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@hillertm

Moorhead, MN Raving since 2021 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Fargo, ND May 21, 2022 3:52:10
Half Marathon Georgetown, CO 2005 1:41:00
10K Fargo, ND Oct 30, 2021 43:45

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Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Denver, CO May 21, 2023 5:06:19
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 18, 2022 4:20:54
Marathon Fargo, ND May 21, 2022 3:52:10
Marathon Madison, WI Nov 14, 2021 4:15:19
10K Fargo, ND Oct 30, 2021 43:45
Half Marathon Georgetown, CO 2005 1:41:00

My Raves

The race is extremely well-run, it has beautiful scenery, lots of gradual downhills for the second half, and great swag. It also has my all-time favorite marathon moment. Toward the … MORE

The race is extremely well-run, it has beautiful scenery, lots of gradual downhills for the second half, and great swag. It also has my all-time favorite marathon moment. Toward the end of mile 24, you turn off 17th Ave and face a huge uphill run on Vine. Normally late, steep hills are terrible, but the hill here had seemingly hundreds of fans yelling, cheering, beating on drums, and celebrating all the runners. It was the most spectacular thing I’ve ever experienced late in a race. A great race overall, but this was something wonderful.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Overall, the Fargo Marathon 2022 was excellent, though not without challenges. The course this year had to be rerouted twice due to flooding. The final course still started in the … MORE

Overall, the Fargo Marathon 2022 was excellent, though not without challenges. The course this year had to be rerouted twice due to flooding. The final course still started in the Fargo Dome and went through many of the same neighborhoods, but cut out most of the scenic paths along the river (they were all under water). The final course was flat, fast, and fun. There were a lot of pace groups in 5 minute intervals and the pacers I ran with (3:55 and 3:50) were excellent, encouraging, and entertaining. There were great fans throughout the course. Water/Powerade stops were available every two miles or so. The only downside in terms of the race is that they only had one GU stop at around 20 miles.

The swag this year was a nice change of pace from other races. Instead of a T-shirt, marathon runners received a warm jacket that will be useful for fall/winter running. The medal was fine–I think EnMotive uses the same medal for every event and just replaces the small medal in the middle, which isn’t as nice or as fun as a personalized medal, but it was still solid.

Overall, it was a great race. The race director should be applauded for making the race work despite the challenges of the river.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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