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@mjenn66

West Bend, WI Raving since 2017 50 States hopeful/finisher, Half Fanatics #13602 Active 2 months, 1 week ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Milwaukee running group-OMG, Glacier Trail Runners of Greater Milwaukee..

  • Rave race:

    Mark Jennings

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Duke city in New Mexico fall of 23’

  • I run because:

    Physical and mental health, travel, fun, meeting people, and because I still can.

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon San Antonio, TX Mar 6, 2022 3:57:55
Half Marathon Oakhurst, CA May 12, 2018 1:33:05

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Tucson, AZ Feb 24, 2024
Half Marathon Fairfield, CT Jun 1, 2024
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR Aug 4, 2024

Past Races (46)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Back Half Marathon Huntsville, AL Dec 10, 2023 2:22:57
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM Oct 22, 2023 1:43:40
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 8, 2023 1:50:28
Half Marathon Buffalo, NY May 28, 2023 1:44:00
Half Marathon Biloxi, MS Dec 11, 2022 1:49:14
Half Marathon Homestead, FL Oct 22, 2022 1:51:37
Half Marathon Ashford, WA Jul 16, 2022 1:52:06
Half Marathon Maple Park, IL May 1, 2022 1:39:14
Marathon San Antonio, TX Mar 6, 2022 3:57:55
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 17, 2021 1:37:05
Half Marathon Fargo, ND Sep 25, 2021 1:38:17
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 11, 2021 1:49:57
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 4, 2021 1:46:17
Half Marathon Page, AZ Oct 10, 2020 2:02:58
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO Aug 1, 2020 1:51:42
Half Marathon Cardiff, United Kingdom Oct 6, 2019 1:43:02
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 21, 2019 1:51:57
Half Marathon Merrimac, WI Jul 13, 2019 1:50:42
River Road Half Marathon South Williamson, WV Jun 8, 2019 1:46:50
Half Marathon Tampa, FL Feb 24, 2019 1:43:23
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 10, 2018 1:38:39
Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ Oct 21, 2018 1:47:57
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 20, 2018 1:41:39
Half Marathon Oakhurst, CA May 12, 2018 1:33:05
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE May 6, 2018 1:41:00
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Mar 4, 2018 1:44:40
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2017 1:35:16
Half Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 15, 2017 1:53:32
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 9, 2017 1:47:20
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 29, 2017 1:36:53
Half Marathon Virgin, UT Apr 1, 2017 2:01:42
Half Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 17, 2016 1:46:10
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2016 1:42:43
Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 1, 2016 1:34:34
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 6, 2016 1:33:47
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 15, 2015 4:07:55
Half Marathon Wilmington, NC Nov 8, 2015 1:42:38
Half Marathon Wichita, KS Oct 11, 2015 1:35:32
Half Marathon Minneapolis, MN May 31, 2015 1:39:41
Half Marathon Green Bay, WI May 17, 2015 1:55:33
Half Marathon Charles, IL Apr 25, 2015 1:52:12
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 16, 2014 1:43:53
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Oct 19, 2014 1:37:03
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 20, 2014 1:42:29
Half Marathon Maple Park, IL 2014 1:43:34
Half Marathon Maple Park, IL 2013 1:51:05

My Raves

Nice expo, everything you would need, and not crowded. I ran the back Half. Shuttle to start. Great indoor campus to hang out until start!!! Race was nice, lots to … MORE

Nice expo, everything you would need, and not crowded. I ran the back Half. Shuttle to start. Great indoor campus to hang out until start!!! Race was nice, lots to see along the course and scenic too. Not crowded at all on course or at the start. Another great indoor area for the finish!! Lots of good post race food as well. Found free parking for expo and race also. Really nice event overall. Finisher medal was unique and well done! I can’t think of anything negative that needs improvement about the whole event. 👍

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So my big complaint about this event would be that I missed a cutoff from the Half course, and ended up running additional mileage on the 10K course, which trashed … MORE

So my big complaint about this event would be that I missed a cutoff from the Half course, and ended up running additional mileage on the 10K course, which trashed my official time for the Half. Very disappointed and frustrated I ended up just walking once I got 13.1 on my personal device. An additional 1.5-2 miles of walking to the finish line. Really pissed my good half time was unofficial and not recorded as a true finish time. Multiple events share parts of the same course and start 15 minutes apart. That congestion, and a volunteer that didn’t direct me the right direction, or adequate signage, really frustrated me! Otherwise the rest of the event is pretty good. Definitely could use more porta potties near the start line! Long lines before race start for those. Expo was good, event course was streets and a lot of paved walking/biking trails. Somewhat scenic. Weather was very good. Finisher medal was pretty nice. I left quickly after the race to shower and get checked out of my hotel in time. So didn’t really experience the post race stuff or food. Overall is was a great out of state trip for me to NM. I very much enjoyed Albuquerque, Santa Fe, sightseeing, and hiking during my trip.

