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@mpmateja

Houston, TX Raving since 2021 Active 2 hours, 16 minutes ago

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Future Races

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Evergreen, CO Jun 4, 2022 2:15:00

Future Races (12)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Gulf Shores, AL Feb 26, 2023
Half Marathon Mt Berry, GA Mar 4, 2023
Half Marathon Del Mar, CA May 20, 2023
Half Marathon Bird In Hand, PA TBD
Half Marathon Laguna Hills, CA TBD
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT TBD
Half Marathon Joshua Tree, CA TBD
Half Marathon Del Mar, CA TBD
Half Marathon Huntsville, UT TBD
Half Marathon Carson City, NV TBD
Half Marathon Santa Rosa, CA TBD
Half Marathon Louisville, CO TBD

Past Races (15)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 15, 2023 2:45:00
Half Marathon College Station, TX Dec 11, 2022 2:36:00
Half Marathon La Porte, TX Nov 20, 2022 2:32:00
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM Oct 16, 2022 2:32:00
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Sep 10, 2022 2:15:00
Half Marathon Georgetown, CO Aug 13, 2022 2:30:00
Half Marathon Evergreen, CO Jun 4, 2022 2:15:00
Half Marathon Denver, CO May 15, 2022 2:35:00
Half Marathon Fort Collins, CO May 1, 2022 2:40:00
Half Marathon Asheville, NC Mar 19, 2022 2:30:00
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 16, 2022 2:47:00
Half Marathon College Station, TX Dec 12, 2021 2:30:00
Half Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Oct 3, 2021
Half Marathon Coeur d'Alene, ID May 30, 2021
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 10, 2019

My Raves

Always a top notch event. 32k announced participation, although the actual numbers would indicate something closer to 25k for the full and the 1/2. Volunteers and crowds are awesome. Course … MORE

Always a top notch event. 32k announced participation, although the actual numbers would indicate something closer to 25k for the full and the 1/2. Volunteers and crowds are awesome. Course is flat as a pancake. Support is everywhere. The only downside is that they ran out of men’s xl and xxl finisher shirts when I went to pick mine up. Hopefully this will be remedied soon. Being from Houston, this is an annual event.

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4
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This is a 1st class, small town run. Plenty of adjacent parking. Start and end in same general location, although this is not an "out and back" event. Excellent packet … MORE

This is a 1st class, small town run. Plenty of adjacent parking. Start and end in same general location, although this is not an “out and back” event. Excellent packet pick up option day before. SWAG is always 1st class. Route through BCS is always filled with cheering neighbors. Water and gatorade nearly every 2 miles. Run through campus is picturesque. Post race meal options are awesome.

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2
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5
SCENERY
3
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5

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Beautiful cool day for the 2022 event. The event includes an over and back of the Fred Hartman bridge crossing the Houston Ship Channel. This is a well-managed, smaller event. … MORE

Beautiful cool day for the 2022 event. The event includes an over and back of the Fred Hartman bridge crossing the Houston Ship Channel. This is a well-managed, smaller event. The post-race party at the LaPorte town square is quaint and well supported. The course amenities included well-staffed water and Gatorade stations every 2 miles. Completed this course a couple of times and it never disappoints. A packet pickup in Houston is a bonus.

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5
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4
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Nice, well run event. Course begins in downtown and migrates out to a multi-use concrete trail, out and back. The volunteers and support stations were plentiful. I only saw 1 … MORE

Nice, well run event. Course begins in downtown and migrates out to a multi-use concrete trail, out and back. The volunteers and support stations were plentiful. I only saw 1 porta-potty stop on the course. The host hotel is conveniently located steps to the starting line. Pre-run gives full access to the convention center and numerous restrooms. No serious negatives. Like most races, only water and beer available which for non-drinkers is disappointing. Happy to do the event as a destination run but would probably go elsewhere in the future for a destination run.

