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@MrMike

Sun City Center, FL Raving since 2021 Active 1 month, 1 week ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Finish Line Racing Team

  • Rave race:

    Hot Chocolate 15K

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Hot Chocolate 15K – Every Year!

  • I run because:

    I wanted to stay in shape and the next thing I knew, I am running a 5K every single Saturday & Sunday. I am unable to stay off running sites. I travel to different states to run also. This year I am on track to complete 75 running events! I am 100% addicted to competitive running events because I do not run in between races at all. I Bike 10 to 20 miles a day, Monday thru Thursday every week. I am an exercise “Junkie” and I love it!

My Races

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

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Marathon

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(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

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Future Races

Personal Bests (11)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Duathlon Fairview, OR Jun 3, 2018 1:19:13
15K Seattle, WA Mar 3, 2019 1:33:26
10K Scottsdale, AZ Mar 1, 1997 58:35
8K Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2020 55:34
4.2 Miler Tempe, AZ 2006 1:05:58
4 Miler Sarasota, FL Mar 7, 2021 40:57
6K Eugene, OR Jan 19, 2019 34:08
5K Mukilteo, WA May 5, 2018 25:16
3 Miler Vancouver, WA Mar 24, 2019 26:57
2 Miler Olympia, WA May 5, 2018 17:49
3K Olympia, WA 2013 23:49

Future Races (11)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
5K Estero, FL Jul 4, 2021
5K Orlando, FL Sep 25, 2021
5K Safety Harbor, FL Oct 17, 2021
5K Tampa, FL Nov 6, 2021
5K Debary, FL Nov 21, 2021
5K Spring Hill, FL Jan 2, 2022
5K Plant City, FL Feb 12, 2022
5K Winter Gardner, FL 2022
5K Winter Haven, FL 2022
5K Tampa, FL 2022
5K Temple Terrace, FL 2022

