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@Vendsweet

Saint Augustine, FL Raving since 2023 IRONMAN Active 1 month ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Ancient City Road Runners

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    Boston Marathon

  • I run because:

    I feel most alive when I am running!

My Races

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Personal Bests (2)

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Ironman Mannford, OK May 20, 2021 14:37:37
Marathon Olympia, WA May 19, 2024 3:50:18

Future Races (1)

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Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 12, 2025

Past Races (63)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Olympia, WA May 19, 2024 3:50:18
Marathon London, United Kingdom Apr 21, 2024 4:22:00
Marathon Jacksonville Beach, FL Feb 4, 2024 3:54:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2024 4:57:00
Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 11, 2023 3:50:24
Marathon Columbus, OH Oct 15, 2023 4:51:00
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2023 3:56:49
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 4, 2023 4:00:20
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 30, 2023 4:23:00
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 19, 2023 4:00:00
Marathon Jacksonville Beach, FL Feb 4, 2023 4:30:00
Marathon Jacksonville, FL Dec 11, 2022 3:59:00
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 6, 2022 4:25:00
Ironman The Woodlands, TX Apr 23, 2022 16:00:00
Marathon Irwinville, GA Apr 9, 2022 4:09:00
Marathon Ormond Beach, FL Mar 19, 2022 4:07:00
Marathon Jacksonville, FL Feb 6, 2022 4:16:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 9, 2022 4:20:00
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 7, 2021 4:37:00
Marathon San Francisco, CA Sep 19, 2021 4:25:00
Ironman Sand Springs, OK May 20, 2021 14:37:37
Marathon Cocoa, FL Nov 29, 2020 4:22:00
Marathon Milwaukee, WI Oct 4, 2020 4:22:00
Marathon Oak Bluffs, MA Sep 26, 2020 4:58:00
Marathon Lewa, Kenya Jun 27, 2020 4:54:00
Marathon Hilo, HI Mar 15, 2020 4:37:00
Marathon Neptune Beach, FL Feb 8, 2020 4:10:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 12, 2020 4:30:00
Marathon Crawfordville, FL Dec 14, 2019 4:14:00
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 3, 2019 4:09:00
Marathon Lewa, Kenya Jun 29, 2019 5:15:00
Marathon Knoxville, TN Mar 31, 2019 4:09:00
Marathon Stuart, FL Mar 3, 2019 5:06:00
Marathon Jacksonville, FL Feb 9, 2019 4:13:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2019 4:11:00
Marathon Jacksonville, FL Dec 15, 2018 4:06:00
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 4, 2018 4:13:00
Marathon Olympia, WA May 20, 2018 4:18:00
Marathon Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Feb 10, 2018 4:26:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2018 3:54:00
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 5, 2017 3:55:00
Marathon Olympia, WA May 21, 2017 4:36:00
Marathon Ormond Beach, FL Mar 25, 2017 4:33:00
Marathon Jacksonville, FL Feb 12, 2017 4:34:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 7, 2017 4:49:15
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 13, 2016 4:50:27
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 6, 2016 4:50:19
Marathon Vancouver, WA Jun 19, 2016 4:36:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 10, 2016 5:05:00
Marathon Port Angeles, WA Jun 7, 2015 5:04:00
Marathon Jacksonville, FL Dec 28, 2014 4:06:00
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 8, 2014 4:06:00
Marathon Jacksonville, FL 2014 4:14:00
Marathon Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2014 4:14:00
Marathon Jacksonville, FL Feb 7, 2013 4:04:00
Marathon Atlanta, GA 2013 4:25:00
Marathon Jacksonville Beach, FL Feb 2, 2012 4:32:00
Marathon Saint Augustine, FL 2011 5:07:00
Marathon Atlanta, GA 2011 4:35:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2008 5:00:00
Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2006 5:02:00
Marathon Savannah, GA 2005 5:00:00
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2002 5:45:00

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This was my 3rd time running this race. The communication prior to the race is great, race packet pickup is well organized and the number of aid stations is awesome. … MORE

This was my 3rd time running this race. The communication prior to the race is great, race packet pickup is well organized and the number of aid stations is awesome. They have a great group of volunteers. This was my 64th marathon, so I have seen a bunch– and I would say this is the best organized and easiest race to run. The race leaves and finishes as this park that is across from the Governors Hotel– not the fanciest hotel, but literally it is a 2 minute walk. It just doesn’t get much easier. I left my hotel room at 6:55AM and the race started at 7:00AM. The only down side would be the elevation gain– my watch said it was 1500 feet— although they do not say it is that much… I will for sure run the race again. AND it was my PR by 6 seconds.

