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Greenville, SC Raving since 2019 Active 1 week, 3 days ago

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Greenville, SC Jul 13, 2019 4:50:20
Half Marathon Augusta, GA Feb 22, 2020 2:14:15
10K Savannah, GA Dec 7, 2019 1:06:06
5K Greenville, SC Jan 19, 2019 30:11

Future Races (15)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Raleigh, TN TBD
Half Marathon Asheville, NC TBD
Half Marathon Athens, GA TBD
Half Marathon Bird In Hand, PA TBD
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR TBD
10 Miler Washington, DC TBD
Half Marathon Ft. Lauderdale, FL TBD
Half Marathon Louisville, KY TBD
Half Marathon Kiawah Island, SC TBD
Half Marathon Ocean City, NJ TBD
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA TBD
Italian Stallion Challenge (10 Mile + 5K) Philadelphia, PA TBD
Half Marathon Lexington, KY TBD
Half Marathon Key West, FL TBD
Half Marathon Cary, NC TBD

Past Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Cocoa, FL Nov 27, 2022 2:22:22
Half Marathon Greenville, SC Oct 29, 2022 2:24:00
10K Savannah, GA Dec 4, 2021 1:07:03
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Oct 11, 2021 5:27:04
Half Marathon Augusta, GA Feb 22, 2020 2:14:15
10K Savannah, GA Dec 7, 2019 1:06:06
Half Marathon Greenville, SC Oct 26, 2019 2:34:52
8 Mile Relay Travelers Rest, SC Sep 28, 2019
Marathon Greenville, SC Jul 13, 2019 4:50:20
Half Marathon Greenville, SC May 18, 2019 2:19:22
5K Greenville, SC Jan 19, 2019 30:11
Half Marathon Boulder City, NV Nov 22, 2018 2:36:53
10K Charleston, SC Apr 1, 2017 1:15:00

My Raves

The expo and packet pick up was very well organized and easy to get in and out of. We utilized the shuttles to get to the start line and back … MORE

The expo and packet pick up was very well organized and easy to get in and out of. We utilized the shuttles to get to the start line and back and that also was a very smooth operation. It is a VERY early start as we had to be at the shuttle pick up at 4am, but that gave us plenty of time to warm up and use the porta-johns prior to race start at 6am. There were plenty of porta-johns at both the start and along the course. Since we were there so early we were able to use them without waiting. The course itself was nice I did the north course which the race info said went past the NASA assembly building or something like that. I never saw it. The course to me seemed to be out and back on one long residential street that ran along the Indian River. It started out very dark. Once we got out of the starting area and onto the main course it was surprisingly dark. I was surprised by that but there were some street lights etc so it wasn’t pitch black and the sun came up within the fist 30 minutes. The sunrise was on our backs which I couldn’t help but think might have been planned that way. There was plenty to see on the water between the birds, boats, and people. A lot of the homes along the course had people out cheering and some had set up makeshift aid stands with freeze pops water and even one had mimosas! The crowd support was great! The aid stations were frequent and well manned. I did not like the 6am start, but considering it is Flordia and was 70 and 90% humidity at 6am I was grateful that it started early enough to finish before the heat and humidity became too much. The after party was also amazing they had scrambled eggs, mac and cheese, chocolate milk and beer in addition to regular stuff like bananas and water. Overall, I would highly recommend this race. It is run like a well oiled machine, and since the race is Thanksgiving weekend it’s a perfect opportunity for a “Race-cation” lots of stuff to see and do in the area. Oh and I almost forgot the medal is HUGE and awesome and the shirt is very cool.

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This was the 50th anniversary race, so the shirts and medals were themed around 50. The course has been changed to an out and back along the swamp rabbit trail. … MORE

This was the 50th anniversary race, so the shirts and medals were themed around 50. The course has been changed to an out and back along the swamp rabbit trail. This change eliminated most of the hills from the previous course. That was the one positive in my mind. With the out and back the mile markers were very wonky we were seeing mile markers for mile 4 at mile like 2.75 and mile 10 at mile 4. It was a little confusing for a lot of runners. Being that the entire race was on the trail, the over all course was a lot more crowded since the trail is 6-8 feet wide as opposed to a street and you had to be careful to stay out of the way of other racers who had already turned around and were coming back. Made for tricky navigation at some points. There were plenty of water stations through out and cops were out to hold traffic where the trail crossed over roads. No real crowd support as most of the time you are in the “woods”. For Full Disclosure: my review of the scenery/trail etc could be biased due to the fact I was attacked and stung by wasps 5 times just after mile 4 so I was not in the most pleasant mood nor did I do much observing of my surroundings since I was fighting in my pain cave to finish the course.

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This is my 2nd time running this race. I liked it so much I came back and brought a friend. We actually ran the double pump which is the 5k … MORE

This is my 2nd time running this race. I liked it so much I came back and brought a friend. We actually ran the double pump which is the 5k and the 10K. They made some changes to the way they run this for those of us doing the double pump. Previously it was like two separate races the 10K started 1 hour after the 5K so plenty of time to run the 5k and get to the 10K start. This year they put the 10K start only 30 minutes after the 5k start enabling people to treat it more like a 15K if you were doing both. I especially liked that they kept the 2 race feel of it by stopping your time on the chip when you crossed the 5k finish line and then restarting it when you crossed the 10k starting line-which is about a block apart and on a different street so you can funnel out to the 10K start line without going through all the finish area crowds. This also enabled those of us who wanted a break between the two to be able to have an area to stretch, porta-potties etc. without it affecting our overall race time. Only thing I would have made different would be to have some water available between the end of the 5k and start of the 10k. Otherwise everything was great and well organized as it was before. The bridge is tough but the vibe is fun and its Savannah plenty of post race fun to be had!! Plan to stay for the whole weekend!

