race! The communication is top tier, and everyone knows the medals are HUGE especially if you are chasing this bling. If you have not ran this race, do it. Hotels in the area are close by and are in walking distance, so you don’t get into the Marriott, do fret. Also, most of the hotel offer shuttles to and from the airport.

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I used this race as a training long run with some tempo miles incorporated. There are a lot of uphill and downhills, but it was just the right amount to … MORE

I used this race as a training long run with some tempo miles incorporated. There are a lot of uphill and downhills, but it was just the right amount to mix it up a little bit. It kept the course interesting and challenging, but I enjoyed every minute of it. There was great support on the course, great entertainment and the post-race treats were in abundance. I normally do not repeat races, but this is a contender for a repeat when I am not in marathon training.

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I can say is one of my favorites races so far. I absolutely enjoyed the communication, the vibes the course, the food and crowd support. I would run this race … MORE

I can say is one of my favorites races so far. I absolutely enjoyed the communication, the vibes the course, the food and crowd support. I would run this race again I also wish that there was a race in NOLA.

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The trailer runners are the only runners that will get rewarded, but that are not tracked to go through the mat like the road runners. They did not have a … MORE

The trailer runners are the only runners that will get rewarded, but that are not tracked to go through the mat like the road runners. They did not have a timing mat at their turnaround point and their distance was shorten two days. I know for a fact today the two half marathoners trail runners cheated and did not complete their routes. They were supposed to go back out to the cattle gate after they finished their last lap and they didn’t. They both ran from the trail straight to the finish line, yet they are Overall Female 1 and 2 for Day 3. Meanwhile, no one is looking at consistent times, the timing mat with the laps and making adjustments to the results. I was the first overall female for the road series and received absolutely NOTHING!

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The trailer runners are the only runners that will get rewarded, but that are not tracked to go through the mat like the road runners. They did not have a … MORE

The trailer runners are the only runners that will get rewarded, but that are not tracked to go through the mat like the road runners. They did not have a timing mat at their turnaround point and their distance was shorten two days. I know for a fact today the two half marathoners trail runners cheated and did not complete their routes. They were supposed to go back out to the cattle gate after they finished their last lap and they didn’t. They both ran from the trail straight to the finish line, yet they are Overall Female 1 and 2 for Day 3. Meanwhile, no one is looking at consistent times, the timing mat with the laps and making adjustments to the results. I was the first overall female for the road series and received absolutely NOTHING!

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The trailer runners are the only runners that will get rewarded, but that are not tracked to go through the mat like the road runners. They did not have a … MORE

The trailer runners are the only runners that will get rewarded, but that are not tracked to go through the mat like the road runners. They did not have a timing mat at their turnaround point and their distance was shorten two days. I know for a fact today the two half marathoners trail runners cheated and did not complete their routes. They were supposed to go back out to the cattle gate after they finished their last lap and they didn’t. They both ran from the trail straight to the finish line, yet they are Overall Female 1 and 2 for Day 3. Meanwhile, no one is looking at consistent times, the timing mat with the laps and making adjustments to the results. I was the first overall female for the road series and received absolutely NOTHING!

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The trailer runners are the only runners that will get rewarded, but that are not tracked to go through the mat like the road runners. They did not have a … MORE

The trailer runners are the only runners that will get rewarded, but that are not tracked to go through the mat like the road runners. They did not have a timing mat at their turnaround point and their distance was shorten two days. I know for a fact today the two half marathoners trail runners cheated and did not complete their routes. They were supposed to go back out to the cattle gate after they finished their last lap and they didn’t. They both ran from the trail straight to the finish line, yet they are Overall Female 1 and 2 for Day 3. Meanwhile, no one is looking at consistent times, the timing mat with the laps and making adjustments to the results. I was the first overall female for the road series and received absolutely NOTHING!

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If you are looking for a race to challenge you, this is it! The crowd support was great as well as the swag. However, I suggest that if you register … MORE

If you are looking for a race to challenge you, this is it! The crowd support was great as well as the swag. However, I suggest that if you register for this race that you fully commit because there is no deferral or refund.

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This was not only a race, but it was an experience for all in attendance. The red carpet was laid out for the full weekend. If you have not ran … MORE

This was not only a race, but it was an experience for all in attendance. The red carpet was laid out for the full weekend. If you have not ran this race make sure you mark your calendar for next year to experience the greatness of the culture, but make sure you train on the hills.

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I paced this race for Beast Pacing for the 2:50 group. Everything from the production, communication, to the swag, to the RACE MEAL (lobster rolls and clam chowder) was AMAZING!! MORE

I paced this race for Beast Pacing for the 2:50 group. Everything from the production, communication, to the swag, to the RACE MEAL (lobster rolls and clam chowder) was AMAZING!!

