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@MrMike

Sun City Center, FL Raving since 2021 Active 2 days, 8 hours 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

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Future Races

Personal Bests (10)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Sprint St. Petersburg, FL Jul 17, 2022 1:12:18
15K Seattle, WA Mar 3, 2017 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

Future Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
5K Wisconsin Rapids, WI Aug 20, 2022
5K Orlando, FL Sep 4, 2022
5K Tampa, FL Sep 10, 2022
5K Lithia, FL Oct 1, 2022
5K Westchase, FL Oct 29, 2022
5K St. Petersburg, FL Nov 12, 2022
5K Tampa, FL Dec 18, 2022

Past Races (191)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Sprint St.Petersburg, FL Aug 6, 2022 1:25:00
Duathlon Sarasota, FL Jul 31, 2022 1:16:43
Sprint St. Petersburg, FL Jul 17, 2022 1:12:18
5K Clermont, FL Jul 9, 2022 29:21
5K Lakeland, FL Jul 4, 2022 29:02
5K Ocala, FL Jun 25, 2022 29:01
5K Westley Chapel, FL Jun 18, 2022 28:23
5K New Port Richey, FL Jun 11, 2022 28:27
Sprint Naples, FL Jun 5, 2022 1:13:59
5K Safety Harbor, FL Jun 4, 2022 28:03
5K Punta Gorda, FL May 30, 2022 28:40
5K Bradenton, FL May 28, 2022 28:48
5K Melbourne, FL May 22, 2022 28:39
5K Tampa, FL May 21, 2022 28:33
5K Tampa, FL May 15, 2022 28:54
5K Safety Harbor, FL May 14, 2022 28:42
5K Tampa, FL Apr 23, 2022 29:12
5K DeBary, FL Apr 17, 2022 28:34
5K Tampa, FL Apr 16, 2022 28:40
5K Apollo Beach, FL Apr 9, 2022 30:51
5K Peoria, AZ Mar 27, 2022 29:51
5K Tempe, AZ Mar 26, 2022 30:01
5K St. Petersburg, FL Mar 20, 2022 29:40
5K Tampa, FL Mar 19, 2022 31:36
5K New Port Richey, FL Mar 13, 2022 29:39
5K Winter Haven, FL Mar 12, 2022 30:17
5K Orlando, FL Mar 5, 2022 29:40
5K Tampa, FL Feb 27, 2022 32:29
5K Tampa, FL Feb 19, 2022 29:32
5K Plant City, FL Feb 12, 2022 30:11
5K Safety Harbor, FL Feb 5, 2022 30:43
5K North Port, FL Jan 22, 2022 28:54
5K Saint Petersburg, FL Jan 15, 2022 29:23
5K Brandon, FL Jan 9, 2022 29:34
5K Spring Hill, FL Jan 2, 2022 31:55
5K Tampa, FL Dec 19, 2021 29:59
5K Venice, FL Dec 4, 2021 40:00
5K Apollo Beach, FL Nov 25, 2021 29:23
5K Debary, FL Nov 21, 2021 30:31
5K St. Petersburg, FL Nov 13, 2021 30:46
5K Tampa, FL Nov 6, 2021 28:56
5K Tampa, FL Oct 30, 2021 29:53
5K Tampa, FL Oct 24, 2021 29:58
5K Safety Harbor, FL Oct 16, 2021 31:33
5K Orlando, FL Oct 9, 2021 30:15
5K Lithia, FL Oct 2, 2021 34:58
5K Winter Haven, FL Sep 18, 2021 32:03
5K Lakeland, FL Sep 11, 2021 31:01
5K Orlando, FL Sep 5, 2021 30:55
5K Port Charlotte, FL Aug 21, 2021 31:24
5K Orlando, FL Aug 14, 2021 31:31
5K New Port Richey, FL Aug 7, 2021 31:07
5K Shady Hills, FL Jul 31, 2021 33:47
5K Orlando, FL Jul 17, 2021 31:42
5K Clermont, FL Jul 10, 2021 31:34
5K Estero, FL Jul 4, 2021 32:22
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 Ocala, FL Feb 20, 2021 39:41
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 Eugene, OR Apr 28, 2019 27:37
5K Portland, OR Apr 28, 2019 27:32
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
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 Seattle, WA Apr 7, 2018 29:35
5K Tacoma, WA Apr 7, 2018 26:57
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
15K Seattle, WA Mar 3, 2017 1:33:26
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

Had a really good time. 2nd Place in Age Division & Overall 10 Place won me an Award that was nice! The course was well marked with no way to … MORE

Had a really good time.
2nd Place in Age Division & Overall 10 Place won me an Award that was nice!

