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Personal Bests (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Baltimore, MD 2011 4:25:56
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD Nov 11, 2018 1:59:14
10 Miler Reston, VA Mar 3, 2024 1:30:21
15K Utica, NY Jul 9, 2023 1:32:20
10K Baltimore, MD Apr 8, 2023 56:29
5 Miler Columbia, MD Oct 22, 2023 43:45
5K Baltimore, MD Mar 10, 2024 27:26

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Past Races (33)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Fulton, MD Jun 1, 2024 2:04:24
Half Marathon Columbus, OH Apr 27, 2024 2:08:21
Half Marathon Newark, DE Mar 23, 2024 2:06:57
5K Baltimore, MD Mar 10, 2024 27:26
10 Miler Reston, VA Mar 3, 2024 1:30:21
Half Marathon Tempe, AZ Jan 13, 2024 2:03:14
Half Marathon Annandale, VA Dec 10, 2023 2:08:14
5K Towson, MD Nov 23, 2023 28:02
5 Miler Columbia, MD Oct 22, 2023 43:45
15K Utica, NY Jul 9, 2023 1:32:20
Half Marathon Providence, RI May 7, 2023 2:06:19
Half Marathon Gettysburg, PA Apr 30, 2023 2:10:15
10K Baltimore, MD Apr 8, 2023 56:29
Half Marathon Severna Park, MD Mar 26, 2023 2:22:03
10K Annapolis, MD Nov 13, 2022 56:48
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA May 22, 2022 2:10:57
Half Marathon Wilmington, DE Apr 24, 2022 2:16:35
10K Las Vegas, NV Feb 27, 2022 1:04:56
5K Las Vegas, NV Feb 27, 2022 43:33
5 Miler Columbia, MD 2022 44:04
Half Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV May 15, 2021 2:13:47
Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ Apr 25, 2021 2:12:25
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD Nov 11, 2018 1:59:14
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 7, 2018 4:49:28
Marathon Atlanta, GA Mar 19, 2017 4:47:39
Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 12, 2016 4:28:33
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 22, 2015 4:40:25
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 15, 2015 4:33:27
Marathon Burlington, VT May 25, 2014 4:36:02
Marathon Baltimore, MD 2011 4:25:56
Marathon Arlington, VA 2010 4:55:20
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2007 2:20:17
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD 2007 2:15:34

My Raves

Local race in Columbia MD. Smaller race, runs through the suburbs and rural areas. Almost all of it is on the shoulders of open roads, there was not much traffic … MORE

Local race in Columbia MD. Smaller race, runs through the suburbs and rural areas. Almost all of it is on the shoulders of open roads, there was not much traffic on the roads, and there were lots of police and volunteers managing traffic. The hills are constant and never ending. Water stops were at appropriate distances and the volunteers were great, especially those stationed at all of the roads dealing with traffic. The course is kind of boring, there is shade on a third of it. The snacks at the end were very basic, unless I missed something better. Wet towels, bottle water, pretzels, granola bars. This race does raise money for cancer research. The medal was average and the shirt was one of the soft cotton types, pretty good. The race is what it is, a nice close to home race if you live in the area.

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This is a great race in Columbus, Ohio. The course is mostly flat, with a few small, short hills (though they did not feel short or small on this day). … MORE

This is a great race in Columbus, Ohio. The course is mostly flat, with a few small, short hills (though they did not feel short or small on this day). There is a lot of fan support through most of the race. Around 5,000 runners for the half. There is also a quarter marathon and a 5k. Start of race in the southern part of the city, then run through some cool neighborhoods, then back through the city, then run around Ohio State University, past bball stadium and around the fball stadium, then through campus. The last couple of miles are tough. Weather got a little warm at the end and most of the hills are at the end. The race shirt is ok, runs small and the medal is huge and seems to weigh almost 2 lbs. I would suggest staying at the Westin Great Southern Columbus hotel. Race price was around $200 for 1 night, 4 blocks to the packet pick up, 3 blocks to the race start and finish.