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This was a great course with pre- and post-race snacks. The views were absolutely breathtaking, but train on the hills. The swag was also very nice. MORE

This was a great course with pre- and post-race snacks. The views were absolutely breathtaking, but train on the hills. The swag was also very nice.

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Great race and flat for the most part. Pack your patience as The Metro is not available early in the morning. Reserve your parking in the garage through one of … MORE

Great race and flat for the most part. Pack your patience as The Metro is not available early in the morning. Reserve your parking in the garage through one of the app in advance of the race. The pacers were absolutely amazing.

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A great race for women to bond and run together. I walked away with placing third in my age group 45-49. I would definitely run this race again. MORE

A great race for women to bond and run together. I walked away with placing third in my age group 45-49. I would definitely run this race again.

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Adhere to the race website in regard to heat racing. This was a tough race. Training and hydration is necessary for preparation of this race. MORE

Adhere to the race website in regard to heat racing. This was a tough race. Training and hydration is necessary for preparation of this race.

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As one of the music capitals, I expected more on the course. With it being the 50th Anniversary, I expected more of a production. The crowd support was boring and … MORE

As one of the music capitals, I expected more on the course. With it being the 50th Anniversary, I expected more of a production. The crowd support was boring and it rarely music or photographers on the course.

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Even with the uncontrollable circumstances of the horrendous weather, the race was top notch! The volunteers, crowd support, the swag, the post race food, the medal was all five star!! … MORE

Even with the uncontrollable circumstances of the horrendous weather, the race was top notch! The volunteers, crowd support, the swag, the post race food, the medal was all five star!! I hope to run this race again in the future hoping with great weather next time ☺️.

The only thing that I would suggest is better directions and address for parking with the proximity from the host hotels.

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Great race, good music at every miles and lots of hydration along the course. The post race village was also amazing! The experience of running on the track. I loved … MORE

Great race, good music at every miles and lots of hydration along the course. The post race village was also amazing! The experience of running on the track.

I loved how all of the host hotels were in walking distance from the start line. this made it seamless.

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What can I say? Philly always show the love and support on the course. I ran the Rocky Run last year, but I will say although the courses are similar, … MORE

What can I say? Philly always show the love and support on the course. I ran the Rocky Run last year, but I will say although the courses are similar, the Love Run Course is better.

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This was a great course and they provided a great meal. I also appreciated that fact that they had same day race packet pickup. That is always a plus in … MORE

This was a great course and they provided a great meal. I also appreciated that fact that they had same day race packet pickup. That is always a plus in my book!!! However, I think the gear should be gender specific. My shirt and hat is EXTREMELY big and I will not be able to wear it.

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For an inaugural race, I was hoping the shirt would have it on there. The hills were brutal, but the scenery was breathtaking. Also, they hyped up the oysters and … MORE

For an inaugural race, I was hoping the shirt would have it on there. The hills were brutal, but the scenery was breathtaking.

Also, they hyped up the oysters and shrimp, but everyone only got one of each.

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This was my first Disney Race and for me it was just too commercialized. It was over 14.5K people there and because I was put in Corral D, I had … MORE

This was my first Disney Race and for me it was just too commercialized. It was over 14.5K people there and because I was put in Corral D, I had to literally bob and weave and sprint the first four miles to break from the walkers. People are there to have a good time to say they were and completed the race. There are not many serious runners at for these races. Oh, I was not a fan of waking up at 1:30AM to catch the 2:30AM bus for a race that did not start until 6:30AM.

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Pack and prepare for cold weather. It is a flat course, but you will also run on some sand. It is a beautiful course. Don't expect too much for the … MORE

Pack and prepare for cold weather. It is a flat course, but you will also run on some sand. It is a beautiful course. Don’t expect too much for the swag.

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Daufuskie Island rolled out the "red" carpet with breakfast and lunch (full sit down meal). Prepare and make sure that you pack your bag for Winter Weather. The temps were … MORE

Daufuskie Island rolled out the “red” carpet with breakfast and lunch (full sit down meal). Prepare and make sure that you pack your bag for Winter Weather. The temps were in the 30Fs.

The only thing that I recommend is that enough heaters need to be provided and the tent should be closed in to keep the heat in. Also, it is out of the RD’s control, but we waited around 2-3 hours before gun time.

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The RDs kept changing the course while during the race. The volunteers were not clear on which direction for the runners to go at certain points. It was muddy, slippery … MORE

The RDs kept changing the course while during the race. The volunteers were not clear on which direction for the runners to go at certain points. It was muddy, slippery and dangerous. I ended up running a little over 13.5 because the volunteers did not know the turning points.

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I had to run this race virtually but was able to pull off a good time with Race Joy. The app was simple and easy and I placed 1st place … MORE

I had to run this race virtually but was able to pull off a good time with Race Joy. The app was simple and easy and I placed 1st place in my age group. I am looking forward to running it in person in 2023.

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