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@rachelsaak

Clarksburg, MD Raving since 2024 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 1 week, 3 days ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon St. Charles, MO Oct 6, 2019 3:36:25

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 20, 2024
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 7, 2024

Past Races (32)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Congers, NY Jun 9, 2024 3:49:14
Marathon Severna Park, MD Mar 24, 2024 3:50:39
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 29, 2023 4:18:18
Marathon Washington Crossing, PA Aug 27, 2023 4:11:13
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 17, 2023 3:47:52
Marathon Geneva, IL Sep 10, 2022 3:45:04
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 18, 2022 3:39:24
Marathon St. Louis, MO Apr 11, 2021 3:49:14
Marathon St. Louis, MO Mar 28, 2020 3:54:45
Marathon St. Charles, MO Oct 6, 2019 3:36:25
Marathon St. Louis, MO Apr 6, 2019 3:43:31
Marathon St. Charles, MO Oct 7, 2018 3:53:03
Marathon St. Louis, MO Apr 8, 2018 4:06:26
Marathon St. Charles, MO Oct 1, 2017 3:59:45
Marathon St. Louis, MO Apr 9, 2017 3:51:26
Marathon St. Charles, MO Oct 2, 2016 3:54:55
Marathon St. Louis, MO Apr 10, 2016 4:00:33
Marathon St. Charles, MO Oct 4, 2015 3:52:09
Marathon Champaign, IL 2009 4:09:01
Marathon Carlsbad, CA Jan 20, 2008 4:17:08
Marathon St. Louis, MO 2008 4:17:24
Marathon Marrakech, Morocco Jan 16, 2005 4:27:27
Marathon St. Louis, MO 2004 3:55:31
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 13, 2002 4:02:27
Marathon Green Bay, WI 2001 3:58:42
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2001 3:46:30
Marathon St. Louis, MO 2001 4:10:32
Marathon Highland Park, IL Apr 30, 2000 3:52:22
Marathon Chicago, IL 2000 3:41:21
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2000 3:43:36
Marathon Chicago, IL 1999 3:39:56
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 11, 1998 3:45:41

My Raves

This was the most peaceful marathon I have run so far. There weren’t very many runners, so lots of space. The race organizers made sure to count every lap (there … MORE

This was the most peaceful marathon I have run so far. There weren’t very many runners, so lots of space. The race organizers made sure to count every lap (there were 9 of them). The only thing to remember is bring a headlamp, it would have been difficult to see without one. I would definitely recommend this race!

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Highly recommend if you want a flat course with a smaller group of participants to run with. Having a warm place for shelter before and after the race was a … MORE

Highly recommend if you want a flat course with a smaller group of participants to run with. Having a warm place for shelter before and after the race was a plus!

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Very Scenic (it was nice running on the National mall) and there was a lot of energy from spectators, but… there were issues with numerous runners coming to a dead … MORE

Very Scenic (it was nice running on the National mall) and there was a lot of energy from spectators, but… there were issues with numerous runners coming to a dead stop in front of me to take pictures or hug family members in the middle of the course. To be fair the race organizers don’t have control over the weather, which was unusually hot for an October marathon, but the spectator/runner collision issue was a major reason why I rated this race with one shoe.

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Bring your own water if the weather forecast is hot. The race doesn’t provide enough water stops so you need to bring your own if the weather is hot. MORE

Bring your own water if the weather forecast is hot. The race doesn’t provide enough water stops so you need to bring your own if the weather is hot.

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I did this virtual marathon on the track of Lafayette High School in Wildwood MO. The track had an excellent surface and is accessible to the public. Having access to … MORE

I did this virtual marathon on the track of Lafayette High School in Wildwood MO. The track had an excellent surface and is accessible to the public. Having access to this track and within close proximity to my residence was a plus.

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The race scenery was very nice. I would have enjoyed this race more if I had trained but this isn’t the marathon organizers fault. I would recommend this race. MORE

The race scenery was very nice. I would have enjoyed this race more if I had trained but this isn’t the marathon organizers fault. I would recommend this race.

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I participated in the 2005 marathon but can’t find the official participant list online again? I know what my time was but they spelled my name wrong and indicated that … MORE

I participated in the 2005 marathon but can’t find the official participant list online again? I know what my time was but they spelled my name wrong and indicated that I was French in the race printout at the time (I am not French). I know this was 19 years ago but wanted to document all my marathons. It was a “unique” experience even if it was my worst time.

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This was my 4th Chicago marathon and I ran with 31,093 total runners compared to 17,251 total runners in 1998. The difference was very noticeable. In my opinion this is … MORE

This was my 4th Chicago marathon and I ran with 31,093 total runners compared to 17,251 total runners in 1998. The difference was very noticeable. In my opinion this is the easiest world marathon majors to qualify for and the cheapest if you are an American.

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This race no longer exists but it was a nice run from what I remember. It was through nice suburban neighborhoods outside Chicago. It was a relatively small race and … MORE

This race no longer exists but it was a nice run from what I remember. It was through nice suburban neighborhoods outside Chicago. It was a relatively small race and didn’t have a lot of crowd support.

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I am writing this review 26 years later. This was my first marathon and wasn’t crowded (17,212 total runners). This is a classic race and was privileged to register without … MORE

I am writing this review 26 years later. This was my first marathon and wasn’t crowded (17,212 total runners). This is a classic race and was privileged to register without having to run a qualifying time. I also got 5th in my age group.

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