Latest reviews by KaeLoni Neville

(2020)
"Scenic Half "
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I’d like to start by complimenting Negative Split for all of the work they put into making an in-person race happen. Even with all of the COVID-19 precautions and measures they had to take, this was a very well organized.

Packet pickup will very quick and easy. We got our medals at packet pickup to minimize contact. Start times were selected in advance and there was a rolling start. Show up at your selected time and start. That simple. There were several other runners but encounters were brief. I’ve never run a race where the other runners were so encouraging. That was a really nice perk being that there were no cheering spectators. The aid stations were great! Everything was laid out nicely on a table to make it easy to do a running grab.

The course was a scenic path that followed the river. There was a waterfall and a couple bridges to cross. 10/10 for scenery! From my understanding this was not the usual course for this race. The course was well marked and runners were able to get live directions on the RaceJoy app.

Well done Negative Split! I can’t wait to do this race again in 2021!

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(2020)
"Snow Joke is a snowy challenge! "
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This was my first year running the Snow Joke Half Marathon. The race was well organized. There’s no standing outside in the freezing cold Montana weather. The school is open for packet pickup, bathrooms, stretching and to stay warm before the race starts. The course was was a fun loop around Seeley Lake. It was very icy for the majority of the race. Next year I will be wearing my cleats. There was also quite a bit of uphill running on the course. Nothing drastic but running uphill on ice adds to the challenge. And the most important part, the swag. The snowman medals are so stinking adorable! You can also purchase a Snow Joke technical long sleeve with the adorable snowman on it. On the whole it was a freezing fun race! I will be running it again in years to come!

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(2018)
"Funnest Half Marathon "
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This was my 5th year running the Missoula Half Marathon. I love everything about it. From the course, the organization, the volunteers, the fun atmosphere, the community involvement. I don’t think there’s a marathon that even compares to the Missoula marathon. I am looking forward to running the Missoula marathon in the years to come!

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(2015)
"Fun for the Whole Family"
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Bloomsday is such a unique race. The whole weekend just has a really fun feel to it. This is the biggest race I’ve been to as far number of participants. It was really shocking to me how many people were actually running it unless I saw how many streets full of people were waiting to start. I love the color start group idea. It makes it so much easier to find where you need to be. The course is very scenic and a bit challenging if hills aren’t your thing. There’s also on course entertainment! Bands of all genres played music along the course, then we got to vote for our favorites. My favorite part about this race was the downhill finish line. It always makes for nice finish line pictures. On the whole Bloomsday is a fun, laid back race that is inviting for the whole family.

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