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@rma2001

Littleton, CO Raving since 2017 50 States hopeful/finisher active 2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 27, 2019 3:44:11

Future Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Manitowoc, WI Jun 14, 2020
Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 17, 2020
Marathon Frenchtown, MT 2021
Marathon West Haven, CT 2021
Marathon Atlantic City, NJ TBD
Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Marathon Albuquerque, NM TBD
Marathon South Williamson, KY TBD
Marathon Arlington, VA TBD
Marathon King George Island, Antarctica TBD

Past Races (29)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Asheville, NC Mar 22, 2020
Marathon Boise, ID Oct 27, 2019 3:55:00
Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 22, 2019 4:08:00
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 27, 2019 3:44:11
Marathon Jackson Hole, WY Sep 1, 2018
Marathon Lubec, ME Jun 24, 2018
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2018
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 4, 2017
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2017
Marathon Deadwood, SD Jun 4, 2017
Marathon Denver, CO May 21, 2017
Marathon Gering, NE Sep 24, 2016
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 6, 2016
Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Apr 18, 2015
Marathon Cincinnati, OH 2013
Marathon Detroit, MI 2013
Marathon Hilo, HI 2013
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2012
Marathon Nashville, TN 2012
Marathon Savannah, GA 2012
Marathon New Orleans, LA 2011
Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2011
Marathon Houston, TX 2010
Marathon San Francisco, CA 2010
Marathon Wichita, KS 2010
Marathon Houston, TX 2009
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK 2008
Marathon Tulsa, OK 2008
Marathon Staten Island, NY 2008

My Raves

This is a race that I will come back to in order to go for a BQ time. I went out gunning for a big PR and blew up, but … MORE

This is a race that I will come back to in order to go for a BQ time. I went out gunning for a big PR and blew up, but the course lends itself to a fast time. No crowds to weave through and for the marathon, the course was marked well. I heard some of the other distances had some confusion. It is pretty much as flat as it can be but all on the greenbelt. The organization and communication could be better. I’m not sure if it was because it taken over this year by another org but the website info was a little lacking. There was no running through neighborhoods or the city. Putting the address to the start area and expo would be helpful for out of town runners.

Packet pick up was easy but swag/expo wasn’t much, just a long sleeve cotton blend shirt. The great thing about a small race was it was easy to wear the prerace warm clothes right up to the start time and drop them at the gear check. I got registered super early for a steal of a price so no real complaints here.
Post race, the medal was nice and food and drink were easily available.

Boise is a really nice city. Since I am going for all 50 states, I generally wouldn’t do a race twice, but this is one I will to come back to for a PR/BQ attempt.

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One of the reasons I like marathons is they take me to fun places. We used this race as the kick off to a fun Alaskan vacation. The race itself … MORE

One of the reasons I like marathons is they take me to fun places. We used this race as the kick off to a fun Alaskan vacation. The race itself was pretty good. I wish I would have listened to more people about the “tank road”. It was not a fun part of the course and it seemed to go on forever. Every step I took I slipped a little bit and it totally drained me. I wish I would have worn my trail shoes with a little more traction. The rest of the course was pretty nice though, some scenic trails and multi use paths with some shade on the latter part of the race. Handy when there is sunshine for 20+ hours
The logistics were pretty easy. The expo is a way out of downtown but I understand why they have it there for the kids run. It would be nice to have at a downtown location though if you were trying to get by without renting a car. The expo is small, I was in and out in about 10 minutes. I stayed at the Clarion right across the park from the morning shuttle and it is close to the finish line as well.
SWAG was pretty good, nice long sleeve tech shirt and a nice medal.

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This was a real nice mid sized race at a good time of the year. The course is pretty flat except for a long uphill section from miles 11-12.5ish. Steady … MORE

This was a real nice mid sized race at a good time of the year. The course is pretty flat except for a long uphill section from miles 11-12.5ish. Steady uphill there on a curvy road. Take the straightest path and you can pass a lot of people running the edge of the road. I wish you saw more of Churchill Downs during the run through it. I did see a horse practicing so that was neat. Good aid stations throughout helped. Crowds weren’t big, especially after the split off from the half marathoners but it’s not lonely. I set a big PR here and very happy.
I stayed at the Residence Inn right by the start/finish and it was great for logistics. Easy walk to the start and go. Not a lot of dining out there though but I walked to a spaghetti warehouse at lunch time and just heated it up in the kitchen in the hotel, saved my legs and beat crowds that way.

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This is a really good small race in Maine. The town is inviting and there are a couple days worth of stuff to do. If you do this race get … MORE

This is a really good small race in Maine. The town is inviting and there are a couple days worth of stuff to do. If you do this race get a hotel or house ASAP. The expo is very small. Be sure you don’t need to pick up and nutrition or anything else there because you likely won’t find it. You pick up your swag in Lubec and then the bib in Canada so you can get cleared by the border agents on both side. You could walk from the US to Canadian sites but a drive is much nicer. Take time to visit the Roosevelt Campobello Park when you are in Canada.
The race was easy to get from the school to marathon start and didn’t have any trouble finding a port-o-potty before. Walk down to the lighthouse and relax and warm up. Then get ready for hills. Lots and lots of them. Never really super long or super steep but every step was up or downhill it seemed.
The medal was unique as they are all hand made. Be sure you don’t hang it next to Little Rock though 😉
The swag was ok for what I normally keep from a race after throwing away all the paper ads. A poster (in a tube which was nice for traveling) a long sleeve tech shirt and a medal.
I would recommend this race if you don’t need a big crowd to get you going. And you can train for hills…

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SWAG
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