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@todd17406

York, PA Raving since 2018 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 13 hours, 22 minutes ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC 2012 3:28:07

Future Races (5)

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Marathon Spearfish, SD Sep 11, 2022
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 9, 2022
Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 3, 2022
Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 15, 2023
Marathon St. Petersburg, FL Feb 12, 2023

Past Races (40)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Jun 11, 2022 4:08:41
Marathon Eustis, ME May 15, 2022 3:41:24
Marathon Eau Claire, WI May 1, 2022 3:46:10
Marathon Lexington, KY Apr 9, 2022 3:48:50
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 6, 2022 3:56:15
Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 13, 2021 3:54:08
Marathon Bath, NY Oct 3, 2021 3:39:06
Marathon Washington Crossing, PA Sep 12, 2021 3:52:00
Marathon Heber City, UT Apr 30, 2021 3:47:54
Marathon Washington Crossing, PA Oct 31, 2020 3:53:00
Marathon Huntsville, AL Dec 14, 2019 3:55:00
Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 12, 2019 3:47:26
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jul 28, 2019 3:30:27
Marathon Providence, RI May 5, 2019 3:55:00
Marathon Lafayette, LA Mar 10, 2019 4:07:30
Marathon Rehoboth, DE Dec 8, 2018 3:53:11
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 4, 2018 4:33:00
Marathon Gilsum, NH Sep 30, 2018 3:36:15
Marathon Bennington, VT May 20, 2018 3:53:00
Marathon Carmel, IN Mar 31, 2018 3:35:00
Marathon Pine Mountain, GA Jan 27, 2018 3:48:00
Marathon Huntington, WV Nov 5, 2017 3:37:57
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 17, 2017 3:44:00
Marathon Erie, PA Sep 11, 2016 3:36:00
Marathon Pocono Summit, PA May 17, 2015 3:35:00
Marathon Sea Isle City, NJ Mar 29, 2015 3:29:41
Marathon Allentown, PA Sep 8, 2013 3:31:15
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 15, 2013 3:33:00
Marathon Pocono Summit, PA 2013 3:43:00
Marathon Wellsboro, PA 2013 4:54:00
Marathon Jonas Ridge, NC 2012 3:38:00
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC 2012 3:28:07
Marathon Gettysburg, PA 2011 3:54:00
Marathon Pocono Summit, PA 2010 3:38:00
Marathon Athens, OH 2010 3:44:00
Marathon Pocono Summit, PA 2009 3:31:31
Marathon Frederick, MD 2008 4:15:00
Marathon Sparks Glencoe, MD 2008 3:45:00
Marathon Frederick, MD 2007 3:55:00
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 1, 2006 4:36:00

My Raves

This group, (Uber Endurance) really puts on a quality event at beautiful Pennypack Park in North Philly. They are very honest on their website about the course. "Is this a … MORE

This group, (Uber Endurance) really puts on a quality event at beautiful Pennypack Park in North Philly. They are very honest on their website about the course. “Is this a BQ course? Hell No!” it’s June in humid Pennsylvania. It’s a 13 mile Half that you do twice for the Full. The course is mostly a bike path that meanders along the Pennypack Creek, which is very scenic. There are a bunch of short but steep rolling hills that along with the humidity, eventually take its toll. I used this marathon as a long training run, so very glad I wasn’t shooting for a specific time. Their pre race communication was spot on. Packet pickup was a breeze. Great volunteers with ample gatoraide and water every 2 miles. Very inexpensive $65 marathon with nice swag. 2022 was a stylish full zip long sleeve tech shirt. Medals are very stylish. Age group award was a really cool ‘German Weather House’. To top it off, the award presentation was at the nearby (free shuttle there) German club, where we were treated with a performance of the German Almrausch dance group while sipping our free post race beer. Definitely a unique experience, but not a race if you’re looking for a fast time.

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Getting there is the first part! Located in western Maine, the closest airport is Bangor, which is still a 2-hour drive, so better plan on traveling most of a day, … MORE

Getting there is the first part! Located in western Maine, the closest airport is Bangor, which is still a 2-hour drive, so better plan on traveling most of a day, unless you’re somewhat local of course. Good website describes the course accurately. It is a fast course overall. The climbs from mile 8 to 10.5 were more difficult than I expected. This may have been due to the weather though. We had 60 degrees and extreme humidity in 2022.
The course is scenic, with nice views of the Carrabassett river flowing next to route 27 most of the way. I’ve eyed Sugarloaf for quite a few years and am glad to have done it for Maine. There was no expo or course photographers, which I was perfectly content with! The overall production was handled very well. I did the Pasta dinner and enjoyed it. The RD and staff and course volunteers were awesome. Now for the negatives….. the mile markers were short, which normally isn’t a big deal for me, but if you’re trying to run a specific time, it would be nice to count on them being accurate. Because most of them were off, the last .2 was closer to .4. Running on the local country highway wasn’t bad early Sunday morning, but by about the 3 hour point, traffic picked up…..I’m just not a fan of running with automobiles. Not much the organizers can do about this, I’m just sharing for information. Same with this last point…. there was a fair amount of road camber…. I spent a fair amount of time navigating around it, but there are sections you just have to live with it.