The course was well marked with no way to get lost.
Everything was very good. Packet pick-up on race day needed more people, but they pulled it off.

The timing was right on, and the shirts were not cotton but a good Tek shirt. White but still a tek shirt.

I loved the “Finisher Awards,” and the TOP 10 Finishers got an award. I was 10th. I still got that nice award.

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Overall this entire event was good. #1 BAD THING was there was no Chip START! The Triathlon was canceled 1 day before the event, so all the triathletes were forced … MORE

Overall this entire event was good.
#1 BAD THING was there was no Chip START! The Triathlon was canceled 1 day before the event, so all the triathletes were forced to do the Duathlon so you can imagine how crowded it was at the start line. Many people did not cross the finish line for up to a minute, and that is not fair to the people.

The course in the woods was not properly marked, but that was ok. I had about four people ask me if they were going the right way, and they were, and two people asked me if they should turn left, and I said no, go straight. A couple of cones placed at 3 locations, and no one would have questioned it.
Excellent Finisher Awards and the t-shirts were also nice.
The course was a nice course, and I believe the timing was on the money also.

Had to go up a bridge, and then on the way back, runners had to go up the bridge again, as well as did all the bikers, but that is all part of the race.

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1st Place, but I was in the wrong category, but I still would have taken 1st place in my age category, so no big deal. This outfit is very professional. … MORE

1st Place, but I was in the wrong category, but I still would have taken 1st place in my age category, so no big deal.

This outfit is very professional. I give them 11 out of 10 stars.
Everything was perfect. No problems at all. Plenty of room on the bike racks, and the race was marked very well. I was worried about that because, at times, I was out there, and no one was behind me or in front of me, but it was marked good.
The main road is bumpy and not a great road to ride a street bike on. Probably the bumpiest road I have ever done a race on, but you just go with it. Eventually, the road will get repaved, and hopefully soon.

Great snacks at the end, and the timing was exact. I used my Garmin watch and my bike computer.

A nice Finisher medal and a nice 1st place award also.

Next year I will be back to do all 3 Duathlons.

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Great time always when these guys do a race anytime during the year. Always a great time. Always a perfectly timed event. Always have a properly marked course. Always a … MORE

Great time always when these guys do a race anytime during the year.
Always a great time.
Always a perfectly timed event.
Always have a properly marked course.
Always a good Finisher Medal.
Always a 10+ post-party.
Always has great drinks and snacks aft the race.

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This is a good event every year. Nice shirt, Finisher Medal, and awards. The post-party is always good and great food as always. Water on the course should be closer … MORE

This is a good event every year. Nice shirt, Finisher Medal, and awards. The post-party is always good and great food as always.

Water on the course should be closer to the path of the run.
Always a good time at this event.
A nice shirt that is a tek shirt.

Always a good time.

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This was a really good event. Great awards. The finisher medal was real nice and the 1st thru 3rd plaques were in the top 5 of all the races I … MORE

This was a really good event.
Great awards. The finisher medal was real nice and the 1st thru 3rd plaques were in the top 5 of all the races I have been to and I have run over 200 events in just the last few years.

They did have 1st thru 3rd place cool awards in 5-year increments so that was very good.
All very nice people running the event.
The timing was perfect. Shirts were off the hook. They had pink 100% Polyester and neon green 100% polyester, plus black cotton and poly mixed so I was very happy to be able to get a Neon Green Polyester Shirt. This shirt will be worn to several upcoming events.

1 bad thing.
1. No fruit at the end or anything to snack on.

Other than that, this event gets an A+

Hilly but not too bad but not flat like most of Florida. OK, maybe hilly and I am just trying not to be a whinner.

