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“Larger than I anticipated, but well-run”
Review of Fargo Marathon

Reviewed May 21, 2013

Picked this race because it fit my schedule, and I had never been to Fargo ("you betcha"). Although the marathon is the main event, the hoopla seems to be a 5K walk/run the night before as they tried to get to 10,000 participants.

All up, the race weekend had ~20,000 runners which was way more than I had expected, although only 1600 were full marathoners.

everything was well organised, but river flooding caused a re-route that included a long stretch of bike path that was out and back (congested with on-coming runners). But other than that it was well organised, strongly supported by locals, and flat!

Stayed in a dorm because hotels were $$ that weekend, and that was an interesting alternative I'd try again.

Thank Powel C
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was my 37th marathon and I really enjoyed it. A bit of a late start compared to many races but great starting location and finish at the Fargodome as covered in case of bad weather and plenty of bathrooms. The route was flat but not too much to see. However the bands and crowd support made up for that. For a small town, many were out in support and the whole town really gets into the weekend. Could have used a few more water stops or support stations, especially with the heat but overall a really good race.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Whether you want to run a 5K, 10K, half or full marathon, this event has it all. Super great event and the Fargodome is the perfect venue.

Thank kmmtx
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Our Daughter ran in the race(13 miles). It is very well run and this year it was very humid and hot so the runners were well taken care of too.

Thank Wanita C
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

The event was well organized except they start the marathon as the last race of the day. This causes the race to be warmer than it needs to be and slower times. They could start the race at 6:00 and avoid this issue. I will not run the marathon again unless they change the start time.

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