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@Peter

La Crescenta, CA Raving since 2015 50 States hopeful/finisher active 3 months, 1 week ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:

    Snow Canyon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Heartbreak Ridge Camp Pendleton Half Marathon

  • I run because:

    Running is the most efficient form of exercise for me.

My races

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Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Moline, IL Sep 23, 2018

Past Races (16)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Firth, ID Jul 28, 2018
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 8, 2018
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 28, 2018
Half Marathon Montgomery, AL Mar 10, 2018
Half Marathon Detroit, MI Jul 22, 2017
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 22, 2017
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 3, 2016
Half Marathon Kittery, ME Mar 26, 2016
Half Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 5, 2015
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Nov 21, 2015
Half Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV Oct 10, 2015
Half Marathon Santa Fe, NM Sep 20, 2015
Half Marathon Madison, WI Aug 22, 2015
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jul 11, 2015
20K Carlsbad, CA Mar 29, 2015
Half Marathon Greenville, MS Feb 14, 2015

My Raves

Yellowstone Half Marathon

Yellowstone Half Marathon

You will not PR in this race. This is a true trail race with one significant hill and a very rocky course. On the other hand, it was very scenic … MORE

You will not PR in this race. This is a true trail race with one significant hill and a very rocky course. On the other hand, it was very scenic and well organized. The swag was very nice and it was very easy to get a “Bison Double” medal by running the 5K the night before.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon

This is a relatively large race, but it was easy to get to and the expo and after party were well organized and fun. The course is relatively flat but … MORE

This is a relatively large race, but it was easy to get to and the expo and after party were well organized and fun. The course is relatively flat but you get to see much of the city including Churchill Downs.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Montgomery Half Marathon

Montgomery Half Marathon

Most of the race seemed uphill. Nice small local half marathon. The race was in residential areas and downtown. Nice ending in the Riverfront Stadium. MORE

Most of the race seemed uphill. Nice small local half marathon. The race was in residential areas and downtown. Nice ending in the Riverfront Stadium.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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Race 13.1 Detroit, MI

Race 13.1 Detroit, MI

Fantastic course, mostly on road but some trail. Small number of runners. Signup on Friday was either at a race store 25 miles from Belle Island, or for two hours … MORE

Fantastic course, mostly on road but some trail. Small number of runners. Signup on Friday was either at a race store 25 miles from Belle Island, or for two hours Friday night. I am not sure what they had at the store, but there was no expo or anything like that at the signup on Friday or, for that matter, after the race. On the other hand, it was a beautiful flat course and well organized.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz

Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz

Relatively flat half marathon but very windy, especially the last half mile. Rolling Kansas hills were very nice; about half the race was through suburban streets. Race swag was interesting, … MORE

Relatively flat half marathon but very windy, especially the last half mile. Rolling Kansas hills were very nice; about half the race was through suburban streets. Race swag was interesting, and the hot dogs at the end were fantastic. Well run relatively small race.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5

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Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon

Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon

Nicely organized small town marathon. Course went through town and the local state park. It was cold and windy, but the afterparty was very nice. MORE

Nicely organized small town marathon. Course went through town and the local state park. It was cold and windy, but the afterparty was very nice.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Eastern States 20 Mile & Run for the Border Half Marathon

Eastern States 20 Mile & Run for the Border Half Marathon

This is a small race, but I was really surprised that there were no mile markers on the run, which is on Highway 1A. The scenery is fantastic since you … MORE

This is a small race, but I was really surprised that there were no mile markers on the run, which is on Highway 1A. The scenery is fantastic since you are running on the New Hampshire coast. I liked the t-shirt, but the race medal was basically a generic high school medal with a sticker on it. On the other hand, the after race party was really nice. If this was 2005 I would have given the race 4 shoes. Also, the webpage is confusing and hard to read.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
2
SCENERY
5
SWAG
2

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St. Jude Memphis Marathon & Half Marathon

St. Jude Memphis Marathon & Half Marathon

For some reason the 5K race was at 7am and the half/full marathons were at 8am. This resulted in very heavy traffic around the start lines. Other than that, the … MORE

