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@natalietheexplorer

San Mateo, CA Raving since 2024 Active 3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Past Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 7, 2024

My Raves

This race company knows how to put on a good race. Process was smooth from registration, to the very comprehensive race guide they put out weeks before, to the expo, … MORE

This race company knows how to put on a good race. Process was smooth from registration, to the very comprehensive race guide they put out weeks before, to the expo, and the actual race day. Instructions were clear and offered a lot of perks that you won’t see in bigger races such as parking right next to the start/finish line, hot cocoa/coffee/banana morning of, bear spray training during the expo, easy gear check/gear drop, and FREE race photos! Aide stations completely stocked and easy to access. It was very easy to walk from hotels at West Yellowstone and it allowed my spectator to sleep in and walk over when convenient.

I was worried about racing at elevation coming from sea level, but I trained at additional intensity and that seemed to do the trick. I do recommend training on trails and wearing trail running shoes, not necessary, but very helpful. I finished significantly under my goal time! Weather was great, but a little hot at the end (no tree cover). Loved my shirt and medal and even bought an extra sweatshirt. Snack box at end had great variety and was not filled with junk, it had healthy options. I will be doing another VR race in the future.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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