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I had a lot of fun. This course was cool even though there was not much shade. The post-party was very good. Beer and plenty of snacks. Chicken wings to … MORE

I had a lot of fun. This course was cool even though there was not much shade.
The post-party was very good. Beer and plenty of snacks. Chicken wings to boot. I saw Jeff and his wife at the race which was nice. He is a very nice guy.
Love the Finisher Medal they gave out.

Awards were stickers for the back of the medal which is kind of cheezy but no big deal.

It was a very good time as always.

The bad thing was I hurt my hip. It hurt in the last race but now I can not do the race tomorrow in Orlando and I will need to go to the doctor because I can not walk normally and walk with a very bad limp. My wife says I might have bursitis which she says is treatable and that I could run again. I am crossing my fingers.

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This race was fun and festive. Many people at this event and many spectators. Great course and the timing was perfect. Great after-party with plenty of food and drinks. The … MORE

This race was fun and festive. Many people at this event and many spectators.
Great course and the timing was perfect.
Great after-party with plenty of food and drinks.
The shirt was a mixed blend and many people like that kind of shirt and I would have gotten one but my car was parked a long way away so I let them keep it.

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I want to say this before I say all the nice things... I did the Duathlon, paid $148.71, drove 2.25 hours to get here and after taking 2nd Place in … MORE

I want to say this before I say all the nice things…

I did the Duathlon, paid $148.71, drove 2.25 hours to get here and after taking 2nd Place in my age group, I was told awards would be given out at 10 am but they were not until 11:30 am and then I never got my award because they said they don’t give age group awards to people that entered the Duathlon but they gave awards 5 deep to people that did the Triathlon.

I got home and sent the Director a message and she was very nice in her response but to me, it is wrong and is CHEAP. Duathlon athletes are a step above 5K & 10K racers and to pay all that money and then want to not give out a little $3.50 award shows no class on the race director. She is nice but cheap! The running course was on a golf course rather than a road and people had muddy shoes because of the rain the day before and the path was dirt and sand. I might have given high ratings on this event but I will NEVER do it again. Great food, nice finisher medal, and the courses were well marked. Nice tek shirt also.
The Fitness Challenge (Reverse Duathlon)
5K Was on the golf course that had so much loose sand and mud. Then the finish line was down the beach in the sand. yuk! Slowed everyone way down.
My Garmin stopped – Hot & Humid
5K Run – 28:50
15K Bike – 31:08 17.9 MPH
1 Mile Run – 10:02
Total 1:13:59
NO AGE GROUP AWARDS – Paid $130.00

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Really good event. The timing was exact and perfect. Great setup and properly marked so no one could go off course. The start was in waves due to rain and … MORE

Really good event. The timing was exact and perfect. Great setup and properly marked so no one could go off course. The start was in waves due to rain and because there were so many people. That was smart. The course was different from all others done here and it was the best by far.
The post-party was great as always with beer, other drinks, and a ton of food which included freshly grilled hot dogs and beer dogs and then pizza was scattered in.

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I think this location just became a favorite. The course is way cool and most of it takes place on a bridge where you go up the bridge, then down … MORE

I think this location just became a favorite. The course is way cool and most of it takes place on a bridge where you go up the bridge, then down the bridge, turn around and go back up the bridge and back down the bridge, and circle around and finish. I had so much energy left at the finish, it came up so quickly after I turned the corner. Next year I will be ready and it will be a sprint to the finish.
Great start and finish for sure. Really nice Finisher Medal and a nice shirt. They were selling the cool shirts for $50 and to me, that is too much money.

The post-party at the end of the race was off the hook. Subway choice of ham or turkey on the softest bun and you also got a bag of chips & a chocolate chip cookie. Wow!

Then you have 2 drink tickets for 2 beers and they had such good beer. Michelob Light and Budweiser in a cool can. I sat at a picnic table and talked with other runners and everyone was just so happy to be there, as it should be right!

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This was an evening run that started at 7 pm. It had a great course that was well marked and plenty of water stations. The announcer was not so good … MORE

This was an evening run that started at 7 pm. It had a great course that was well marked and plenty of water stations. The announcer was not so good but the post-party was really good and the timing was spot on. So much food and friendly people.

We brought our mother n law and she brought our dog and it was just a good family outing for sure. Everything was 100% PERFECT!