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Nice event. No issues or negative thoughts. Typical VR event. Good expo, well organized, great bling. This course is decent, mostly paved side roads with forest or river views. Some … MORE

Nice event. No issues or negative thoughts. Typical VR event. Good expo, well organized, great bling. This course is decent, mostly paved side roads with forest or river views. Some paved path nearing finish. Cell coverage is sketchy in the area, so it was difficult trying to download race results. Parking and shuttle buses were fine. I have done several other VR events, and will continue to do more. Solid events!

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Ran the Half. Nice expo. We stayed at Embassy Suites, 1.5 blocks from start/finish areas. So walked to race 15 minutes before start. 6:30 start is nice before sun and … MORE

Ran the Half. Nice expo. We stayed at Embassy Suites, 1.5 blocks from start/finish areas. So walked to race 15 minutes before start. 6:30 start is nice before sun and weather warmed up to much. No issues with the course, decent scenery, some live music, aid/hydration stations were adequate. Interesting artist designed finisher medal. Post race in convention center was good. I left fairly quickly to return to hotel for shower and breakfast, then checkout. Overall a solid event. I would run again if I lived closer. Just chose Buffalo for New York State in my 50 state goal. 👍

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Pretty nice event overall! No complaints about anything. Ran the 5k and the Half Marathon. Parking for expo, 5k, and Half was convenient, and free. They use shuttle buses for … MORE

Pretty nice event overall! No complaints about anything. Ran the 5k and the Half Marathon. Parking for expo, 5k, and Half was convenient, and free. They use shuttle buses for both races. No issues with that. Expo was simple and easy, some merchandise available to buy. Nice to have race day bib pickup options, although I didn’t need to. Courses were wide and had nice views of the coastline. Finish in ballpark was really nice. Finish on warning track, and live video shown on the scoreboard jumbo screen. Good post race food & beverages. Gumbo, pulled pork sandwiches, among other stuff. Plenty of room to sit and relax after the race. Good bathroom access pre and post race. Both finish medals were nice too. And no issues getting out with my car after the Half, while the Marathoners were still running. Overall well done event.

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5K event was good, although the course was way long. About 3.5 miles. Not sure why they couldn't cut the course to be 3.1. Half course was nothing exciting. Mostly … MORE

5K event was good, although the course was way long. About 3.5 miles. Not sure why they couldn’t cut the course to be 3.1. Half course was nothing exciting. Mostly rural agriculture access roads. Potholes and gravel in many parts. Also many puddles and mud caused bottlenecks getting around problem areas. Overwise a well run event and great bling, as always from VR.

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Nice race event, well run and pretty area. Mix of different terrain. Dirt, grass, path, shoulder of the road. Some hills. More shoulder of the road running than I prefer, … MORE

Nice race event, well run and pretty area. Mix of different terrain. Dirt, grass, path, shoulder of the road. Some hills. More shoulder of the road running than I prefer, esp with traffic so close and exhaust fumes, but still a decent course.

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Ran for the third time in 2022. Local, convenient, and fit my running schedule perfect for this year. Shuttle bused from a High School parking lot to race start area … MORE

Ran for the third time in 2022. Local, convenient, and fit my running schedule perfect for this year. Shuttle bused from a High School parking lot to race start area in the Forest Preserve. Decent suburban race, nothing real fancy, not a large event. Pretty nice railroad themed finish medal every year. Based off the old Railroad line that the trail now has replaced. Certainly better events if your traveling from out of state looking for a memorable event/experience. But still a nice little race and area.

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I like S.A., and the downtown/riverwalk area is really nice. I did the Half in 2017. Now my daughter goes to college there, so I came back again to run … MORE

I like S.A., and the downtown/riverwalk area is really nice. I did the Half in 2017. Now my daughter goes to college there, so I came back again to run the Full. Course is good and the finishers medals are always nice. Age group awards look real nice too. Expo is in a good location. Post race food was real good! No issues or complaints. A good event.

