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@CJYooper

Marquette, MI Raving since 2019 Active 1 week, 4 days ago

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Marathon Valentine, NE Jun 5, 2021 4:27:00

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Valentine, NE Jun 5, 2021 4:27:00
Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 19, 2019

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If this race was closer to civilization I suspect it would be much more popular. That said, the scenery is absolutely spectacular and worth the drive alone. Organization is well … MORE

If this race was closer to civilization I suspect it would be much more popular. That said, the scenery is absolutely spectacular and worth the drive alone. Organization is well done and efficient and everyone was remarkably friendly. It was unusually hot but there was plenty of water and gatorade and gels. The finisher boot spur made it really unique. The town of Valentine is an outdoor mecca and combining the race with a kayak trip down the Niobrara river the next day made for a perfect weekend. Doing Chicago later this year, but this is the other end of the spectrum and anyone looking for a beautiful course but not overwhelming difficulty with friendly people should give it strong consideration.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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I ran this race two years ago and the production was just so much better this year. The post-race area was really well organized and run. The aid-stations were well-stocked … MORE

I ran this race two years ago and the production was just so much better this year. The post-race area was really well organized and run. The aid-stations were well-stocked and the swag was much improved with great looking medals. The first-time pre-race party was also nicely done and i suspect will only continue to improve.

Honestly, this is a terrific race course. There are probably few more amazing views on any course in the country that compare to sunrise over the Detroit River as you cross the Ambassador Bridge. Running in a foreign country and then coming back via the only underwater mile is also pretty interesting. The course is actually pretty technically challenging and between the bridge, tunnel and all the turns on the first half, it isn’t easy to save fuel for the second half, which is really the easier and prettier half of the race. A negative split strategy isn’t a bad idea.

I don’t typically like to race the same course multiple times, but I’ll be back for more in the Motor City……

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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