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This race felt so similar to the NYC Marathon-- but the streets were smaller and I often was stuck in a crowd. While I enjoyed running in London and am … MORE

This race felt so similar to the NYC Marathon– but the streets were smaller and I often was stuck in a crowd. While I enjoyed running in London and am grateful I did, the crowded course combined with the spectators who were screaming and whistling on both sides of the course the entire time was loud. Since the streets were more narrow, it was just so loud.

Also, I ran this race with a friend and despite the fact we registered at the same time we were put in different start sections… we had to run the first three miles apart and meet up. We tried to get them to rearrange us but the simply refused.

So in summary and advice to officials as someone who has run 60+ marathons– spread people out more, allow people to change corrals.

All good though, still glad I did it.

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This was my 9th time running the race. Over the years the race has changed and become much less complex. Long ago we started at Bolles and ended at the … MORE

This was my 9th time running the race. Over the years the race has changed and become much less complex. Long ago we started at Bolles and ended at the Mayo Clinic– at one point we ran on the beach– we used to run around in both Jax Beach and PV Beach… now it is just two loops in Jax Beach. Not bad, I do not miss the bridge to get to the Mayo Clinic– and it was good. The course allows you to run faster… and no busses back to the start is awesome… it is just interesting to have run this race so many times and to experience all of the changes.

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This was my 9th time running the Disney marathon. It is always so much fun. I ran it slower this time with my daughter, which was by far the best … MORE

This was my 9th time running the Disney marathon. It is always so much fun. I ran it slower this time with my daughter, which was by far the best part.

One of the observations I have made over the years of running this race is that it’s becoming less and less runner centric. Because the race sells out every year, it feels like Disney is working to make things more convenient for them, than the runners. For example, I had to walk a mile before the race started and a mile after the race ended for parking. Not ideal when you’re running a marathon, but the Disney marathon is a favorite and I will do it again next year , and probably every year for the rest of my life

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The race was super fun and was well organized, They had lots of water stops and the course was really well done. Despite the fact that there could have been … MORE

The race was super fun and was well organized, They had lots of water stops and the course was really well done. Despite the fact that there could have been more hills, they found a pretty flat course. I will for sure do it again, and not to mention it was my fastest race and I have run 58 marathons before this one.

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I ran this race with my brother who had not run a marathon in 13 years. I ran with him rather than running fast. We finished together! The old African … MORE

I ran this race with my brother who had not run a marathon in 13 years. I ran with him rather than running fast. We finished together! The old African saying applies… if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together!

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This was my second time running the race, and I loved it more, as I knew what to expect. I recently ran the Big Sur marathon, and I find that … MORE

This was my second time running the race, and I loved it more, as I knew what to expect. I recently ran the Big Sur marathon, and I find that this marathon is actually a more beautiful one. There’s something majestic about running across the Golden Gate bridge.

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The weather was great, the production of the race was very good, and overall the race was better than I expected. The hill that we had to climb at mile … MORE

The weather was great, the production of the race was very good, and overall the race was better than I expected. The hill that we had to climb at mile 22 was super tough. I was on track to have a PR until I hit that. The crowds throughout the race were very encouraging.

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I signed up for the Big Sur because a friend invited me to run with them, and then they did not run it. I had no idea of all of … MORE

I signed up for the Big Sur because a friend invited me to run with them, and then they did not run it. I had no idea of all of the beauty and charm that I was in for. The race was awesome, the hills were intense, the heat was a factor, and at times I was very cold. All that said, it was for sure one of the top 10 marathons I have done. The piano player out on the course was pretty crazy!