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Average expo. 8am race start, which is nice to sleep in a bit. Pretty easy to find free street parking not to far from the start/finish. Nice flat course, so-so … MORE

Average expo. 8am race start, which is nice to sleep in a bit. Pretty easy to find free street parking not to far from the start/finish. Nice flat course, so-so on the scenery. Ideal weather in Oct. Decent food and some live music at the finish. Pretty well organized and run event. No complaints, but nothing really special about this race either. Finishing medal was a little disappointing, but the 1/4 zip pullover was nice. Overall good, but felt kinda plain. But i guess that’s Iowa.

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I think the best thing about this race is the start and finish being inside the Fargodome arena. Its nice not freezing while waiting for a race to start, or … MORE

I think the best thing about this race is the start and finish being inside the Fargodome arena. Its nice not freezing while waiting for a race to start, or having to cover up after, or eat, change, recover while in the elements. Plenty of free parking as well. Great setup in Fargo!

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Happy to get much closer to being a actual trail run, than a pavement course. Well run, fun event. But way too many runners/walkers abusing the wave start, and just … MORE

Happy to get much closer to being a actual trail run, than a pavement course. Well run, fun event. But way too many runners/walkers abusing the wave start, and just starting up front in first group with the speedy runners. A little policy enforcement would make these events better, imo.

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Another fine event from VR. Course is pretty ordinary. But scenery is fantastic. Overall well run event with great bling. And a plus to have access to parking, hotels, shopping, … MORE

Another fine event from VR. Course is pretty ordinary. But scenery is fantastic. Overall well run event with great bling. And a plus to have access to parking, hotels, shopping, camping, and hiking close to the area.

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Tough run in the sun and the sand. Scenic area with tons of other stuff to do within range days before or after running the race. I enjoy a challenging … MORE

Tough run in the sun and the sand. Scenic area with tons of other stuff to do within range days before or after running the race. I enjoy a challenging trail run, but the soft sand really made me struggle in this one. My slowest ever finish, in 34 Half Marathons!

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Course was road or paved path. 3.5 mile incline. What made this race tough was simply altitude. Somewhat scenic course, the mountains are far off in the distance, but still … MORE

Course was road or paved path. 3.5 mile incline. What made this race tough was simply altitude. Somewhat scenic course, the mountains are far off in the distance, but still a pretty run.

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Traveled on vacation to visit family in Wales. Found about this Cardiff Marathon happening about the same time as our visit, had to do it while in the area! Cardiff … MORE

Traveled on vacation to visit family in Wales. Found about this Cardiff Marathon happening about the same time as our visit, had to do it while in the area! Cardiff is a large populated area (Capital of Wales) so race was pretty large, about 20K runners. Well run event. Weather was moderate. Lots of different things to view in a foreign country, including castles, along the course. No complaints about anything. Finishing medal was just average. Overall a great experience.

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Nice event. Vacation races are always scenic and fun with great finisher medals. This was a tough course. Long steady uphill, then mostly downhill to finish. Weather was perfect. A … MORE

Nice event. Vacation races are always scenic and fun with great finisher medals. This was a tough course. Long steady uphill, then mostly downhill to finish. Weather was perfect. A great choice to mark off S. Dakota from my list of states to race in.

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Beautiful area around Devil's Lake state park in Wisconsin. A little crazy because they are running a 10K, Half, Marathon, 50K, and 50 mile, all on the same day. Overall … MORE

Beautiful area around Devil’s Lake state park in Wisconsin. A little crazy because they are running a 10K, Half, Marathon, 50K, and 50 mile, all on the same day. Overall it was a pretty smooth event. Course is tough. A lot of elevation gain and loss, lots of rocks, tree roots, dirt, and grass. Warm temps made this years races even tougher. Top five age group awards is nice. Awards ceremony is very basic. Finisher medal is ok. Food was decent after race. Parking was good. One nice feature was they had a shower head hooked up to a hose to cool off after the race. That was a life saver for me, as temps reached close to 90 by noon.

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Good event overall. Nice medal. Good swag. Less participants than I expected, which made it easier to age group! Lots of water stations. Challenging course with some hills. Light rain … MORE

Good event overall. Nice medal. Good swag. Less participants than I expected, which made it easier to age group! Lots of water stations. Challenging course with some hills. Light rain really helped with warm weather. Not much at expo, and not much available for hotels in the area. Scenery in coal county area is nice, but towns and people in the area were a little culture shock to me. A depressed area of the country. I did enjoy the race, and post race meal at local resturant. Checked off WV for my 50 states, which was the main reason I chose to do this race. Probably won’t ever come back, just due to inconvenient logistics from where I live, near Chicago.

