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@YourNextRun

Tuscaloosa, AL Raving since 2023 Your Next Run Active 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
12 hr Alabaster, AL Oct 26, 2023 40 mi
37.5 Miler Coker, AL Apr 22, 2023 10:12:58
Half Marathon Auburn, AL Feb 18, 2024 1:59:00

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Auburn, AL Feb 18, 2024 1:59:00
12 hr Alabaster, AL Oct 26, 2023 40 mi
37.5 Miler Coker, AL Apr 22, 2023 10:12:58

My Raves

Overall, a great race atmosphere and production. As an Auburn graduate, it's awesome to be able to enter Jordan-Hare stadium and finish the race on the 50 yard line - … MORE

Overall, a great race atmosphere and production.

As an Auburn graduate, it’s awesome to be able to enter Jordan-Hare stadium and finish the race on the 50 yard line – super cool!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
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SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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This year's course was awkwardly small (less than 1 mile per loop) due to construction in the park (NOTHING to do with the race event or staff). Great group of … MORE

This year’s course was awkwardly small (less than 1 mile per loop) due to construction in the park (NOTHING to do with the race event or staff).

Great group of people involved with the event production as well as some awesome runners!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
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SCENERY
2
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4

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The Phoenix Trail Fest was an awesome race! The coolest thing about the event (and why I ended up signing up) is that is extremely approachable for someone that has … MORE

The Phoenix Trail Fest was an awesome race!

The coolest thing about the event (and why I ended up signing up) is that is extremely approachable for someone that has never done an ultramarathon before. In fact, my longest event before I did the 37.5 mile distance was a half marathon. Their whole thing is that you can sign up for any of the distances (4, 12.5, 25, 37.5, 50, 100K) and while you are running the race you can decide to finish the distance you picked, go for a longer run, or stop after a shorter one.

As a result, this is a GREAT event for setting distance PRs.

Oh, and did I mention that you get a sweet sticker if you set a PR? And, did I mention that you get a sweet 3D WOODEN medal when you finish? Those are in addition to the standard t-shirt and some other goodies in the swag bag.

Also, the race director Brandon Kasteler is amazing. Not only is he an experienced ultramarathoner, but he also really cares about the running community and wants to see everything succeed.

The course is also approachable with about 100 feet of vert per mile, great views of the lake, and some interesting features.

Aid stations were on point with all of the usual suspects, including HOT food in the middle of the woods.

Oh, and you get to bang a gong in the middle of the woods too, epic!

Already signed up for 2024!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
My Report
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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