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Mc Crory, AR Raving since 2019 Half Fanatics #16668 active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Cotter, AR Nov 23, 2019 3:07:04
10K Little Rock, AR Mar 6, 2016 1:13:06
7K Mountain Home, AR Jan 18, 2020 1:28:41
5K Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2019 43:13

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Fort Smith, AR Oct 18, 2020
Half Marathon Cotter, AR Nov 21, 2020

Past Races (25)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Russellville, AR Apr 18, 2020
Half Marathon Bentonville, AR Apr 4, 2020
Half Marathon Springdale, AR Mar 28, 2020
10K Little Rock, AR Feb 29, 2020 1:22:43
Half Marathon Texarkana, TX Feb 16, 2020 3:56:12
7K Mountain Home, AR Jan 18, 2020 1:28:41
Half Marathon Cotter, AR Nov 23, 2019 3:07:04
Half Marathon Hot Springs, AR Nov 16, 2019 3:22:26
Half Marathon Wynne, AR Nov 2, 2019 3:14:11
Half Marathon Conway, AR Oct 19, 2019 3:08:09
Half Marathon Jonesboro, AR Sep 28, 2019 3:28:45
5K Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2019 43:13
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2019 3:24:28
Half Marathon Cotter, AR Nov 17, 2018 3:37:46
Half Marathon Wynne, AR Nov 3, 2018 3:17:38
Half Marathon Jonesboro, AR Apr 5, 2018 3:41:05
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 4, 2018 3:14:21
Half Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 2, 2017 3:21:59
Half Marathon Cotter, AR Nov 18, 2017 3:23:25
Half Marathon Wynne, AR Nov 4, 2017 3:09:36
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 5, 2017 3:34:17
Half Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 3, 2016 3:21:16
Half Marathon Wynne, AR Nov 5, 2016 3:16:30
10K Little Rock, AR Mar 6, 2016 1:13:06
5K Little Rock, AR Mar 1, 2015 43:38

My Raves

As always Little Rock brings the bling. This years theme went back in time to the 80s. Whether you were at the race expo or the event itself there was … MORE

As always Little Rock brings the bling. This years theme went back in time to the 80s. Whether you were at the race expo or the event itself there was no doubt what the theme was. If you can’t find what you are looking for at the expo your in the wrong spot. I always save up to find some good deals from my fav stores. The race weather this year was amazing compared to last year. I was kicking myself for not signing up for the combo. The medals were fabulous as always.

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The weather ended up being great for this race. Better than I expected for February. It had a slight mist but it stopped after the race started. They have two … MORE

The weather ended up being great for this race. Better than I expected for February. It had a slight mist but it stopped after the race started. They have two starts-one for the people who could complete the race in under 2:15:00 and a second wave for the rest of the pack. There were runners/walkers in record attendance this year for the race. The tech long sleeve t shirt and medal were high quality. Not really a race expo as you pick your packet up at Racquet & Jog which is a sporting good store. They were having a shoe sale that Saturday which was nice. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this race but I truly enjoyed every minute of it. The mile markers would indicate which state you were in. There were plenty of aide stations along the course. Plenty of food for those who were in the back of the pack. The fireball/bacon/mimosa station was an interesting touch. I would come back to do this race again. I walked it as I was recovering from a nasty cold. Next time I am running the line! The fun part was trying to figure out what state you were in 🙂

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This race is held at Rocking Chair Resort. If your traveling in for the race it would be a great place to stay as your right at the start/finish line. … MORE

This race is held at Rocking Chair Resort. If your traveling in for the race it would be a great place to stay as your right at the start/finish line. It does sell out so make your registrations early.
The one thing you have to watch is the weather. The previous year it rained/sleeted/snowed which made the course very difficult. This year it rained on Friday so it was slippery. I wore true trail running shoes this year which kept me upright.
I plan on going back to hike this trail again as it is a good workout. The trail is maintained. The course was marked to keep folks from getting lost.
As far as swag they have a very soft t-shirt and a medal for those who completed the race. This race is cupless and they also ask that you bring plates/silverware/etc for the after race food/beer. Also there were some free race pics from the event shared to their facebook page.

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I have repeated this course three times. They have a small expo at race packet pick up. You can also bring your old running shoes to be recycled. They have … MORE

I have repeated this course three times. They have a small expo at race packet pick up. You can also bring your old running shoes to be recycled. They have tech long sleeve shirts as part of the swag.
As far as the race itself you start off by going downhill. It is a flat course. Each year that I have completed the race the weather has been different but good overall.
The half marathon you go out and back. You do not have to go back up the hill. They bus you back to the school where the after race awards ceremony are held. They also have an excellent spread of food for a race.