Past Races (141)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
5K Clermont, FL Jun 5, 2021
5K Punta Gorda, FL May 31, 2021
5K Oldsmar, FL May 29, 2021
5K Bradenton, FL May 28, 2021
5K Tampa, FL May 22, 2021
5K Cocoa Beach, FL May 16, 2021
5K Safety Harbor, FL May 15, 2021
5K Mount Dora, FL Apr 8, 2021 30:09
5K DeBary, FL Apr 4, 2021 28:09
5K Orlando, FL Apr 3, 2021 29:09
5K Jacksonville, FL Mar 28, 2021 31:20
5K Clermont, FL Mar 27, 2021 29:18
5K Orlando, FL Mar 20, 2021 28:41
5K Winter Gardner, FL Mar 14, 2021 29:35
5K Winter Haven, FL Mar 13, 2021 28:07
4 Miler Sarasota, FL Mar 7, 2021 40:57
5K Clermont, FL Mar 6, 2021 29:25
5K Tampa, FL Feb 27, 2021 29:26
5K Venice, FL Feb 14, 2021 39:20
5K Plant City, FL Feb 13, 2021 30:17
5K DeBary, FL Jan 30, 2021 31:06
5K Westley Chapel, FL Jan 24, 2021 31:21
5K North Port, FL Jan 23, 2021 31:10
5K Dunedin, FL Jan 10, 2021 33:06
5K Oxford, FL Jan 9, 2021 33:21
5K Spring Hill, FL Jan 3, 2021 33:48
5K Lakeland, FL Jan 1, 2021 32:46
5K Tampa, FL Mar 7, 2020 29:26
5K Orlando, FL Feb 29, 2020 29:35
8K Tampa, FL Feb 23, 2020 55:34
5K Tampa, FL Feb 22, 2020 29:55
5K Atlanta, GA Feb 2, 2020 30:54
5K Safety Harbor, FL Feb 1, 2020 30:55
5K Tampa, FL Jan 4, 2020 31:35
3K Olympia, WA 2020 28:22
5K Tampa, FL Dec 15, 2019 30:06
5K Tampa, FL Nov 30, 2019 31:28
5K St. Petersburg, FL Nov 16, 2019 33:17
5K Tampa, FL Nov 2, 2019 31:53
5K Seattle, WA Aug 11, 2019 27:37
5K Lakeland, FL Jul 4, 2019 28:13
5K Scottsdale, AZ Jun 8, 2019 27:43
5K Salem, OR Jun 2, 2019 28:44
5K Eugene, OR May 12, 2019 27:14
5K Hillsboro, OR May 11, 2019 28:05
5K Portland, OR May 5, 2019 28:28
5K Vancouver, WA May 4, 2019 27:32
5K Portland, OR Apr 28, 2019 27:32
5K Eugene, OR Apr 28, 2019 27:37
5K Portland, OR Apr 20, 2019 27:49
3 Miler Vancouver, WA Mar 24, 2019 26:57
5K Portland, OR Mar 17, 2019 28:11
15K Seattle, WA Mar 3, 2019 1:33:26
5K Tampa, FL Feb 16, 2019 27:08
5K Sweet Home, OR Feb 9, 2019 25:43
6K Eugene, OR Jan 19, 2019 34:08
5K Eugene, OR Jan 19, 2019 26:57
5K Glendale, AZ Jan 12, 2019 27:01
5K Phoenix, AZ 2019 28:08
5K Vancouver, WA 2019 26:29
5K Eugene, OR Dec 31, 2018 27:36
5K Eugene, WA Dec 22, 2018 26:41
5K Eugene, OR Dec 15, 2018 27:29
5K Portland, OR Dec 9, 2018 27:29
5K Portland, OR Dec 2, 2018 28:44
5K Springfield, OR Nov 24, 2018 27:39
5K Tigard, OR Nov 22, 2018 28:42
5K Vancouver, WA Nov 11, 2018 27:56
5K Portland, OR Oct 21, 2018 46:41
5K Seattle, WA Oct 14, 2018 30:23
5K Portland, OR Oct 6, 2018 28:11
5K Salem, OR Sep 16, 2018 30:57
5K Vancouver, WA Sep 15, 2018 30:40
5K Gig Harbor, WA Sep 13, 2018 31:06
5K Vancouver, WA Sep 11, 2018
5K Seattle, WA Sep 9, 2018 29:50
5K Seattle, WA Aug 26, 2018 30:28
5K Seattle, WA Aug 19, 2018 30:59
5K North Plains, OR Aug 11, 2018 30:15
5K Redmond, WA Jul 13, 2018 31:52
5K Vancouver, WA Jul 7, 2018 30:48
5K St. Paul, OR Jul 4, 2018 29:20
5K Cle Elum, WA Jul 1, 2018 30:28
5K Lacey, WA Jun 30, 2018 28:44
5K Mukilteo, WA Jun 23, 2018 28:49
5K Olympia, WA Jun 16, 2018 29:37
Duathlon Fairview, OR Jun 3, 2018 1:19:13
5K Vancouver, WA May 28, 2018
5K Coeur d'Alene, ID May 27, 2018 28:58
5K St Paul, OR May 26, 2018 30:07
5K Portland, OR May 6, 2018 30:16
2 Miler Olympia, WA May 5, 2018 17:49
5K Mukilteo, WA May 5, 2018 25:16
5K Seattle, WA Apr 29, 2018 30:15
5K Tacoma, WA Apr 28, 2018 30:17
5K Portland, OR Apr 22, 2018 29:53
5K Seattle, WA Apr 8, 2018 30:43
5K Tacoma, WA Apr 7, 2018 26:57
5K Seattle, WA Apr 7, 2018 29:35
5K Olympia, WA Mar 31, 2018 30:54
5K Tacoma, WA Mar 17, 2018 34:11
5K Olympia, WA Mar 11, 2018 30:47
5K Tacoma, WA Mar 10, 2018 30:22
15K Seattle, WA Mar 4, 2018 1:55:15
5K Seattle, WA Feb 25, 2018 30:27
5K Seattle, WA Feb 17, 2018 31:27
5K Seattle, WA Feb 11, 2018 31:04
5K Seattle, WA Feb 4, 2018 31:42
5K Troutdale, OR Feb 3, 2018 36:15
5K Puyallup, WA Jan 20, 2018 30:53
5K Seattle, WA Jan 13, 2018 32:12
5K Steilacoom, WA Jan 6, 2018 32:01
5K Battle Ground, WA 2018 31:33
5K Olympia, WA Dec 17, 2017 31:51
5K Gig Harbor, WA Nov 23, 2017 31:58
5K Lacey, WA Nov 5, 2017 32:37
5K Seattle, WA Aug 12, 2017 31:14
5K Federal Way, WA Aug 5, 2017 31:10
5K Olympia, WA Jul 22, 2017 30:14
5K Tacoma, WA Jul 22, 2017 29:53
5K West Linn, OR Jun 24, 2017 33:34
5K Olympia, WA Jun 18, 2017 31:58
Duathlon Fairview, OR Jun 3, 2017 1:28:06
5K Tacoma, WA May 20, 2017 30:28
Short Enumclaw, WA Apr 30, 2017 2:13:47
5K Portland, OR Apr 23, 2017 32:17
5K Olympia, WA Mar 26, 2017 31:09
5K Olympia, WA Mar 12, 2017 32:02
5K Olympia, WA 2017 31:36
Bike Tour Seattle, WA Jul 16, 2016 15:36:00
5K Olympia, WA Jun 19, 2016 37:41
2 Miler Shelton, WA Jun 4, 2016 21:35
3K Olympia, WA 2013 23:49
4.2 Miler Tempe, AZ 2006 1:05:58
Sprint Tempe, AZ May 3, 2002 1:38:08
5K Phoenix, AZ May 6, 2001 27:57
Sprint Glendale, AZ Apr 29, 2001 1:38:08
5K Tempe, AZ Apr 21, 2001 30:33
5K Phoenix, AZ Jan 1, 2000 29:28
10K Scottsdale, AZ Mar 1, 1997 58:35
5K Phoenix, AZ Feb 7, 1993 26:04

