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Greenville, SC Raving since 2019 Active 3 weeks, 6 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 (18)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Key West, FL Jan 19, 2025
Half Marathon Raleigh, TN TBD
Half Marathon Asheville, NC TBD
Half Marathon Athens, GA TBD
Half Marathon St Charles, ID TBD
Half Marathon Laketown, UT TBD
Half Marathon Cokeville, WY TBD
Half Marathon Bird In Hand, PA TBD
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR TBD
10 Miler Washington, DC 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 (17)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Phoenixville, PA Jul 14, 2024
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 28, 2024 2:23:51
Half Marathon Tryon, NC Nov 18, 2023 2:30:59
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 29, 2023 4:57:00
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

This was my first Rock n Roll race and I had high expectations from what I had heard. I was not disappointed. The packet pick-up and expo were very organized … MORE

This was my first Rock n Roll race and I had high expectations from what I had heard. I was not disappointed. The packet pick-up and expo were very organized and had plenty of space. I don’t usually purchase things at the expo but they totally got me with a race shirt that had my name on it (to be clear the shirts had all participants’ names on them)! So, I bought an expensive tshirt. The start line was easy to find and there were plenty of portapotties at the starting area and throughout the course. The start took about 20 minutes longer than I anticipated. They released the runners coral by coral at 1-minute intervals. I was in coral 17. There are a lot of narrow streets on the course so I understood why they did it that way I just wasn’t prepared for it. The race had a party atmosphere throughout the whole course. There were lots of live bands playing and crowd support was incredible. At one point a homeowner was out spraying runners with his garden hose! The water and food stops seemed to be well placed well marked and well maintained. The volunteers were on top of getting people what they needed. The course does have a lot of hills! The finish area was pretty narrow and crowded. They divided the street into half on one side and marathon on the other side. This seemed unnecessary to me (other than for making it easy for you to get the correct medals) and created quite a crowd approaching the finish which really made it hard for me to sprint to the finish as I had planned. Also, the volunteers should have been set up farther past the finish line to prevent people from getting backed up at the finish line. I literally ran into a guy who had stopped on the timing mat because he was waiting to pick up his medal. So, if there is anything that I would suggest for improvement it would be to move the volunteers with the medals and the water etc father back from the finish line. They were giving away chocolate milk at the finish as well as crackers and bananas. The finish party had a good number of options for food and drinks and also live music. One thing to note about this race that was not clear to us. There is NO parking at the stadium (which is the end of the race). The website said no “free parking” which made me think there was paid parking. Also, cell service sucked at the finish party so if you are meeting people set up a meeting point ahead of time. We just walked about 3 blocks down to a 7-11 and told our ride to pick us up there. The trolley was too expensive for my taste especially when my husband was with us and not running. Over all it was a great experience and I would definitely run another Rock n Roll Race.

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This race is a nice small hometown race in the foothills of North Carolina. There might have been 200 people running the half-maybe. The production was sufficient for the size … MORE

This race is a nice small hometown race in the foothills of North Carolina. There might have been 200 people running the half-maybe. The production was sufficient for the size of the event, I didn’t register in time to guarantee my tshirt size, but I was lucky enough to get one after the race. There were plenty of facilities available. They did have an awesome breakfast after the race. The course wound through beautiful scenic countryside. All the fall colors were out and it was gorgeous to take in. There are a lot of hills both steep and long as well as rolling. The worst was probably around mile 9-10. So, yah it kicked my butt. There were volunteers on the course where they were needed. There were a few times where I was unsure which way to go but found someone to show me at just the right time. There is good crowd support at the end, but otherwise it was just me and the road and the occasional runner, so it felt a lot more like a long run than a race, but it sure was beautiful. That is my kind of running right there.

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The race itself runs like a well oiled machine. Plenty of information about everything you could possibly want to know is on the website. Accessing the start via the metro … MORE

The race itself runs like a well oiled machine. Plenty of information about everything you could possibly want to know is on the website. Accessing the start via the metro is super easy. The finish at the Marine Corps Monument is awesome great photo ops. There are many great views along the course including all the DC monuments and other highlights. The crowd support was phenomenal. They cheered so loud in many points I could not hear my music in my earbuds! This is a race that is worth it for the experience, seeing all the marines serving along the course and the blue mile is very moving. This race is nick named the People’s marathon and it lives up to that name. There were 30k runners participating in the 10k, marathon, and 50k. If you cannot deal with the crowds this is not a race for you. To give you an idea it was past mile 18 before I felt like I could run without fear of running into someone or being run into. Even after that I was still dodging people quite regularly. The vast amount of people was the main thing I did not like about the race. I believe that everything was there to support and accommodate that many people, but racing with that many people is not my preference. Also, I was not mentally prepared for the walk from the finish line to the finish area. After getting my medal I sat by the monument and waited about 25 minutes for my friend to finish the soldiers are quite insistent about moving through the funnel so I began the trek collecting my food box, and jacket along the way. It is probably a half mile walk through the chutes to the finish party area. My feet hurt so badly by then that walking that extra bit seemed so unbearable. Leaving via the metro was also simple but there is nothing like the smell of thousands of marathoners crammed in to the subway… I really felt sorry for the handful of nonrunners who happened to be riding the subway at that time. Overall, I enjoyed my experience and I would recommend this race to anyone, but I will be sticking to smaller races for a while!

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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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