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@pablopelos

Springfield, MO Raving since 2020 World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs #15580, Half Fanatics #18444 Active 1 week ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    New York Road Runners, Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners

  • Rave race:

    Joplin Memorial Half Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Rome(2024), Paris(2024), Sydney(2024, 2025?), and Berlin(2024), possibly NYC again in 2024

  • I run because:

    It is relaxing to me, and like to improve my fitness.

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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Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (18)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50K Arlington, VA Oct 29, 2023 6:58:52
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 3, 2019 4:37:45
25K Wilburton, OK Jul 9, 2022 4:59:00
Half Marathon Mount Dora, FL Dec 22, 2019 2:02:42
20K Rogersville, MO Feb 12, 2022 1:56:01
12 Miler Waynesville, MO Aug 19, 2023 2:43:44
17.76K Springfield, MO Jul 4, 2023 2:50:37
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 29, 2019 1:30:36
15K Challenge (5K + 10K) Kansas City, MO Jan 28, 2024 1:44:32
15K Hannibal, MO Jul 2, 2022 1:43:44
12K Mobile, AL Nov 14, 2021 1:03:00
Quarter Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 16, 2022 59:55
10K Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2024 1:02:25
6 Miler Ridgedale, MO Sep 9, 2023 1:15:22
7K Gulf Shores, AL Jan 29, 2022 43:57
4 Miler Kansas City, MO Mar 9, 2024 42:34
5K Mount Dora, FL Dec 21, 2019 25:15
3 Miler West Monroe, LA Nov 23, 2023 28:26

Future Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
5K Independence, MO Apr 21, 2024
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 27, 2024
5K Sanford, FL May 4, 2024
5K Indianapolis, IN May 4, 2024
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 4, 2024
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 11, 2024
Half Marathon Manhattan, KS May 25, 2024
50K Ashland, NE Jun 1, 2024
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 27, 2024
Marathon Sydney, Australia Sep 15, 2024
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 29, 2024
50K Council Bluffs, IA Oct 19, 2024
Half Marathon Joplin, MO TBD

