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@SkylaneVal

Leander, TX Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 4 days, 13 hours ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Chicago, IL May 21, 2023 1:38:58

Future Races (95)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE Oct 27, 2024
Half Marathon Lawrence, KS Nov 3, 2024
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Feb 23, 2025
Half Marathon North Bend, WA 2025
Half Marathon Charlottesville, VA 2025
Half Marathon Joplin, MO 2025
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR 2025
Half Marathon Madison, WI 2026
Half Marathon Sedona, AZ 2026
Half Marathon Two Harbors, MN 2026
Half Marathon Athens, GA 2026
Half Marathon Kiawah Island, SC 2027
Half Marathon Deadwood, SD 2027
Half Marathon Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 2027
Half Marathon Fargo, ND 2027
Half Marathon Atlantic City, NJ 2028
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR 2028
Half Marathon Baltimore, MD 2028
Half Marathon Kailua-Kona, HI TBD
Half Marathon Newport, RI TBD
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK TBD
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK TBD
Half Marathon Boston, MA TBD
Half Marathon Springfield, MO TBD
14 Miler White Sands, NM TBD
Half Marathon Monterey, CA TBD
Half Marathon Bird In Hand, PA TBD
Half Marathon Boston, MA TBD
Half Marathon Falmouth, MA TBD
Half Marathon Fort Oglethorpe, GA TBD
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH TBD
Half Marathon Gilsum, NH TBD
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE TBD
Half Marathon Coeur d'Alene, ID TBD
Half Marathon Hood River, OR TBD
Half Marathon South Pomfret, VT TBD
Half Marathon Johnston, IA TBD
Half Marathon Wilmington, DE TBD
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Half Marathon Detroit, MI TBD
Half Marathon Eau Claire, WI TBD
Half Marathon Boise, ID TBD
Half Marathon Frederick, MD TBD
Half Marathon Atlanta, GA TBD
Half Marathon Kiowa, MT TBD
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA TBD
Half Marathon Grand Rapids, MI TBD
Half Marathon Wilson, WY TBD
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM TBD
Half Marathon Townsend, TN TBD
Half Marathon Milford, CT TBD
Half Marathon Hartford, CT TBD
1st Half Marathon South Williamson, KY TBD
Half Marathon Lake Havasu City, AZ TBD
Half Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA TBD
Half Marathon Kellogg, ID TBD
Half Marathon Teton Village, WY TBD
Half Marathon Koloa, HI TBD
Half Marathon Louisville, KY TBD
Half Marathon Page, AZ TBD
Half Marathon Laughlin, NV TBD
Half Marathon St. Charles, MO TBD
Half Marathon Medora, ND TBD
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT TBD
Half Marathon Madison, WI TBD
Half Marathon Mankato, MN TBD
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA TBD
Half Marathon Huntington, WV TBD
Half Marathon Lahaina, HI TBD
Half Marathon Missoula, MT TBD
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME TBD
Half Marathon Ashford, WA TBD
Half Marathon Hermosa, SD TBD
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC TBD
Half Marathon Mystic, CT TBD
Half Marathon New York City, NY TBD
Half Marathon Calistoga, CA TBD
Half Marathon Newport, RI TBD
Half Marathon Ocean City, NJ TBD
Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA TBD
Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA TBD
Half Marathon Craig, AK TBD
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE TBD
Half Marathon Richmond, VA TBD
Half Marathon Crazy Horse, SD TBD
Half Marathon Lexington, KY TBD
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA TBD
Half Marathon Portland, ME TBD
Half Marathon Hampton, NH TBD
Half Marathon St. George, UT TBD
Half Marathon Hot Springs, AR TBD
Half Marathon Memphis, TN TBD
Half Marathon Bath, NY TBD
Half Marathon Oakhurst, CA TBD
Half Marathon Springdale, UT TBD

Past Races (12)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 4, 2024 1:39:04
Half Marathon Stillwater, OK Mar 2, 2024 1:44:13
Half Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 13, 2024 1:40:20
Half Marathon Biloxi, MS Dec 10, 2023 1:42:32
Half Marathon Fort Collins, CO Oct 14, 2023 1:42:41
Half Marathon Chicago, IL May 21, 2023 1:38:58
Back Half Marathon Huntsville, AL Dec 11, 2022 1:50:23
Half Marathon Austin, TX Jan 23, 2022 1:40:45
Half Marathon Austin, TX 2014
5K Kitty Hawk, NC 2013
Half Marathon Kitty Hawk, NC 2013
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2013 2:20:17

My Raves

The Indy Mini is a popular race for a reason. The course is very flat and there was lots of support along the course with water and gatorade. The community … MORE

The Indy Mini is a popular race for a reason. The course is very flat and there was lots of support along the course with water and gatorade. The community does a great job supporting the race with entertainment along the way. I enjoyed that the entertainment wasn’t just musicians, but also cheerleaders, cloggers, and even a robotics club.

To and from the Speedway was not the most scenic, but it’s iconic to be able to run a lap of the track. It really puts the size of the track in perspective when running it.