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This Half marathon is extremely well organized and supported by the local sports council and community. I came from out of town to run. I am slightly familiar with the … MORE

This Half marathon is extremely well organized and supported by the local sports council and community. I came from out of town to run. I am slightly familiar with the downtown Augusta area since my husband has been working there and I’ve made several weekend visits to the area. So, I was not expecting such a good experience. I live in a much larger metropolitan area and there were several surprises at this race that I have not experienced at my local races. The packet pick up was easy to get to and fast in and out vendors were good. My first surprise was receiving my bib with my first name on it! Race morning was easy peasy with plenty of close parking and start/finish area was easy to find. Plenty of porto-pots and some indoor bathrooms as well. The race had several pace groups as well and that was also a pleasant surprise my first half that had pacers. Started right on time. The course does not offer much to look at as most of it is through residential areas. The second half has a little more scenery and there is a stretch along a river that is pretty. The blue mile was probably the best surprise. I knew it was coming and looked forward to it the whole race but it was my first time seeing one and it was just awe inspiring. The crowd support at that point was huge and really boosted my spirits at just the right time. Overall there were ample aid stations (approximately every two miles) and great crowd support at the aid stations. There were a few spectators throughout the course but most were clustered around the aid stations also there were porto-potties at each aid station which is nice. The race volunteers were friendly, helpful and numerous. There is a fairly long hill that was challenging from miles 4.5-7 also it tricks you as you think you’re at the top recover for a few minutes to get to another climb! The finish line and area were adequately supplied with orange slices, cookies, mini muffins, granola bars and water. The medal was nice and so is the long sleeved race shirt. They said something about an after party but it was too cold, and I didn’t stick around. All I wanted was to get to my hot shower! I would definitely do this race again.

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I ran the double pump which is the 5k followed by the 10K so 3 total trips over the Bridge. They claim it is the toughest bridge in the South. … MORE

I ran the double pump which is the 5k followed by the 10K so 3 total trips over the Bridge. They claim it is the toughest bridge in the South. I was skeptical before and I still am. It was definitely a challenge. I believe the climb up and around the on ramps to the bridge is steeper than the Cooper River Bridge (in Charleston, SC) but I think the overall climb at Cooper River is longer. But it was a great view and definitely worth it. The double pump medal is massive!! I was so surprised when I saw it at the expo the pictures online did it no justice. I loved that! Everything was very organized. I rolled in to pick up my packet right at 5pm and was able to get it within 5 minutes. There were many vendors and they were giving “samples” of Michelob. The starting line trolleys were perfect and I was able to walk from our hotel to the trolley pick up point in about 10 minutes. Took the Trolley to the starting line for the 5K and there were plenty of porta-potties. The starting line had runners and walkers separated so that was good. The only thing I would improve on was better signage to show where the 10K start line was. After finishing the 5K we had to walk to the 10K Start line which I knew from studying the course maps was only a block or so away. I just didn’t know which way it was and about everyone I asked wasn’t sure either. So an arrow sign at the double pump exit from the 5K would have been really helpful. Overall I loved this race and had such a good time exploring Savannah. I would definitely plan to make this a weekend trip if you come to do the race.

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The course started and ended at Flour field (local baseball stadium) and wound through many of the older neighborhoods in downtown Greenville. There were many turns to keep you on … MORE

The course started and ended at Flour field (local baseball stadium) and wound through many of the older neighborhoods in downtown Greenville. There were many turns to keep you on your toes, and lots of the neighborhood folks were out cheering us on which was great! Since Greenville is in the foothills there were a lot of hills most long and gradual but it made for a really challenging course. Aid stations were great, but I think one was missing between mile 7-12. Finishing on Flour field was really neat, until I realized I had to climb up the stadium steps to get off the field and to the food!

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The idea is simple drink a beer run two miles and repeat! You can compete as an 8 mile relay team or you can compete individually and run all 8 … MORE

The idea is simple drink a beer run two miles and repeat! You can compete as an 8 mile relay team or you can compete individually and run all 8 miles yourself. You are NOT required to drink beer, but if you do you get a 2 minute deduction off your time. Also, you have the option of drinking a carbonated beverage instead of beer to qualify for the time deduction. The course was a trail around a farm and had several hills and the trail was rough. Lots of roots, stumps, rocks, and ruts to dodge. It was my first trail experience so I’m not sure how good a judge I am of that aspect. There was a nice pond and some horses to look at but I honestly spent most of the time looking at the ground making sure I didn’t trip over something. The race was a smaller event and well organized. I love that they give out running socks instead of t-shirts! I have plenty of t-shirts! Since it was a “beerlay” the swag included a coozie too. It was a fun time overall and I would definitely do it again!

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