Past Races (124)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Paris, France Apr 7, 2024
Half Marathon Liberty, MO Mar 23, 2024
Marathon Rome, Italy Mar 17, 2024 6:03:37
Half Marathon Brookline, MO Mar 10, 2024 2:56:58
4 Miler Kansas City, MO Mar 9, 2024 42:34
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2024 6:03:10
5K Little Rock, AR Mar 2, 2024 34:04
50K Fort Worth, TX Feb 25, 2024 8:20:26
10K Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2024 1:02:25
Half Marathon West Plains, MO Feb 17, 2024 2:41:33
20K Rogersville, MO Feb 10, 2024 2:37:05
15K Challenge (5K + 10K) Kansas City, MO Jan 28, 2024 1:44:32
Half Marathon Springfield, MO Jan 27, 2024 2:53:26
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 14, 2024 2:25:10
5K Houston, TX Jan 13, 2024 29:38
5K Springfield, MO Dec 30, 2023 37:17
15K Carthage, MO Dec 16, 2023 1:57:08
5K Carthage, MO Dec 16, 2023 35:24
Half Marathon Biloxi, MS Dec 10, 2023 2:21:23
5K Biloxi, MS Dec 9, 2023 32:12
5K Chicago, IL Dec 2, 2023 29:10
3 Miler West Monroe, LA Nov 23, 2023 28:26
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2023 6:04:56
5K Tulsa, OK Nov 18, 2023 28:47
Half Marathon Hot Springs, AR Nov 11, 2023 2:41:19
Marathon Springfield, MO Nov 5, 2023 6:01:52
Half Marathon Salina, KS Nov 4, 2023 2:24:59
50K Arlington, VA Oct 29, 2023 6:58:52
10K Eureka, MO Oct 22, 2023 1:05:07
Half Marathon Homewood, CA Oct 15, 2023 2:58:31
Half Marathon Incline Village, CA Oct 14, 2023 4:06:17
Half Marathon South Lake Tahoe, NV Oct 13, 2023 2:50:39
Half Marathon Waynesville, MO Oct 7, 2023 2:42:37
5K Waynesville, MO Oct 6, 2023 30:21
5K Springfield, MO Sep 30, 2023 32:39
Half Marathon Fort Smith, AR Sep 24, 2023 2:58:20
10K Springfield, MO Sep 16, 2023 1:06:28
6 Miler Ridgedale, MO Sep 9, 2023 1:15:22
Marathon Tupelo, MS Sep 3, 2023 6:17:42
12 Miler Waynesville, MO Aug 19, 2023 2:43:44
5K Springfield, MO Jul 29, 2023 1:05:00
Half Marathon Branson, MO Jul 15, 2023 3:33:56
17.76K Springfield, MO Jul 4, 2023 2:50:37
15K Hannibal, MO Jul 1, 2023 2:08:40
Marathon Duluth, MN Jun 17, 2023 6:51:25
5K Duluth, MN Jun 16, 2023 37:57
Half Marathon Branson, MO Jun 10, 2023 3:27:04
5K Rogersville, MO Jun 10, 2023 39:16
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Jun 3, 2023 3:25:32
Half Marathon Manhattan, KS May 27, 2023 2:54:47
Half Marathon Joplin, MO May 20, 2023 3:14:11
Half Marathon St. Charles, MO May 14, 2023 3:28:33
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2023 7:04:11
5K Sanford, FL May 6, 2023 39:08
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 29, 2023 2:56:25
5K Niantic, CT Apr 22, 2023 39:06
10K Chesterfield, MO Apr 8, 2023 1:26:42
5K Yellville, AR Apr 1, 2023 44:22
5K Marionville, MO Mar 25, 2023 44:56
5K Cabot, AR Mar 18, 2023 42:55
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Mar 11, 2023 3:17:20
10K Kansas City, MO Mar 4, 2023 1:43:23
10K Springfield, MO Feb 25, 2023 1:35:19
5K Daytona Beach, FL Feb 18, 2023 48:07
10K Springfield, MO Feb 11, 2023 1:50:06
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 15, 2023 4:24:14
10K Joplin, MO Aug 13, 2022 1:43:23
10 x 5K Little Rock, AR Aug 6, 2022
Half Marathon Pretty Praire, KS Jul 23, 2022 2:25:00
10K Joplin, MO Jul 16, 2022 1:13:09
25K Wilburton, OK Jul 9, 2022 4:59:00
15K Hannibal, MO Jul 2, 2022 1:43:44
Half Marathon Branson, MO Jun 11, 2022 2:45:30
10K Joplin, MO Jun 10, 2022 1:18:00
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Jun 4, 2022 2:07:15
Half Marathon Memphis, TN May 28, 2022 2:15:15
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA May 22, 2022 2:30:10
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2022 2:14:57
10K Springfield, MO May 7, 2022 1:08:08
5K Indianapolis, IN May 7, 2022 26:57
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 24, 2022 5:59:33
Marathon Tulsa, OK Apr 16, 2022 5:23:34
Marathon Springdale, AR Apr 9, 2022 5:30:07
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 6, 2022 6:14:55
Half Marathon Auburn, AL Feb 20, 2022 2:10:01
Half Marathon Jackson, MS Feb 19, 2022 2:29:55
20K Rogersville, MO Feb 12, 2022 1:56:01
Marathon Miami, FL Feb 5, 2022 5:54:39
7K Gulf Shores, AL Jan 29, 2022 43:57
Marathon Gulf Shores, AL Jan 29, 2022 5:33:09
Quarter Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 16, 2022 59:55
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 16, 2022 2:18:10
Half Marathon Branson, MO 2022 2:45:30
Half Marathon Mount Dora, FL Dec 19, 2021 2:20:15
5K Mount Dora, FL Dec 18, 2021 28:09
5K Pass Christian, MS Dec 12, 2021 27:19
Half Marathon Pass Christian, MS Dec 12, 2021 2:21:45
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Dec 4, 2021 2:11:30
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 21, 2021 5:07:57
12K Mobile, AL Nov 14, 2021 1:03:00
Half Marathon Jackson, MS Nov 13, 2021 2:19:00
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 7, 2021 5:16:51
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 10, 2021 5:01:19
Marathon Savannah, GA Mar 13, 2021 5:30:00
Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Mar 7, 2021 5:05:48
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Dec 5, 2020 2:13:51
50K Keithville, LA Nov 7, 2020 9:28:48
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 1, 2020 5:28:54
Marathon Millington, TN Feb 23, 2020 5:15:35
Marathon Jackson, MS Jan 26, 2020 5:25:52
Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 19, 2020 5:05:41
Marathon Honolulu, HI 2020 7:17:12
Marathon Staten Island, NY 2020 6:18:00
Marathon Chicago, IL 2020 7:31:47
Half Marathon Mount Dora, FL Dec 22, 2019 2:02:42
5K Mount Dora, FL Dec 21, 2019 25:15
Marathon Pass Christian, MS Dec 15, 2019 4:54:52
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Dec 7, 2019 2:24:12
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 3, 2019 4:37:45
Marathon Brooklyn, NY Oct 19, 2019 4:46:46
Half Marathon Staten Island, NY Oct 13, 2019 2:11:00
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 29, 2019 1:30:36
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Dec 1, 2018 2:45:00
Half Marathon Orlando, FL Dec 2, 2017 3:02:48

