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3.5/5
Course: 3.5/5
Organization: 3.5/5
Runner

Thanks to the restaurant for allowing use of the bathrooms instead of porta potties! The course change was nice and easy to navigate. Tips for the organization: 1.) please offer Gatorade along the course. 2.) a separate line for nonalcoholic beverages would have been nice for those who don’t drink alcohol.

Ron W. 1/1 found this review helpful.
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2.0/5
Course: 2.5/5
Organization: 1.5/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 00:20:21
Not fun. Needs improvement

Live music at the finish was a buzzkill and did not fit the scene. Tried to get away and find somewhere shady to hang out but no luck. Not a big crowd but bar staff seemed unprepared for the free beer line. Stood in the sun for approx. 30 min to receive beer. The course sounded fun, but there was a lot less lakeshore view and more long straight boring stretches away from it. Event staff at water stations were the best and very friendly. Energy/Gel at any station for the 10 mile run would have been appreciated. Passing on this run in future.

Ben H. has attended 1 times 0/1 found this review helpful.
Response from the Race Director
Thank you for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run. We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a fun experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We'll definitely take yo

Thank you for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run. We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a fun experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

We'll definitely take your feedback into account when planning future events.

  • We'll look into changing the live music at the finish line to something that's more in line with the event's atmosphere.
  • We'll work with the bar staff to make sure they're better prepared for the free beer line.
  • We'll seek a sponsor for energy/gel stations for the 10-mile course.

We're glad to hear that the event staff at the water stations were friendly. We'll make sure to pass along your feedback to them.

We understand that you're not planning on attending the Lighthouse Run in the future. We're sorry to hear that, but we appreciate your feedback nonetheless. We'll use it to make the event better for future participants.

Thank you again for your feedback.


3.5/5
Course: 3.5/5
Organization: 3.5/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 07:16:33
Runner

Thanks to the restaurant for allowing use of the bathrooms instead of porta potties! The course change was nice and easy to navigate. Tips for the organization: 1.) please offer Gatorade along the course. 2.) a separate line for nonalcoholic beverages would have been nice for those who don’t drink alcohol.

Ron W. has attended 5+ times 1/1 found this review helpful.
Response from the Race Director
Thank you for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run! We're glad you enjoyed the course change and the use of the restaurant's bathrooms. We appreciate your tips for the organization. We will definitely

Thank you for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run! We're glad you enjoyed the course change and the use of the restaurant's bathrooms.

We appreciate your tips for the organization. We will definitely consider offering Gatorade along the course in the future. We also agree that a separate line for nonalcoholic beverages would be helpful for those who don't drink alcohol.

We're always looking for ways to improve the Lighthouse Run, and your feedback is invaluable. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

We hope to see you at the Lighthouse Run next year!


4.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 10:44:39
Love the new route

My group thought the new route was great, a bit challenging (in a good way), and really showed off the beauty of the Racine lakefront. I like that we were routed on paths that were not near traffic. My only call out is that runners had to try to avoid walkers on the way back and that caused a few dangerous situations. Other than that, it was a fun morning, thank you!

Katie V. has attended 5+ times 1/1 found this review helpful.
Response from the Race Director
Thank you for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run! We're glad you enjoyed the new route and that you found it challenging in a good way. We also appreciate you noting that the route was routed on path

Thank you for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run! We're glad you enjoyed the new route and that you found it challenging in a good way. We also appreciate you noting that the route was routed on paths that were not near traffic.

We're sorry to hear that runners had to try to avoid walkers on the way back, and that this caused a few dangerous situations. We will definitely take this feedback into account when planning future routes.

We're glad you had a fun morning overall, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

We hope to see you at the Lighthouse Run next year!


5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 20:03:04
4 mile competition

I found the race to be competitive, fun, and enjoyable. Very nice people, and all have a health is your wealth attitude. Everyone helped out from the organizers to the cheer people and water people along the race. Giving everyone an enjoyable memory and desire to keep going to better their time and health! Thank You very much!! Hope to do it again soon!

Russell M. has attended 1 times 1/1 found this review helpful.
Response from the Race Director
Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run! We're so glad you had a positive experience. We're always working to make the Lighthouse Run a more enjoyable and competitive event

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run! We're so glad you had a positive experience.

We're always working to make the Lighthouse Run a more enjoyable and competitive event, and we're so happy to hear that you found it to be both. We're also glad to hear that you appreciated the positive attitude of the participants and the volunteers.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We'll use your feedback to make the Lighthouse Run even better in the future.

We hope to see you back at the Lighthouse Run next year!


3.5/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-18 21:06:35
Good run!

Great run, nice views. One downside is the race course was generally narrow with a there/back format, and not closed to bikes. the path was narrow, and people casually riding bikes on the sidewalks of the course where it was very narrow created a significant hazard, enough where I will reconsider doing it again without any changes after watching a runner get cut off by a woman on a bike in the middle of the crowd resulting in an ugly fall. Also had some folks in the fun run/walk walking their dogs and not really paying attention to how much of the pathways they were taking up. You can't force people to do the right thing, but maybe more support staff/race officials patrolling and nipping these issues in the bud would make it safer.

Laura J. has attended 5+ times 0/0 found this review helpful.
Response from the Race Director
Thank you for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run! We're glad you enjoyed the run and the views. We're sorry to hear that you had some concerns about the course. We understand that the narrow path and

Thank you for your feedback on the Lighthouse Run! We're glad you enjoyed the run and the views.

We're sorry to hear that you had some concerns about the course. We understand that the narrow path and the presence of bikes and dogs created some hazards. We will definitely take this feedback into account when planning future events.

We agree that more support staff/race officials patrolling the course would help to make it safer. We will look into increasing the number of staff on the course in the future.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We'll use your feedback to make the Lighthouse Run a safer and more enjoyable event for everyone.

We hope to see you at the Lighthouse Run next ye


2.0/5
Course: 1.0/5
Organization: 3.5/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-19 20:02:16
Racine LightHouse

The theme of my review is that the Start/Finish Line was too narrow which was a result of the course being too narrow. As a veteran of 8 previous Lighthouse Runs, I don't like the new course at all. It was hard to pass people without running in the grass or in the way of oncoming runners. One large person was walking with hands on hips, elbows out which blocked the entire course. I miss the people on the street cheering the runners on, having sprinklers going and playing upbeat music. Okay Fun Run course, not a competitive course as in past years. The turnaround for the 4 Mile event was not well marked, I know someone, who was really competitive that missed it and ran enough 1/2 mile. I almost missed it but heard someone else complaining about it so I asked the workers if this was the turnaround. The 4 Mile course was 4.2 miles. Low odds I will run it in 2024 if the course is unchanged.

Tim S. has attended 5+ times 0/0 found this review helpful.
Response from the Race Director
We understand that some runners appreciated the old Lighthouse Run route, but we had to relocate it to the lakefront for econmic reasons, sustainibilty and due to the City of Racine's decision to hol

We understand that some runners appreciated the old Lighthouse Run route, but we had to relocate it to the lakefront for econmic reasons, sustainibilty and due to the City of Racine's decision to hold its first annual Juneteenth Celebration on the same day. We received an overwhelming positive response to the new route, and we appreciate your feedback on the turnaround issue. We will continue to work to make sure that the turnarounds are more noticeable. We hope to see you at the Lighthouse Run next year!


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