My Raves

took 3rd Place but hurt my left knee on the final 30 yard down hill decent to the Finish Line. Great little City. Nice People. Police were very helpful and … MORE

took 3rd Place but hurt my left knee on the final 30 yard down hill decent to the Finish Line.

Great little City. Nice People. Police were very helpful and friendly.

Nice Finisher Medal but not suck a good award for Age Division winners. That’s ok.
With so many hills, it made the course a little unsafe. I saw several people that got hurt but they will recover. No serious injuries.

I will not run this course again but I am glad I did it one time.

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This event was 100% Perfect from Start to Finish!. I do about 75 races a year and I must say that Southern Timing did an excellent job. 100% Professional. Packet … MORE

This event was 100% Perfect from Start to Finish!. I do about 75 races a year and I must say that Southern Timing did an excellent job. 100% Professional.

Packet pickup was quick, easy and very organized.
The race was marked perfectly and the timing was spot on. I where a very expensive garmin because timing is important to getting better as an individual runner and I take that serious. Their timing was EXACT right down to the second!
The announcer did a great job and he recognized many people at the race, along with routing them on at the finish line.
I spoke to Jacob the race director and he was not only extremely nice but you could see that he really cared about the runners, the event and making sure everyone had a great time. You don’t see that all the time.

Southern Timing did a good job and when I sign up for future races, I will look for races that they time and make it my priority to sign up and attend the races/events they are timing! Never met Jacob or attended a Southern Timing event until this one and I was impressed!

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Nice race route and loving the atmosphere. Everybody had a good time and there were many runners. I took 2nd Place & MY WIFE TOOK 1st Place! Good snacks and … MORE

Nice race route and loving the atmosphere. Everybody had a good time and there were many runners. I took 2nd Place & MY WIFE TOOK 1st Place!

Good snacks and after party.
Packet pickup was fast and easy and they followed covid guidelines.
I will run this race every year now!

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nice event overall and got free eats or ice cream which was cool. Timing was perfect. Timer gave good explanation of the the course and starting out. Scenery ws ok … MORE

nice event overall and got free eats or ice cream which was cool.
Timing was perfect.
Timer gave good explanation of the the course and starting out.
Scenery ws ok but not a lake.
Nice venue that put on the event.

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Very Professional race and nice atmosphere. 1st Place & Bethany took 2nd Place. Crappy cotton shirt. Another car wash rag. Ugly color. Award ok but kind of cheap. Better than … MORE

Very Professional race and nice atmosphere.
1st Place & Bethany took 2nd Place.
Crappy cotton shirt. Another car wash rag. Ugly color.
Award ok but kind of cheap. Better than most.
Age Awards are Metal Bottoms – 2 thumbs down on them.

Great food and snacks at the end of the race. Hot rice with black beans.
Cookies, chips, Oreo’s, banana’s, pretzels, nutria-grain bars,

GREAT FINISH LINE AND MC did a good job!

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Very Professional race and nice atmosphere. Crappy cotton shirt. Another car wash rag. Ugly color. Award ok but kind of cheap. Better than most. Age Awards are Metal Bottoms - … MORE

Very Professional race and nice atmosphere.
Crappy cotton shirt. Another car wash rag. Ugly color.
Award ok but kind of cheap. Better than most.
Age Awards are Metal Bottoms – 2 thumbs down on them.

Great food and snacks at the end of the race. Hot rice with black beans.
Cookies, chips, Oreo’s, banana’s, pretzels, nutria-grain bars,

GREAT FINISH LINE AND MC did a good job!

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2nd Place - Cool.... The Shirt given to every runner was a Real and actual running Shirt made by Port & Company not that crap COTTON shirt that most events … MORE

2nd Place – Cool….
The Shirt given to every runner was a Real and actual running Shirt made by Port & Company not that crap COTTON shirt that most events give to the runners which are used to clean cars and used as a rag around the house.