My Raves

The course ran by a lot of the major Rome landmarks beautiful crowds beautiful people good water stops no nutrition on course but food was they had sponges to cool … MORE

The course ran by a lot of the major Rome landmarks beautiful crowds beautiful people good water stops no nutrition on course but food was they had sponges to cool you down it got a little warm that day 70° f but again a beautiful race will be back next year for their 30th anniversary

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A little hillier than i expected, nothing crazy, just one steepish hill otherwise rollers. Great crowd and a few walkers. Should have had beer at finish instead of coupons for … MORE

A little hillier than i expected, nothing crazy, just one steepish hill otherwise rollers. Great crowd and a few walkers. Should have had beer at finish instead of coupons for a free beer at local bars only good for that day 🙁

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Best swag and greatest medal around, course is a little hilly but nothing too steep. Crowd support is outstanding. Will run this race again if only for the huge medals! MORE

Best swag and greatest medal around, course is a little hilly but nothing too steep. Crowd support is outstanding. Will run this race again if only for the huge medals!

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Nice and cool, one water station, great crowd, orderly start, fun run, decent spectators and very friendly police officers along the route. Will most likely repeat next year. MORE

Nice and cool, one water station, great crowd, orderly start, fun run, decent spectators and very friendly police officers along the route. Will most likely repeat next year.

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Weather was a factor as it was 10 degrees hotter than previous day, and for me 60 degrees hotter than previous weekend. I ran the first 25 miles or so … MORE

Weather was a factor as it was 10 degrees hotter than previous day, and for me 60 degrees hotter than previous weekend. I ran the first 25 miles or so then walked it in after that due to my schedule, and it being 83 or so degrees. Lots of on race support and great participants.

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THe course started off up a slight incline, and wasn't overly hill, but midway through the course went through a park and industrial area and lots of potholes/rough road. Very … MORE

THe course started off up a slight incline, and wasn’t overly hill, but midway through the course went through a park and industrial area and lots of potholes/rough road. Very decent support and nice blink.

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Very hilly course with one giant hill in the middle of the half, lots of support, for some reason this years was very cold, 25 degrees, with a 15 mile … MORE

Very hilly course with one giant hill in the middle of the half, lots of support, for some reason this years was very cold, 25 degrees, with a 15 mile an hour wind, brisk, good snacks inside after the race, nice medal

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Course is two loops with a couple of out and backs. Temperatures vary from 19-40 degrees, but there is always winds, rolling hills kind of produce wind. One water station … MORE

Course is two loops with a couple of out and backs. Temperatures vary from 19-40 degrees, but there is always winds, rolling hills kind of produce wind. One water station that you pass several times during race. very supportive volunteers. Great after race fuel with tomato soup and hot grilled cheese sandwiches. Photographers on course taking great shots as well, will repeat again.

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Looking for unique races, this is definitely that. The buses to the start line were great and very timely. The temperatures outside made me want to get back in the … MORE

Looking for unique races, this is definitely that. The buses to the start line were great and very timely. The temperatures outside made me want to get back in the caves as much as possible, nice warm 65-70 inside. %k was basically one loop, and 10K two loops. Great photos to be had all around with mascots and caves. The medals are nice, but kind of disappointed the only thing the combo runners get is a blue connector of medal, nothing special at all IMHO. Might run it again, but most likely a one and done for me.

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Running this as the 2:50 pacer for the half. There were ~35 people running the half marathon on a cold wet January day. Nice paved trails to run two out … MORE

Running this as the 2:50 pacer for the half. There were ~35 people running the half marathon on a cold wet January day. Nice paved trails to run two out and backs on, reasonable water stops. Pleasant fellow runners to talk with during the race. I think it was a fun time but the 35 degree and sprinkles/snow falling just made it feel very cold.

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Run on a packed gravel trail, old railline, seems a bit tougher than a road race, as no bounce. Route is an out and back, fairly flat, with just slight … MORE

Run on a packed gravel trail, old railline, seems a bit tougher than a road race, as no bounce. Route is an out and back, fairly flat, with just slight inclines IMHO. Good snacks at start, decent at stop along the way. Like the logo.

