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Last Seven Reviews
Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon
The website does not mention that this is very hilly. You can register the day of. Swag was great: nice backpack with long sleeve 3/4 zipper tech shirt and a plush beanie. Cherokee Indians drumming and singing on course around mile 7. Great vegan food afterward. They had a problem with their chip timing.
Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon
The course was fairly flat with great support. Ran through some historic neighborhoods. Short sleeve technical shirt and a big shiny medal.
Baltimore Half Marathon
Like everyone else says, be ready for the hills! I was not prepared for the complete lack of flat surface on this race and got drained early on the long constant hills. For that reason along, I wouldn't recommend it unless you love that kind of race. Wish the elevation chart provided was more to scale and not so zoomed out so you get a better feel for this. I think a lot of the local repeat...
Quad City Half Marathon, Iowa
I loved this race! The course is beautiful, featuring Mississippi River scenery and historic neighborhoods (including Rock Island Arsenal). The pasta dinner was tasty, with vegan/gluten free options. Finish line area festive and well supplied...hot dogs and beer were highlights, plus watermelon and other fruits and more traditional snacks. Attractive, high-quality tshirt and medal. All in all...
Queen Bee Half Marathon
Packet pick up was in casino so you had to be 21 to get your packet. Nice long sleeve tech T and sweaty band to all participants. The race started in front of the casino so you can stretch inside and use real bathrooms. Very well supported and well marked course but was disappointed when the race started 20 minutes late. Big post race party with flip flops, a cheese coney and a mimosa to...
Run Crazy Horse
This was a very nice small race. The packet pick up had a small expo. The Crazy Horse visitor center was open before the race so you can stay out of the weather and use real bathrooms. The course was well marked around the mountain, down the Michelson Trial and into Hill City. There was enough water stops with enthusiastic volunteers. Tech T and neat finishers medal completed this race...
- Category: 25 in 25 Club
- Created on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:36
We are about ready to roll-out the new and improved method of completing your 25. Here's how it will work:
- When you have entered all of your races here, you can initiate the award ceremony by going to our soon to be very efficient H2R Upload Center
- You will be required to send us your story and some images of you all sweaty and happy
- We will review your stuff and if all goes as planned, you will be giving your own permanent spot in the H2R Winners' Circle
If you would like to read more details about this, you are welcome to pretend you just finished #25 by clicking the link below. While this isn't quite 100%, it's darn close. (we have one form to add that should be done this week)
Check it out: The Half2Run 25 Club Upload Center
- Category: 25 in 25 Club
- Created on Saturday, 09 November 2013 10:06
10 years ago 2003 I entered the world of endurance sports, running my first marathon, the inaugural PF Chang's Rock n Roll Arizona Marathon.
I got hooked.
I continued my endurance running journey, by completing a grand slam, a series which is part of the Rock n Roll events. Nashville half, Arizona half, San Diego full, and Virginia Beach half. I have started 3 Ironman races and finished 2, Arizona and St. George Ut (2010).
I have numerous Triathlon finishes OD all the distances, 7 marathon finishes, with one BQ, and am now up to 41 half marathons, on my way to the 100 Half marathon challenge. I finished the 25 state challenge during the Center of the Nation seri
I have taken on the personal challenge of running/racing/triathlon in every state. Really do not care how long it takes, just so I remain healthy and happy during the journey.
Carry On! Enjoy your journey!
- Category: 25 in 25 Club
- Created on Monday, 14 October 2013 15:40
Huge Congrats Laura!
Half marathons in half the states. When I told people of my goal most of them thought I was crazy. 13.1 miles is a long way to run, over and over and over! What helped me the most is my boyfriend/husband signed on with me. I couldn’t have accomplished this goal as easily or nearly with as much fun if I didn’t have a partner training with me and going with me to the races.- Laura
Advice tidbit #1…FIND A PARTNER. Share the load, share the glow!
I was pretty successful in finding fun and different races because I utilized the resources available on the HALF2RUN website. The review of the races and the links to the website really helped steer me in a race direction. Add on the fact that you only had to choose 25 states, you could pick and choose which destinations you wanted to explore and forget the other states you may not want to visit!
Advice tidbit #2…TACK ON A VACATION TO THE END OF YOUR RACE. It really helped motivate me to get my training done because I knew I had a really neat vacation as a reward at the end of the race.
As I got closer to meeting my goal I felt myself slacking off on my training and motivation. I had trained for just about 10 years, off and on, and I was ready to do something else. What kept me going was not only actually completing the goal, but the encouragement and continual questioning I received from my friends, family and co-workers.
Advice tidbit #3- ENLIST A SUPPORT CREW. Announcing your goal and updating your friends and acquaintances really helped motivate me to finish it. I had a lot of people asking where I was going next and how many races had I completed. I really enjoyed the amazed looks and words of encouragement people gave me when they heard of my goal. They thought it was a really neat goal and it helped remind me of that fact too. It is an awesome goal and many people may start it, but how many actually finish something like this? I wanted to be one of the people who finished.
Advice tidbit #4…DON’T STOP! I cannot explain how thrilled I am to have accomplished this goal. Traveling our great country and meeting amazing people, seeing amazing scenery AND accessing sites not normally open to the public has been tremendous fun. Planning vacations in the dead of winter was a real mood and training boost. Displaying my medals has reminded me that if I set my mind to it, I can accomplish it. You won’t be sorry that you kept going, but you may regret it if you stop!