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@newtoracing

Durham, NC Raving since 2016 Active 2 years ago

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    I started running as an extension of walking. Then it became a stress reliever. I ran my first 5K in Dec 2015. Now I’m hooked. I came in first in my age category. Not bad for a first race!!

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
10K Durham, NC Oct 30, 2021 55:26
5K Pittsburgh, PA May 7, 2017 26:12

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Past Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10K Durham, NC Oct 29, 2022
5K Pittsburgh, PA May 1, 2022
5K Pittsburgh, PA Apr 30, 2022 27:33
10K Durham, NC Oct 30, 2021 55:26
10K Durham, NC Nov 10, 2019 56:12
5K Pittsburgh, PA May 4, 2019 26:29
5K Pittsburgh, PA May 5, 2018 26:25
5K Durham, NC Nov 11, 2017 26:16
5K Pittsburgh, PA May 7, 2017 26:12
5K Durham, NC Dec 10, 2016 27:23
5K Topsail Beach, NC Oct 8, 2016
5K Pittsburgh, PA Apr 30, 2016 26:50
5K Durham, NC Dec 12, 2015 29:57

My Raves

I love running this race. The weather was perfect. Spectators and volunteers along the route are great motivators. The after-party in the park afterwards was a little disappointing. Two of … MORE

I love running this race. The weather was perfect. Spectators and volunteers along the route are great motivators. The after-party in the park afterwards was a little disappointing. Two of my little grandsons ran in the Sheetz Toddler Trot which was a highlight for me. I’ll be back next year.

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First in-person race since COVID. Was the last in-person before COVID. Ran my PR which I wasn't expecting since I wasn't able to race for 2 years. Love running on … MORE

First in-person race since COVID. Was the last in-person before COVID. Ran my PR which I wasn’t expecting since I wasn’t able to race for 2 years. Love running on the American Tobacco Trail. Wish the after-race was better. There is more going on after the Half and Full Marathon the next day. Will run this race again.

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I have always run the 5K. This was the first 10K that I ran. Loved it and so of course this is my personal best. Thought it was a good … MORE

I have always run the 5K. This was the first 10K that I ran. Loved it and so of course this is my personal best. Thought it was a good time for the first time. Won my age group! The American Tobacco Trail is scenic and relatively flat. Plenty of after-race things going on…food and booths.

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The only improvement I would like to see would be that they added a 10K. But I love running this 5K. The course is scenic through the neighborhoods, across a … MORE

The only improvement I would like to see would be that they added a 10K. But I love running this 5K. The course is scenic through the neighborhoods, across a bridge and into downtown. The cheering fans give you a boost of energy. The finisher medals are worth running for. I’ve placed in my age group each year and love the place medals also. The post race events are by far some of the best I’ve seen.

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Weather was perfect this year. Won first in my age group. Finisher medals were special because of the 10th Anniversary of the race. It never gets old running in Pittsburgh. MORE

Weather was perfect this year. Won first in my age group. Finisher medals were special because of the 10th Anniversary of the race. It never gets old running in Pittsburgh.

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Loved running on the American Tobacco Trail. No vendors or party after the 5K. Finisher medal was nice. Tech shirt instead of t-shirt would have been nice.I will run it … MORE

Loved running on the American Tobacco Trail. No vendors or party after the 5K. Finisher medal was nice. Tech shirt instead of t-shirt would have been nice.I will run it again next year believing that the second year will be an improvement. Came in first in age group.

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Great race to run.! Course is relatively flat, wonderful supporters along the race course, terrific pre- and post-race events. Some rain and wind but it was just a minor inconvenience. MORE

Great race to run.! Course is relatively flat, wonderful supporters along the race course, terrific pre- and post-race events. Some rain and wind but it was just a minor inconvenience.

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Packet pick went smoothly and there is plenty of parking on race day. It was very cold but there was a festive atmosphere. Course was well-marked and easy to follow. … MORE

Packet pick went smoothly and there is plenty of parking on race day. It was very cold but there was a festive atmosphere. Course was well-marked and easy to follow. Plenty going on afterwards. Not personal best but beat my time from last year. Won first in age-group.

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Unfortunately this race was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew hitting the coast of North Carolina. We love Topsail Island so we will try again next year. MORE

Unfortunately this race was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew hitting the coast of North Carolina. We love Topsail Island so we will try again next year.

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Was excited to run this race because we're originally from the Pittsburgh area. The race was almost 15 minutes late starting because all the roads weren't closed down. Loved running … MORE

Was excited to run this race because we’re originally from the Pittsburgh area. The race was almost 15 minutes late starting because all the roads weren’t closed down. Loved running across the bridge and finishing in downtown Pittsburgh. We got finisher medals, but I was disappointed they didn’t give out divisional awards on site. (They will be sent.) I finished first in my age group. The after-race activities were ok. I heard locals say the 5K did not get much pre-race hype. Would run this race again.

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Great experience for a first time runner. Will definitely participate in other Race 13.1 runs. Plenty of convenient parking, loved the atmosphere and after-race food was great! MORE

Great experience for a first time runner. Will definitely participate in other Race 13.1 runs. Plenty of convenient parking, loved the atmosphere and after-race food was great!

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