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Run on a packed gravel trail, old railline, seems a bit tougher than a road race, as no bounce. Route is an out and back, fairly flat, with just slight … MORE

Run on a packed gravel trail, old railline, seems a bit tougher than a road race, as no bounce. Route is an out and back, fairly flat, with just slight inclines IMHO. Good snacks at start, decent at stop along the way. Like the logo.

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Course is essentially flat except for an onramp and offramp near the end, You can choose to either run on the roads, or like i did on the miles of … MORE

Course is essentially flat except for an onramp and offramp near the end, You can choose to either run on the roads, or like i did on the miles of sidewalk along the beach. Nice view of the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful house across from the beach. Very nice post race festivities, gumbo, beer, champagne, pulled pork, etc…

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I ran this race years ago and the course went east of the city and was much more hilly. THe course winds on the waterfront more and stays nearer the … MORE

I ran this race years ago and the course went east of the city and was much more hilly. THe course winds on the waterfront more and stays nearer the city. I met a lot of fun people along the way and convinced some to be drinking buddies along the way, didn’t go for a fast time, just a good time. Had a good time as alcohol and snacks along the way are top notch, some official and other non-official. Nice race, do the center of the universe add-on, it is worth it for the extra bling.

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What more can be said, up and down one mountain, then up and down another! Great views along the way, only a few steep parts, otherwise gently rising and falling, … MORE

What more can be said, up and down one mountain, then up and down another! Great views along the way, only a few steep parts, otherwise gently rising and falling, nice snacks after the race. Great staff.

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Course overall is fairly flat with some rolling hilly neighborhoods around mile 17-18. Fan support and aid stations well manned even for the slower runners. Pacers provided for most times … MORE

Course overall is fairly flat with some rolling hilly neighborhoods around mile 17-18. Fan support and aid stations well manned even for the slower runners. Pacers provided for most times up to 6hr marathon. Very good snacks during and at race finish.

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Weather was a serious factor, 76 and 90+% humidity as the day progressed. They moved the 12:30 gaunlet up to 12:00 mid-race, and because of that I only got 28.9 … MORE

Weather was a serious factor, 76 and 90+% humidity as the day progressed. They moved the 12:30 gaunlet up to 12:00 mid-race, and because of that I only got 28.9 miles in, still counts as at least a marathon in my books. Officially I didn’t finish the 50K, but I know what I did. About half of the pacing team fell off pace as the conditions deteriorated and medical got overwhelmed. Still a great race and I will be back for the 50th in 2 years.

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Just one hill you do twice very subtle rolling to it other than that nice flat course. Good snacks at the end including donuts beer candy Fritos etc no alcohol … MORE

Just one hill you do twice very subtle rolling to it other than that nice flat course. Good snacks at the end including donuts beer candy Fritos etc no alcohol on course though.

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Race was mostly downhill, maybe 80%, first 2-3 miles definitely, rolling small hills after that, along with running on a bike path very nice scenery. Race starts at 10:30am and … MORE

Race was mostly downhill, maybe 80%, first 2-3 miles definitely, rolling small hills after that, along with running on a bike path very nice scenery. Race starts at 10:30am and was a little warm for that time of year. Once the course approaches town off the roads and onto the bike paths. Great crowd support and a good amount of eater stops/hydration/snacks, no vest needed today. Nice swag, beet and popsicles for purchase were great.

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Race runs along the northwest shores of Lake Tahoe, lots of elevation changes, only 3 water stops, was a 7-Eleven at mile 5 I was able to get a big … MORE

Race runs along the northwest shores of Lake Tahoe, lots of elevation changes, only 3 water stops, was a 7-Eleven at mile 5 I was able to get a big gulf at. Super views of nice houses/ lakes, and mountains.

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Was told the first 7 miles were downhill (well 2.5 down then 1 mile up), still a very fast course, altitude will get you if from a sea level state, … MORE

Was told the first 7 miles were downhill (well 2.5 down then 1 mile up), still a very fast course, altitude will get you if from a sea level state, bring a water vest as there were only 3 water stops, good hot dogs and water at the end, very nice medal. Beautiful scenery, took lots of pictures

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Legendary Hill, nice scenic countryside. Reasonable water stops. Trick is to make up any lost time going downhill as fast as is reasonably safe to do so. MORE

Legendary Hill, nice scenic countryside. Reasonable water stops. Trick is to make up any lost time going downhill as fast as is reasonably safe to do so.