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The weather was cold, the route was flat, the wind was tough. I was surprised by the race... I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. … MORE

The weather was cold, the route was flat, the wind was tough. I was surprised by the race… I was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. I especially appreciated the fact they allowed me to pick up my race packet on the morning of the race!

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I normally run this race, and I was registered, but I was out of town this year so I had to run it virtually. All good, I will do it … MORE

I normally run this race, and I was registered, but I was out of town this year so I had to run it virtually. All good, I will do it live again next year!

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The Jacksonville Marathon is a welcomed run that covers the same basic course as the Thanksgiving half marathon that runs from roughly the same place. This course has pacers that … MORE

The Jacksonville Marathon is a welcomed run that covers the same basic course as the Thanksgiving half marathon that runs from roughly the same place. This course has pacers that follow the Galloway Method (run/ walk).

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The New York City Marathon is a bucket list race. Sure there are things about it that are inconvenient-- like having being transported to the start at 4AM for a … MORE

The New York City Marathon is a bucket list race. Sure there are things about it that are inconvenient– like having being transported to the start at 4AM for a 9AM or later start, but the race is so fun and there are so many people out on the course encouraging you. This particular year it was super hot and humid, so my time was slow– but the race typically has great weather.

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This was my second Ironman-- the walk to the start was over a mile, the swim was nice and had nice end to the swim/ transition to the bike. The … MORE

This was my second Ironman– the walk to the start was over a mile, the swim was nice and had nice end to the swim/ transition to the bike. The bike ride was pure Hell. The out and back on a unshaded interstate and having to do it twice was the hardest bike ride in my life. I was utterly exhausted for the run and ha day worse marathon of my life. Having said that, I did not die, but would never do this race again.

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I was trying to run 50 marathons by the time I turned 50 and I needed to do a race in April-- that was not too far away from my … MORE

I was trying to run 50 marathons by the time I turned 50 and I needed to do a race in April– that was not too far away from my house… this was the best option. The race was VERY small– less than 100 people and yet the race production team worked very hard to make it great. I have never run a race where I was alone so much, but it was fun. There were very few water stops, but there were enough. I won my age division (simply because there were not many people in my age group) and I won a metal… it was homemade… but very nice… I am not sure if I would run this race again, but I do not regret running it. The historical nature of it was very cool– as you ended at the spot where the Civil war ended– where Jefferson Davis was captured.

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The Tomoka Marathon was a special race. The course runs through a variety of natural scenes including a beautiful tree lined stretch that despite the somewhat later date in the … MORE

The Tomoka Marathon was a special race. The course runs through a variety of natural scenes including a beautiful tree lined stretch that despite the somewhat later date in the year for a marathon in FL– make the temperature situation bearable. Unfortunately they did not have the marathon in 2023– I sure hope it returns in 2024 and beyond. I really love running this race. They also have really cool T-Shirts.

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I run the Donna Marathon every year because it is a easy are for me to run relative to where I live. I do the Galloway run/walk and one of … MORE

I run the Donna Marathon every year because it is a easy are for me to run relative to where I live. I do the Galloway run/walk and one of my favorite things about this race is that they have pacers who use the run/walk method.

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The Disney Marathon continues to be my favorite marathon. I have run it 10 times or more and I have continued to love to run it. It really is an … MORE

The Disney Marathon continues to be my favorite marathon. I have run it 10 times or more and I have continued to love to run it. It really is an awesome race. I have also learned that you don’t need to get there as early as they say you do. I typically get there 1 hour before the race starts and then I walk to the start. There are so many rolling starts that sometimes I get into a different corral, but it is fine. If you love Disney, this is the race you need to do before you die!

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I was trained and ready to go and then pretty much the worse storm I have ever seen came upon Savannah and at the last minute the canceled the race. … MORE

I was trained and ready to go and then pretty much the worse storm I have ever seen came upon Savannah and at the last minute the canceled the race. I went ahead and ran the race at home the next day as I was already trained. The race officials made the right call. The weather was awful.

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This is a solid, awesome race. The Golden Gate Bridge part is super fun and while there are lots of hills-- almost 2000 feet of elevation, it is an exhilarating … MORE

This is a solid, awesome race. The Golden Gate Bridge part is super fun and while there are lots of hills– almost 2000 feet of elevation, it is an exhilarating run given the scenery. Also the weather in San Francisco tends to be really great for this race.