This was not only a great course but it was cool how both young and older people dressed up like the 80’s.

Timing was dead on. Very good production of the event They even had banana’s at the end.

Age Group Awards which I did not expect which was a nice surprise.
Classy outfit that put this event on. They are called Victory Sports Management.

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This event was well orchestrated and very professional. Everything was done to perfection! Nice Finishers medal, BUT No Age Division Awards 1st thru 3rd and that sucks. If they have … MORE

This event was well orchestrated and very professional.
Everything was done to perfection!
Nice Finishers medal, BUT No Age Division Awards 1st thru 3rd and that sucks. If they have awards next year, they will double the runners and the event will be Picture Perfect.
Nice shirt but it was made out of “Cotton” which is the worst kind of shirt any runner wants. It will be used as a rag.
The timing was spot on.
The announced was one of the best I have heard. A little over the top but he did a pretty good job. Kept the crowd motivated.
I would suggest doing this race to anyone wanting a nice event that is done the right way. You won’t be disappointed.

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100% PERFECT Race/Event 1st Place Age Division, Nice Finisher Medal & 1st Place Medal! Wide start (entire width of road) and course was not only marked very well with arrows … MORE

100% PERFECT Race/Event

1st Place Age Division, Nice Finisher Medal & 1st Place Medal!

Wide start (entire width of road) and course was not only marked very well with arrows at each turn, but there was also a Police Officer at every turn to make sure no runner/walker made a wrong turn.

Spot on timing. Not 1 mistake. Results were up immediately.
Good Post party and stuff to eat.

Great scenery on the race course.

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Great race course. Flat and fairly fast. Several turns but not bad. Good timing that was correct. ALERT Bad Stuff: 1. No chipt start and Very narrow start. 2. 3 … MORE

Great race course. Flat and fairly fast. Several turns but not bad.
Good timing that was correct.
ALERT Bad Stuff:
1. No chipt start and Very narrow start.
2. 3 porta potties or maybe 4 but not enough. Many people were late to the start because of it and they were screwed because it was not a chip start so it put them 1 to 5 minutes behind everyone else. Start & finish at different locations but only a chip Finish. Cheap production. Only care about putting money in their pockets.
3. Race director announced that he set orange cones on their sides to indicate a turn. How cheap & unprofessional is that. A good timing company/race director should have the course properly marked.
4. Just prior to starting the 4.25 run, several Half Marathon runners were appearing at the finish line do to getting lost and the race director told them they went the wrong way and “Laughed”. Very unprofessional for this race director to laugh!
5. Very, very Nice Finisher Medal.
6. Water at the end of the race and no snacks and if there were, I did not see them and many other runners were complaining about not even a banana. I agree, cheap again!
7. They advertise the course as a 4 mile course and a runner called the race director out at the beginning of the race and the race director said yes, ok, you got me, the race is not 4 miles, it is 4.25 miles. Lying to the runners is again unprofessional.
8. Timing was correct and the staff helping out were very nice.
9. Many runners at the end of the race were upset about no chip start when the course in sonarrow.
10. THIS TIMING COMPANY DOES A GOOD JOB OF TIMING BUT THEY ALSO put on the race and act as the race director and they do not mark the course properly. Saying the race is 4 miles, when it is 4.25 miles in wrong and lying to the runners will not be forgotten. No chip start is wrong and many runners will not return again next year.

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Race was professionally timed that was spot on. I use a garmin and it was dead on. - Great set up and several volunteers. - Well marketed course with people … MORE

Race was professionally timed that was spot on. I use a garmin and it was dead on.
– Great set up and several volunteers.
– Well marketed course with people at all turns also.
– water station on route
– wide start so fast runners could break out
– course had some inclines and one nice hill
– T-Shirt also

Nice FINISH Medals and my 2nd place Award was just an extra great surprise. These guys also had 1st thru 3rd place awards.

Would suggest trying this event next year.

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This is one of my favorite 5K Races! Professionally done and very well organized. Many volunteers and the race was timed using Chronotrack which is #1 in the world today! … MORE

This is one of my favorite 5K Races!
Professionally done and very well organized. Many volunteers and the race was timed using Chronotrack which is #1 in the world today! I use a Garmin and the timing was spot on.
1. Great prerace set up that had safety come first for everyone and masks were worn right up to the start line.
2. Every runner received a “Finish Medal”.
3. Police assisted with making sure the roads were safe and the course was car free.
4. COURSE WAS WELL MARKED WITH SIGNS, CONES AND ARROWS ALONG WITH LIVE PEOPLE AT TURNS.
5. Organized extremely well. Packet pick-up was fast.
6. Nice t-shirts that not only looked good but were also the real dri-fit light weight shirt, not a crappy cotton shirt. I have been wearing this shirt to other events and people asked about the event and told them how great it was.

