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Tulsa, OK Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs #14514, Half Fanatics #16228 Active 6 days, 9 hours ago

About Me

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    Route 66 Tulsa Ok going 4 200×26.2

  • I run because:

    I am running the crazies out…………..

My Races

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Future Races

Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50K Tulsa, OK Jan 22, 2022 7:55:11
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2019 5:19:00
25K Tulsa, OK Jan 23, 2021 3:18:52
Half Marathon San Leandro, CA Aug 3, 2019 2:26:46
15K Tulsa, OK Oct 30, 2021 1:33:59

Future Races (17)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Hicksville, OH Jul 9, 2022
Marathon Niles, MI Jul 10, 2022
Marathon Portage, IN Jul 11, 2022
Marathon Fulton, IL Jul 12, 2022
Marathon Clinton, IA Jul 13, 2022
Marathon Sparta, WI Jul 14, 2022
Marathon St Cloud, MN Jul 15, 2022
Marathon Rice, MN Jul 16, 2022
Marathon Sauk Rapids, MN Jul 17, 2022
Marathon St Cloud, MN Jul 18, 2022
Marathon Clearwater, MN Jul 19, 2022
Marathon Waite Park, MN Jul 20, 2022
Marathon Juneau, AK Aug 2, 2022
Marathon Juneau, AK Aug 3, 2022
Marathon Juneau, AK Aug 4, 2022
Marathon Juneau, AK Aug 5, 2022
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 20, 2022