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This was a very fun course. It also had many furry friends. The weather was nice. Southern Timing puts on an A+ event every time I attend one of their … MORE

This was a very fun course. It also had many furry friends. The weather was nice. Southern Timing puts on an A+ event every time I attend one of their events.
The start was great with a wide road to pass people and the course was very scenic. Every turn was properly marked with arrows and cones and even people standing nearby to make sure runners were going the right way.

I finished the race and checked my Garmin watch and it was EXACTLY the same as what the race had timed my run at.

The post-party was great because it was shaded with plenty of picnic tables. There were a bunch of different snacks which included water, pop, bananas, fruit snacks, and 3 other assorted snack bars.
Then they had the awards ceremony and that was quick and very cool. On top of giving a very nice shirt, Finish Medal, they also gave out 1st thru 3rd place awards to the runners in 5-year age increments. The icing on the cake was they gave out dog awards and doggie cupcakes to the dogs. How cool is that?????

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Love the race venue. The race itself was good and the timing was perfect. The awards were ok but last year Tony has 5-year increments. This year he had 10-year … MORE

Love the race venue. The race itself was good and the timing was perfect. The awards were ok but last year Tony has 5-year increments. This year he had 10-year increments when most people thought he had 5.

No food again or there were bananas which were fine.

Here is why I gave this race a 3. Tony makes the 1st thru 3rd place finishers wait nearly 1 hour to get their award and that is crazy. Many people said they were just going to leave and stop doing his races. I hope he changes that part or he will lose runners.

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The course was very nice and marked extremely well. Perfect timing by Tony but the awards were not good. Runners that near about 1st thru 3rd place awards get medals … MORE

The course was very nice and marked extremely well. Perfect timing by Tony but the awards were not good. Runners that near about 1st thru 3rd place awards get medals usually and what they gave out were paper certificates.

Water stations but absolutely no fruit or anything to eat at the very end of the race which is unheard of.

I finished the race and then had to stand around and wait for the 2nd place certificate for another hour which was not good. Many people just left. I heard many people complaining that they waited so long to just get a paper certificate. I would not do this race again unless they gave out real medals for 1st thru 3rd place.

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My niece was visiting and we signed her up and she took 1st Place Overall in the Women's Division. The course had no hills and the after-party was great. The … MORE

My niece was visiting and we signed her up and she took 1st Place Overall in the Women’s Division.
The course had no hills and the after-party was great.
The course was out and back with water stations.
Excellent timing and just everything about this race was great!

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Fun event and a great course where you are looking at the water if you want. Great shirt, finisher medal, and post-race snacks. Did a fantastic job with the timing. … MORE

Fun event and a great course where you are looking at the water if you want. Great shirt, finisher medal, and post-race snacks. Did a fantastic job with the timing.
1 negative thing is they did not have age group awards but the rest eas excellent.

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this was the 2nd year I ran this race and again it was very good. Great pre and post entertainment and great food. This year I took 1st Place in … MORE

this was the 2nd year I ran this race and again it was very good. Great pre and post entertainment and great food. This year I took 1st Place in my age division which was a plus.

The course was well marked and water stations on the trail made running much easier.

This timing company does such a good job and I spoke to the owner Jake who was a really nice guy and I could tell that he loves his job. He puts on such a good race.

Great party and food after the race. I also liked that he had an Easter Bunny dressed up at the event that treated kids and took pictures with all the 1st thru 3rd place winners, along with anyone else that wanted a photo,

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This race was good last year and it was also good this year but this year, so many FAST runners entered this race and that is to be understood when … MORE

This race was good last year and it was also good this year but this year, so many FAST runners entered this race and that is to be understood when it is such a good cause.

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This was a great flat and fast course that was all over the place. Really enjoyed this run. Well marked and easy to follow. Timing was right on the mark … MORE

This was a great flat and fast course that was all over the place. Really enjoyed this run.
Well marked and easy to follow. Timing was right on the mark and it was a nice wide starting line which made it easy to break out.
The food was good after the race.

The only BAD thing is that they did awards in 10-year increments which is a mistake. They could have drawn in more runners with 5-year award increments.