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Drove 2 hours from Conway, AR through hellish rainstorms, arrived an hour before the planned 7am start. Weather cleared at least down to a light sprinkle. 7am comes and goes, … MORE

Drove 2 hours from Conway, AR through hellish rainstorms, arrived an hour before the planned 7am start. Weather cleared at least down to a light sprinkle. 7am comes and goes, then a late start of 7:15 is rumored due to weather and logistics, then 7:30, then at 7:35 they say there will be a potential 8:15 start but the race my end early due to tornado watches, etc… Long story short I downgrade to the half as I feel that I can fit that in the alotted time and didn’t want to be pulled before i finished a marathon. Race was otherwise uneventful after we started. Good amount of water, gatorade, snacks on course, every ~2.5-3 miles. Course is extremely hilly and that may change next year. Will be back next year as they are changing the time of year and the course up a little. Appreciated the alcohol/jello shots at mile 11!

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A nice local race of about 400 or so people, nice long steady downhill though countryside the na flat section in the middle, then reverse backup the long steady hill … MORE

A nice local race of about 400 or so people, nice long steady downhill though countryside the na flat section in the middle, then reverse backup the long steady hill and then a rolling hill back to the finish line. Decent snack options, I think there were two water/gatorade stops which get passed twice during the 10K.

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Course is at the top of the hills in Branson, Mo, I think only about 5% of the course was flat, the rest is steep up and steep down. Few … MORE

Course is at the top of the hills in Branson, Mo, I think only about 5% of the course was flat, the rest is steep up and steep down. Few spots where footing is questionable, but go through caves, by waterfalls, and atop a very picturesque view. Great snack and alcohol tastings after the race. Very nice medal.

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Great early morning start of 5am let's you beat the heat and humidity, gentle rolling hills, great production and swag. Water stops and porta potties were adequate, may repeat. MORE

Great early morning start of 5am let’s you beat the heat and humidity, gentle rolling hills, great production and swag. Water stops and porta potties were adequate, may repeat.

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Very well organized trailish race on rolling gravel roads, A little hillier than i expected, glad i was done by the time it was heating up. By starting at 6am … MORE

Very well organized trailish race on rolling gravel roads, A little hillier than i expected, glad i was done by the time it was heating up. By starting at 6am you can get a few miles in in the cooler morning hours. I rand one of the loops used for the real endurance races, with an extra mile on it. Very nice swag and lots of snacks, like fireball!. May see me again next year.

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Route is new as is the 17.76k distance, earned a medal. Fair number of water stations, basically a 4k or so loop, up and down hills around downtown, very hot … MORE

Route is new as is the 17.76k distance, earned a medal. Fair number of water stations, basically a 4k or so loop, up and down hills around downtown, very hot this year, 85 at end. Great production though.

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Lovers Leap is for real, i ran up 3/4 of it, and jogged back down. Running loops around campground is somewhat uneasy for steps so watch ankles. Good number of … MORE

Lovers Leap is for real, i ran up 3/4 of it, and jogged back down. Running loops around campground is somewhat uneasy for steps so watch ankles. Good number of water stops, great public volunteers and support.

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Lemon Drop Hill is over-rated, local support of the race is top notch, during the race I had a full can of corona light, a truly seltzer, a grapefruit mimosa, … MORE

Lemon Drop Hill is over-rated, local support of the race is top notch, during the race I had a full can of corona light, a truly seltzer, a grapefruit mimosa, a hot dog with onions and mustard on it, a very chewy peanut ball, and other stuff I forgot! The after race festivities were located about 0.75 miles away which was a pain but very nice. Like I said before I will be back in 2026 for the 50th!

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Very good production, great turnout, I got to see a 90 year old run across the finish line, was quite the moment. Nice evening race and cooling off a little. MORE

Very good production, great turnout, I got to see a 90 year old run across the finish line, was quite the moment. Nice evening race and cooling off a little.

