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Belleville, IL Raving since 2018 50 States hopeful/finisher, 100 Half Marathons Club active 2 years ago

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Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 8, 2018 1:36:11
10 Miler Alton, IL Nov 25, 2017 1:17:43
15K St. Louis, MO Dec 10, 2017 1:11:04
10K Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2018 44:01
5K Champaign, IL Apr 27, 2018 21:09
1 Miler St. Louis, MO Aug 19, 2017 6:22

Future Races (9)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
5K Detroit, MI Oct 17, 2020
Half Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 17, 2020
1 Miler Detroit, MI Oct 17, 2020
Half Marathon Charlottesville, VA TBD
Half Marathon Chicago, IL TBD
Half Marathon Independence, MO TBD
Half Marathon Springfield, IL TBD
Marathon Moline, IL TBD
Half Marathon Cocoa, FL TBD

Past Races (54)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE May 3, 2020
10K Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 9, 2020
5K Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 9, 2020
Dopey Challenge (48.6 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 9, 2020
Half Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 7, 2019
5K Tulsa, OK Nov 23, 2019
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 23, 2019
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 13, 2019
10K Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 21, 2019
5K Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 21, 2019
Half Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Sep 21, 2019
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 11, 2019
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 13, 2019
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Apr 13, 2019
Half Marathon Lexington, KY Mar 30, 2019
15K St. Louis, MO Dec 9, 2018
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 3, 2018
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 21, 2018
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 20, 2018
Marathon Peoria, IL Oct 7, 2018
5K Peoria, IL Oct 7, 2018
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Sep 23, 2018
Half Marathon Madison, WI Aug 18, 2018
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 22, 2018
5K Chicago, IL Jul 21, 2018
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Jun 10, 2018
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Jun 2, 2018
5K Kansas City, MO Jun 2, 2018
Half Marathon Chicago, IL May 20, 2018
Half Marathon Washington, MO May 12, 2018 1:47:30
5K Indianapolis, IN May 5, 2018
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 5, 2018 1:42:49
Half Marathon Champaign, IL Apr 28, 2018 1:42:48
5K Champaign, IL Apr 27, 2018 21:09
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 21, 2018 1:46:54
Half Marathon Springfield, MO Apr 14, 2018 1:40:16
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Apr 8, 2018 1:36:11
5K St Louis, MO Apr 8, 2018 22:01
Half Marathon Alton, IL Mar 18, 2018 1:44:11
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Mar 11, 2018 1:38:10
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 4, 2018 1:39:01
10K Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2018 44:01
15K St. Louis, MO Dec 10, 2017 1:11:04
5K St Louis, MO Nov 25, 2017 21:49
10 Miler Alton, IL Nov 25, 2017 1:17:43
Half Marathon Clayton, MO Nov 5, 2017 1:53:30
5K St. Louis, MO Nov 4, 2017 22:32
Half Marathon St Louis, MO Oct 22, 2017 1:53:08
Half Marathon St. Louis, MO Oct 15, 2017 1:44:44
5K St. Louis, MO Oct 15, 2017 22:08
Half Marathon St. Charles, MO Oct 1, 2017 1:45:07
5K St. Louis, MO Aug 19, 2017 23:29
1 Miler St. Louis, MO Aug 19, 2017 6:22
5K Kirkwood, MO Jun 18, 2017 22:32

My Raves

This course is hilly. And not the rolling hills you’d see races describe hills. You’ve been warned. Still managed to finish sub-2. If you pace yourself going up & down … MORE

This course is hilly. And not the rolling hills you’d see races describe hills. You’ve been warned. Still managed to finish sub-2. If you pace yourself going up & down those hills, you’ll be fine. It was also warm & humid.

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Race is the kickoff event for the Indy 500 that occurs annually at the end of may. Included was a lap (2.5 miles) around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That lap … MORE

Race is the kickoff event for the Indy 500 that occurs annually at the end of may. Included was a lap (2.5 miles) around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That lap was exciting & emotional. It included a Gold Mile which honors & remembers fallen service members from Indiana. I had a lump in my throat while slowing down to look at each member’s bio picture. It was a very touching way to remember their sacrifices they made to this country & their family.