This is a must attend event next year for you and after seeing this race, you will be hooked for every year thereafter.

Not one bad thing. Nothing. Oh, great snacks at the end also. How about that. Bananas, water, and other good snacks. Too many to list.

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Would NEVER do this run again! Why not you ask? 1. No chip strt and a narrow running path at the start 2. Hard to find. Located deep in the … MORE

Would NEVER do this run again!
Why not you ask?
1. No chip strt and a narrow running path at the start
2. Hard to find. Located deep in the woods
3. Not clearly marked course. Some people got lost
4. Little quarter size wood finish yuk! was not a medal. Looked like an animal cracker. ( i attached the picture)
5. Bad course for older people. People dropped out of the longer runs and just did the 5K.
6. This race director/timer is out to make a buck and that is it!
7. Rude to some of the runners when they asked questions. I watched and listened.
What was good:
1. The timing was good and they had a chip finish but they had to.
2. Everyone but the race director was nice and polite.
3. This course might be good for the hard core younger runners but no way is it good for people that are older.
4. They had good snacks for after the race.

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This race had so much parking. Professional timing but no Chip start, only a chip finish with the start at a different location which was fine but with this many … MORE

This race had so much parking.
Professional timing but no Chip start, only a chip finish with the start at a different location which was fine but with this many runners, they must have a chip start.
– Excellent course, very scenic.
– Timing was spot on.
– Nice Finisher medal
– Awards for race runners and I did take 2nd so I was one of the lucky medal winners also and left with 2 medals.
– Nice post party but the rain started and came down in buckets for over 20 minutes which broke up the award ceremony.

This event was so good that my wife and I signed up for early registration the very next day in 2022.

They also gave you a shirt. Many pictures on the route.

You want to run in this race next year.

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This is a great course and I will travel the 2 hours needed to do it again. It was manually timed but the timing was right on. Nice Finisher Medal. … MORE

This is a great course and I will travel the 2 hours needed to do it again.
It was manually timed but the timing was right on.
Nice Finisher Medal.
They need a results page so other runners can record times with raceraves.com, athlinks and other sites.
No water at turn around.
No snacks

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Nice Finisher Medal no age awards Course was very good Packet pickup was fast and easy 3 laps and usually I do not like that but here I did very … MORE

Nice Finisher Medal
no age awards
Course was very good
Packet pickup was fast and easy
3 laps and usually I do not like that but here I did very much.
Water was available but 5 feet off of course but at least they had water

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Great course, Flat & Fast & well marked so no one could get lost. Nicest Finisher Award we received this year so far out of ten 5K Races and that … MORE

Great course, Flat & Fast & well marked so no one could get lost.
Nicest Finisher Award we received this year so far out of ten 5K Races and that goes for the shirt also.
The shirt was a true running shirt that I now wear to several races. None of that cotton crap.
They had a great awards ceremony and great food which included cooked pancakes and sausage.
Many nice volunteers and the Fireman that served up the pancakes were great guys with a good attitude.

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Nice race and good timing. The location is not good for road runners because the time will not be good do to terrain. Nice after race snacks. Great volunteers. I … MORE

Nice race and good timing. The location is not good for road runners because the time will not be good do to terrain.

Nice after race snacks. Great volunteers.
I had to concentrate on the course so I did not fall and could not really open it up to much.
Great timing. Good parking but course was a trail run and I hate trail runs.

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1. Great event and a lot of fun but with all the terrains, your time will not be that good like a road race. A lot of uneven ground but … MORE

1. Great event and a lot of fun but with all the terrains, your time will not be that good like a road race. A lot of uneven ground but not too bad.
2. Great MC that talked a lot and did a good job.
3. Timing was right on the money.
4. Great swag. Wine glass, nice finisher metal and shirt was nice .

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The long sleeve shirt was the best I have gotten. Right up there with Hot Chocolate jacket. Medal was good, as was the placement medals. Good things: 1. Race was … MORE

The long sleeve shirt was the best I have gotten. Right up there with Hot Chocolate jacket. Medal was good, as was the placement medals.
Good things:
1. Race was timed to the nano second. Perfect Chip Timing!
2. Treatment and respect given to the runners by the race director and his staff was excellent. I asked him some questions and he was there with a smile on his face and answered all questions.
3. Course was out and back and well marked.
4. Water station at the half way mark.
5. Flat & Fast course. So good, I signed up the next say on runningintheusa.com for 2022 race next year.
6. Good snacks at the end which included drinks and water.