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What an incredible event. This is my second Revel race event and it is always a first class production. The scenery is incredible, blessed with shade the vast majority of … MORE

What an incredible event. This is my second Revel race event and it is always a first class production. The scenery is incredible, blessed with shade the vast majority of the morning. The course levels out the last 3 to 4 miles, but there was plenty in the tank.

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5
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Well organized run. Sufficient stops that are minimally supported. Just water. This could be an incredible first class event with additional resources. The route is incredible. The only downside is … MORE

Well organized run. Sufficient stops that are minimally supported. Just water. This could be an incredible first class event with additional resources. The route is incredible. The only downside is the extreme uphill for the last 300 yards.

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What a great event! The half started in Evergreen, and was a breezy 49 degrees at the start. It QUICKLY warmed up and was approaching 70-75 at the finish. The … MORE

What a great event! The half started in Evergreen, and was a breezy 49 degrees at the start. It QUICKLY warmed up and was approaching 70-75 at the finish. The organization was top notch, the volunteers phenomenal, and the course was safe and beautiful. Will definitely participate again.

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Fine event in the Denver area. Well run production and communication. Pack PU at Mile high stadium was neat. The 1/2 marathon took you through the zoo for a mile … MORE

Fine event in the Denver area. Well run production and communication. Pack PU at Mile high stadium was neat. The 1/2 marathon took you through the zoo for a mile (most animals were sleeping due to the heat), a fire station, downtown, and back to City Park. I thought the crowd support would be stronger, but maybe they petered out by the time I got there. The major issue for this event is the parking. Neither of the sponsor hotels offered transportation to the park. So, a 430 wake up was in order. Would I do this event again? Probably not due to the many other “beauty filled” half marathons in the area, especially the Colorado Marathon in Fort Collins just 2 weeks prior. However, I’m glad I participated.

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What a great event! Here are the pros and cons: Pros: Great communication, logistics, road support, scenery Cons: Really can't think of any The 1/2 marathon course is 3-4 miles … MORE

What a great event! Here are the pros and cons:
Pros: Great communication, logistics, road support, scenery
Cons: Really can’t think of any
The 1/2 marathon course is 3-4 miles down the mountains, a couple of miles on open roads, and the remainder on a hike/bike trail. Really only 1 short uphill portion to speak of. Just a great event!

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Held in downtown Asheville this year. We signed up for the Biltmore location, but kept our registration. We flew in from Houston. The Good: 1) Started on time 2) PPU … MORE

Held in downtown Asheville this year. We signed up for the Biltmore location, but kept our registration. We flew in from Houston.
The Good: 1) Started on time 2) PPU well organized 3) Shuttles operated efficiently 4) Power gels widely available on course

The Bad: 1)Out of water at the 5-6 mile stop–major no no for any event–they resorted to serving cola 2) Limited traffic control for 1st 2 miles out of downtown–were running against moving cars 1/2 a mile into the race 3) 10 porta potties at start for 1,500 people 3) Brooks shirts were fitted–should have been noted at time of registration–did not have my size at finish line at end of race 4) Post race food consisted of water, granola, bars, and 1 beer (the line of which was 10 minutes long all afternoon). Unless held at the Biltmore I can’t imagine this run as a destination event again. 5) 72 degrees when we finished….but no one has control of that variable.

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Well run, city supported event. Scenery is just the Houston streets. Largely attended event. Parking can be difficult. The expo is always amazing, and the volunteers are 1nd to none. … MORE

Well run, city supported event. Scenery is just the Houston streets. Largely attended event. Parking can be difficult. The expo is always amazing, and the
volunteers are 1nd to none. Swag is minimal, and the finisher’s shirts are always disappointing, varying by size year to year. With that being said, I’ll continue to participate seeing that it’s in my own backyard.

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Mid size race which is well support with great swag. Parking is plentiful with the start and finish in the same general area without the route being an out and … MORE

Mid size race which is well support with great swag. Parking is plentiful with the start and finish in the same general area without the route being an out and back. Great to run through Texas A&M. Well supported by the community.

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