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I have had this race on my list but I was skittish on pulling the trigger until I saw it was part of the Natural State Running Series. Something about … MORE

I have had this race on my list but I was skittish on pulling the trigger until I saw it was part of the Natural State Running Series. Something about running up a mountain had me scared to death.
They have a small expo when you pick up your race packet at the convention center. As far as race swag, if you signed up for the half you got a tech pullover which was nice quality.
On race day the weather started out chilly but it did warm up as time passed. The half marathon takes you through some of the visitor spots that most want to see when you come to Hot Springs. The entire course is paved roads. There was a lot of walking up the mountains and running down. The police department did an excellent job of allowing runners to pass through busy sections. Plenty of aide stations for this one. You had to bring your own nutrition though. The medal was pretty cool as it did light up. Would I do the summit to summit again-may be. I would likely sign up for the 10k next go round. It only has one summit!

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This was my 4th Midsouth 1/2 Marathon. This year's shirt was a fitted short sleeve shirt. Last year they had a long sleeve t shirt option which I liked better. … MORE

This was my 4th Midsouth 1/2 Marathon. This year’s shirt was a fitted short sleeve shirt. Last year they had a long sleeve t shirt option which I liked better. There seemed to be fewer aide stations this year than in previous years. The weather was perfect to run in this year. The leaves were turning which gave this route some scenic view to it. The post race meal options of bbq and pizza were plentiful when I finished the race. This years turnout seemed to be down from previous years. This race isn’t part of the Natural State Running Series which may have played into that.

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Excellent course support. Police made sure any areas where you had to cross they stopped traffic for the runners. Cones blocked the sides where the runners were. I loved the … MORE

Excellent course support. Police made sure any areas where you had to cross they stopped traffic for the runners. Cones blocked the sides where the runners were. I loved the pullover that you got for registering for the race. They had some great shirts for purchase at the expo. Within 24 hours I had photos from the race in my email to purchase. I would gladly repeat this course if they decide to do it again.

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1.Read the time limits on this race. Full marathon is 6 hours. Half is 3.5. 2.Make sure that you register prior to the deadlines if you want to ensure that … MORE

1.Read the time limits on this race. Full marathon is 6 hours. Half is 3.5.
2.Make sure that you register prior to the deadlines if you want to ensure that you get a shirt or medal. They put the deadlines out way in advance and post on their Facebook page as reminders. They are strict about these cutoffs as evidence by the email from the race director prior to race weekend.
3.They post the race routes on their Facebook page. I believe that this year may have been a new route. Paved. Partially shaded.
4.Heart & Sole also posted what aide would be available to runners and at what spots along the half marathon and full marathon routes. The moved the popsicles that were noted in the email from early in the race towards the end which were a godsend as the temps were close to 90. There were plenty of support.
5.After the race there was plenty of food and drink available to all that participated. They had two ladies doing massages as well.

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This race has a large medal that you get when you finish! You also get a tech shirt and the option to buy a training shirt. Watch the weather as … MORE

This race has a large medal that you get when you finish! You also get a tech shirt and the option to buy a training shirt. Watch the weather as with late February/early March it is always subject to change so pack plenty of options. I have done this race multiple times. There is always a lot of race support. There is plenty of food at the finish line as well.

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I started running with the Little Rock 5k. You always get a tech shirt and a very nice medal. You have the option to purchase the training shirt to wear … MORE

I started running with the Little Rock 5k. You always get a tech shirt and a very nice medal. You have the option to purchase the training shirt to wear up to the race.
The one thing about Little Rock in late February/early March you have to watch the weather. In Arkansas it can change prior to the race!

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This was my first event with this company. They had a great location-Craighead Park. The packet pick up was super easy. They had some great gear available to purchase prior … MORE

This was my first event with this company. They had a great location-Craighead Park. The packet pick up was super easy. They had some great gear available to purchase prior to race and I took them up on getting a sweatshirt as it was cooler that morning than I had anticipated. The sun came up and we had such an amazing view over the water as we started the race. This was on a gravel trail through the park. It was out and back course which you repeated. The only issue was the course was measured incorrectly so I had to do an additional out and back to hit the half marathon distance. They had a super awesome aide station with everything under the sun. I was truly hoping they would be back to Arkansas to do another event but that has not been the case and I found out today that they discontinued this series which was a bummer!

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In full disclosure I run this race as a "hero" to fund raise for St. Jude. They have a huge expo when you pick up your race packet so bring … MORE

In full disclosure I run this race as a “hero” to fund raise for St. Jude. They have a huge expo when you pick up your race packet so bring your wallet. Each year I purchased a Cotton Colors Christmas ornament and had it personalized with the race date. They donate a portion of the proceeds to St Jude’s.
As someone who had to travel in for this race you need to get your hotel reservations early. Also you want to sign up for the race as soon as it opens as it tends to sell out each year.
As far as the course, I think they have changed it since I ran in it last. The course each year will take you through the heart of the St. Jude’s campus. Those kids being outside cheering you on, regardless of the weather, might make you shed a tear or it will also pump you up to finish the race strong for them. The thing that I like is that you finish on the Memphis Redbirds baseball field.
They have an area set up for food afterwards. You also have numerous places you can eat close to the stadium as well.

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