Nice medal, long sleeved shirt, and hat. The Expo was also one of the better ones I’ve attended in a long time.

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I chose to run this race for my Oklahoma half marathon because I graduated from Oklahoma State University. It was fun to run through campus, by my old apartment, and … MORE

I chose to run this race for my Oklahoma half marathon because I graduated from Oklahoma State University. It was fun to run through campus, by my old apartment, and around Boomer Lake. The course has some sneaky hills and since it is Oklahoma, it may be windy!

The volunteers were very friendly and they had several water stops. My biggest complaint is that there were not bathrooms where the pre-race materials said there would be. There were several port-a-potties at the start (plenty for the size of the race) and the existing bathrooms at Boomer Lake (though at least one of those said “closed for the season”). Other than that, I didn’t see any port-a-potties on course. I passed by the options at the lake because there was supposed to be an option at mile 9 but when I asked the volunteer at the aid station, he said that the port-a-potty hadn’t been delivered. So my recommendation in the future is more bathroom options or at least to tell participants that there are not any available.

Otherwise nice, small race.

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I recommend this race. The support along the course is great. Every time I wondered when there would be another aid station, one was there. I’d guess roughly every mile. … MORE

I recommend this race. The support along the course is great. Every time I wondered when there would be another aid station, one was there. I’d guess roughly every mile. Also several people were out cheering, which was great. The course is mostly flat, but with a few mild hills to change things up for your legs. The course goes through LSU and some pretty neighborhoods. My only complaint is that some of the roads were a bit uneven and I almost rolled my ankle a few times. Watching the road gave me something to think about besides being tired, so maybe that shouldn’t be a complaint!

Super nice medal and T-shirt and not a bunch of other stuff that I don’t want in the packet, so that’s a thumbs up from me.

Perfect weather for 2024. In the 40s and not much wind. Great race, thanks to the organizers!

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The race support at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Half is great. They had aid stations at every mile with a couple port-o-potties, water, and power aid. I know they had … MORE

The race support at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Half is great. They had aid stations at every mile with a couple port-o-potties, water, and power aid. I know they had Gu at some stations as well, but I didn’t pay attention to that because I had my own fuel. The medal at the end is really cute as well (a sea turtle).

There is not much in the way of crowd support. Very few people cheering. The course is flat and straight, but this year had a lot of wind, sometimes a headwind to make it challenging. The course also was about 0.1 miles too long. Since it didn’t have any turns, I don’t think my watch was off that much and I saw others talking about it too.

Packet pickup was super smooth. Nice t-shirt and not a lot of junk in the bag that I’m just going to throw away.

Overall, I recommend this race.

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This was a smaller race, but was well organized with enthusiastic volunteers. Packet pickup was a breeze. I was in and out of the store in under 5 minutes. Several … MORE

This was a smaller race, but was well organized with enthusiastic volunteers. Packet pickup was a breeze. I was in and out of the store in under 5 minutes. Several port-a-Johns at the start line. I was a little worried about the race being on a trail because in some places it was narrow, but there were few enough runners that I felt like I could settle into my pace right from the start and I never had problems with crowding. The race has great views and it was especially lovely running through the state park. Some hills in the course, but not too bad.

For swag, we received a long-sleeve tech shirt and medal. At the end of the race, they had pizza, beer, bananas, etc. Great race if you’re looking for something small.

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This course is nice with good views of the city. Because most of it is on the lakeside trail, it gets pretty crowded. It was the worst the first couple … MORE

This course is nice with good views of the city. Because most of it is on the lakeside trail, it gets pretty crowded. It was the worst the first couple miles and then again after the turn around because other runners were on their way out. There was also a bottleneck where the 10k race joined back up.

Packet pickup was also a somewhat disappointing. I waited in line for 75 minutes.

Swag was good. Nice medal, a reusable bag, and shirt. I appreciated that there weren’t a lot of flyers that I would just throw away.

The course is mostly flat, so it’s good for a PR as long as you can get separated from other runners or get with others running your pace.

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This race was well organized. Packet pickup was quick and easy. The start line organization was also good. I did the back half marathon. I didn’t use the shuttle service … MORE

This race was well organized. Packet pickup was quick and easy. The start line organization was also good. I did the back half marathon. I didn’t use the shuttle service to the start line as my husband dropped me off. A plus was that there were real bathrooms at the start, not just port-a-potties. The course was nice with a few rolling hills. I enjoyed running through the Space and Rocket Center, though I didn’t like the short trail run leaving the center as my shoes picked up some rocks that I had to stop and deal with. The botanical gardens were also nice to run through. The rest of the race was mostly through neighborhoods or town. Shoutout to the local police who did a great job closing the streets and dealing with some impatient drivers.

There were regular water stops (I liked that they use reusable cups) that were well spaced and organized to make it clear where to get water and Gatorade. Great food at the end and photos are included!

The race organizers were out and about and super friendly. Highly recommend this race.

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