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@mgbkmcbt

Lafayette, IN Raving since 2023 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 11 months, 2 weeks ago

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Future Races

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 6, 2023 2:28:43

Future Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Lubec, ME TBD
Half Marathon Detroit, MI TBD
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Half Marathon Val-David, Canada TBD
Half Marathon Pass Christian, MS TBD
Half Marathon Portland, ME TBD

Past Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Ithaca, NY Jun 17, 2023
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 6, 2023 2:28:43
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 4, 2017
Half Marathon Boise, ID May 18, 2013
Half Marathon Nampa, ID May 4, 2013
Half Marathon Niagara Falls, Canada 2012
Half Marathon Rochester, MI 2012

My Raves

This race always ranks at the top of "best half marathons in America" lists, but I was still not sure whether to believe all the hype. But yeah, can confirm. … MORE

This race always ranks at the top of “best half marathons in America” lists, but I was still not sure whether to believe all the hype. But yeah, can confirm. Most impressive to me was the exceptional course support that makes the miles absolutely *fly* by. You literally can’t go more than 0.5 mile without encountering a major “milestone” (for lack of a better word) — water station, Gatorade station, energizing music group, major landmark. For me, those types of milestones make it so mentally easy and quick to tick off the miles. It feels like a party the whole time, and the course is never boring.

Beyond that, all aid stations and the finish line area were well-stocked and staffed with plenty of volunteers. None of the stations were running out of anything, and with so many along the course, it’s not necessary to carry your own hydration.

Other than the lap through the Speedway, the route itself isn’t scenic or noteworthy. But it’s an easy and flat route. The roads are wide, and the organizers are really good about placing people into proper starting corrals, so even the first 1-2 miles didn’t feel as congested as I expected such a large race to be.

The 2023 shirt is perhaps the nicest race shirt I’ve ever received. It’s a soft performance poly-rayon blend that feels much higher quality than many of the cheap “tech shirts” that races give out. And it’s a simple heathered grey with the race logo in a normal orientation on the front. This is a shirt that I’ll actually wear!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
2
SWAG
5

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