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Pros- very good pre-race communication. Packet Pickup easy and well organized. It was outside in a park setting and the weather was raw, rainy and windy, so felt for the … MORE

Pros- very good pre-race communication. Packet Pickup easy and well organized. It was outside in a park setting and the weather was raw, rainy and windy, so felt for the volunteers. Enjoyed the course (apparently there were some changes this year. ‘2022’) . Course: even though there were two challenging climbs at 13 then 16 , runners are rewarded with a nice net downhill from 17-26.2. Because of this, I’d rank it as an overall fast type of marathon. Cons- not important to me, but swag was the bare minimum… a single T-shirt, plus the finisher medal.Awards: don’t know if they had any? If so, I never found them, but 47 degrees and rain, post 26.2 miles, will limit the search . I spoke with another runner who didn’t find the results area either. Overall though, happy with this one for Wisconsin.

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RD puts serious effort into prerace email communication. Nice way to click Kentucky off the state list as this is a small event with plenty of local hotels, easy packet … MORE

RD puts serious effort into prerace email communication. Nice way to click Kentucky off the state list as this is a small event with plenty of local hotels, easy packet Pickup and stress free logistics. Course is basically a series of small rolling hills. Not much flat, but no killer hills either. If you’re a flat lander, you definitely need to find some rolling hills to train on or set your treadmill to 2 or 3%. In 2022, we had a freak weather system roll through that brought snow and sleet! Well supported course with aid stations and port o pots about every 1.75 miles.

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Unfortunately, the 20th anniversary Marathon brought along the warmest recorded race day temperatures in it's history. A muggy 72 to 78 degrees welcomed the Marathoners this year. Besides the weather … MORE

Unfortunately, the 20th anniversary Marathon brought along the warmest recorded race day temperatures in it’s history. A muggy 72 to 78 degrees welcomed the Marathoners this year. Besides the weather though, it is very obvious that this event is extremely important to Little Rock. There are a lot of talented people involved and the result is a very thoroughly well run event.
Pros: Event organization is top notch.
Warm Convention center available at start/finish.
Race Medal is unbelievably HUGE!
Cons: considerable hills on 2nd half of course. (May have seemed worse due to the temp being a muggy 75 in the beginning of March) Normal temps are 50s, so we had a bad luck weather year.

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For a midsize event (roughly 3600 marathoners), I was very impressed with the excitement and engagement of the Crowd! With all of the bands and music along the way, it … MORE

For a midsize event (roughly 3600 marathoners), I was very impressed with the excitement and engagement of the Crowd! With all of the bands and music along the way, it felt like a party, which is why my Title is “Mini Boston”! Top notch communication from Staff. Everything was very well coordinated, from Packet pickup to the finish festival! I didn’t feel there were any serious climbs on this course. If you pace properly and you’re ok at mile 21, you are primarily descending the last 5 miles. There are a few rollers, but it’s a nice fast finish. You certainly can’t go wrong my choosing Richmond as your VA marathon.

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Hard to add to what's been shared over the years here. Great communication and organization. Smallish expo, but very cool that it's in the Corning Museum of Glass. Definitely worth … MORE

Hard to add to what’s been shared over the years here. Great communication and organization. Smallish expo, but very cool that it’s in the Corning Museum of Glass. Definitely worth a tour while you’re there. Very fortunate they have several warm maintenance buildings to gather in pre-race as 2021 had Rainy conditions for most of the day. Definitely a PR/BQ type of course if you’ve done the requisite training. Wonderful food options at the finish. Overall top notch Marathon. Would repeat it if not going after the 50.

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For the 2nd year in a row, I used this Marathon as a long training run, as I live relatively close. It's billed as a last chance BQ course and … MORE

For the 2nd year in a row, I used this Marathon as a long training run, as I live relatively close. It’s billed as a last chance BQ course and this is definitely true. It is pancake flat with a forgiving crushed stone surface that runs along an old Canal Tow Path along the Delaware River. Scenic, but repetitive as it is a double out n back.