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These guys put on a perfect and flawless event. When I travel to Arizona, I just go to their website and always run a race they put on. Why, you … MORE

These guys put on a perfect and flawless event. When I travel to Arizona, I just go to their website and always run a race they put on.
Why, you ask?
1. Event is marked and runners always know where to go.
2. Perfect timing every time.
3. Nice Finisher medal every time.
4. They always give 1st thru 3rd place awards in all age groups in 5-year increments.
5. The shirts are NEVER cotton. They give polyester sheets that 99% of all runners will wear in other races and around the house and more. The shirts are never stupid colors.
6. Always bananas and 1 or 2 other fruits along with 2 or 3 different kinds of bars.
4. Water at the end plus a fruit drink like Gatorade
5. 2 or more water stations on the course.
6. The drinks that they give are ALWAYS cold and not warm.
7. Results are up immediately once you cross the “Finish Line”.
8. Awards are announced and given out in a timely manner using a podium.
9. Live results are broadcasted on 2 large screen tv’s

The courses are always right on the money.

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1st place - Great run that was very scenic. Rolling at the start. Loved it. Met some nice people again. Runners are so cool! Had a great time. Nice shirt … MORE

1st place – Great run that was very scenic. Rolling at the start. Loved it. Met some nice people again. Runners are so cool! Had a great time.
Nice shirt and very nice Finisher Award. Loved the 1st place award also.

Goof post-party that had some good snacks and fruit.
Plenty of water stations
– course was well marked
– Awards presented in a timely manner
– well put together event all the way around.

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The run was nice and the setup was also good. - The post-party was nice with many snacks and fruit. They did very well on this part. - The T-Shirt … MORE

The run was nice and the setup was also good.
– The post-party was nice with many snacks and fruit. They did very well on this part.
– The T-Shirt was one of the best shirts I have gotten at a race in the past 2 years. It is a real dry-fit shirt and it did not have a big goddy iron on. It is a shirt that I will wear and run in at many future races and that will advertise this event big time.
– The timing was fine but the results getting posted were terrible see below.

Let’s talk about terms that need improvement:
1. The end of the race was confusing for many people. I thought it might just be me but not the case. Some people said it was stupid. The start of the 5K was different than the end of the race which is normal in many races but they were telling people to stay in the left lane and then they removed the start line and had the 5K runners switch lanes and finish acress the Half Start/Finish line which is fine but say something. I saw many runners crossing over between the cones at the end and many people did not kick it at the end because they did not know where the Finish was. Actually it was obvious but confusing.

2. Cheap Finisher medals and lanyards.

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Fun little run that has a few hills and a few streets with an upward grade. Nice shirt and great strawberries and a few good snacks along with bananas. Timing … MORE

Fun little run that has a few hills and a few streets with an upward grade.
Nice shirt and great strawberries and a few good snacks along with bananas.

Timing was good and the start was ok with a timing mat. At the start, people were having a hard time breaking out. This event would be started in waves because it starts on a straightaway but it turns a corner very quickly which jammed many people up.

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SO MANY BAD THINGS HAPPENED. BUT, the race director did the best he could and the timer got an F BUT now the timer gets a B+. I will leave … MORE

SO MANY BAD THINGS HAPPENED. BUT, the race director did the best he could and the timer got an F BUT now the timer gets a B+. I will leave everything for the most part but the timer was able to correct all the times and actually was exact on what my Garmin said.

The location is great but … no results link on the website or anywhere else butt… it came the next day after all the corrections were made the timer did a good job there.
1. Timing was way off. It said Chip start and Chip finish but that is not true. It was no chip start even though you ran over the mat, it did not record times.
When I ran across the finish, it said 30:04 which is not the time I ran the race, it was just the time clock readout. I ran in 29:39 according to my Garmin and my Garmin is spot on.
***Correction – The timer took 1-day to correct the times for the runners and he did a GREAT job because all the times were spot on!

2. The awards could not be given out because the timing company had a problem with the times. You think… That’s ok because the timer wanted to make sure everyone had their correct times which he did and now the race director is mailing out all the awards.

3. BIGGEST thing was no turnaround marking for the 5K. Not a cone, sign, marking on the ground, or anything so most of us ran farther than we should have and some people ran less than a 5K because they heard that the turn around was not marked so people just turned around when they heard the crappy news.
– I can’t say this was corrected or ok but the race director did get to the turnaround and marked the 5k turn around eventually but many runners were already affected.