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Medals were great along with the I-Challenge medal (5K+Half; 5K+Full; 5K+10K). Same with the 5K, race ended at Memorial Stadium. It was neat to watch yourself coming across the finish … MORE

Medals were great along with the I-Challenge medal (5K+Half; 5K+Full; 5K+10K). Same with the 5K, race ended at Memorial Stadium. It was neat to watch yourself coming across the finish line on the big screen. The cheer squad around the course was great! On-course music was nice to hear every 2 or 3 miles which made the race go a little faster 🙂

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Crowd throughout downtown Champaign was amazing. It was never quiet, music was not needed lol. Wished the corrals were bigger as they squeezed 5000+ runner on a somewhat wide street. … MORE

Crowd throughout downtown Champaign was amazing. It was never quiet, music was not needed lol. Wished the corrals were bigger as they squeezed 5000+ runner on a somewhat wide street. Corral A probably could be split into two (Corral A was estimated finish time 25:00 or less) and it was quite packed even 30 minutes prior to race starting. I made a mad dash once the buzzer went off to get out of the crowd. Finish line was awesome; we finished at Memorial Stadium Football Field, University of Illinois.

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Between this race & Little Rock, it’s a close call to which one was more fun 😄 Crowd support was fantastic. They had amazing post race food spread cause I’m … MORE

Between this race & Little Rock, it’s a close call to which one was more fun 😄 Crowd support was fantastic. They had amazing post race food spread cause I’m all about that food life 🤣😋 There was a garage band playing some post-race music (they played in the parking garage = garage band lol). The start of race was a surprise. The start gun went off like 2 seconds after the national anthem singer finished. No countdown, nothing lol. It went off & it was go time! Many hills throughout the race, about 1 for each mile from mile 4 until 9. One of them I nicknamed semi-heartbreak hill (from Boston, not that I know what that hills like, one day) cause it was a steep one between mile 4 & 5. The finisher’s medal is definitely one of the prettiest & unique and I like that the glitter is sealed in. None of that glitterfetti mess lol. Temps & wind were perfect today! If you need to mark Kansas off your list of states, choose this one! They also have the marathon & 10K option as well as a kids’ munchkin fun run.

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Huge rose gold finisher’s medal. Picture on website did not do it justice. Way better in person. Overall race experience was great from pre-race warmup from Orangetheory to post-race booths … MORE

Huge rose gold finisher’s medal. Picture on website did not do it justice. Way better in person. Overall race experience was great from pre-race warmup from Orangetheory to post-race booths and food. Course was fairly flat with a few rolling hills. Awesome atmosphere with ample cheering throughout the course.

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Awesome! Great area for 5K. It was a cold April morning. Besides the weather it was a fantastic race with good snacks at the end. It was the start of … MORE

Awesome! Great area for 5K. It was a cold April morning. Besides the weather it was a fantastic race with good snacks at the end. It was the start of the Go short, go long Challenge (5K + half marathon or marathon in the same weekend)

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Overall great race from start to finish. I’ve completed a few races around St. Louis and this was the best as far as where it started & ended. Enjoyed going … MORE

Overall great race from start to finish. I’ve completed a few races around St. Louis and this was the best as far as where it started & ended. Enjoyed going over 2 bridges taking you into Illinois and back and going through St. Louis. The rolling incline on the course was challenging. Definitely not a super flat course but I was still able to make a new PR! The medals are great! I collected 4 total from the weekend. I ran the 5K on Saturday for the GO! Short, GO! Long Challenge and this half marathon is the start of the Run Across Missouri Series and received the first out of series of 3 medals. Which once I complete the entire series, the medals put together will make a state map of Missouri. Pretty neat! The only drawback was I wish the gear check was closer to the finish line. Walking another 2 blocks past the post race party area was a little inconvenient. It would’ve been nice to have a tent set up for gear check in that area. Overall great race!

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It was neat to run on the racetrack. I did the 1-mile & 5K challenge. The medals were the same for both races & you get a souvenir glass for MORE

It was neat to run on the racetrack. I did the 1-mile & 5K challenge. The medals were the same for both races & you get a souvenir glass for completion.

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