Past Races (174)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Sanford, ME Jun 11, 2022 6:29:32
Marathon Claremont, NH Jun 10, 2022 8:03:17
Half Marathon Springfield, VT Jun 9, 2022 4:06:09
Marathon Holyoke, MA Jun 8, 2022 7:20:40
Marathon Lincoln, RI Jun 7, 2022 7:26:40
Marathon Simsbury, CT Jun 6, 2022 7:29:40
Marathon Jervis, NY Jun 5, 2022 8:11:20
Marathon Branchville, NJ Jun 4, 2022 7:59:49
Marathon Douglassville, PA Jun 3, 2022 8:05:15
Marathon Elkton, MD Jun 2, 2022 8:10:12
Marathon Bear, DE Jun 1, 2022 7:36:17
Marathon Wahpeton, ND May 20, 2022 7:26:58
Half Marathon Breckenridge, MN May 19, 2022 3:35:34
Marathon Baltic, SD May 18, 2022 8:10:18
Half Marathon Sioux City, IA May 17, 2022 4:29:49
Marathon South Sioux City, NE May 16, 2022 7:26:24
Marathon Hiawatha, KS May 15, 2022 7:52:17
Marathon Saint Joseph, MO May 14, 2022 7:50:49
Marathon Miami, OK May 13, 2022 7:12:28
Marathon Willard, MO Apr 30, 2022 7:11:22
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 24, 2022 6:23:04
Marathon Tulsa, OK Apr 16, 2022 7:00:24
Marathon Springdale, AR Apr 9, 2022 6:52:28
Marathon Irving, TX Apr 2, 2022 7:11:31
Marathon Bluefield, WV Mar 31, 2022 7:24:36
Half Marathon Bluefield, VA Mar 30, 2022 3:41:50
Half Marathon Bristol, TN Mar 29, 2022 3:20:45
Marathon Mills River, NC Mar 28, 2022 7:45:26
Marathon Seneca, SC Mar 27, 2022 8:00:52
Marathon Macon, GA Mar 26, 2022 7:36:56
Marathon Eufaula, AL Mar 25, 2022 7:31:16
Half Marathon Pensacola, FL Mar 24, 2022 3:20:45
Marathon Gulfport, MS Mar 23, 2022 7:47:45
Marathon Jennings, LA Mar 22, 2022 7:47:45
Marathon Beaumont, TX Mar 21, 2022 7:29:00
Marathon Seabrook, TX Mar 18, 2022 6:37:45
Marathon Las Cruces, NM Mar 13, 2022 8:19:30
Marathon Las Cruces, NM Mar 12, 2022 7:05:32
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 6, 2022 6:23:48
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 20, 2022 6:07:09
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 20, 2022 7:34:18
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 19, 2022 7:39:40
Marathon Sugar Land, TX Jan 30, 2022 6:37:47
50K Tulsa, OK Jan 22, 2022 7:55:11
Marathon Lahaina, HI Jan 16, 2022 6:40:55
Marathon Allen, TX Jan 1, 2022 6:47:06
Marathon Allen, TX Dec 31, 2021 6:52:46
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 19, 2021 7:20:04
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 18, 2021 6:57:58
Marathon College Station, TX Dec 12, 2021 5:59:07
Marathon Teec Nos Pos, AZ Dec 5, 2021 7:23:00
Marathon Teec Nos Pos, AZ Dec 4, 2021 7:23:14
Marathon Teec Nos Pos, AZ Dec 3, 2021 7:25:11
Marathon Teec Nos Pos, AZ Dec 2, 2021 7:03:44
Marathon Dallas, TX Nov 28, 2021 5:49:33
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 20, 2021 3:02:55
Marathon Jackson, MS Nov 13, 2021 6:07:33
15K Tulsa, OK Oct 30, 2021 1:33:59
Half Marathon Eufaula, AL Oct 22, 2021 3:53:42
Marathon Macon, GA Oct 21, 2021 7:18:56
Marathon Seneca, SC Oct 20, 2021 7:37:31
Marathon Fletcher, NC Oct 19, 2021 7:02:51
Marathon Bristol, TN Oct 18, 2021 7:51:21
Marathon Bluefield, VA Oct 17, 2021 7:55:09
Marathon Bluefield, WV Oct 16, 2021 6:51:07
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 10, 2021 6:00:41
Marathon Albuquerque, NM Sep 25, 2021 5:54:00
Marathon Overland Park, KS Sep 11, 2021 6:14:11
Marathon Grand Island, NE Aug 28, 2021 5:58:00
Marathon St Cloud, MN Jul 16, 2021 7:40:48
Marathon Sparta, WI Jul 15, 2021 8:24:31
Marathon Clinton, IA Jul 14, 2021 7:32:14
Marathon Portage, IN Jul 12, 2021 8:41:32
Marathon Niles, MI Jul 11, 2021 7:58:40
Marathon Bryan, OH Jul 10, 2021 6:55:44
Marathon Portland, OR Jul 4, 2021 6:03:04
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jun 27, 2021 5:49:13
Marathon Hartford, CT May 21, 2021 7:11:15
Marathon Westfield, MA May 20, 2021 7:36:45
Marathon Springfield, VT May 19, 2021 7:29:13
Marathon Nashua, NH May 18, 2021 7:41:54
Marathon Portland, ME May 17, 2021 7:28:39
Marathon Lincoln, NE May 2, 2021 6:41:00
Marathon Abilene, KS May 1, 2021 6:32:00
Marathon Springdale, AR Apr 24, 2021 6:52:11
Marathon Vienna, IL Apr 17, 2021 7:37:49
Marathon Columbus, KY Apr 15, 2021 7:42:57
Marathon Millington, TN Apr 14, 2021 7:12:16
Marathon Hollandale, MS Apr 13, 2021 7:08:58
Marathon Lake Village, AR Apr 12, 2021 7:46:59
Marathon Winnsboro, LA Apr 11, 2021 7:02:22
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Apr 4, 2021
Marathon Hawley, PA Mar 28, 2021 7:48:42
Marathon Hawley, PA Mar 27, 2021 6:26:17
Marathon Savannah, GA Mar 13, 2021 5:56:01
Marathon Lamar, CO Mar 9, 2021 7:12:09
Marathon Ulysses, KS Mar 8, 2021 7:55:14
Marathon Guymon, OK Mar 7, 2021 7:34:40
Marathon Dalhart, TX Mar 6, 2021 7:40:53
Marathon Dalhart, TX Mar 5, 2021 7:50:04
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 20, 2021 6:40:33
Marathon Greenville, MS Feb 6, 2021 6:16:10
50K Fort Worth, TX Jan 30, 2021 8:51:10
25K Tulsa, OK Jan 23, 2021 3:18:52
Marathon Sugar Land, TX Jan 17, 2021 6:35:15
Marathon Ocala, FL Dec 31, 2020 7:52:11
Marathon Ocala, FL Dec 30, 2020 7:34:56
Marathon Ocala, FL Dec 29, 2020 7:21:08
Marathon Ocala, FL Dec 28, 2020 7:12:02
Marathon Ocala, FL Dec 27, 2020 7:15:39
Marathon Ocala, FL Dec 26, 2020 7:05:18
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Dec 20, 2020 7:49:00
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Dec 19, 2020 6:47:17
Marathon Liberty Hill, TX Dec 12, 2020 8:28:17
Marathon Tulsa, OK Dec 6, 2020 6:23:57
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Nov 29, 2020 7:39:31
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Nov 28, 2020 7:33:05
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Nov 27, 2020 7:41:24
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Nov 26, 2020 7:21:56
Marathon Cotter, AR Nov 21, 2020 5:50:02
Marathon Rachel, NV Nov 15, 2020 5:50:17
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Nov 8, 2020 6:22:24
Marathon Springfield, MO Nov 1, 2020 5:30:55
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Oct 25, 2020 5:50:09
50K Tahlequah, OK Oct 17, 2020 8:06:40
Marathon Wichita, KS Oct 11, 2020 6:12:58
Marathon Dallas, TX Sep 7, 2020 7:00:00
Marathon Dallas, TX Sep 6, 2020 7:00:00
Marathon Dallas, TX Sep 5, 2020 6:04:00
Marathon Branson, MO Aug 29, 2020 5:52:02
Marathon Idaho Falls, ID Aug 22, 2020 5:56:00
Half Marathon Clinton, MO Aug 8, 2020 2:43:00
Marathon Milford Township, MI Jul 26, 2020 6:09:00
Marathon Brooklyn Park, MN Jul 19, 2020 6:09:00
Marathon Covington, VA Jun 27, 2020 6:24:40
Marathon Little Rock, AR Feb 29, 2020 6:28:16
Half Marathon Texarkana, TX Feb 16, 2020 2:51:00
Half Marathon Beaumont, TX Feb 12, 2020 3:00:00
Half Marathon Jennings, LA Feb 11, 2020 3:00:00
Half Marathon Gulfport, MS Feb 10, 2020 3:00:00
Marathon Spanish Fort, AL Feb 9, 2020 8:14:00
Marathon Pensacola, FL Feb 8, 2020 7:14:00
Marathon Conway, AR Jan 25, 2020 6:00:00
Marathon Little Rock, AR Dec 28, 2019 6:19:40
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 24, 2019 6:58:00
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Sep 28, 2019 2:45:00
Marathon Cheyenne, WY Sep 15, 2019 6:38:47
Half Marathon San Leandro, CA Aug 3, 2019 2:26:46
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 28, 2019 5:43:00
Marathon Morgan, UT Jun 22, 2019 6:09:00
Marathon Steamboat Springs, CO Jun 2, 2019 5:47:00
Marathon Fargo, ND May 18, 2019
Marathon Brookings, SD May 11, 2019
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 28, 2019
Marathon Tulsa, OK Apr 27, 2019
Marathon Springdale, AR Apr 6, 2019 5:31:00
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2019 5:19:00
Marathon Greenville, MS Feb 9, 2019
Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 20, 2019
Half Marathon Allen, TX Dec 31, 2018 2:31:00
Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 1, 2018
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 20, 2018
Marathon Wichita, KS Oct 14, 2018
Marathon Joplin, MO Sep 30, 2018
Marathon Malvern, IA Sep 8, 2018
Marathon Grand Island, NE Aug 25, 2018
Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jul 15, 2018
Marathon Dorlisheim, France Jun 17, 2018
Half Marathon Wichita, KS May 6, 2018
Marathon Davis, OK Mar 25, 2018
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 4, 2018
Half Marathon Fort Smith, AR Feb 11, 2018
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Dec 10, 2017
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2017