4. All the shirts were 1 or 2 sizes too small. That sucked because it was a nice-looking shirt. The “Finisher Medal” was plain and most likely from China.

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This is a great event that went off without any problems. The timing was very good and spot on. Nice everything. Tangs were small. Not the actual size that was … MORE

This is a great event that went off without any problems. The timing was very good and spot on.
Nice everything. Tangs were small. Not the actual size that was on the shirt.
The course is pretty good with some hills but not too bad.
I was very disappointed with my time which was my own fault.

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I have run in this race several years and it just gets better every year. Always a good time. - The event is great - the timing is spot on/perfect … MORE

I have run in this race several years and it just gets better every year. Always a good time.
– The event is great
– the timing is spot on/perfect
– post-party is great with plenty of drinks and beer and lot of food
– wide start and a great route that is 50% shaded.

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Overall this is a fun and exciting event that is well executed but... 1. Too many people allowed to start at one time. 2. Hot day and during this run … MORE

Overall this is a fun and exciting event that is well executed but…
1. Too many people allowed to start at one time.
2. Hot day and during this run there is next to no shade but they did have many water stations so that was a great thing
3. Looking up results was not easy. It took me 24 hours to find them
4. The medal was nice but for this event, it should be better.
5. Post party was not good. Banana & a bag of chips. Banana was good but who wants a bag of chips???? Some type of fruit cup . Was warm so I did not take one.
6. Check-in process was very good.
7. I guess their system allowed me to pay twice and enter twice and they would not let me defer my 2nd entry to next year. That is bad business.
8. Red shirt was yuk but I asked for a blue one and they gave me one so that was nice of them.
9. Everyone is real nice that helps out with the race.

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This was a very fun event. Running out into the parking lot and then back into the fair, around the rides and then through the game isles was cool. Really … MORE

This was a very fun event. Running out into the parking lot and then back into the fair, around the rides and then through the game isles was cool.

Really nice “Finisher Medal” and shirt.
I will do this event next year also.
The timing was perfect and overall the event was very fun.

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New and better start. They ran the race backward. Nice finisher medal but they only give 1st & 2nd place for age groups rather than 1st thru 3rd place that … MORE

New and better start. They ran the race backward. Nice finisher medal but they only give 1st & 2nd place for age groups rather than 1st thru 3rd place that other race events do.
Beautiful scenery and fairly flat and fast with several wooden bridges.

Well organized. Not a lot of vendors or post-party snacks but that was ok.

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A very good race that had a ton of vendors and a very nice-looking finishers medal. The race was flawless with perfect timing. Very well marked. Looking forward to next … MORE

A very good race that had a ton of vendors and a very nice-looking finishers medal. The race was flawless with perfect timing. Very well marked.

Looking forward to next year. 2 weeks out with covid and this was my 1st race in 15 days. Great to be back.
All of my racing friends were there and it was nice catching up.

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This was my 1st time running at this event and it was a very professional well-executed race. The race was well marked and timed professionally. Nice everything is the best … MORE

This was my 1st time running at this event and it was a very professional well-executed race.
The race was well marked and timed professionally. Nice everything is the best way to put it and the post-party with all the free food made it even better.

It was mainly on the main drag which was kind of cool. The parking was about 14 to 1/2 miles away but that was ok also.

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This was a lot of fun. The post-party was very good. Hamburgers and hot dogs, beer, seltzer, and pop for whoever wanted it. I liked the route which was on … MORE

This was a lot of fun. The post-party was very good. Hamburgers and hot dogs, beer, seltzer, and pop for whoever wanted it.

I liked the route which was on the street and very wide.
Chronotrack Timing by Fit Niche was spot on.

The shirt was nice but all white. Nice Finisher metals and they also gave away Age Division medals.
This event will be one I do each year.

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I did this event last year and I have already signed up for 2023. It's a good flat & fast course. Not much for post-party or food but they give … MORE

I did this event last year and I have already signed up for 2023. It’s a good flat & fast course. Not much for post-party or food but they give away a good medal and since I placed 1st in my age division, I also received a nice trophy.
The shirt was also very nice.
The timing is good and the course is through the woods which is nice.
Not a big race but it is growing.

