Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3.8
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.5
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
3.5
Run a portion of America’s longest Main Street during this marathon only race held on a Saturday in historic Belleville, IL, near downtown St. Louis. The Belleville Main Street Marathon course also includes paved trails and is a Boston Marathon qualifier with enthusiastic crowd support, for ONLY $65. All finishers … MORE
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    Joerobe REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Overall Rating: Very good. Course Difficulty: Easy. A few rolling hills, but overall very easy. There is one section (about 6 miles) that is really long, hot, and lonely...you'll just … MORE

    Overall Rating: Very good.

    Course Difficulty: Easy. A few rolling hills, but overall very easy. There is one section (about 6 miles) that is really long, hot, and lonely…you’ll just have to struggle through it; otherwise a super easy run.

    Course Scenery: As expected, a foot tour of Belleville, IL. Better than inner city industrial parks, not as good as the mountains of Colorado.

    Race Production: Outstanding. Race day packet pickup was a breeze, race started on time, all aid stations were exactly as advertised, and post race food was excellent.

    Race Swag: Medal was much better this year, and long sleeve shirt was a great color and design.

    My Performance: I struggled for the first 7 miles, my legs just haven’t ever recovered from the New England races this summer, after that I probably ran the fastest 10 miles I’ve ever done, and then I hit a wall at mile 18 that just wouldn’t let go. It was ok, I would have liked a PR, but wasn’t willing to get injured to get it.

    Final notes: I plan to run this race every year. It is a close race for me, and I definitely want to support the hometown races. Enjoy seeing it get better and better. Hats off to the Belleville Running Club and Toolen’s Running Start.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    M_Sohaskey Oct 02, 2018 at 5:06pm

    Well done despite the lethargic legs, Keith! Smart move too, not pushing for a PR that may have cost you more than it's worth. Hopefully with another month off now the legs can recover properly and shake off New England, since they've still got some good times ahead of them in 2018. Congrats and thanks for another excellent review!

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    KimberlyR REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Course is mostly flat, very fast course & will have tons of community support. Run down one of America’s longest main streets & through beautiful neighborhoods where groups compete to … MORE

    Course is mostly flat, very fast course & will have tons of community support. Run down one of America’s longest main streets & through beautiful neighborhoods where groups compete to have the best cheering section! It’s well-organized & very well-supported! Plus, you’ll find amazing good & a free shower at the finish line! Great value for your money!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    Joerobe REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Overall Rating: Excellent. No issues whatsoever. Killer BBQ at the end. Course Difficulty: A few hills, but overall flat and fast. Course Scenery: Enough historic scenery to keep from getting … MORE

    Overall Rating: Excellent. No issues whatsoever. Killer BBQ at the end.

    Course Difficulty: A few hills, but overall flat and fast.

    Course Scenery: Enough historic scenery to keep from getting bored.

    Race Production: Perfect. Great aid stations, plenty of restrooms, lots of course marshals and local PD to give direction.

    Race Swag: Didn’t like this years medal as well, but still good quality stuff. Also got socks, sunglasses, and shirt…

    My Performance: Almost a PR, just couldn’t get my lazy rear in gear…

    This was my first repeat race, and my home marathon (2 hrs away), so…excellent!!! Oh, and I got to sleep in my own bed the night before…even better!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    dalebassplayer Jul 05, 2018 at 6:20am

    Nice report! I grew up in Waterloo and will be running this race this year. It will be day one of a double race weekend with Mother Road (ending) in Joplin, MO the next day.

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    Joerobe Jul 05, 2018 at 6:24am

    I did that last year, and it was a great combo. I'll be at Belleville this year, but not sure about the Mother Road yet. The food at the finish at Belleville is a great send off for Joplin. See you there!

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    Joerobe FIRST-TIMER '16

    -Aid stations plentiful and well stocked -Neighborhoods along course were full of encouraging spectators -Hot (typical for Southern Illinois in September) -Good run with relatively small crowd to get Illinois … MORE

    -Aid stations plentiful and well stocked
    -Neighborhoods along course were full of encouraging spectators
    -Hot (typical for Southern Illinois in September)
    -Good run with relatively small crowd to get Illinois checked off the list
    -Swag was good, particularly for their first attempt

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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