My Raves

I do series of marathons, and the more I do the slower I get. Well, almost. This was my 11 marathon of the series. We had one of those crisp … MORE

I do series of marathons, and the more I do the slower I get. Well, almost. This was my 11 marathon of the series. We had one of those crisp cool days with a lite breeze to start. The early start of course… Maine was there to meet me with a fun day. Suddenly it was Saturday run day, I didn’t have much to prove after 10 days of marathons but a beautiful slightly hilly course unfolded in front of me. The first seven laps were done in 3 hours that’s good for a 72 year old. So I went into overdrive just seven to go. Up the wooded hilly trail to the asphalt rood and past the only spectators to the red turnaround cone. 7 last times. It looked close to finish in 6:30 so the last mile was full throttle. I t was going to be close breaking out of the trees into the parking lot a mad dash past several runners and ring the bell. 6:29:32 I still had 31 seconds to go. Well maybe next race I hit the exact time. Keep Moving my friends, Keep moving.

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Mainly offers runners course that are easy for beginners and great for walkers. The general plan is an out and back that continues the number of laps necessary to finish … MORE

Mainly offers runners course that are easy for beginners and great for walkers. The general plan is an out and back that continues the number of laps necessary to finish a marathon or half generally 12 for full and 6 for half. One aid station is available every lap which means every 2 or so miles. Hot food, every kind of runner or ultra fare is there. The other really nice thing that happens is every lap you see every person. So if you want to run the race but your buddy is slow then they go slow and see you once or twice a lap. That means everyone does their own pace. It is really a social time to meet lots of new people. Come out I am usually there just ask someone who is Michael. Cheers and see you soon. Keep moving and #GetYourKicksOnRoute66

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Pouring rain for 3 1/2 hours. Race pickup was for the series which makes the individual races easy. One Bib for 11 races in this case. I basically gave in … MORE

Pouring rain for 3 1/2 hours. Race pickup was for the series which makes the individual races easy. One Bib for 11 races in this case. I basically gave in at the half because I was wet and cold.

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Today's course was a new course that had not been done before. We had a hilly road with mixed rocks and filler. I would not call this a technical race … MORE

Today’s course was a new course that had not been done before. We had a hilly road with mixed rocks and filler. I would not call this a technical race but it hard as the rock size was large enough to cause to have difficulty with your ankles. The day was also hot which added to the work of being 8 hours in the sun. So the good, the aid station was well stocked- they had lots of ice. They made pizza bread. There were three ports potties every mile. All my friends were there including Clyde Shank who completed his 500th marathon.

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Delaware prides itself to be called "the first state" but to me it was a new state on my way to complete my first time around the 50 states. I … MORE

Delaware prides itself to be called “the first state” but to me it was a new state on my way to complete my first time around the 50 states. I went the distance with my #loony #50States #marathonmaniacs #halffanatics friends. It was hot but our brothers at Mainly Marathons feed us, watered and popsicles us to the finish. I love mainly races because they know how to take care of the runners. We of course got swag, series shirts, series medal, race medal, and if you finish the series a series finisher medal. Those that RunRagged (complete both Independence Series and New England Series) received the coveted Belt Buckle. First timers get a special medal and a free second race. Sound pretty Loony to me… but after all I am loony.

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I just really love running e Mainly Marathons. This Is my second marathon in ND. The first was Fargo. Since this was the last of eight days of races; it … MORE

I just really love running e Mainly Marathons. This Is my second marathon in ND. The first was Fargo. Since this was the last of eight days of races; it tends to be harder. But fortunately the day before I did a half. My recovery after a half is better than after a full and I rode out a wet windy start to the finish. Unfortunately, we don’t control the weather but we always can decide to run with friends and I sure appreciate my mainly loonitics. Cheers and see you out there. Michael

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I just love running Mainly Marathon races however I was having trouble with Plantar Fasciitis this day. So I cover the foot with biofeeeze and settled for a half. This … MORE

I just love running Mainly Marathon races however I was having trouble with Plantar Fasciitis this day. So I cover the foot with biofeeeze and settled for a half. This was good b/c I found strengh for the next day by doing that.

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I always think when I start a series they will all bee\ marathons but the truth is every runner has better days than others. I am sure you can see … MORE

I always think when I start a series they will all bee\ marathons but the truth is every runner has better days than others. I am sure you can see by my time I wasn’t fast but you can’t see that this is my time for 18 miles. The race was great I didn’t feel great. But I got out there. Keep moving my friends, always keep moving.

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Not only is the course to a Nasccar track it also is one of the most beautiful course I have run. Story is I have already done three marathons in … MORE

Not only is the course to a Nasccar track it also is one of the most beautiful course I have run. Story is I have already done three marathons in TN. It was time for me to do a half. I also must admit at 72 I need a break every once in a while. So the closest I came to a rest day was a half. So many races and so little time to do them. Keep moving my friends.