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I trained for my 1st Ironman during the pandemic... this was the 1st Ironman in the US to happen as the pandemic was beginning to end. It was a great … MORE

I trained for my 1st Ironman during the pandemic… this was the 1st Ironman in the US to happen as the pandemic was beginning to end. It was a great race and the race officials did a great job. I loved the run and the swim– the bike had some odd, hard turns and I saw some people fall. I was glad I had driven the course the day before. I am sure they fixed that in future years as this was the 1st year they held the Ironman in Tulsa.

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I was so tankful to run this race after not running any races for 6 plus months. I really appreciate the extra effort that the race production team did to … MORE

I was so tankful to run this race after not running any races for 6 plus months. I really appreciate the extra effort that the race production team did to put on a safe race!

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I did this as virtual run due to the pandemic. Such an odd time in our country. I ran from our house to our River House which is about 26 … MORE

I did this as virtual run due to the pandemic. Such an odd time in our country. I ran from our house to our River House which is about 26 miles. My wife and friends came out to support me.

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I was supposed to run this race on 5/16/2020 but it got cancelled so I ran it as a virtual run. I ran to our river house... which is about … MORE

I was supposed to run this race on 5/16/2020 but it got cancelled so I ran it as a virtual run. I ran to our river house… which is about 26.2 miles. I raised about 10K from my friends and donated the money to homeless shelters who are struggling to raise funds.

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As a virtual race, there was very little an organization in the UK trying to tell animals in Africa could do to support me in Florida run the virtual version … MORE

As a virtual race, there was very little an organization in the UK trying to tell animals in Africa could do to support me in Florida run the virtual version of the race. Having said that I observed a dozen or so different animals (including cats and dogs) on my race 🙂

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I ran this race just prior to the world shutting down. I was supposed to run the Barcelona Marathon, but it got cancelled so I flew the other direction to … MORE

I ran this race just prior to the world shutting down. I was supposed to run the Barcelona Marathon, but it got cancelled so I flew the other direction to Hawaii, where the “Pandemic” had not happened yet. It was a great race that was beautiful. The run was through historic Hilo, on oceanfront roads and through canopies. It reminded me of the Big Sur Marathon, which I have since run!

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I have run the Donna Marathon 8 times...the race is a solid regional race and the Donna team works hard to make it special. The route changes just about every … MORE

I have run the Donna Marathon 8 times…the race is a solid regional race and the Donna team works hard to make it special. The route changes just about every year, but the race officials seem to make it better each year. It is always in Jax Beach– but it used to also be in Ponte Vedra. It is a Jeff Gallaway race, so there is interval runners– which is helpful to me!

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The Disney Marathon is amazing-- I guess I feel that way because I think that Disney is awesome. I have run the Disney Marathon 8 times. It was my first … MORE

The Disney Marathon is amazing– I guess I feel that way because I think that Disney is awesome. I have run the Disney Marathon 8 times. It was my first marathon, it was my fastest marathon, and it is the one I love to run every year! I suppose that is enough of a review.

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I usually do every race I run twice, but I see no need to do this race again. They had added the marathon distance the year I ran it and … MORE

I usually do every race I run twice, but I see no need to do this race again. They had added the marathon distance the year I ran it and it seemed like the marathon concept was an after thought. There was confusion on the course itself as those of us running the marathon vs an ultra distance had to run a slightly different beginning. They messed up so I got to the finish line and I had only run 25.9 miles. The other very discouraging thing about the race was that when I crossed the finish line there was literally no one there to say “great job.” I had to hunt someone down to get a metal. They were simply more focused on the Ultra runners. Once I got my metal I then kept running to get to 26.2. The actual location was pretty and a nice historic park, and I am still glad I ran it— I am sure the race organizers did better the next year.

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I have run the Savannah marathon many times. The race is predictable and the course is mostly interesting. I enjoy running the race because the city itself is a fun … MORE

I have run the Savannah marathon many times. The race is predictable and the course is mostly interesting. I enjoy running the race because the city itself is a fun place to go. I always enjoy finishing the race and then eating great food in Savannah.