Bad Things: Absolutely nothing!

I wish more timing companies cared about runners as much as these guys did, Good job guys.

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Great timing company. They use Chronotrack which is #1 in the World in my book. They had the course laid out great and properly marked. They just never give a … MORE

Great timing company. They use Chronotrack which is #1 in the World in my book.
They had the course laid out great and properly marked.
They just never give a Finisher Medal which is a mistake.

This was our 1st race of the year and we had not run for nearly 1 year up to this point but it felt so good!

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This timing company always does a good job! Timing is perfect every time. Good event and nice after post snacks. Always a good medal and usually a good dri fit … MORE

This timing company always does a good job!
Timing is perfect every time. Good event and nice after post snacks.
Always a good medal and usually a good dri fit shirt lightweight, not that cotton crap!

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This race was huge and so much fun. From start to finish. The post party was better than any Hot Chocolate event by far. So much food, beer, ice cream … MORE

This race was huge and so much fun. From start to finish. The post party was better than any Hot Chocolate event by far. So much food, beer, ice cream and much more.
Great Finisher Medal on top of all that!
Timing was perfect. I have a Garmin on for all races.

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This event is always good but in 2021 they changed the event to Virtual so they could pocket everyones money and cheat the runners out of the race and in … MORE

This event is always good but in 2021 they changed the event to Virtual so they could pocket everyones money and cheat the runners out of the race and in my case 2 races. I do not like them and they only care about money.

In 2020 the event was ral good but I don’t like what they pulled in 2021. It was not about safety, they wanted to be greedy and buy themselves something nice with all the profits.

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This was a great event. 100% PERFECT. I ran in this race with my Wife and we had a great time. I always thought the vendors and the entire event … MORE

This was a great event.
100% PERFECT.
I ran in this race with my Wife and we had a great time.

I always thought the vendors and the entire event was amazing and now i AM GOING back to write this because they went virtual in 2021 and stole everyones money.

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Hot Chocolate Event is so good that we flew from Florida to Atlanta to do the 5K together as Husband & Wife. I have done the 15K in both Tampa … MORE

Hot Chocolate Event is so good that we flew from Florida to Atlanta to do the 5K together as Husband & Wife. I have done the 15K in both Tampa and Seattle , so no need to do that again in the same year.

Great event and always fun. Love the swag. Timing is always exactly right on the money.

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Professional outfit.This is an event we not only do in Safety Harbor but we also drive to Orlando and do the same event in Orlando each year! Yes, it is … MORE

Professional outfit.This is an event we not only do in Safety Harbor but we also drive to Orlando and do the same event in Orlando each year! Yes, it is that good!

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Really nice Medal for Finishing! Very crowded and I had a hard time breaking out. I am looking forward to doing this event every year. I will do this event … MORE

Really nice Medal for Finishing!
Very crowded and I had a hard time breaking out.

I am looking forward to doing this event every year.
I will do this event next time and lead the pack and take at least 3 minutes off this time

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1st Place - Cool! Award Ceremony. I was also a Sponsor. Nice Metal. This was a fun race. It was set up good and the course was marked so no … MORE

1st Place – Cool!

Award Ceremony. I was also a Sponsor.
Nice Metal.
This was a fun race. It was set up good and the course was marked so no one could get lost.

Great timing.

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Great event, perfect timing and so much fun at the post party. Great jacket. Medal and the timing is A+. I did both the 15K & 5K. We travel to … MORE

Great event, perfect timing and so much fun at the post party.
Great jacket. Medal and the timing is A+.
I did both the 15K & 5K.
We travel to other states to do this event.

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I liked this 5K. Good timing and post party. All the volunteers were nice. Course was properly marked. Packet pick-up was easy and fast. I will do this race again … MORE

I liked this 5K.
Good timing and post party.
All the volunteers were nice.
Course was properly marked.

Packet pick-up was easy and fast.

I will do this race again and beat the time.

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Huge event with a ton of runners. Large pre and post party. Excellent event for sure. Timing was perfect. A little crowed on the run and hard to pass but … MORE

Huge event with a ton of runners. Large pre and post party. Excellent event for sure. Timing was perfect. A little crowed on the run and hard to pass but as you get going, it gets easier to pass people.

Great finisher medal and a nice shirt I think. so many races

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They gave a medal that was ok. Packet pickup was fast and easy. I don't remember much of this event and I am putting it in after the event. MORE

They gave a medal that was ok.
Packet pickup was fast and easy.
I don’t remember much of this event and I am putting it in after the event.