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Very rainy day, so this will influence my opinion of race. Smaller race, starts at the University of Delaware, runs through some paved trails and mostly residential streets. Volunteers were … MORE

Very rainy day, so this will influence my opinion of race. Smaller race, starts at the University of Delaware, runs through some paved trails and mostly residential streets. Volunteers were great, medal is pretty good, and shirt was a long sleeve tech, which was also nice. There is a bar/restaurant where they had post race food and drinks. It looked good but I did not have time to partake. Race day packet pick up and parking garage right near starting line. Everything is pretty good other than the course. Out & back with some hills, mostly flat, pretty boring. If you are local it’s a good race. I think there are others in the state I liked better. No fault of the race, but the weather sucked.

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I’ve run this 6 times over the 15 years. Good shirt, medal, and put together well. The roads are a bit treacherous in the beginning, city roads are in terrible … MORE

I’ve run this 6 times over the 15 years. Good shirt, medal, and put together well. The roads are a bit treacherous in the beginning, city roads are in terrible condition. The weather is typically cold and windy.

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This is a good race if you live locally in the northern VA area of Fairfax County. The race helps support the high school's cross country and track programs. Very … MORE

This is a good race if you live locally in the northern VA area of Fairfax County. The race helps support the high school’s cross country and track programs. Very no frills race, but it has a pretty good medal and this year they gave out a nice wind breaker. Start is at a high school, you can use the bathrooms inside. Smallish race, running all on open local roads. There was not much traffic, so not a big issue. There are lots of slow incline hills on this course, they just keep coming. There are a couple good down hills, but not many. Finish on the HS track and then go into the cafeteria for regular snacks. If you live in the area definitely worth doing.

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This a good race for Arizona. The course is pretty flat. A couple of hills, one around mile 3 & another around 9. They are long but not real steep. … MORE

This a good race for Arizona. The course is pretty flat. A couple of hills, one around mile 3 & another around 9. They are long but not real steep. The weather was low 40s, never got more than 50s. Race starts in Tempe, which has a great street of restaurants & bars, plus ASU is right there. Packet pick up is in Phoenix, very basic. I recommend staying in Tempe. There is a light rail train that goes between the 2. Lots of energy in the race & the scenery is great. Shirt is basic, medal is pretty cool.

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Nice smallish race in Fairfax VA put on by Pacers Running. Run through park trails on concrete , dirt/cinder, & some roads. Some hills here & there, but nothing terrible. … MORE

Nice smallish race in Fairfax VA put on by Pacers Running. Run through park trails on concrete , dirt/cinder, & some roads. Some hills here & there, but nothing terrible. Out and back in 2 different directions, but not boring. Some great scenery around Lake Accotink. Trails are about 3-4 runners wide, but the race thins out after a mile or 2. There is race morning packet pick up which is great, an average zip up hooded sweatshirt as a premium, snowflake medal. Snacks at the end are decent, bottles or water, Gatorade, muffins, etc. really no spectators due to the trails, & the weather was terrible. Started raining about 30 minutes in and then the deluge started about 60 minutes in. Made the trails very muddy & flooded. I’ve run tough mudders with less mud. Volunteers at water stops were great. I think the rain made the race more fun for me. Overall well put together, great local race. I would highly recommend if you live in the area.

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This is tough course. The first mile is mostly down hill, the next 2 are mostly up hill. Nice soft cotton t-shirt, nice snacks at the end if you finish … MORE

This is tough course. The first mile is mostly down hill, the next 2 are mostly up hill. Nice soft cotton t-shirt, nice snacks at the end if you finish fast enough. The hot cider is great but they ran out before many walkers finished. Great community feel, look for the ladies giving out mimosas at the top of the hill around mile 2. Making this annual event.

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Charm City Run does a great job with races. I have done this one twice. Course is on mostly paved paths 2-3 people wide. About a mile and a half … MORE

Charm City Run does a great job with races. I have done this one twice. Course is on mostly paved paths 2-3 people wide. About a mile and a half on closed streets. If you run fast get in the first group. Most of the race is running through wooded areas, last mile is through an industrial park. Ends at Hysteria Brewery which is great, you get one free beer. Snacks at the end are in abundance, a nice bottle opener medal and a soft t-shirt. My only gripe is that the last 2 years the course is short of 5 miles. .10 last year, .20 this year. I ran extra after crossing the finish line to get me true time. Overall a great short race to get some fast miles in.