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Okay this is probably what you don't want to hear! The expo was a bib pickup at the start line not where it was said to be. One of my … MORE

Okay this is probably what you don’t want to hear! The expo was a bib pickup at the start line not where it was said to be. One of my friends turned his ankle at the bib pickup. The race had the turns marked on the ground however for the first few miles we had 5k, 10k, half, and full on the same course and of course the signage was hidden under racers feet not to mention that the start was somewhat chaos with slow runners in front of faster runners. There was a turn less than 50 yards from the start. So we first saw the industrial side of Jackson before heading out several miles on a boulevard to turn around for our fourth out and back. The race had lots of turns so on the second lap when we only had 220 on the course it was easy to see the turns. There is a section of out and back close to the capitol that is hilly this was probably my favorite section because with the hills and houses it was quite pretty. I confirm what others have said there are holes to turn your ankles in and holes that might break your leg if your shoe gets caught. It was advertised as having pacers and there were none. It was advertised as having lots of music; on the second lap there was none. Lots of promises but not much substance. I told the assistant race director about the signage problem. No no no I am not going back so many other races I can do.

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The expo this year was a bib pickup due to covid restrictions. The race always has a great long sleeve shirt and a nice medal. This year the end featured … MORE

The expo this year was a bib pickup due to covid restrictions. The race always has a great long sleeve shirt and a nice medal. This year the end featured pizza, candy bars, water and beer. There also was a fireball stand on the last mile. This 15k(9.3) race starts in downtown goes thru the Gathering Place and visits the Route 66 bridge before climbing up Bolder and Boston Street. There is music and dancing even at 8:00 am. I love this race, I competed in the Walker division in 2016 and took Third overall. So I am hooked… with the cold weather 40F start and 57F finish, I added another PR. So come see us and meet some friendly people… don’t be afraid of the crazy Halloween costumes you find there.

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This was a covid race so the expo was just a bib pickup... the people were very friendly. The bib is solid black with your numbers on it. The race … MORE

This was a covid race so the expo was just a bib pickup… the people were very friendly. The bib is solid black with your numbers on it. The race is point to point so there is an early bus ride. We decided to stay at the race hotel to catch the bus there, problem no bus back to the hotel. It would have been better to drive to the bus area. Please don’t spend the extra money.
The race starts about 150 meters above the bus parking area. As promised it was cold at this elevation. The first 3 and 1/2 miles are downhill. There is a surprise uphill between 4 and 5, then down again to mile 10. After that you are running up and down continuously to the finish. This seventy-one year old was very challenged on the back half. This race has good organization but is challenging because of the altitude. I am happy to have finished but so sore afterwards. I would not recommend it to a beginning runner. So happy to have finished State #39.

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I came to Nebraska having run this marathon in 2018. I knew it would be hot however this time I planned better for it. I had run some very hot … MORE

I came to Nebraska having run this marathon in 2018. I knew it would be hot however this time I planned better for it. I had run some very hot days in Oklahoma training. 1. The expo was just a bib pickup, you had the option of same day pickup. 2. The scenery was great in the neighborhoods however we had long straight aways 4 times of which 3 were done twice with little shade. My friend told me, it would have been better and easier to do two Half loops. 3.We ran on a lot of concrete- not my favorite surface however the concrete was in better shape than the asphalt street. 4. The stops had water, gatorade, and gels. Some had 12oz bottles which I picked up every time. 5. My plan was to pour water on me every mile and take salt every hour. Doing this did keep me much cooler than my first race here. 6. The finisher and AG awards are pretty nice and you get a long sleeve cotton shirt. 7. The marathon course has many turns in one neighborhood and I was looking for signs they were few and not well placed, fortunately I was able to ask a volunteer. This seems to have been a problem with the faster runners as some were a little lost. Overall, this is a close race for me to do but it isn’t my favorite because the weather this time of year can be challenging.

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Hey, it looks like things are pretty much back to normal in Portland. We ran this race sponsored by Foot Traffic. They had put in limited numbers for this year … MORE

Hey, it looks like things are pretty much back to normal in Portland. We ran this race sponsored by Foot Traffic. They had put in limited numbers for this year 2021. We were 112 in the Marathon. The first par of the race is from the Pumpkin Patch to the levee. So it was completely flat then up a tiny bit to the levee. I really enjoyed the run down the levee and back. This was the scenic part of the race. However, most of the race is not shaded so the early start and your speed controls how much you bake in the July sun. After those two parts we ran the half course back to the start. As people woke up so did the traffic on the road. Most of the time we had traffic only one direction but when drivers entered the course between roadblocks we were scrambling out of their way. So it is done and number 35 state is in the books. Happy running to all.

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Beautiful scenery, race day packet pickup, lots of communication from the Race Director who seems to be a runner. Laid back no pressure attitude become great race overall. Love it.... … MORE

Beautiful scenery, race day packet pickup, lots of communication from the Race Director who seems to be a runner. Laid back no pressure attitude become great race overall. Love it…. new state what else is there to say.