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I ran in this event last year and it was good. This year the race was very good also. They made a great pancake breakfast with bacon and it was … MORE

I ran in this event last year and it was good. This year the race was very good also.
They made a great pancake breakfast with bacon and it was yummy!
The shirt was nice but the medals for not even close to the quality they were last year and the 1st thru 3rd place medals were bad I still give this event a 4 shoe rating because the event was well executed and perfect. The timing was spot on and everything overall was great.

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Hot Chocolate races are the best in the United States. They do a good job. They are scaling back on what they give away and a t-shirt should be offered … MORE

Hot Chocolate races are the best in the United States. They do a good job. They are scaling back on what they give away and a t-shirt should be offered for Florida instead of a jacket.

I look forward to this race each year.

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Honesty is like this. The Race Director is nice & put on a great event but she had no one at the turnaround point, no cone or any marking so … MORE

Honesty is like this.

The Race Director is nice & put on a great event but she had no one at the turnaround point, no cone or any marking so 30% of the runners which all were the lead runners, went about 3/4 of a mile extra. I ran close to 4 miles rather than 3.1 and so did most of the lead runners.

So many people were pissed. I did speak to the Race Director after the race and gave her back my 2 race packets for both my wife and me. I felt bad for her but this is about the worst thing that could take place.

The race was great. The starting and finish were set up nicely. The course was well-marked except at the turnaround but the race director made a mistake and I think she did a good job on everything else in her defense.

She did refund my money and I will make it a point of running at her event next year.

Once we arrived at the turnaround or what should have been marked as the turnaround and were informed that we all ran nearly an extra mile, I just did not push myself anymore. I just listened to all the runners discuss how disappointed and pissed off they were.

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This event is always nice. Roads are closed but should be started in waves so faster runners can break out. Nice shirts. Timing is right on the money. MORE

This event is always nice. Roads are closed but should be started in waves so faster runners can break out.

Nice shirts. Timing is right on the money.

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Had a great time at this event. Nice course and great timing. They gave away mugs for people that took 1st thru 3rd in their age category which was nice … MORE

Had a great time at this event. Nice course and great timing. They gave away mugs for people that took 1st thru 3rd in their age category which was nice and the mug was very nice. I use it all the time.

I will do this event each year going forward.

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Always a good time at this race every year. Many vendors and a lot of good food at the post-party. It's a race I do every year. Flat & Fast … MORE

Always a good time at this race every year. Many vendors and a lot of good food at the post-party.

It’s a race I do every year.
Flat & Fast and many people. Maybe should start in waves so fast runners can break out

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I did this event for the first time and was glad that I did. Great course which was flat & fast, plus it had great swag. Open roads that were … MORE

I did this event for the first time and was glad that I did. Great course which was flat & fast, plus it had great swag. Open roads that were wide. Runners could break out and not get trapped in.

Great cause especially.

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This is a race we will do every year. It draws a lot of fast runners and that is ok. My wife took 1st Place and was so happy. It … MORE

This is a race we will do every year. It draws a lot of fast runners and that is ok. My wife took 1st Place and was so happy. It made things all that better.

Good timing, pancakes after the race and everything was handled very professionally.

Flat & Fast

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Excellent event. Great preparation. Great timing and wide roads to run on. Clearly marked. Post party was good but very little compared to other big events. Perfect timing and extremely … MORE

Excellent event. Great preparation.
Great timing and wide roads to run on. Clearly marked. Post party was good but very little compared to other big events.
Perfect timing and extremely organized.
My wife and I will always to this race each year.

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Best Damn Race Company puts on great events. I go to all of them and have for years. Great race venues and always a good time. Post party is better … MORE

Best Damn Race Company puts on great events. I go to all of them and have for years. Great race venues and always a good time. Post party is better than Hot Chocolate by far.

Race locations are usually always flat and fast and the entire event is always a good time.

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Nice event. Very professional. Great DJ. Course WAS VERY WELLL MARKED AND DIFFERENT. Lots of people, good fruit at the end. Very fast & flat. MORE

Nice event. Very professional. Great DJ. Course WAS VERY WELLL MARKED AND DIFFERENT.
Lots of people, good fruit at the end. Very fast & flat.

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