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This race is in July and can be very hot and humid. I lucked out, heat was low, but humidity was still there. A lot of it is run on … MORE

This race is in July and can be very hot and humid. I lucked out, heat was low, but humidity was still there. A lot of it is run on unshaded streets. Packet pick up was pretty big. No shirts (you could buy them), pint glasses for the 5k and 15k. The local fans were out in mass for most of the race, more than enough water stops (which would be really needed if hotter). Great food and after party (plenty of free Utica Club beer). A lot of the food was gone when when I finished the 15k. A big race, and very well produced.

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The packet pick up is very small. The sweatshirt given was not my favorite but of good quality. The race is produced well, lots of porta potties at the start. … MORE

The packet pick up is very small. The sweatshirt given was not my favorite but of good quality. The race is produced well, lots of porta potties at the start. Big race feel to it. It was very unseasonably warm on race day, there were many runners having issues the last few miles. Lots of medical help. Water stops were fine. Route had some nice areas, but overall very average. Very nice medal at the end (if you are into that). A couple of free beers and lots of snacks at the finish line. I did this trying to get 50 states. It was pretty good. Providence is a beautiful city, there may be other races with better routes though. Watch out for the hill at the end.

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This race is in the middle of nowhere, but the production is very good. It rained for 12 of the 13 miles and there was lightning up until race time. … MORE

This race is in the middle of nowhere, but the production is very good. It rained for 12 of the 13 miles and there was lightning up until race time. The course is entirely in farmland (pretty boring for me), water stop had some very loyal and brave volunteers for braving the terrible weather. The finish line had lots of great food (sub sandwiches, candy & more), beer (long line). Pretty nice soft cotton t-shirt and race medal was pretty good. Not my favorite race, but again, well put together, and it was driving distance for me.

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Really cold start to for Baltimore, warmed up as the race started. Route through safer parts of the city, a lot of hills and a really big one in the … MORE

Really cold start to for Baltimore, warmed up as the race started. Route through safer parts of the city, a lot of hills and a really big one in the middle. Great shirt and medal. Good snacks at the end and 2 beers from Key Brewing.

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Simple race, not a lot of pomp & circumstance. Received a really cool hat instead of shirt, medal was small (if your into that). Out and back race for the … MORE

Simple race, not a lot of pomp & circumstance. Received a really cool hat instead of shirt, medal was small (if your into that). Out and back race for the half on a path, not much to look at, pretty packed for the first few miles. Weather was good, but I had a bad race. Some local support on the course. Great race if you are a local, not something I would travel a great distance for. Great snacks at the end.

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Good race, a bit pricey when you added in the cost of parking, but well put together. If you live in Maryland or have ever driven across the Chesapeake Bay … MORE

Good race, a bit pricey when you added in the cost of parking, but well put together. If you live in Maryland or have ever driven across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, it is fun to run across it. Cold time of year and can be windy. Everything was put together well. Park at satellite sites and then take busses to the start. There are lots of walkers, the course is flat other than running up the bridge which is not too bad. The race is not over after crossing the bridge, there is still at least another 1.5 miles after it to get to the finish. There is a nice finish line party with music, snacks, and beer. The long sleeve shirt is really nice and the medal is a puzzle piece that fits together with medals for past and upcoming bay bridge races. Its a great race if you have always wanted to run across the bridge.

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The Marine Corps always puts on first rate races, I highly recommend any of their races. I did not attend packet pickup, they say you have to attend, but I … MORE

The Marine Corps always puts on first rate races, I highly recommend any of their races. I did not attend packet pickup, they say you have to attend, but I was able to pick it up at the starting line. Virginia is can be very hot at this time of year, luckily is was cloudy, but still hot. Course was decent, a huge hill at the hospital. Fredericksburg is a cool city. Good finish line and snacks at the end. A good race to add to the list.

