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@RunFactory

Chicago, IL Raving since 2014 Boston Marathon finisher https://therunfactory.com/ Active 6 years, 6 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    New Leaf Ultra Runs, Flatlanders

  • Rave race:

    UTMB

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Western States 100

  • I run because:

    I like to cover distances on foot.

My Races

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Half Marathon

Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

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Future Races (0)

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Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
100 Miler Sylacauga, AL Nov 1, 2014
24 hr Lisle, IL Jul 18, 2014
50K Crystal Lake, IL Jan 11, 2014
Half Marathon Grand Rapids, MI 2014
30 Miler DeWitt, IL 2012
50K Crystal Lake, IL 2012

My Raves

This was my first attempt at 100 miles, and you never forget your first. With a combination of beautiful scenery, awesome volunteers and gnarly trail, running this was a magical … MORE

This was my first attempt at 100 miles, and you never forget your first. With a combination of beautiful scenery, awesome volunteers and gnarly trail, running this was a magical experience. I definitely recommend it to anyone curious about the 100 mile distance… just be warned: IT IS HARD. Almost half of the participants failed to finish.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
My Report
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Though the course is a monotonous 1 mile loop through a municipal park, this fun 24 hour race offers a bevy of mental and physical challenges. Plenty of day-time heat, … MORE

Though the course is a monotonous 1 mile loop through a municipal park, this fun 24 hour race offers a bevy of mental and physical challenges. Plenty of day-time heat, no shade and a 10pm Friday night start make this race unique on its own, and the smorgasbord of aid station fixins’ and festive course decorations add even more charm. This is an ultra race put on by ultrarunners, so you can be sure that much thought has gone in to every single detail.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5

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When mother nature gets it right, this race offers lots of cold, snow and fun! Rolling hills along this picturesque winter wonderland course will keep different muscle groups competing for … MORE

When mother nature gets it right, this race offers lots of cold, snow and fun! Rolling hills along this picturesque winter wonderland course will keep different muscle groups competing for the burn. Great post-race spread and volunteer support!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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If it snows... a lot... you are in for a BIG challenge. In 2014, when I ran this, there was about 8 inches of snow the night before. It took … MORE

If it snows… a lot… you are in for a BIG challenge. In 2014, when I ran this, there was about 8 inches of snow the night before. It took me longer to run the half-marathon than it usually takes to run a full, that’s how much difficulty the snow added. The other challenge is the 3ish mile loop that you have to keep running (a la the film Groundhog Day), but the post-race spread (great craft brews and homemade chili!) makes all the effort worthwhile. Great volunteers and organization!

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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If you like roller-coaster courses and want to fly down some rugged hills for 30 miles, this is a race for you! Held in the middle of nowhere central Illinois … MORE

If you like roller-coaster courses and want to fly down some rugged hills for 30 miles, this is a race for you! Held in the middle of nowhere central Illinois during the beginning of Spring, this ultra race follows a 10-mile looped course with lots of elevation change, that is sure to make you tired! While considerably hilly for the Midwest, the great views and volunteer support will keep a smile on your face. To me, it seems like the weather will make or break this course. I ran it during a perfect weather year — no rain and no mud. If it’s rainy and cold and sloppy though, it will add many degrees of difficulty.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
3
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SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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This is a great Chicagoland trail ultra race run by seasoned ultrarunning veterans. The playful course has several rollers and the start/finish aid station is stocked with good eats -- … MORE

This is a great Chicagoland trail ultra race run by seasoned ultrarunning veterans. The playful course has several rollers and the start/finish aid station is stocked with good eats — from homemade cookies and cakes to crock pot chilis and taco soup.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
My Report
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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