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My Running Race Course Reviews – Mile – 5K – 8K – 10K. My name is Doug Bonestroo and I was born in Minnesota in 1960. I started distance running when I was a junior in high school, joining the cross country team to get in shape for basketball season. I was not one of the best runners on the team but I enjoyed it.

At the Eifel Tower in 2009 made me realize that I needed to drop 30 pounds of “dad fat” pronto and I started to run again in my early 50’s. The weight came off and the speed came back and since then I have entered 45+ USATF Certified (for distance) races ranging from a mile to the 10K distance.

Along the way I learned about the USATF Masters ( program for athletes 40+ years old that want to continue to compete; whether track and field or road racing events.

There are awards for Track and Field  And there are awards for Long Distance Running / Road Racing

As of today, I have qualified for USATF Masters All American status at the 5K, 8K and 10K distances during the period 2012 to 2022. My PR’s as a Master’s Athlete, all after the age of 55, are as follows:

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In a recent race, as a 62 year old, I ran in the Myrtle Beach Coastal 5K on October 15, 2022 and finished the race in 21:48. I finished 11th overall of 373 finishers; and 1st place for everyone 50 years of age and over.

I plan to continue racing for as long as I can.

Race Course Reviews - Mile - 5K - 8K - 10K

Race NameLocationMonth Held
Typical SizeStar Rating 1-5
Myrtle Beach Coastal 5KMyrtle Beach, SCOctober300 to 7004
TC 5KSt Paul, MNOctober1,600 to 3,0004
Save The Light 5KFolly Beach, SCFebruary300 to 7005
Alliance Partners VCU Health 8KRichmond, VANovember4,000+5
Cooper River Bridge Run 10KCharleston, SCApril20,000+5