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Running through one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife conservancies was a joy. Everything about the race was difficult and spectacular. I raised money for TUSK to be able to run … MORE

Running through one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife conservancies was a joy. Everything about the race was difficult and spectacular. I raised money for TUSK to be able to run in the race. The course was two 1/2 marathons– so a double loop. I ran slow due to the heat, I got lapped by an African man. Humbling…

It was incredible as they literals had to use helicopters to keep the dangerous animals away to keep runners safe and there was park rangers out on the race course with guns to protect the runners.

The race packet contained hand-made things, that years later I am still using. The accommodations available where over the top (and expensive). What a joy!

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I ran this race simply because I wanted to get another Marathon under my built. This was my 32nd Marathon. The things that stand out for me that the race … MORE

I ran this race simply because I wanted to get another Marathon under my built. This was my 32nd Marathon. The things that stand out for me that the race staff were very accommodating for me as I arrived at the end of the day to get my packet and the sherpas. During the race there were a couple of steep hills and the race provided sherpas in the form of young teenagers who ran along side of you and helped you run up the hill by encouraging you. It is the only race I have ever done where this was the case and it was cool.

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This is one of the Spring Marathons in FL where the snow birds are down and in Florida enjoying the ocean... while the weather can still be nice, it can … MORE

This is one of the Spring Marathons in FL where the snow birds are down and in Florida enjoying the ocean… while the weather can still be nice, it can also be like summer. This year, it was super warm… can’t remember exactly, but I just remember suffering through the heat in this race. If I had it to do over I would have just not run as my time was super long due to the heat and the mostly shadeless route. If it had 50 degrees that day it would have been a fun race.

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The Donna Marathon is not a destination marathon-- like NYC or Big Sur, but it is a good solid regional race with good support and a course that continues to … MORE

The Donna Marathon is not a destination marathon– like NYC or Big Sur, but it is a good solid regional race with good support and a course that continues to be refined to make it better. It is a race that I run most years as it is close to my house and the weather is typically nice.

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There are things about the Disney Marathon that are hard-- early start, long walk the start, tons of people who based on your coral can make you slow, a wide … MORE

There are things about the Disney Marathon that are hard– early start, long walk the start, tons of people who based on your coral can make you slow, a wide variety of temperature (I have run it at 85 degrees and 30 degrees)– BUT it is Disney, Magical, and by far my favorite marathon I run each year. If I could only run one marthon for the rest of my life, or in my life it would be Disney.

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I have run this race a bunch of times--- and it is a good race... weather is usually cool, it is always a flat course, parking is easy, and from … MORE

I have run this race a bunch of times— and it is a good race… weather is usually cool, it is always a flat course, parking is easy, and from the perspective of my wife– it is not disruptive to life as it is a local race. The timing of the race is also good as it is far enough away from the NYC Marathon and the Disney Marathon.

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The NYC Marathon is in a class of it's own. How can there be that many people on the side of the road for the entire race? We all know … MORE

The NYC Marathon is in a class of it’s own. How can there be that many people on the side of the road for the entire race? We all know so many people live in NYC, but it is just so fun to get to run throughout NYC and all of the Burroughs. I have run this race several times and each time I raise money for The Bowery Mission– which serves homeless people in NYC.

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Being a Floridian, I was anxious about the hills in the race. They were fine. The race itself was great. There was a reasonably priced hotel across from the start/ … MORE

Being a Floridian, I was anxious about the hills in the race. They were fine. The race itself was great. There was a reasonably priced hotel across from the start/ finish area, and they had race morning packet pickup– which allowed me to fly in late the night before. The best part of the race was I got to meet Jeff Galloway– he was there as a guest of the marathon.

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I have run the Donna Marathon at least a half a dozen times and the race organizers keep getting better at the course. There use to be a beach run … MORE

I have run the Donna Marathon at least a half a dozen times and the race organizers keep getting better at the course. There use to be a beach run and bridge at the end, but those challenges are gone! My favorite part of the run is that at some point you run by Beaches Chapel and they have volunteers out there serving Communion.