For some reason the 5K race was at 7am and the half/full marathons were at 8am. This resulted in very heavy traffic around the start lines. Other than that, the course was scenic and went through the St. Jude’s hospital grounds. The post-race party was excellent and held at the local AAA baseball stadium which was also the finish line.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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USA Half Marathon Invitational

USA Half Marathon Invitational

I forgot how hilly San Diego can be. The race was tough but very smoothly run. I am not sure how they promoted this race, but I did not hear … MORE

I forgot how hilly San Diego can be. The race was tough but very smoothly run. I am not sure how they promoted this race, but I did not hear much about it on the running blogs or press. I am really surprised they did not even come close to selling out. I may be in the minority, but I thought the jackets were rather cheap. The $20 official t-shirt was also not impressive. I liked the merchandise from Greenlayer – but they had about 20 items left when I showed up at the expo at 2pm. I agree with another comment – it was nice not to have local bands – just a group of competitive runners.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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Freedom’s Run

Freedom’s Run

This is really challenging half marathon course with three steep hills between miles 3 and 6. However the course runs through the Antietam Battlefields which made it worthwhile - absolutely … MORE

This is really challenging half marathon course with three steep hills between miles 3 and 6. However the course runs through the Antietam Battlefields which made it worthwhile – absolutely beautiful and historic course. There were under 1500 runners for the half and the full which was also very nice and made parking very easy. Only problems noted: 1. lack of water bottles at the finish line (you were given a water bottle and had to fill it up using only 8 cisterns – very inefficient and it resulting in long lines before you could get a drink of water), 2. there was not a starting mat – all timing was off the gun – and it was unclear exactly where the start line was. Use start and finish mats next time, 3. I was not particularly impressed with the medal.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon

Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon

Great course - the first two miles are uphill but the last 11 are all downhill (1000 feet net decline). I expected to do well, but I am from Los … MORE

Great course – the first two miles are uphill but the last 11 are all downhill (1000 feet net decline). I expected to do well, but I am from Los Angeles and not used to running at altitude. It just wiped me out. There were 1200 participants and the race was well-organized and the medal and shirt were nice.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K

Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K

Nice local race, was tougher than expected (the race organizers should have provided an elevation map). I understand how GPS watches do not actually measure the official distance, but mile … MORE

Nice local race, was tougher than expected (the race organizers should have provided an elevation map). I understand how GPS watches do not actually measure the official distance, but mile 11 – 12 really seemed truncated. But a nice race experience and a nice destination for out-of-state runners.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

The first hill at mile 1.5 was tough, but the second hill at mile 6 was brutal (the race map showed the elevation changes, so this was expected.) The scenery … MORE

The first hill at mile 1.5 was tough, but the second hill at mile 6 was brutal (the race map showed the elevation changes, so this was expected.) The scenery was fantastic – you ran on the waterfront, through really nice neighborhoods and around the back bay. One problem – the water bottles were warm at the end of the race. Everything else about the race, including the medals were nice. If you run this race and want a t-shirt – you have to request and pay for it as a separate part of the registration – they are not provided free to participants.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
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4

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Carlsbad 5000

Carlsbad 5000

Very nice race - very scenic and very fast. The 20K is running all four of the public 5K races (because of the train schedule, the races are staggered every … MORE

Very nice race – very scenic and very fast. The 20K is running all four of the public 5K races (because of the train schedule, the races are staggered every 1+ hour). They have a lounge area for the 20K participants and you get a special medal. Only problem was they ran out of water in the lounge area and they did not bother to cut up the oranges. The outdoor women’s 5K world record was almost set this year – Genzebe Dibaba missed her own record by 2 seconds.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Mississippi River Marathon & Half Marathon

Mississippi River Marathon & Half Marathon

Not a particular scenic route, but running over the Mississippi was really nice. Very flat and fast course. For some reason they started the half .1 miles too soon which … MORE

Not a particular scenic route, but running over the Mississippi was really nice. Very flat and fast course. For some reason they started the half .1 miles too soon which screwed up anyone trying for a PR. The food at the finish was fantastic – pizza, donuts, fruit, tamales, etc. Very well organized for the small number of people racing.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
2
SWAG
4

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