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Corrigan puts on great races, if you see them associated with a race, it will be well put together. Can be cold, but typically warms up during the race. The … MORE

Corrigan puts on great races, if you see them associated with a race, it will be well put together. Can be cold, but typically warms up during the race. The route is through Wilmington DE, mostly in the nicer areas. Course is not difficult going through parks and neighborhoods. Nice long sleeve UA shirts, great snacks, cold beer, and nice medal. Worth doing at least once, and many times if you live locally.

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This was a huge race, it took forever to get to the starting line. The route is very average, you do run past the famous wedding chapel, pawn shop from … MORE

This was a huge race, it took forever to get to the starting line. The route is very average, you do run past the famous wedding chapel, pawn shop from the tv show, and finish in the heart of old Vegas, but also run through some iffy areas. Lots of people running and walking and there is a great concert with HUGE drinks at the end. Shirt and medal are eh. If you are running the 10K or half, you might as well do the 5k the night before.

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Rock & Roll does a good job with races. Be careful in Vegas before the race. Food poisoning got me and ruined the half marathon hopes, but the 10k was … MORE

Rock & Roll does a good job with races. Be careful in Vegas before the race. Food poisoning got me and ruined the half marathon hopes, but the 10k was good. Packet pick up was decent, depending on where you stay there can be a lot of walking to get there. Race set up was awesome. The Vegas strip road is shut down and you have to walk a mile to the start. Walking down the middle of the road is really cool. The race starts in the day light, but by the time you pass the welcome to Las Vegas sign and head back towards the strip it gets dark and running in all the neon lights is something you have to do. Great race, a lot of fun. Lots of non-alcoholic drinks at the end (beer, wine), decent snacks. Medal and shirt are ok. Running down the Vegas strip at night is awesome. The 10k allows you to see most of it. There are some fun bands also. Highly recommend, just be careful what you eat.

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This race is put on by Charm City Run, is you run races in Maryland, look for races put on by them. Route is on paved paths, can be cramped, … MORE

This race is put on by Charm City Run, is you run races in Maryland, look for races put on by them. Route is on paved paths, can be cramped, only 2-3 people in width. Mostly flat, a big hill at the end. Not very expensive if you sign up early. Decent snacks and Hysteria Brewing beers at the end.

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This race is all hills, going up and going down. They are a lot more fun running down. The route is through park dirt trails, roads, and hills. You run … MORE

This race is all hills, going up and going down. They are a lot more fun running down. The route is through park dirt trails, roads, and hills. You run through 3 different park areas, some of the trails were not marked well. Then through Harper’s Ferry which is cool. Small race that starts and ends at a river tubing place. No race shirt the year I did it, bought a shirt online to help out the race, and it sucked. Wood finishers medal which was cool. Beer and snacks at the end. Ok race, it was driving distance for me. Did mention there were a lot of hills. My legs actually gave out at the end. I swear there is one hill that is over 1.5 miles long, if not longer. Challenging, but I enjoyed it.

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This was my first race after COVID. Not many people running, staggered start, rainy, cloudy, misty. Nice medal, decent long sleeve shirt. A couple free beers and some snacks at … MORE

This was my first race after COVID. Not many people running, staggered start, rainy, cloudy, misty. Nice medal, decent long sleeve shirt. A couple free beers and some snacks at the end. The route is flat, a mix of boardwalk and roads. I am sure that running this at any other time would be a much different experience, but a greatly appreciated productions after having no races for a year and a half.

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I have run this race before and there have been mileage issues in the past but this year they were really bad. Heading toward the finish line it was at … MORE

I have run this race before and there have been mileage issues in the past but this year they were really bad. Heading toward the finish line it was at least half a mile short of 13.1, so I ran around the parking lot before finishing to get the correct mileage. The route is kind of an out and back, a lot of it is outside of city of Annapolis. The part in the city is cool with interesting scenery (look you for the brick and cobble stone roads). Run by the Naval Academy and finish (and start) at the football stadium. The shirt and medal are decent. I have heard that a new company has taken over this race and I expect It will be run much better.

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This race is huge race, and its Chicago. Cold in the morning, rain on and off the whole race. Its really cool running across all of bridges, there are some … MORE

This race is huge race, and its Chicago. Cold in the morning, rain on and off the whole race. Its really cool running across all of bridges, there are some iffy areas on the route (to be expected in a big city in a big race). If you run marathons this is a must run race. There shouldn’t be a need for a review.