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We rush from Eisenhower Marathon in Kansas to do this race the next day. We were able to find parking and pickup our bibs with lots of time to spare. … MORE

We rush from Eisenhower Marathon in Kansas to do this race the next day. We were able to find parking and pickup our bibs with lots of time to spare. The race start was supposed to be Covid 19 proof however many of the runners weren’t wearing masks. We had staggered wave starts. The first 13 miles of the race is rollers in neighborhoods with a lot of shade. Unfortunately the second half is on a different loop. We were exposed to 88F temperature with little to no shade. There were lots of drink stops fortunately. As I am slow I worried about the 3:15 cutoff for the first have which I easily beat at 2:50 however after reaching mile 18 I had race officials coming to me every mile asking me to speed up. I did and was on course to finish at 6:30 when at mile 22 the police required me to get on the non-existent sidewalk. Of course they removed the markings of the course. So instead of finishing at 6:30 I finished at 6:50 after going a long ways off course. Who’s fault I believe the Police and the city’s. However, it wish the race well they can’t control the weather or the police. Cheers, see you out there.

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Prerace communications were great. There was a bib pickup but not really an expo as this is a small race. We had a 7:00 start which went off on time … MORE

Prerace communications were great. There was a bib pickup but not really an expo as this is a small race. We had a 7:00 start which went off on time and smoothly. For a small race there was an abundance of pacers. The race course was easy after the first lap. I would of liked more course markings if I was running alone. The RD does not like mile markers so we were watching our watches more than normal. The shirt and medal were themed to the race and I doubled this race with Lincoln Marathon. Race day was okay early but the heat and wind came in at the finish- Please note I took my time.

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Nice place to have a race. We were a little shocked that covid19 rules weren't followed. Lots of runners starting with no masks and no distance between runners. The course … MORE

Nice place to have a race. We were a little shocked that covid19 rules weren’t followed. Lots of runners starting with no masks and no distance between runners. The course was scenic in a gated community. We did see the Ocean at one location. The first three and last three miles were down a highway. The final three involved dodging some traffic. The bling was a medal fanatic, sunglasses, and a soft cotton shirt. No shirts left the correct size for my wife. Again at the finish, the medals were given out by non-masked individuals who wanted to shake our hands. Then came the knuckle bump which I didn’t do either. But finally they were happy with an elbow bump. I guest that’s life in GA.

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As I was running this Marathon one of the other runners asked me how many marathons I had run on this trail? The answer was 12. Cowtown, the Texas Double … MORE

As I was running this Marathon one of the other runners asked me how many marathons I had run on this trail? The answer was 12. Cowtown, the Texas Double and Texas Quad were some of them. So this is Fort Worth’s contribution to the Covid era. Almost every weekend there are marathons here. And one of the best groups to race with is Cox Running. They are professionals in their work. Great timing, medals, shirts, water stop are key marks to their race production. Great value in price and runners putting on races for runners.

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This race depends on weather especially wind. It is totally flat except for 2.5+ miles of bridge. The course 1-5 is alongside a lake then at miles 6-20 are on … MORE

This race depends on weather especially wind. It is totally flat except for 2.5+ miles of bridge. The course 1-5 is alongside a lake then at miles 6-20 are on the highway to Greenville- this is exposed to wind especially the bridge. This time the wind was moderate and enjoyable. Was able to push my hamstrings which are still healing. So I made reasonably good time… the next part 21-26 is in town running which to me was the nicest part. We ran through a gated community where I had sausage and beer. Remember go easy on the sausage in a race. So I kicked some on the last three miles which of course is pancake flat. There was a small after party with runners distanced from one another. I was able to meet some people from around the country. Thanks John Conner, RD for a great race.

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I picked-up my bib at the fitness gym at about 2:00. Would have liked a later pickup time as I drove 7 hours to get there. I was in the … MORE

I picked-up my bib at the fitness gym at about 2:00. Would have liked a later pickup time as I drove 7 hours to get there. I was in the early start so another night of less sleep before the marathon 4:00 sign in. We left at 4:30 most of us were walkers or run/walkers. The name USA Fit means that all levels of racers are supported but walkers are encouraged to do the early start. Once again I was with my Maniac Texas friends so time went very fast. When the sun came up I realized we were in a very nice neighborhood with Tropical Trees and flowers. The race director and workers were very attentive to our needs. The Swag Wagon even asked if we need drinks or food. I received a finishers shirt made out of very soft stay dry. Also, a nice finishers medal. I didn’t pick up my third place AG award as I was unaware I placed. Again a very nice day with friends on a flat course. I did save enough energy to run the last three miles at a moderate pace. I will probably be back. Cheers youall.

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I picked up my packet just before the race. In the packet was my shirt, bib, and pins. The race is flat on concrete paths beside the Trinity River. It … MORE

I picked up my packet just before the race. In the packet was my shirt, bib, and pins. The race is flat on concrete paths beside the Trinity River. It is more scenic than the paths in Tulsa. The course is a double loop so we crossed four bridges which provided some up and down. Everything was smooth and though I heard some complain about the course being on concrete you did have the option of running on the gravel path parallel. The best part was the weather. I was prepared for it to be hot but instead we had a covered sky all day. I was able to run comfortably and for long periods.

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This race had a pickup at the local runners world. The course is along side of a river where you can do float trips. As I am not a trail … MORE

This race had a pickup at the local runners world. The course is along side of a river where you can do float trips. As I am not a trail runner this had some easy roads to run down. However, you must be ready to climb hill after hill. Then you have cattle guards and one place with a weird rock formation. However the usually roots and large rocks weren’t present. I am glad it was dry that day but it was hot… so I survived and now I am Ultra Man… no I have completed one 50k. I will leave the rest to others. Cheers

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No expo due to Covid19, Start was planned as a trickle start however everyone was standing on top of one another. The first half was fast for me but of … MORE

No expo due to Covid19, Start was planned as a trickle start however everyone was standing on top of one another. The first half was fast for me but of course it was hot on the second… my fault back of the pack runner. But I pushed myself and finished. If it had been cooler I would have done better. The race is well arranged for spectators not so much for runners. When running down the main street (Douglas) runners are in the middle of two lanes of traffic very well marked. But not so good if you are looking for shade from the sun. So I liked the new start venue however there weren’t as many neighborhood streets once again no shelter from the sun.