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Race consists of three loops alongside Table Rock Lake. Very nice views of the water in several places, one section along the boat ram is a sideways incline of about … MORE

Race consists of three loops alongside Table Rock Lake. Very nice views of the water in several places, one section along the boat ram is a sideways incline of about 8-9% grade that is tough on the ankles. I’m still recovering from achilles tear surgery but managed to run most of it at a decent job. Small rolling inclines but a very nice curvy well-maintained trail. Will repeat again, maybe 2025 as that will be their 10th annual. All the aid stations are manned by vets which I greatly appreciated.
Side note on the weather, 2/3rds the way through it started torrential downpouring, then after a few minutes I experienced pea-sized hail, then marble sized…. just kept running and it stung ears a little but subsided after ~5 min with just a light drizzle for a few more minutes. My first time running in hail. 🙂

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Small local 5k, running around a park and neighborhood in Rogersville, nice and flat, small amount of busted asphalt, police directing runners and diverting traffic. For a race of less … MORE

Small local 5k, running around a park and neighborhood in Rogersville, nice and flat, small amount of busted asphalt, police directing runners and diverting traffic. For a race of less than 100 people excellent food, BBQ sandwiches, plenty of sugary treats, great production, chip timed and nice shirt as well.

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Course is fairly hilly, nothing that will decimate you, but paired with the heat that was in 2023, made the course very difficult for me. Last year i managed a … MORE

Course is fairly hilly, nothing that will decimate you, but paired with the heat that was in 2023, made the course very difficult for me. Last year i managed a 2:07, this year post-achilles tear surgery i was lucky to get a 3:25 (earlier this year i have been back to 2:45ish times). Not enough crowd support along route, and just too hot.

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Board a bus to be taken 13.1 miles outside of town, near the interstate, see a beautiful sunrise, then like ~8 miles of perfectly straight rolling highway miles until civilization. … MORE

Board a bus to be taken 13.1 miles outside of town, near the interstate, see a beautiful sunrise, then like ~8 miles of perfectly straight rolling highway miles until civilization. Nice run through town, around a park and finish on the 50 yard line (on the practice field, as there were technical issues), nice swag, part of a three year medal series, so will come back next year and the year after that. Very nice participants ~600 or so i think. They do offer a 5k as well

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Top notch shirts, very well organized, great volunteers, could have used a few porta potties on the half course, maybe another water station.. Great snacks after race, Chick Fila AND … MORE

Top notch shirts, very well organized, great volunteers, could have used a few porta potties on the half course, maybe another water station.. Great snacks after race, Chick Fila AND Jimmy Johns, superb, will race again. I didn’t think the course was too hilly.

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The elevation chart didn't look that bad, but somehow the combination of packed gravel trails and the humidity really killed me. The last third of the race that looked like … MORE

The elevation chart didn’t look that bad, but somehow the combination of packed gravel trails and the humidity really killed me. The last third of the race that looked like a downhill, just did not feel like a downhill. Maybe if the temps were in the 60’s it may have helped. I had lots of water and gatorade on course, and good snacks at finish line.

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The crowds were great,The swag was great. The weather however, torrential downpour for first hour or so, a slightly late start, despite that crowds were great, views were still good. … MORE

The crowds were great,The swag was great. The weather however, torrential downpour for first hour or so, a slightly late start, despite that crowds were great, views were still good. The rolling hills were a killer, mostly up and flat imho. Better weather and I may be back.

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Nice flat course, great crowd, had about 1000 people this year. Only thing bad is humidity, but it's Florida. Lots of snacks available and water on the course. MORE

Nice flat course, great crowd, had about 1000 people this year. Only thing bad is humidity, but it’s Florida. Lots of snacks available and water on the course.

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Course was nice and flat, just small rises of less than 20 ft., Very scenic, through downtown to Churchill Downs and by lots of stadiums, homes, etc. Lots of local … MORE

Course was nice and flat, just small rises of less than 20 ft., Very scenic, through downtown to Churchill Downs and by lots of stadiums, homes, etc. Lots of local crowd support. Distance by Garmin was 13.41 miles, marathoners had 26.7, just a lot too far. Then after finish the walk back to start was way too far and poorly organized IMHO.

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Fairly cold and windy, as the start is right by the beachhead. The start is a small loop and up a hill, after that it is through downtown Niantic and … MORE

Fairly cold and windy, as the start is right by the beachhead. The start is a small loop and up a hill, after that it is through downtown Niantic and then under the bridge and back on the boardwalk. Other than the first 25% it is all flat. Very nice local race. Good snacks.

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Very flat and fast course, odd we started running before official start time, decent water stations, great crowd, course could have been marked a little better, smallest medal I have … MORE

Very flat and fast course, odd we started running before official start time, decent water stations, great crowd, course could have been marked a little better, smallest medal I have ever seen, very nice shirt though, had fun

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Nice park, 3 lap course, a little chilly, and very windy. Very nice shirt, sadly medals were age group each 10 years and gender combined. Drinks and snacks were provided. MORE

Nice park, 3 lap course, a little chilly, and very windy. Very nice shirt, sadly medals were age group each 10 years and gender combined. Drinks and snacks were provided.