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I love dogs. I will do every race if it helps a dog. This was a great race but had some confusion at the finish area which cost many people … MORE

I love dogs. I will do every race if it helps a dog.

This was a great race but had some confusion at the finish area which cost many people some time.

Nice race and good timing.

Professionally done.

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Great set up and good timing. Not enough water on the course for how hot it was. I got a strained calf injury that kept me out of running for … MORE

Great set up and good timing. Not enough water on the course for how hot it was.
I got a strained calf injury that kept me out of running for the next 6 weeks.
Great Swag and the medal was outstanding. Really good post party.

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This company does such a good job at timing and putting on events in Arizona. I was just visiting and heard they had a race so I signed up since … MORE

This company does such a good job at timing and putting on events in Arizona. I was just visiting and heard they had a race so I signed up since I do races every week and I love the dry heat vs humidity. It was a great course and many runners showed up.
Timing is always right on the money with this company.
Great medal and shirt on top of it.

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Professionally ran with timing spot on. The course was fairly flat & Fast. Had a great time. Great volunteers and the entire course was properly marked. MORE

Professionally ran with timing spot on. The course was fairly flat & Fast.
Had a great time.
Great volunteers and the entire course was properly marked.

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I had a good time at this event. Everyone was so nice and very professional for being small. Timing company was perfect. Packet pickup was fast and easy. The course … MORE

I had a good time at this event. Everyone was so nice and very professional for being small.

Timing company was perfect. Packet pickup was fast and easy.

The course was marked very well and had people directing everyone.

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1st Place Overall Male! How cool that was. Timing was perfect. I timed it and it was spot on. HUGE event! Wide start of the entire roadway. Course was marked … MORE

1st Place Overall Male! How cool that was.
Timing was perfect. I timed it and it was spot on.
HUGE event! Wide start of the entire roadway.
Course was marked so well.
Water stations and a great MC.
The Post party was 1 of the BEST I have ever attended. Medal and so much more was great. These guys put on such a good event. I try to do all the races they put on.

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Huge turnout. You get to run down the enitre width of the street. Bands playing throughout the course. Timing is the best. Beer line was bad. He does not plan … MORE

Huge turnout. You get to run down the enitre width of the street. Bands playing throughout the course.

Timing is the best.
Beer line was bad. He does not plan correctly for that. Beer was also warm.
Puts on a good event usually. I think he was burnt out on this race. It was still very good. I go to all the races that him and his wife put on.

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Sherri from Why Racing was at the start and we talked about when a person loses or gains 5 pounds, it will add or take off 30 seconds to the … MORE

Sherri from Why Racing was at the start and we talked about when a person loses or gains 5 pounds, it will add or take off 30 seconds to the race and I live by what she said.
I go to every 5k that benefits animals.
Timing was spot on.
Great flat and fast course and I met a lot of friends at this event.
Great post party!

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Great course where you go over a bridge and into the middle of downtown and you have the entire width of the roadway. Many people and hard to pass sometimes … MORE

Great course where you go over a bridge and into the middle of downtown and you have the entire width of the roadway. Many people and hard to pass sometimes but I had a great time.

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Great race with a ton of people. Entire width of road is the start. Great finisher medal and so professionally done. I would do this every year if I still … MORE

Great race with a ton of people. Entire width of road is the start.
Great finisher medal and so professionally done.
I would do this every year if I still lived in Oregon.

Great post party. So much fun!

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The timing of this event was perfect as usual. The atmosphere was a 10+. Pre and post party with people laughing, talking to each other and having a great time. … MORE

The timing of this event was perfect as usual.
The atmosphere was a 10+. Pre and post party with people laughing, talking to each other and having a great time. Parking was close and lots of it.

Great professional outfit that handed out packets and everyone was happy.

The course was flat & fast. Police held me back at a road crossing for about 6 cars and that sucked but oh well.

Had a great time and so will you. Make sure you go to this event, you will have so much fun and you will come back year after year. They give you a great shirt, medal for doing the event and also 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

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Why Racing Events puts on a great event and race. Great timing all the time because they hire good timers. Sherri is always looking out for the runners. Great course … MORE

Why Racing Events puts on a great event and race.
Great timing all the time because they hire good timers.

Sherri is always looking out for the runners.
Great course and always marked good so no runners go the wrong way.

The post party is one of the best by far.

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What an event.vIt was HUGE. After Party was soooo fun! 5K, 8K, 10K,Half Marathon We hung out and listen to the bands, drank green beer and collected a full grocery … MORE

What an event.vIt was HUGE. After Party was soooo fun!
5K, 8K, 10K,Half Marathon

We hung out and listen to the bands, drank green beer and collected a full grocery bag of snacks.