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Day before pick up at race hotel.. The bib worked for all three days which is great. The RD, I know personally and she puts on a great race. So … MORE

Day before pick up at race hotel.. The bib worked for all three days which is great. The RD, I know personally and she puts on a great race. So about being the new kid… with only 30 some marathons I was the least experienced runner. These guys are mostly over 300 marathons. The whole idea is to get together as a group and run, run/walk marathons. They are all out there just to finish…. spending lots of time talking on what is going on in their families. I would say this is more of a meeting of runners with running on the side. Very enjoyable and low stress.

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Day before pick up at race hotel.. The bib worked for all three days which is great. The RD, I know personally and she puts on a great race. So … MORE

Day before pick up at race hotel.. The bib worked for all three days which is great. The RD, I know personally and she puts on a great race. So about being the new kid… with only 30 some marathons I was the least experienced runner. These guys are mostly over 300 marathons. The whole idea is to get together as a group and run, run/walk marathons. They are all out there just to finish…. spending lots of time talking on what is going on in their families. I would say this is more of a meeting of runners with running on the side. Very enjoyable and low stress.

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Day before pick up at race hotel.. The bib worked for all three days which is great. The RD, I know personally and she puts on a great race. So … MORE

Day before pick up at race hotel.. The bib worked for all three days which is great. The RD, I know personally and she puts on a great race. So about being the new kid… with only 30 some marathons I was the least experienced runner. These guys are mostly over 300 marathons. The whole idea is to get together as a group and run, run/walk marathons. They are all out there just to finish…. spending lots of time talking on what is going on in their families. I would say this is more of a meeting of runners with running on the side. Very enjoyable and low stress.

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Branson is a great place for a race and the RD made sure it wasn't all hills. Unfortunately, the day was very humid and even with an early 5:00 start … MORE

Branson is a great place for a race and the RD made sure it wasn’t all hills. Unfortunately, the day was very humid and even with an early 5:00 start it was 70F. I quickly knocked out the half but then the sun came out. It was burning hot and humid. Then for the last lap #6 the storm came in and I was able to finish before lightning started. In all I am very tired now and have the tough back half of the year to finish now. But I successfully completed YTD #9.

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This race is a Covid race and we know much has changed. But I really love this race. I was allowed an early start so my first two hours were … MORE

This race is a Covid race and we know much has changed. But I really love this race. I was allowed an early start so my first two hours were great for running. With the altitude drop I was running right behind the leader. It was a dream, I am never that far out front. But this is a cool race, with lots of spectators. And I really appreciated the small town atmosphere. So put this race on your bucket list…. you will enjoy it.

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Pro... race day packet pickup Pro .. lots of porta-potties Pro.. well organized start/ finish and water stops Pro ..water bottles at water stops rather than cups Pro..Horseshoe AG awards, … MORE

Pro… race day packet pickup
Pro .. lots of porta-potties
Pro.. well organized start/ finish and water stops
Pro ..water bottles at water stops rather than cups
Pro..Horseshoe AG awards, nice medal and cotton shirt
Con..Huge hill coming in to the finish
Con.. weather, humidity, lots of rain so an hour delayed start

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The week before this race my wife and I ran Xenia which was an urban race. This race was in a park and while there were play ground there was … MORE

The week before this race my wife and I ran Xenia which was an urban race. This race was in a park and while there were play ground there was this well maintained bike path around a lake. I took the early start while my wife prefered the late one. There we were at the start laid out like a checker board with our 5 second delayed start so we were quite dispersed from the first wave of the hand. Around the lake 4 time it was. I found the early morning in Michigan to be prefect for running it was fairly easy to knock off the first two laps… however the sun came out and I was longing for shade on certain parts of the course. I checked at an aid station, to see if there was enough water to douse myself and off again to run. And of course there was a great medal at the finish. Didn’t get to talk a lot but a lot of my running was around those buddies from Maniacs and Mainly? So easy peasy but not to friendly.

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We did this race because I couldn't really find any others to do. Was I ever surprised. Races don't have to be big to be fun. The race had 17 … MORE

We did this race because I couldn’t really find any others to do. Was I ever surprised. Races don’t have to be big to be fun. The race had 17 marathoners. But I knew a lot of them and met the ones I didn’t know. While exciting scenery can be fun sometimes it is just wonderful to run and circle and talk to so many people. I have really forgotten how much I love the banter out on the race course. It was an easy run except for the summer heat but I am here to tell you I would do it again.

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After Covid 19 races aren't quite the same. We don't talk as much and get to know runners as well. The expo was a packet pickup. The shirts weren't there … MORE

After Covid 19 races aren’t quite the same. We don’t talk as much and get to know runners as well. The expo was a packet pickup. The shirts weren’t there on time. The course is great… we had a warm humid day to run. The heat and humidity really got to me. But I ran a real marathon in June.

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I think this was a significant time for all of us. Little did we know that in a few days we would stop working and stay home. This was our … MORE

I think this was a significant time for all of us. Little did we know that in a few days we would stop working and stay home. This was our last hoorah before masks and being indoors became the normal. As I look back today, I really wonder if I realized what we were doing as we climbed up that immense hill that highlight the LR course. Yes we pushed and continued to push… until we found the top. And a few miles latter grabbed hold of that plate sized medal. Was this just a preview of the things to come. Did we realize that 2 years later we would find a real victory. Who knows what importance our next race will be. Let’s just “run the race set before us.” Keep moving my friends, keep moving.