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My first Revel Marathon and they seem very organized and prepared with race communication/Packet Pickup/Shuttle service/post race food, so hats off for that. Also appreciate them putting a Covid-safe race … MORE

My first Revel Marathon and they seem very organized and prepared with race communication/Packet Pickup/Shuttle service/post race food, so hats off for that. Also appreciate them putting a Covid-safe race together with proper distancing and masks when there doesn’t seem to be much else available in the spring of 2021. Fast course but altitude (8000ft) and 2300 foot descent took its toll on me! I live near sea level so don’t really have a way to practice long descent runs and this one really tore my quads up! Wasatch mountains are beautiful, but the course is open to vehicle traffic (many 18-wheelers) which detracts from the enjoyment of the run. They had it coned very safely, its just a bummer to run with traffic the whole way. Things to see: visit the Homestead Crater and soak in the 95 degree natural hot springs! Great to do after a Marathon! Visit the Olympic training facility in Park City and take the guided tour of the Olympic Ski jumping and bob sled courses. Very worthwhile and interesting!

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I was very impressed with Race Director Pat's emphasis on safety and social distancing during this event in 2020. It was delayed from Sep 13 to Oct 31. Very obvious … MORE

I was very impressed with Race Director Pat’s emphasis on safety and social distancing during this event in 2020. It was delayed from Sep 13 to Oct 31. Very obvious a lot of effort was put into having hands-free water distribution and having Bib numbers ordered by expected finish times. Anyway, the race itself is very flat and very fast. Very scenic running along the Delaware river on one side and the Canal on the other. Only bummer is that it’s a double out n back, so it is a little repetitive.

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Huntsville, Alabama, aka the "Rocket City" is a really cool place to visit. The NASA Space & Rocket museum itself is worth spending a day. Besides that, the course is … MORE

Huntsville, Alabama, aka the “Rocket City” is a really cool place to visit. The NASA Space & Rocket museum itself is worth spending a day. Besides that, the course is fast and temps are perfect for marathoning in mid December. Very well organized throughout. Can’t think of one area they really could’ve improved on. Usually, great SWAG. For 2019 we received a surprise 1/4 zip Marathon running jacket! Highly recommended if you’re looking to check Alabama off your State list!

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Very nice way to click CT off your state list. Pros: fast course Very well supported with Police at every major intersection. Ample (almost too many) aid stations with Nuun … MORE

Very nice way to click CT off your state list.
Pros: fast course
Very well supported with Police at every major intersection.
Ample (almost too many) aid stations with Nuun and Water
Very organized from registration, packet pickup, and post party.
Cons: just a few….I normally run in the 3:30s. My friend in the 3:20s and we were forced to start with the 10 minute mile group because they had our starting stage area roped off unless you had a ‘B’ on your bib? Kinda frustrating and unnecessarily crowded at start because of this.
Felt the finishing food was a little lacking. Loved the Hot Rice cups and Sam Adams stand though! Overall a very nice experience and a good way to click CT off your state list!

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Simply Gorgeous course. Running through the Washington Pines, through a 2.5 mile tunnel, over bridges with views of gorges and waterfalls and rock faces. I almost stumbled twice admiring the … MORE

Simply Gorgeous course. Running through the Washington Pines, through a 2.5 mile tunnel, over bridges with views of gorges and waterfalls and rock faces. I almost stumbled twice admiring the scenery. 2000 foot slow descent on dirt packed/stone road leads to very fast times without Quad soreness normally associated with large descent type courses.

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Providence is a cool city to visit for the weekend. Start/Finish is in the heart of the city, near the beautiful Capital building. I did a Airbnb in town cause … MORE

Providence is a cool city to visit for the weekend. Start/Finish is in the heart of the city, near the beautiful Capital building. I did a Airbnb in town cause I hate paying $200/night at the Host Hotels. Ample parking near the start. Reasonably fast course. One nice long climb from mile 5.5 to 6, and a shorter steeper climb around mile 23, but the rest is very manageable. Scenic running along the Providence River and Bay. Packet pickup is easy, not much of an expo, which certainly doesn’t bother me. Very impressed with the local crowd support in the RAIN. Ample water stops and friendly volunteers. Local Police/fire police/crossing guards well established at all important intersections.