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I love running the Disney Marathon. It is the race that I have run the most and it is the race that I have run my fastest pace. Running through … MORE

I love running the Disney Marathon. It is the race that I have run the most and it is the race that I have run my fastest pace. Running through the parks is magical. The only hard part is getting up super early to start and dealing with the weather. This particular year it was super cold– which is why I ran so fast, but sometimes it can be hot…

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The New York City Marathon is as awesome of a race as you would expect. The journey to the start is long, but unavoidable due to the fact the race … MORE

The New York City Marathon is as awesome of a race as you would expect. The journey to the start is long, but unavoidable due to the fact the race starts so far away from Central Park, but the race itself is full of encouraging fans and so much energy. If you get to run in the NYC marathon you should!

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I registered for this race sort of last minute because I was going to be flying into Seattle the night before needing to be in Portland... this was in the … MORE

I registered for this race sort of last minute because I was going to be flying into Seattle the night before needing to be in Portland… this was in the middle. It was easy to check-in on race morning and there were multiple hotels near the start/ finish. The scenery was pretty and the goodie bag was great. It was a super fun race that I would do again and again!

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I ran this race because it was close to my house and convenient. I have run it multiple times because I like the race. You get to run down streets … MORE

I ran this race because it was close to my house and convenient. I have run it multiple times because I like the race. You get to run down streets with beautiful old trees that create shade and you get to run along small creeks and over bridges. It was surprisingly awesome!

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The Donna Marathon is close to home as I live in North Florida. It is not a destination marathon, but if you live near North Florida, and want to run … MORE

The Donna Marathon is close to home as I live in North Florida. It is not a destination marathon, but if you live near North Florida, and want to run a race that is good– you should run this one. Over the years they have made the route better. I have run this race about 6 times and I would say it gets better every year.

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I ran this race with one of my friends--- this was her 1st Marathon, and my 19th. No pun intended, but there is just something magical about running the Disney … MORE

I ran this race with one of my friends— this was her 1st Marathon, and my 19th. No pun intended, but there is just something magical about running the Disney Marathon. Running into and through the Magic Kingdom is so much fun!

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The first half of the marathon was awesome-- it was super fun to run down the strip and get to run with all of the lights and casinos... they second … MORE

The first half of the marathon was awesome– it was super fun to run down the strip and get to run with all of the lights and casinos… they second half was awful. We basically ran around in industrial parks and in circles in a large empty parking lot at Circus Circus. It is no wonder that they have since cancelled the full marathon and turned this race into just being a half.

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As a repeat runner in the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon I have come to enjoy the race-- especially because the start of the race is directly below the Hyatt … MORE

As a repeat runner in the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon I have come to enjoy the race– especially because the start of the race is directly below the Hyatt Regency. It is a very easy start. There is good energy at the race.

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I enjoyed getting to run a race in the summer months. Since I am from FL, it is hard to find a summer marathon. The race officials have since moved … MORE

I enjoyed getting to run a race in the summer months. Since I am from FL, it is hard to find a summer marathon. The race officials have since moved the time of year for the race, so my review is not very helpful… but the race was fun and the hills were modest.

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The Disney Marathon is my favorite marathon that I do. The combination of being in FL, close to where I live, and the memories of going to Disney with my … MORE

The Disney Marathon is my favorite marathon that I do. The combination of being in FL, close to where I live, and the memories of going to Disney with my family over the years makes running through the park so much fun. Favorite part for me is always running through Cinderella’s castle.

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The race was an interesting race. At times it was very pretty, but at times we were running through neighborhoods. I enjoyed the race, but on the day of the … MORE

The race was an interesting race. At times it was very pretty, but at times we were running through neighborhoods. I enjoyed the race, but on the day of the race for me it was warmer and more hilly than I had expected.

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The Jacksonville Marathon is a steady race that is predictable. The weather always seems to be cool and the course is easy and flat. Much of the course is shaded … MORE

The Jacksonville Marathon is a steady race that is predictable. The weather always seems to be cool and the course is easy and flat. Much of the course is shaded and I always feel good after running this race.