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Well organized small race. I did not go to the Expo b/c I picked up the packet the day of the race. Things I liked, Fireballs at 11.5 and free … MORE

Well organized small race. I did not go to the Expo b/c I picked up the packet the day of the race. Things I liked, Fireballs at 11.5 and free beer after the course. The race was in two states Texas and Arkansas. This allowed me an Arkansas half this year b/c I already had Texas. I thought the course was really flat. I would have gone faster if my legs hadn’t been so tired after a week of racing. Cheers and happy running.

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The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for … MORE

The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for each lap, so you never lack anything.

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The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for … MORE

The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for each lap, so you never lack anything.

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The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for … MORE

The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for each lap, so you never lack anything.

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The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for … MORE

The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for each lap, so you never lack anything.

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The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for … MORE

The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a state park. Little or no elevation. One pit stop for each lap, so you never lack anything.

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The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a city park. Little or no elevation. Three pit stops for … MORE

The people that go to these races are very friendly. This is an out and back with repeats in a city park. Little or no elevation. Three pit stops for each lap, so you never lack anything.

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Local race on bike paths produced by running store. This race doesn't really have much scenery in the winter time with the trees without their leaves. The bridges broke up … MORE

Local race on bike paths produced by running store. This race doesn’t really have much scenery in the winter time with the trees without their leaves. The bridges broke up the lack of elevation change. We had warmer weather than past years but faced a constant drizzle and fog. So the race weather wasn’t spectacular and the scenery not fantastic. It was only four hours drive from my house which was nice and there aren’t too many races that time of year. This race is for you if you like small local races. By the way, the age group medals are fantastic.

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1 year half 3 years full. Destiny is a great RD. This is fast becoming one of the best marathons in the USA. Maniacs, Fanatics, and 50 States have their … MORE

1 year half 3 years full. Destiny is a great RD. This is fast becoming one of the best marathons in the USA. Maniacs, Fanatics, and 50 States have their own VIP tent. Official stops and drink stops on the course, let the Jello shots begin. So there are other races the Sunday before Thanksgiving but I have never done them. I am very happy to stay home and run my home town race. Oh by the way some say it is hilly. I just call it home. Cheers

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I did not go to the expo but I did attend the post race area. The race allows sign ups on race day. This was nice for me because I … MORE

I did not go to the expo but I did attend the post race area. The race allows sign ups on race day. This was nice for me because I decide to run the night before. The race is for a great cause and I needed at least 13 miles on my training schedule… so I did it. The race is run on bike paths except for the first two miles which is on an avenue. This allowed runners to spread out. Overall I think there were 185 runners; so actually after the start it wasn’t crowded. I got off to too fast a start… but other than that all was perfect. So there were signs indicating direction and distance as well as race monitors. There were your standard drink stops. I did bring my own electrolytes because I enjoy the mark I use. So in all it is a very flat course with one underpass. There are real toilets at the turn around point and a huge amount at the start. In all I was encouraged in my training by having so many people around. It was a good day in a laid back local way. Hope this helps, I have other reviews.

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Let's see there is a nice RD named Lisa. The expo was great for a race this size. I used the hotel across the street which was great. Shirt okay.... … MORE

Let’s see there is a nice RD named Lisa. The expo was great for a race this size. I used the hotel across the street which was great. Shirt okay…. medal is great looking. There were lots of volunteers. Very few spectators… there were 154 runners I came in 152. Again I am recovering from an injury. However the course was hilly, the Air Force base was rather desertic. It seemed to me that the water stops were far apart. No matter how much I drank I was thirsty. We started at 6:30 and it was cool but I finished at 1:00 and it was hot. So I got all of the heat I wanted. The best thing about the race was the number of Maniacs and Staters that were there. I would say largely half of the runners were from out of state. I hope this helps… I am not in too positive mood about this one.

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This is a well put together race. For its size I was surprised by pacers, organization, stops, and after party. The one negative thing I saw was the lack of … MORE

This is a well put together race. For its size I was surprised by pacers, organization, stops, and after party. The one negative thing I saw was the lack of shade on the course. So that said this is a good price and fun race…. Cheers to all Michael

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Positives- organization, expo, scenery, swag- excellent zip jacket and long sleeve shirt Negatives- hills, hills, hills, running on the sidewalk of the Golden Gate bridge and crossing under the bridge … MORE

Positives- organization, expo, scenery, swag- excellent zip jacket and long sleeve shirt
Negatives- hills, hills, hills, running on the sidewalk of the Golden Gate bridge and crossing under the bridge to the other side was at least dangerous if not hopelessly crowded. Not a PR race unless it is your first marathon.

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The beauty of this location grabs me. There are mountains, streams, and irrigation channels and did I say hills. The most friendly people I have been around at 6:00 am. … MORE

The beauty of this location grabs me. There are mountains, streams, and irrigation channels and did I say hills. The most friendly people I have been around at 6:00 am. The expo is at the county fairgrounds and mostly consists of picking up you shirt and bib. …. but did I say the people are friendly… met the race directors before the race and ate with a six time Boston runner. Had a great talk with others about which race to run in each state. So what I can tell you is this is a great race and I will try to come back. Really love the people there.