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Nice flat course, criss-crossing the downtown area, small hills, nice run, road has a few cracks in it. Great snacks, donuts, granola bars, water, etc. THis town has a large … MORE

Nice flat course, criss-crossing the downtown area, small hills, nice run, road has a few cracks in it. Great snacks, donuts, granola bars, water, etc. THis town has a large retirement community, last year around 80 participants, this year ~125, so hopefully it will continue to grow. Great local race.

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Start at a school, run through basically flat neighborhoods, a couple of water stations. The finish has a longish downhill onto the football field, with a final lap around most … MORE

Start at a school, run through basically flat neighborhoods, a couple of water stations. The finish has a longish downhill onto the football field, with a final lap around most of the track.

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The first and last few miles were around the lake nice and flat The rest of it had rolling hills not too bad overall fairly flat. It was very cold … MORE

The first and last few miles were around the lake nice and flat The rest of it had rolling hills not too bad overall fairly flat. It was very cold and windy but it was sunny and we beat the rain.

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Great snacks, pizza and monster energy drinks. Super nice hoodie and great looking medal, growing race with locals, nice paved trail for most part, beginning and end part is gravel … MORE

Great snacks, pizza and monster energy drinks. Super nice hoodie and great looking medal, growing race with locals, nice paved trail for most part, beginning and end part is gravel for about 1/2 mile, nice trail with small bridges. Good water stops.

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Very distinctive medal of wooden surfboard, beach weather can chance quickly, at race time it was very windy maybe 15mph, thankfully the sand wasn't blowing, nice hard pack running area … MORE

Very distinctive medal of wooden surfboard, beach weather can chance quickly, at race time it was very windy maybe 15mph, thankfully the sand wasn’t blowing, nice hard pack running area for the most part, well organized, nice parking garage across the street

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Running along old railroad tracks, the last of a running series over the summer. Would run again but I believe they are ending this series, hopefully they will begin a … MORE

Running along old railroad tracks, the last of a running series over the summer. Would run again but I believe they are ending this series, hopefully they will begin a new one.

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Great endurance race, well organized and a very nice park. My own insanity caused me to tear my left Achilles on 2nd 5K loop, hobbled along for 2 more loops, … MORE

Great endurance race, well organized and a very nice park. My own insanity caused me to tear my left Achilles on 2nd 5K loop, hobbled along for 2 more loops, then called it. My girlfriend did finish and had a great time. I will be back for vindication in 2023! P.S. Unfortunantly the Little rock location is unusable due to tornado damage, will vindicate my self at another location i guess. 🙂

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Great production, just the gravel was large, chunky, and very loose, thankfully after the steep hill it leveled off a bit, still 450ft of elevation every 5k. I completed 7 … MORE

Great production, just the gravel was large, chunky, and very loose, thankfully after the steep hill it leveled off a bit, still 450ft of elevation every 5k. I completed 7 loops and totalled 23.45 miles, but fell short of the 50k total.

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Very well produced race in a very small town. Many small BnB to stay in town before and after the race. Course was rolling hills, two laps through and RV … MORE

Very well produced race in a very small town. Many small BnB to stay in town before and after the race. Course was rolling hills, two laps through and RV park and a gargantuan hill (maybe a 1/2 mile long with a 10% incline), did I mention it was HOT. Anyways a great town and a great crowd, I will have to run this at least one more time!

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Very well put on race supporting veterans, most of the volunteers at aid stations were veterans. The course was great, I would say rolling hills along the trail. The temperature … MORE

Very well put on race supporting veterans, most of the volunteers at aid stations were veterans. The course was great, I would say rolling hills along the trail. The temperature that day was about 90 degrees with crazy high humidity. Running throught the wooded trail was even more humid. Very nice refreshments after the race, bages, fruit, water (both cold and not). Placed 3rd in my age category. Will definitely repeat, hopefully less humid next year!

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I don't think the hills were all that hard. It was hot and a little humid. Good water support on course and a very nice route. Much prefer running along … MORE

I don’t think the hills were all that hard. It was hot and a little humid. Good water support on course and a very nice route. Much prefer running along the waterfront.

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Great route around the city, only one major hill, the bridge around mile 8 or so. Nice views of the Mississippi River, one beer station, nice supportive community. Course is … MORE

Great route around the city, only one major hill, the bridge around mile 8 or so. Nice views of the Mississippi River, one beer station, nice supportive community. Course is mostly flat with slow gently rolling hills.