Stayed at a real nice hotel and met so many new people who are now my friends.
This event is now giving a Finisher Medal.

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OMG! By far the BEST event in the United States by far! I did it last year with my Girlfriend and this year I did it with my Best FRIEND … MORE

OMG! By far the BEST event in the United States by far!
I did it last year with my Girlfriend and this year I did it with my Best FRIEND Mike Anke and I took 20 minutes off my time. I never STOPPED!

So much fun and so many runners. 15K is not a run most people can do.

Great post party but cheap of the snacks and one of the guys at the packet pick-up was a butt head that was part of Hot Chocolate management.

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1st Race I ran in Florida. I am getting Married today! Met both of my nieces here Jackie & Michaela and we all ran. So much fun and hours later … MORE

1st Race I ran in Florida. I am getting Married today!
Met both of my nieces here Jackie & Michaela and we all ran.
So much fun and hours later I was married to the most wonderful woman in the world!
This event was different then what I was use to. Organized but flawed. They had a timing company, gave out nice awards and shirts. Timing was perfect. I think these guys are good but they do not give awards to age division winners and only to the top 15 people regardless of age that cross the finish line which is really not fair.
Metals were ok. A little unorganized as far as determining who the winners were. I also saw a girl get handed a ticket for an award when another person should have gotten the award ticket and that was unprofessional. I will do more of their events but hope things are more organized next time.

Was a great flat and fast course but not much shade. Hey its beautiful Florida.
Turns out that I was one of the big winners but I did not get a ticket so that was messed up. They made good on it 1 year later and gave me the award I was supposed to receive that day with my nieces.

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3rd Place in Age Division Very organized Fast & Flat for the most part. Packet Pick-up was easy well marked course Loop food after the run easy parking MORE

3rd Place in Age Division
Very organized
Fast & Flat for the most part.
Packet Pick-up was easy
well marked course
Loop
food after the run
easy parking

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This was a great race. Very few inclines. Great post party and a nice finisher medal. Timing was right on. Great production. Race in any race that these guys do … MORE

This was a great race. Very few inclines. Great post party and a nice finisher medal.
Timing was right on.

Great production.

Race in any race that these guys do and you will love it.

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Really good course. Flat & Fast. Golf course that was scenic. tIMING WAS RIGHT ON THE MONEY. Awards were great. One of the BEST Finisher Medals I have ever seen. … MORE

Really good course. Flat & Fast.
Golf course that was scenic. tIMING WAS RIGHT ON THE MONEY.
Awards were great. One of the BEST Finisher Medals I have ever seen.

Post party was great with good food.

This company is very professional and not cheap. They also give a good shirt to the runners.

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These guys are very professional as a Timing Company and one of the best that I have ever seen. The course was so good. Good post party. I cannot say … MORE

These guys are very professional as a Timing Company and one of the best that I have ever seen.
The course was so good.
Good post party.
I cannot say one bad thing about this race. Good Finisher medal but the shirt was cotton.

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This is a nice place to run.. Nice and cool outside Snacks and goodies. Run was good and fun. Looking forward to doing more. The timing guys did a good … MORE

This is a nice place to run.. Nice and cool outside
Snacks and goodies.
Run was good and fun.
Looking forward to doing more.

The timing guys did a good job. Well marked course

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We had so much fun. All my racing friends were there so it pushed me to run faster and I had a great time. The post party was huge and … MORE

We had so much fun. All my racing friends were there so it pushed me to run faster and I had a great time.

The post party was huge and so many venders.

Great Flat & Fast course.

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This was so cool. We ran just before Midnight and did a 5K while the Fireworks were going off in the sky but if was cold and that was just … MORE

This was so cool. We ran just before Midnight and did a 5K while the Fireworks were going off in the sky but if was cold and that was just fine with me.
I had 2 of my very good friends to run with and we had a blast.

The Race Director did such a good job.
We stayed the night in a hotel and then ran again in the morning on January 1st, 2019 and it was the same course but in the light and I ran faster and took 2nd Place!

Timing was perfect and the set up was nice.

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This outfit puts on a good race and I drive for 2 hours every time to go to one of their races. They give away finisher medals and age division … MORE

This outfit puts on a good race and I drive for 2 hours every time to go to one of their races.
They give away finisher medals and age division medals at all their races which is most then most events other companies put on.
Their timing of races is PERFECT.
This company is not about the money, they are a business but they treat runners like royalty.
Always a great after party.

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