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Atlanta is a great city, but lots of hills. Starts and ends in the middle of the city, the route goes through so many parts of the city, suburbs, parks, … MORE

Atlanta is a great city, but lots of hills. Starts and ends in the middle of the city, the route goes through so many parts of the city, suburbs, parks, and Georgia Tech University. The last couple of miles before the finish are boring. Long Sleeve shirt and medal were decent. Great snack stops along the course. There are a lot hills.

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This was a great race, great production, good course, and fast. Run through the city and suburbs. The last few miles are down hill. Decent long sleeve shirt and medal. … MORE

This was a great race, great production, good course, and fast. Run through the city and suburbs. The last few miles are down hill. Decent long sleeve shirt and medal. Great snacks after the race.

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I ran this race twice, the first time I could not finish. If the weather is bad in Philly, this can be a tough race. Typically cold, overcast, and windy … MORE

I ran this race twice, the first time I could not finish. If the weather is bad in Philly, this can be a tough race. Typically cold, overcast, and windy in my experience. The 1st half is pretty decent, running through interesting areas of the city, the 2nd half is an out and back which can be boring when you are worn out. The turn around at the out and back has a lot of fans, and the end has a ton, in between, not so much. I got a cool medal with the liberty bell, the shirt was ok, lots of snacks at the end. Good race if you are looking for something in Pennsylvania, but I have not tried any others in large cities in this state.

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My favorite race of all time. Run through all of the cool / touristy spots in LA. It was unseasonably warm and fan support was great. Lots of hoses and … MORE

My favorite race of all time. Run through all of the cool / touristy spots in LA. It was unseasonably warm and fan support was great. Lots of hoses and water guns all over the course to cool you down. Lots of interesting runners. Mostly a down hill race, my quads were killing me for 3 days afterwards. If you are a marathon runner, this is a must do race.

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Burlington is a beautiful place. The race runs through the city 2-3 times, crossing through different areas, some neighborhoods, some highways. There are some great views, and some boring ones. … MORE

Burlington is a beautiful place. The race runs through the city 2-3 times, crossing through different areas, some neighborhoods, some highways. There are some great views, and some boring ones. The weather was warm for the locals from up north, I did not have too many issues due to being from further south. Best parts are running through the city. Great race to get you 50.

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This is a great race in Maryland. You run through many different areas of the city (some nice, some not so nice). There are lots of police on the course … MORE

This is a great race in Maryland. You run through many different areas of the city (some nice, some not so nice). There are lots of police on the course and in every part of the city there people are cheering in their neighborhoods. Some is very sparse. The medal and shirt are nice. The expo is good and after race food and snack area can be packed. The course is difficult, lots of hills. Count how many pancake rats you see during your miles.

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The Marine Corps Marathon is a must do. Great race and production. The course takes you through a lot of suburbs or VA, into DC through great monuments, the back … MORE

The Marine Corps Marathon is a must do. Great race and production. The course takes you through a lot of suburbs or VA, into DC through great monuments, the back to VA. This can be a tough race is the if the weather is not good. It can be warm at times during this time of the year. The worst part is crossing back into VA after running through DC. The highway sucks, incline, hot, no fans. The last couple of miles before the finish are hot and boring with no fans also. There is no feeling like running up that last hill before the finish with all of the Marines lining the route. Medal is great, shirt typically is ok, may want to buy a better one at the expo.

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This was my first race ever, and I learned a lot from it. Don't dress too warm, you will heat up quick. This race goes through lots great parts of … MORE

This was my first race ever, and I learned a lot from it. Don’t dress too warm, you will heat up quick. This race goes through lots great parts of the city, lots of interesting neighborhoods.

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Nice race in the city of Baltimore. You get to see lots of different parts of the city. Join the marathon at their halfway point. Good expo, shirt and medal … MORE

Nice race in the city of Baltimore. You get to see lots of different parts of the city. Join the marathon at their halfway point. Good expo, shirt and medal are nice. Must do race in Maryland.

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