Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.5
(4 Ratings)  (4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3.8
Come RUN and have some FUN at the Bismarck Marathon presented by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives! Introduced in 1981 by the Missouri Valley YMCA, Bismarck’s Marathon has evolved into one of the state’s premier running events. With breathtaking scenery along the out-and-back course that parallels the Missouri River, runners are treated … MORE
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    vaidilingam FIRST-TIMER '22

    ~ 200 participants but very well organized. The race routes could have been better markings ... but full marks to the organizers. They really did an awesome job with the … MORE

    ~ 200 participants but very well organized. The race routes could have been better markings … but full marks to the organizers. They really did an awesome job with the organization and logistics. It was a torrential downpour this year but the race still went on very smooth…

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    This race was celebrating their 40Th Anniversary and it showed they know a thing or two about marathons. This marathon totally utilizes their parks and trails to make this happen. … MORE

    This race was celebrating their 40Th Anniversary and it showed they know a thing or two about marathons. This marathon totally utilizes their parks and trails to make this happen. The water/aid stations are plentiful and great volunteers.
    Packet pick up was at Scheels and you walked thru store to simply get your bag (backpack) with race shirt and bib. No vendors.
    Beer at the end and food to purchase. If you feel up to it, you could participate in a pub crawl with other runners

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    Peter FIRST-TIMER '19

    Everything about the race was nice except for the puddles we had to run through at the beginning of the race - it had rained the night before - and … MORE

    Everything about the race was nice except for the puddles we had to run through at the beginning of the race – it had rained the night before – and my shoes and socks were wet for the entire race. This is a very small race (around 550 – 600 half and full marathoners), but the production was a professional as in many bigger races. No expo to speak of and almost nothing at the finish line, but the race was flat and scenic. Swag was nice.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    BrooklandRunner FIRST-TIMER '15

    I had a really good time in Bismarck. I loved touring the state house and exploring the city. The marathon was fun and scenic. At one point, I almost took … MORE

    I had a really good time in Bismarck. I loved touring the state house and exploring the city. The marathon was fun and scenic. At one point, I almost took a wrong turn because it wasn’t clear which was the race went. Overall, I was pleased with my then-PR at this race.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
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    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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