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@tomlee

Harrisburg, PA Raving since 2023 Active 16 hours, 55 minutes ago

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 5, 2024 3:42:02
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 24, 2024 1:41:45
10 Miler Washington, DC Apr 6, 2024 1:14:01

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Harrisburg, PA Nov 10, 2024
Marathon Arlington, VA 2025
Half Marathon Allentown, PA 2025

Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 5, 2024 3:42:02
10 Miler Washington, DC Apr 6, 2024 1:14:01
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 24, 2024 1:41:45
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 29, 2023 4:02:03
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Sep 17, 2023 1:48:53
Half Marathon Robbinsville, NJ Sep 3, 2023 2:02:36

My Raves

This half marathon race is larger than the Philadelphia Distance Run. The race shirt is pretty good. Will I run the race again? It depends. Crowd support was ok. MORE

This half marathon race is larger than the Philadelphia Distance Run. The race shirt is pretty good. Will I run the race again? It depends. Crowd support was ok.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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Packet pick up was at National Harbor. This was the location of the Official Race Hotel, and a 20 minute bus shuttle away from the start. Ok location, but awful … MORE

Packet pick up was at National Harbor. This was the location of the Official Race Hotel, and a 20 minute bus shuttle away from the start. Ok location, but awful for those without cars. The expo was ok to walk around, but I did not feel compelled to buy or demo anything. To be close to the start and walk to the race and avoid the metro stay in Arlington near Richmond Rd. The information about the race start online from the race website and other places is very confusing. For people who are not local, Route 110 is Richmond Highway. The walk to the race start from the Runner’s Village (large parking lot with a few tents) and little to do, will add significant steps to your day. Probably a five minute or ten minute walk. The start was so dense with runners that weaving in and out was not possible for miles! Adding to the chaos of 27,000 runners with NO CORRAL CHECKS were the wheeled chair racers that were very aggressive in their pronouncements to “MAKE A HOLE!” Many people snuck up to the front and did not stay in their color coded corral based upon estimated finish.

The overall race experience was a good one. The race conditions due to unseasonably warm temperatures was not ideal. Once the sun came out around 11 am, people began to suffer, more than expected. This course is not flat. The hills are not minor if you don’t train with hills. The last .2 miles of this course was a steep up hill that was not forgiving. Water stations were find and I believe that more stations were needed. Yes, wear a hydration vest if you are considering it. The spectator signs were numerous and creative. This year had some “inflation” related and “poorly run government” signs. Crowd support is tremendous and the marines were friendly and supportive. The race shirt looks like a BMX or Motorcross jersey. If you admittedly own any clothing that matches the race shirt, I am afraid of you. The race finisher medal is outstanding and the post-race finisher’s jacket (lightweight material that feels like a surgical gown) is a very nice touch. The race organizers did a good job. I will consider doing the race again. The race atmosphere was good, but not electric. The course is not flat, but scenic and not boring.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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The finisher medal is nice. Race production is good. Course is flat. Overall nice experience. Appeared to be around 3000 runners, give or take. Nice to see crowd support along … MORE

The finisher medal is nice. Race production is good. Course is flat. Overall nice experience. Appeared to be around 3000 runners, give or take. Nice to see crowd support along the course. Post race food was better than expected with one free beer, free food trucks, pretzels, bananas, candy gummies, and apples. Brooks was a race sponsor and provided the food trucks. The most disappointing aspect was the race packet contents and location of packet pick up. Hopefully the race grows back to 20000 people so there is a proper race expo.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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This race is new, and this was year two. Over 400 participants. Water stations was every four miles with no gels provided. Crowd support was nonexistent. I enjoyed the race … MORE

This race is new, and this was year two. Over 400 participants. Water stations was every four miles with no gels provided. Crowd support was nonexistent. I enjoyed the race and recommend giving it a try. The race T-shirt is attractive, but swag and post-race food was nothing special. Photos of runners could have improved during the race and at the finish. Would I do it again? Possible, to see this race grows. I enjoyed the experience and atmosphere. The course scenery was rural and some neighborhood stuff, so nothing spectacular, but not awful. Course is not an obstacle for a PR. Race start time and average annual temps could affect PR attempts.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
3
SWAG
2

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