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@SarahS

Columbus, OH Raving since 2018 Active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50K Lakewood, OH Mar 7, 2015 6:20:00
Marathon Columbus, OH 2012 5:03:00
Half Marathon Jackson, MS Feb 24, 2024 3:07:00
5K Longview, WA 2017 29:12

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Past Races (18)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Jackson, MS Feb 24, 2024 3:07:00
Half Marathon Townsend, TN Sep 11, 2021
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD Sep 21, 2019
Marathon Tulsa, OK Dec 9, 2018 6:52:00
Marathon Portland, OR Oct 8, 2017 5:37:00
Marathon Portland, ME Oct 1, 2017 5:35:00
5K Longview, WA 2017 29:12
Marathon Bath, NY Oct 2, 2016
Marathon Traverse City, MI May 28, 2016
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 1, 2016
Marathon Little Rock, AR Dec 19, 2015
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 25, 2015
50K Lakewood, OH Mar 7, 2015 6:20:00
Marathon St. Louis, MO Oct 19, 2014
120 Mile Relay Bruceton Mills, WV Jun 13, 2014
10K Chicago, IL 2013
Marathon Richmond, VA 2012 5:08:00
Marathon Columbus, OH 2012 5:03:00

My Raves

This race was a lot of fun. It was much smaller than I expected, so whoever does their marketing is amazing - I was fooled! I think there were about … MORE

This race was a lot of fun. It was much smaller than I expected, so whoever does their marketing is amazing – I was fooled! I think there were about 2000 runners total, for 5 races (5k, 10k, 1/2, Full and Full Relay). I did the 1/2.
COURSE: The course ran through some really beautiful neighborhoods and by a couple college campuses – It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining. In the neighborhoods, there were several people sitting in the front yards, cheering us on – other than that, I don’t think I saw a single spectator. The course was really well marked for turns/turnarounds for the different races.
MUSIC: There were 2 bands on the entire course. TWO. There was a radio station broadcasting live, but I think they were promoting a business and not the race – they weren’t even playing any music. There was 1 bagpiper, and honestly, I think he just showed up to play because it was nice outside. I dont think he was officially part of the race.
There was water/gatorade every 2 miles and Gu Stations at mile 8ish. Volunteers were great.
EXPO/MEDAL/Post Party: There was no Expo – just a table to pick up your shirt, bib and bag. The medal was great – it was smaller than expected, but it was a cool guitar. The post party was alot of fun. There was a BIG band set up, playing music. It was LIVELY! There was a food truck serving jambalaya and it was so good. There was a tent with post race snacks which was fully stocked.

Overall, I am glad I did it. I was with a friend, so that helped. This would be a tough race to do solo, because the lack of spectators and music. I am SO GLAD I decided to do the Half vs the Full. The weather was so amazing that day, I really think that played into the overall feeling of this race.

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4
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3
SCENERY
4
SWAG
2

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This race was the most challenging race I have done - also my 10th marathon. I did the full marathon, half on the trail and half on the bike path. … MORE

This race was the most challenging race I have done – also my 10th marathon. I did the full marathon, half on the trail and half on the bike path. Both were challenging.
The trail half was first – this was a very technical trail. I was told it wasn’t, so I am either really big sissy or the Oklahoma folks are beast (maybe both!). The trail was tough, rocky and beautiful. There were beautiful sights along the course (if you could look up at all!). And oh my word, the climbs! It was a challenging course! It was so fun (and miserable at the same time!). The first half took my 3hours and 34 mins to complete – my typical half is about 2:15.
As you finish the trail half, you cross the finish line and start out to the bike trail half. There is opportunities to change shoes, socks, clothes, etc. Then you head out for the second half. There is a WONDERFUL down hill to kick start this portion. It’s fairly flat, but some big climbs at mile 21 and 26. The bike paths ran along the Arkansas river and were well maintained and a enjoyable course.
The aid stations – WERE AMAZING! They had french toast, bacon, sausage, every snack you could think of and most importantly amazing volunteers. It was a no-frills race, but the support with incredible.

Medals – GIANT! They call it a double half, so you get 2 medals (13.1 trail + 13.1 road) that fit together. I want to wear BOTH medals everyday. I was humbled by the race. If you are looking for a good challenge, this might be your answer. Small race, about 50 people do the half and half, 300 people total for all 4 races.

Weather was beautiful, course was challenging, support was amazing.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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This race was so fun to do! We lucked out and stayed at the hotel right at the start/finish line! There were staggered starts, but they had volunteers managing the … MORE

This race was so fun to do! We lucked out and stayed at the hotel right at the start/finish line! There were staggered starts, but they had volunteers managing the starts – whatever corral you were in, there was a rope you stood behind. The volunteers walked your group up to the start and each corral had a ‘rope drop moment’ to start the race. Loved that! The marathon course was all through the city and ran over a beautiful bridge. There was one section in a not-so-savory area – that had a foul smell and questionable buildings. However, I think you get that in any big city race. The course was well supported. There were a couple hairpin turns on the course, to ensure the full 26.2 mileage – that would be the only thing I would change.

The finish line was awesome. You actually didn’t get your finisher’s shirt, untill you cross the finish line. I LOVED that. I always think it’s funny to see people wearing race shirts at the race.
Along with the shirt at the finish, you get a medal, a red rose and a grilled cheese. It was amazing!

From my understanding, this race in now under a new management group. But I hope it keeps the same charm!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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