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This is a beautiful tough race. Enjoyed the communications and expo. The race director seems very nice. I entered the race knowing it had a strict 5 1/2 hour limit. … MORE

This is a beautiful tough race. Enjoyed the communications and expo. The race director seems very nice. I entered the race knowing it had a strict 5 1/2 hour limit. So race day as we rode the bus to the started I was disappointed to see so many hills. We started out in the cool temperature very fast. About mile 4 I ran a 8 minute mile and realized I was running at altitude. For those that say altitude doesn’t really matter… well it does to me. I couldn’t hardly catch my breath and the day continued that way. The best news I have for you is…. even though they say there is a 5:30 cutoff there isn’t. So all my worrying was for nothing… even those finishing after six hours received their times. So I successfully completed my Colorado race even though I thought I would be punished to come back again to this beautiful state. Scenery, lodging, food, and friends this is a great race… just so hard with altitude, hills, and lots of exposure to sun.

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I did this race the week after Brookings so my legs were tired and I almost didn't come. But the race really was talked highly of by my Maniac brothers … MORE

I did this race the week after Brookings so my legs were tired and I almost didn’t come. But the race really was talked highly of by my Maniac brothers and sisters. The atmosphere was electric with so many clubs present. We teased and joked our way through 26.2 miles of beautiful neighborhoods. We even crossed over into Minnesoto. The one problem I had other than my legs being tired was the wind from between the buildings downtown. But you can’t ask the RD to control the weather. So even with lots of rain and some wind I had a great time. I am glad I drove the 12 hours to get there.

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Was surprised the race gave a 2-4-1 and club discounts. So I was running on my Maniacs discount and my wife got a free race. There was a post party … MORE

Was surprised the race gave a 2-4-1 and club discounts. So I was running on my Maniacs discount and my wife got a free race. There was a post party at a bar in town excellent. First rate swag with a nice 1/4 zip jacket(lightweight) and my wife’s age group prize was wool cap. As for the race course plus and minus. Plus nice college town with good neighborhoods. Minus why so many sidewalks and did we really have to run down the gravel beside the railroad tracks. Plus great bike paths thru parks. So for my wife it was great for me I just didn’t like that many sidewalks and turns. Again I was slow but it was my third marathon in a short period of time.

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This was my sixth marathon in Oklahoma and my first in OKC. The expo is one of the best I have been to with lots of booths. I received two … MORE

This was my sixth marathon in Oklahoma and my first in OKC. The expo is one of the best I have been to with lots of booths. I received two shirts and a heavy medal. We started out cool with a waterfall corals. I had run a marathon the day before. So I ran the first 5 miles and then did intervals the rest of the race. I was with many of my maniac friends so it was a social race for me. The highlight I believe is Gorilla Hill. Lots of cheering fans and food/drinks including champagne. I think is maybe a race I repeat. As for after the race, it was well organized and the thing I loved; those that finished late had all of the food and beer that they could drink also the band was still playing. That could be five stars for me after a few disappointments at other races.

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Fleet Feet puts on a great race. Runners expo is at the three local stores where one can buy just about any supply. The run is easy except for one … MORE

Fleet Feet puts on a great race. Runners expo is at the three local stores where one can buy just about any supply. The run is easy except for one hill. Many racers come from out town because of extended time limits. While I run these paths often I enjoy the competition with no traffic what so ever. Since it is relatively flat one can also get a PR on this course. Great race for a cheap price. Be careful it can be hot the end of April in Oklahoma.

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I really like the race production and RD. Everything was extremely well organized. Unfortunately, I was uninformed about the number of hills and the heat got to me before the … MORE

I really like the race production and RD. Everything was extremely well organized. Unfortunately, I was uninformed about the number of hills and the heat got to me before the end. Count it up to bad planning on my part. Watch the weather on this race… it can be extreme.

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The day was clear and cool. Some said it was cold. But it just seemed to be a great day to run as I watched the coral fill. As watched … MORE

The day was clear and cool. Some said it was cold. But it just seemed to be a great day to run as I watched the coral fill. As watched the corals go one by one the excitement built up in me. Soon my son and I were running through Fort Worth as we came around a corner we saw the monster they had been talking about… a bridge about one mile long continuously uphill. Instead of regret I decided that I would beat the hill… shortening my stride with a rapid cadence I attacked and was soon almost to the top. There we rounded a corner and what did I see but another small hill. I don’t know what got into me that day but I just wouldn’t be denied. I ran till I saw the Ultra runners coming back into to town. I decided that as a marathon runner they should be more tired than me… I pushed up the hill to the stockyards and dug real deep to run fast across the finish. So happy I was to receive ice cream, and beer. They also gave me a finishers shirt which was more like a warmer to start the race… but so elated with my time I don’t think anything could keep me from being thrilled with this race… I have to come back again.

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The race production was great, as well as communications. The expo was basically a packer pickup. This is a point to point race so I was up early to take … MORE

The race production was great, as well as communications. The expo was basically a packer pickup. This is a point to point race so I was up early to take the bus. On the bus I was surprised by the number of Maniacs and Staters doing the race. The course is extremely flat except for the bridge. We somehow managed no rain… but it was very cold for Mississippi and the wind had nothing else to do except blow in our faces the second half of the race. So we were bundled up to no end as the second part of the course did not afford us much cover. The shirt, medal, and afterparty were great. I just wished I had done better with the wind… Well there is always another day. I would run this race again.

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Best part of the race was the after party with Cajun Food. We enjoyed running and partying with our Louisiana friends. The reputation of this race does not disappoint. From … MORE

Best part of the race was the after party with Cajun Food. We enjoyed running and partying with our Louisiana friends. The reputation of this race does not disappoint. From registration, mailings, expo, and organization it was top rate. Even though raceday was cold… we stood for hours eating great food and drinking free beer. We also liked the great swag. Please note the course goes through LSU campus and many great neighborhoods. There was one particular out and back where every block was another party. Loved all the music. We intend to go back again.

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