Race Recaps/Reviews

Marathon Medals as of October 7, 2015 (In box - Marine Corps, NYC, Fresno. On left stand - Twin Cities. On right stand - Houston, Chicago, Vermont, Portland, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Disney, Route 66, Hatfield McCoy, Cincinnati Flying Pig, Deadwood Mickelson, MDI, Marshall, Baltimore).

Marathon Medals as of October 2015 (In box – Marine Corps, NYC, Fresno. On left stand – Twin Cities. On right stand – Houston, Chicago, Vermont, Portland, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Disney, Route 66, Hatfield McCoy, Cincinnati Flying Pig, Deadwood Mickelson, MDI, Marshall, Baltimore).

Here’s my original schedule to run the 50 States, and a compiled list of the “best” marathons in the US.  The medal stands pictured above are available here.

 

Completed Marathons (links go to race recaps/reviews)

 

  1. Marine Corps Marathon – Washington D.C./Arlington, Virginia, October 31, 2004
  2. ING NYC Marathon – New York, New York, November 6, 2005
  3. Fresno Two Cities Marathon – Fresno, California, November 7, 2010
  4. New Jersey Marathon – Asbury Park, New Jersey, May 1, 2011
  5. Portland Marathon – Portland, Oregon, October 9, 2011
  6. Route 66 Marathon – Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 20, 2011
  7. Baltimore Marathon – Baltimore, Maryland, October 13, 2012
  8. Walt Disney World Marathon – Orlando, Florida, January 13, 2013 (will post recap soon-ish! In a nutshell – crowded but fun)
  9. Vermont City Marathon – Burlington, Vermont, May 26, 2013
  10. Mount Desert Island Marathon – Bar Harbor, Maine, October 20, 2013
  11. Marshall Marathon – Huntington, West Virginia, November 10, 2013
  12. Cincinnati Flying Pig – Cincinnati, Ohio, May 4, 2014
  13. Hatfield McCoy Marathon – South Williamson, Kentucky, Saturday, June 14, 2014
  14. Chicago Marathon, Chicago, Illinois, October 12, 2014
  15. Houston Marathon, Houston, Texas, January 18, 2015
  16. Wisconsin Marathon, Kenosha, Wisconsin, May 2, 2015
  17. Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Deadwood, SD, June 7, 2015
  18. Twin Cities Marathon, Minneapolis, MN, October 4, 2015
  19. Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA, November 22, 2015
  20. Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, AL, December 12, 2015
  21. Mississippi Blues Marathon, Jackson, MS, January 9, 2016
  22. Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR, March 6, 2016
  23. Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz, Olathe, KS, April 16, 2016
  24. Delaware Marathon, Wilmington, DE, May 8, 2016

 

Upcoming Marathons & Other Races (links go to the race website)

 

  1. NYRR Achilles Hope & Possibility 4 Miler, Sunday, June 25, 2017
  2. TCS NYC Marathon Tune-Up 18 Miler, Sunday, September 17, 2017
  3. TCS NYC Marathon, Sunday, November 5, 2017

 

Other Non-Marathon Past Races (links go to recaps/reviews)

 

  1. Tough Mudder, Mt. Snow, VT, May 2012 (I will post recap eventually, but in a nutshell, not my favorite race)
  2. NYRR 18 Mile Tune Up, NYC, September 2013
  3. Ragnar Relay – Adirondacks, September 27-28, 2013 – Mid-race Post, Finished Post, Recaps Leg 1, Leg 2, Leg 3, Updated Ragnar Packing List
  4. Trail Master Killah, Van Cortlandt Park, NYC, August 16, 2014
  5. NYC Pizza Run, NYC, September 13, 2014
  6. Beat the Blerch Half Marathon, Carnation, WA, September 21, 2014
  7. Ugly Sweater Run, NYC, December 20, 2014
  8. ABB 5k (the day before the Houston Marathon), Houston, TX, January 17, 2015
  9. Not a race, but an overview of Town Lake Trail in Austin, TX, April 2015
  10. Brooklyn Half Marathon, Brooklyn, NY, May 16, 2015
  11. Oakley New York Mini 10K, NYC, June 13, 2015
  12. Ragnar Trail New England, MA, June 26-27, 2015 (and my Ragnar Trail Packing List/Review is here).
  13. Pound Ridge 5k, Pound Ridge, NY, July 3, 2015
  14. NYC Pizza Run 2015, NYC, September 19, 2015
  15. NYRR 18 Mile Tune Up (as a volunteer, not a runner), Central Park, NY, September 20, 2015
  16. Bronx 10-Miler, Bronx, NY, September 27, 2015
  17. NYC Cupcake Run, October 17, 2015
  18. NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon, January 24, 2016 – Cancelled
  19. NYRR Gridiron 4M, February 7, 2016
  20. NYCRUNS Frozen Penguin 5K, March 13, 2016
  21. NYRR Scotland Run (10K), Central Park, NY, April 2, 2016
  22. Run & Chug Race Series 10K, New York, NY, April 2, 2016
  23. NYRR Run as One, Central Park, NY, April 24, 2016
  24. NYRR UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, Central Park, NY, May 14, 2016 – DNF!!!
  25. Missoula Marathon, Missoula, MT, July 10, 2016 – DNS due to sprained/broken ankle, but link includes photos of Missoula 2016
  26. NYRR R-U-N 5K, Thursday, August 11, 2016 – cancelled due to weather, but link still includes recap of sorts
  27. France Run 8K, August 21, 2016
  28. Percy Sutton Harlem 5K, August 27, 2016
  29. Bronx 5K, September 25, 2016

 

Just Some of the Many Races I Missed Due to Injury

  1. NYRR Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon, Brooklyn, NY, May 21, 2016 – DNS due to sprained ankle (which was actually a broken ankle)
  2. Missoula Marathon, twice now (July 2016 and July 2014).
  3. Mesa Falls Marathon, Ashton, ID, August 27, 2016 – Missed due to injury.
  4. Clarence Demar Marathon, Keene, NH, September 25, 2016 – ibid.
  5. Hartford Marathon, Hartford, CT, October 8, 2016 – ibid.
  6. NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K, November 5, 2016 – ibid.
  7. Baton Rouge Beach Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA, December 3, 2016 – ibid.

 

Which marathons/races do you think I should do next?  What’s been your favorite?  Any to avoid?  Share in the comments below!

One thought on “Race Recaps/Reviews

  1. Benjamin Emley

    Anchorage Alaska Mayor’s Marathon is great! Summer Solstice Festival is the same weekend and there is no darkness. I recommend catching the semi sun set. As it dips into the water, it goes halfway beyond the Horizon and then back up into the sky. Make sure you have good drapes in your windows or you’re become sleep deprived. Next on my list is Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in December and then the midnight run on New Year’s Eve!

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