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The Savannah marathon can be hot, cold, or sometimes mild. What is important is to check in on this prior to running. The race itself is extremely flat and at … MORE

The Savannah marathon can be hot, cold, or sometimes mild. What is important is to check in on this prior to running. The race itself is extremely flat and at times scenic… but at times you are running in places that are not as beautiful.

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The race was carried out extremely well and there were good aid stations. The course itself was as exciting as a race in the desert could be. A friend texted … MORE

The race was carried out extremely well and there were good aid stations. The course itself was as exciting as a race in the desert could be. A friend texted during the race and said– do you see any camels? Her text was funny to me as at the time I was running by the Dubai Zoo… otherwise we just pretty much ran through the streets of Dubai. So fun to do such an exotic race and it was as cool as it could be, but still hot. It felt like running a race in FL with less humidity.

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The Donna is such a fun race and mostly flat, but at the end of the race back in 2014 you ended with a bridge that is completely exposed to … MORE

The Donna is such a fun race and mostly flat, but at the end of the race back in 2014 you ended with a bridge that is completely exposed to the sun and very hard to do. It was discouraging to see my time get so much worse due to my inability to keep up the pace at the end. Fortunately, they have rewritten the course and in the early 2020’s this was no longer the case.

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It was a cold February day in FL to run this race. I ran fast and was on pace to break 4 hours, but at the end of this race … MORE

It was a cold February day in FL to run this race. I ran fast and was on pace to break 4 hours, but at the end of this race there was a huge bridge you had to cross. The race officials have since taken it out, but it really slowed me down at the end.

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As a Floridian I found this course to be very hilly. In fact it is really not, but since all of my runs are on the beach or at zero … MORE

As a Floridian I found this course to be very hilly. In fact it is really not, but since all of my runs are on the beach or at zero elevation, I was slower than I wanted to be. Certainly not a race for me to have a PR.

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The Donna Marathon used to end at the Mayo Clinic which required you running over a large bridge at the end of the marathon. There used to also be a … MORE

The Donna Marathon used to end at the Mayo Clinic which required you running over a large bridge at the end of the marathon. There used to also be a beach run. This was always hard and made the race tough. They have since gotten rid of this and the race is faster and much more enjoyable.

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This was the only year the race had the marathon distance. It was a hard course because there was no shade and there was almost no water/ aide stops on … MORE

This was the only year the race had the marathon distance. It was a hard course because there was no shade and there was almost no water/ aide stops on the last half of the marathon. I would have still run it again if they had offered it because it literals ran by my house.

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No one would call the Atlanta marathon a VERY hilly course, but as a Floridian I felt like I was climbing Mt. Everest. I was hoping for under 4 hours, … MORE

No one would call the Atlanta marathon a VERY hilly course, but as a Floridian I felt like I was climbing Mt. Everest. I was hoping for under 4 hours, but wound up running much slower because I was simply very tired. It was a great race!

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I ran this race for the second time. I love the Disney Marathon. My favorite part is when you run through Cinderella's castle and then you run down Main Street … MORE

I ran this race for the second time. I love the Disney Marathon. My favorite part is when you run through Cinderella’s castle and then you run down Main Street USA! So fun!

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This was the old version of the Las Vegas Marathon... you basically ran down thew strip then you ran into neighborhoods.... it was great for the 1st half then it … MORE

This was the old version of the Las Vegas Marathon… you basically ran down thew strip then you ran into neighborhoods…. it was great for the 1st half then it was pretty random. I did enjoy it and it was my second marathon!

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The race conditions of this November marathon were less than ideal. The races started a little late and very hot. I was doing fine, but certainly slower than I expected … MORE

The race conditions of this November marathon were less than ideal. The races started a little late and very hot. I was doing fine, but certainly slower than I expected due to the heat. By the time I got to miles 20– multiple people had passed out and one person had died. They ended up calling the race and shortening the distance–so I only ran 20 miles of the race. Not a fun day. The race team is not responsible for the weather, but they could have started the race early and they also could have provided more water/ gatorade along the way.

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It was such a great 1st marathon. I was so happy to finish, I cried when I crossed the finish line. I ran the race with my best friend and … MORE

It was such a great 1st marathon. I was so happy to finish, I cried when I crossed the finish line. I ran the race with my best friend and it was a joy to do it.

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