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“Go early” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fargo Marathon

Fargo Marathon
Fargo, ND
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Fargo
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Sports
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Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Go early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Marathon overall is well organised. The expo was nice the races were fairly well marshalled and organised. There is plenty of parking but my advice is to go really early. There is enough parking but getting to it is very difficult. We were in a line up to get through a turn off with a 3 car light, up to the Fargodome. We sat in that line more than an hour, and missed the start of our race (as did many). It would have been very easy to have the police directing traffic there to keep things moving and hopefully next year that will happen.
Would still do this race again, the route is very nice.

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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“the best marathon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Very clean city, very well organized. All local restaurants were ready for the inflex of people! Fargo did a good job

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Winnipeg
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Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great race, and a fun weekend :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Went down to Fargo for the marathon for the first time. My husband and I both registered, but I broke my leg during training and he ran solo. We loved the race and I base this review on the fact we have done races in Minneapolis, Disney, Saskatoon, all over Manitoba, etc:

Positives:

- pasta event was great with GREAT speakers (Josh Cox was great!)
- if you register for two events, you get 3 medals instead of two - many people did the 5 km the night before the marathon
- finish lines usually have bananas and bagels, this one had pizza and beer!!
- gorgeous finisher shirts and bags
- well organized event

Negatives:

- traffic is horrendous to and from the Fargodome race day because the half marathon and full marathon start @ different times which prolongs how long traffic is tied up....especially along 4th ave.

Great race and we can't wait to go back and run it next year!

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Selby, South Dakota
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very well organized”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

They run this weekend's races very well,but fighting the traffic to and from the Dome is frustrating, especially getting to Friday night's 5K.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great race!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We heard good things about this race. We are happy to report the good things we heard were true! Great organization, fun route, tones of cheering fan support! We loved it and will be back!

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