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Hospital hill is not that scary, paced out a little fast for the first few miles as i wanted to be able to walk a little due to the humidity. … MORE

Hospital hill is not that scary, paced out a little fast for the first few miles as i wanted to be able to walk a little due to the humidity. Very good community support. Very nice crowd, loved seeing people run back down the hospital hill to run up it again, may do that next year. Great time, would repeat, met a lot of great people!

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Course is fairly flat, even the bank on the raceway is slight, I took way too many pictures along the way. Stop and kiss the bricks to carry on the … MORE

Course is fairly flat, even the bank on the raceway is slight, I took way too many pictures along the way. Stop and kiss the bricks to carry on the tradition. Fairly good number of aid stations, and lots of spectators along the way, wish there was more fan support (ie snacks, alcohol) along the way. Would rpeat again at least once more.

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A little chilly at the start, 28 degrees, but warmed up to about mid 50s. Race run on combination of roads and paved trails. Very nice trails with lots of … MORE

A little chilly at the start, 28 degrees, but warmed up to about mid 50s. Race run on combination of roads and paved trails. Very nice trails with lots of nice woods and shade. Plenty of rolling hills and nothing too crazy. Sadly there was no alcohol on the course with exception of great jello shots at mile 26 aid station. They were great and refreshing, had 3! May run this one again. I was one of the 5:30 pacers, had a blast!

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Everyone was a first timer on this new race, hillier than expected. The first half-ish was running on surrounding roads and through neighborhoods, the second half was essentially running around … MORE

Everyone was a first timer on this new race, hillier than expected. The first half-ish was running on surrounding roads and through neighborhoods, the second half was essentially running around the campus. Finishing on the 50 yard line of the stadium was a very nice touch, great refreshments and beer. Good race, may do again if I am nearby.

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So it was my third time running this race in the past 4 years, but my first time pacing the 2:30 half. Kind of a thin crowd, had a few … MORE

So it was my third time running this race in the past 4 years, but my first time pacing the 2:30 half. Kind of a thin crowd, had a few runners that were running just behind me on the course. They changed the course again and went up a longish hill near an observatory, plus the measurement on the course was off by about 1/4 of a mile. All things considered, nice weather, nice refreshments, and a friendly crowd. Nailed my pacing by a few seconds.

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Race day started out about 72 degrees and progressed to nearly 80 degrees at the end. The good thing was they had water/gatorade/portapotties at every mile, definitely needed. The first … MORE

Race day started out about 72 degrees and progressed to nearly 80 degrees at the end. The good thing was they had water/gatorade/portapotties at every mile, definitely needed. The first half was over the causeway and up through South Beach, very enjoyable scenery. Nice crowd. Then over the causeway and down through downtown. The second half had us run down the coast to coconut grove and back, kind of boring until the turnaround right downtown in coconut grove while people had brunch. Not my best performance, but due to the temperatures I will take a finish anyday, will run again.

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When anyone offers and odd distance, I am there. Quarter marathon, weather was decent temp ~60, slight wind, course has one medium sized bridge as far as hills go, but … MORE

When anyone offers and odd distance, I am there. Quarter marathon, weather was decent temp ~60, slight wind, course has one medium sized bridge as far as hills go, but basically and out and back course. Not a ton of locals were out with their usual libations, but was a very nice crowd to run with.

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The previous day it reached a high of about 60°, but on race morning it was a chilly 36° and windy at 16mph. Started on time, great amount of runners. … MORE

The previous day it reached a high of about 60°, but on race morning it was a chilly 36° and windy at 16mph. Started on time, great amount of runners. Course is nice and relatively flat with the exception of one overpass bridge. Public run drink stations along the way provided plenty of alcohol along the way, supplemented but water stops asking the way. Very fun race, I had a beer, a bloody Mary, another beer, a shot of honey Jack Daniels, a fireball shot, a mimosa, and after finishing a nice 16 oz yeungling. Will definitely run again, when it’s a little warmer.

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Very nice local half, great crowds, awesome pre-race environment as it is around the holidays. Course is a little wonky, but you won't get lost. Hills and inclines keep your … MORE

Very nice local half, great crowds, awesome pre-race environment as it is around the holidays. Course is a little wonky, but you won’t get lost. Hills and inclines keep your body guessing what is coming next. The last leg goes along Lake Dora for a couple of miles to a turnaround and then back to downtown. Lots of water stops, really enjoyable race.

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