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Starting at 5300 foot elevation and ending at 3400 foot. Although downhill, course was not that easy. Really enjoyed nearby national parks. Great race to do while on vacation. Nice … MORE

Starting at 5300 foot elevation and ending at 3400 foot. Although downhill, course was not that easy. Really enjoyed nearby national parks. Great race to do while on vacation. Nice finishing medals and age group medals for top 5 in each group!

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Decent race. About what I expected for a race in Nebraska. Highlight was clearly the finish inside Nebraska Cornhusker stadium at the 50 yard line. Lots of food/donuts/drink at finish. … MORE

Decent race. About what I expected for a race in Nebraska. Highlight was clearly the finish inside Nebraska Cornhusker stadium at the 50 yard line. Lots of food/donuts/drink at finish. Medal was a little disappointing. Large race with competitive/strong finishing times overall, and in my age group. Not much going on post-race.

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Nice medium sized race in beautiful SA, Texas. Packet pickup was easy, and in a nice shopping area of town. I really liked the bag with shoulder strap given out … MORE

Nice medium sized race in beautiful SA, Texas. Packet pickup was easy, and in a nice shopping area of town. I really liked the bag with shoulder strap given out at expo. Race production was good, course was fine, nice medal! After race food was excellent. Found free street parking for expo and race. Overall a very good event!

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Iconic race. Well run event. Competitive field. Strong attendance, but did not feel overcrowded. Real nice medal. Pretty easy course for a chance at a PR. Great perks for Half … MORE

Iconic race. Well run event. Competitive field. Strong attendance, but did not feel overcrowded. Real nice medal. Pretty easy course for a chance at a PR. Great perks for Half Fanatic club members! Lots of weird things to see along Route 66. I did the 5K Saturday and the Half on Sunday. This was a must do race for me and I enjoyed the experience.

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Another nice event from Vacation Races. Always well run and great finisher medals. I did have a complaint about the course. A section runs along the river and the road … MORE

Another nice event from Vacation Races. Always well run and great finisher medals. I did have a complaint about the course. A section runs along the river and the road is slanted toward the river. I assume for water drainage. This was difficult, uncomfortable, and aggravating to run on! Not my favorite course from VR, but otherwise all else is good. I wish they would change this course for that reason alone.

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Cool race. Cool town. One of my favorite finisher medals. Well run event. Had fun visiting the Louisville Slugger Bat factory/museum and Churchill Downs horse track. The half marathon gets … MORE

Cool race. Cool town. One of my favorite finisher medals. Well run event. Had fun visiting the Louisville Slugger Bat factory/museum and Churchill Downs horse track. The half marathon gets to run through the infield of Churchill Downs. Pretty good course and overall fun weekend.

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I really enjoyed my weekend in Pittsburgh. Did the 5k and Half. I'm bias because I love the sports teams in Pittsburgh, even though I'm not from the area. A … MORE

I really enjoyed my weekend in Pittsburgh. Did the 5k and Half. I’m bias because I love the sports teams in Pittsburgh, even though I’m not from the area. A beautiful city with the rivers, bridges, hills, tunnels, parks, and nice architecture. The course crossed the 3 big rivers in Pittsburgh a total of 5 times. Some bridges were a little tougher than others. 1 fairly tough hill near mile 11 cost me a PR for the half marathon distance. Overall a fun weekend, good course and overall event. Bonus was sitting in a sportbar watching Playoff Hockey, Penguins beating Capitals, on their way to another Stanley Cup Championship!

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Nice town. Big city feel, but not overcrowded. Largest Half Marathon medal I've ever seen. You will have a good shot at a PR on this course. MORE

Nice town. Big city feel, but not overcrowded. Largest Half Marathon medal I’ve ever seen. You will have a good shot at a PR on this course.

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Great course. Go for a PR! Flat and fast. Great for new runners who don't want a difficult challenge, beyond the distance. I loved the race logo and finisher medal, … MORE

Great course. Go for a PR! Flat and fast. Great for new runners who don’t want a difficult challenge, beyond the distance. I loved the race logo and finisher medal, one reason I chose to run it. Smaller size race, but well run and made to feel like a bigger event. And a bonus of a smaller race is: 1st place age group award!

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