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Lafayette is a town that knows how to enjoy life. It is alive with music, art and food festivals. The 2019 Marathon was kinda small...161 finishers, but this lead to … MORE

Lafayette is a town that knows how to enjoy life. It is alive with music, art and food festivals. The 2019 Marathon was kinda small…161 finishers, but this lead to very easy packet pickup and Start/Finish line logistics. Course itself is flat. Kinda non descript. It runs through town, then suburban areas with some really nice homes. Water stops every 1.5 miles, which is smart for swampy weather of 75 degrees and 70% humidity.

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I just read SlowJuan's magnificent review from 2019, so the best I can do is refer you to his Review! My quick summary: Gorgeous, fast course with ideal running temps. … MORE

I just read SlowJuan’s magnificent review from 2019, so the best I can do is refer you to his Review! My quick summary: Gorgeous, fast course with ideal running temps. Top notch after Race party as well. If not going after the 50 states, this is one I’d repeat!

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Largest Marathon in the world. Largest and best expo in the world. 120 countries participate giving an Olympics feel of international unity. 2.5 million screaming spectators. 300 bands. I know … MORE

Largest Marathon in the world. Largest and best expo in the world. 120 countries participate giving an Olympics feel of international unity. 2.5 million screaming spectators. 300 bands. I know it’s not for everybody, but it is truly an amazing event to participate in. So cool to run through all 5 boroughs and finish in Central Park. Water stops every mile lead to lots of congestion with 52000 runners.

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It's very obvious this Marathon means a lot to the folks of Keene NH and the Keene NH Rotary Club, who put on the race. From the pasta meal (we … MORE

It’s very obvious this Marathon means a lot to the folks of Keene NH and the Keene NH Rotary Club, who put on the race. From the pasta meal (we had Amby Burfoot as guest speaker in 2018) to the course logistics, everything was well thought out. The first 16 miles or so are run in the NH Autumn woods, running beside a babbling stream. The last 10 are kinda standard fare, but the folks of Keene really come out and support the runners. Very organized water stations and positive people along the way. This can be a fast course, but has its share of climbs as well. (Especially the steep short hills in the Cemetary just before mile 23). The local hotels are kinda pricey, so we stayed at an air-bnb right outside of town. Only negative to me was that the 1/2 marathoners course kept joining and leaving the ‘full’ course so I was forced to pass the same groups of people 4 or 5 times. Found this mentally challenging as you’re trying your damndest to keep pace the last 5 miles and you keep passing the same 1/2 marathon walkers and joggers spread 3 wide. Overall, I’m so glad I did Demar for my NH marathon! Great opportunity to learn about this amazing Man. (Google Clarence DeMar)

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My 20th Marathon and absolutely the flattest I've ever run! Because of this, recommend training on long flat stretches if possible. I did BQ, along with over 30% of other … MORE

My 20th Marathon and absolutely the flattest I’ve ever run! Because of this, recommend training on long flat stretches if possible. I did BQ, along with over 30% of other runners. Because it’s the last weekend to BQ prior to Boston registration, there are a bunch of BQ hopefuls to run with, which I found helpful. You can tell this race is put on by a running club. Easy packet pickup, aid stations stocked with the right stuff and great volunteers. Very good swag. Pretty course, but only gave 3 shoes for ‘course scenery’ because the view of Lake Erie is covered by trees for most of the course. Only negative is that this area can get humid around the Lake, so keep an eye on this and maybe relax a little in the first half.

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Nothing beats writing a review 9 years after the race! Especially when it doesn't exist any longer. It is a flattish fast type of course with some interesting trail sections … MORE

Nothing beats writing a review 9 years after the race! Especially when it doesn’t exist any longer. It is a flattish fast type of course with some interesting trail sections along the Lehigh river. I wasn’t prepared for as many tree roots though…I actually had a nasty fall….but no injuries. Unfortunately, very humid day caused many to struggle. I was trying to BQ and did a 3:31:15, missing by 75 seconds primarily because the humidity got to me the last several miles. Actually, I don’t remember much of the last 20 minutes. Ended up in a Med tent with an IV bag…..replacing electrolytes! All good by about 1/2 the bag though! Our hotel had a false fire alarm at 1215 in the morning…..so they evacuated all guests. Wonderful seeing 80 + folks sleep walking in their PJs! Shoulda been a sign of things to come! Parking was a nightmare…..fortunately, I had a friend that was able to drop me off and leave.

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Pros: Definitely one to have on your bucket list. Surprised at the number of amputees running. Emotional. Inpirational. Very nice course Cons: Just the logistics of getting in and out … MORE

Pros: Definitely one to have on your bucket list. Surprised at the number of amputees running. Emotional. Inpirational. Very nice course
Cons: Just the logistics of getting in and out of DC. Prepared to wait and be frustrated.

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