Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.2
SWAG
3.5
The Bozeman Marathon and Half Marathon courses run through beautiful Gallatin Gateway Valley crossing over rivers and running by farms with the Bridger Mountain range in the background. The end of the race will finish on historic Main Street in Bozeman, Montana. Refreshments and awards will take place at the … MORE
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    dalmx416 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The best part of this run is starting in the middle of nowhere, running into downtown Bozeman, and finishing on Main Street. The race shirts USED to be Nike but … MORE

    The best part of this run is starting in the middle of nowhere, running into downtown Bozeman, and finishing on Main Street.

    The race shirts USED to be Nike but are now generic, so the step backwards was a bit disappointing in the SWAG department; however, the colors and design are great and eye-popping! The medals and bibs are nice overall.

    The race production was great. Buses ran on-time, there is music at the starting line, plenty of porta potties, and a pretty energetic finish line.

    Overall, no complaints and well worth the price of admission!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Evwatkins FIRST-TIMER '18

    I ran this race for my 50th state (63rd marathon)! My family & a few friends came and we made a weeklong vacation out of the trip. We rented a … MORE

    I ran this race for my 50th state (63rd marathon)! My family & a few friends came and we made a weeklong vacation out of the trip. We rented a ski lodge outside of town for the week and spent 3 days in Yellowstone. This year’s weather was perfect.

    THE RACE: Packet pickup was simple. It was held at a downtown hotel. No frills. Just shirt, bag, bib. I requested #50 previously, but was told that they gave numbers out at packet pickup and that there was no way to guarantee that I get #50. (ended up with 539 – oh well)
    The start was out on a farm road outside of town. All runners are required to take the busses there. No spectators allowed. The start consisted of the inflatable start arch, a few toilets, a gear check truck and a tent (which most of us huddled in because the wind was fierce!) Once we started running, we warmed up as the sun began to rise around the start time.
    THE COURSE: The course was very scenic, as is all of Montana. Mountains in the background and farmland and barns everywhere you looked. The course was marked with cones. They were doubled at each turn. Some sections of roads were closed, but mostly the course was open to traffic. This never caused a problem for us as there wasn’t much traffic in Montana country on a Sunday morning. As a race director I would have been worried the cones would be manipulated with so I would have put people at every turn and used chalk paint. But it worked out ok. The aid stations were spread out somewhat evenly. There was one spot where they were 4 miles apart. I would suggest having them every 2 – 2.5 miles at most, especially on warm days. But otherwise the race was well organized.
    THE FINISH: The finish line is on main street in Bozeman. The street was closed to traffic. It was cool to run down the main street with tourists and other pedestrians lining the final stretch. They had fruit and bagels at the finish. My family was able to catch us on the course several times and then again at the finish line with balloons. The race officials gave me a Bison shaped belt buckle to commemorate my 50th state. (I believe these were the age group awards).

    Bottom Line – This is a great race to choose for Montana if you prefer low key, medium sized races. It was the perfect race for my 50th state.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    caseymour REPEAT RUNNER '17

    The race went smoothly. Luckily Bozeman air quiality has not suffered due to smoke like a lot of the state. Would have appreciated a course map in the race packets. MORE

    The race went smoothly. Luckily Bozeman air quiality has not suffered due to smoke like a lot of the state. Would have appreciated a course map in the race packets.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    dalmx416 FIRST-TIMER '16

    The good: Nike technical T-shirts (!!!) and great medals. Gorgeous scenery as the race starts in the countryside and meanders throughout rural neighborhoods before careening down through and ending downtown. … MORE

    The good: Nike technical T-shirts (!!!) and great medals. Gorgeous scenery as the race starts in the countryside and meanders throughout rural neighborhoods before careening down through and ending downtown.
    The bad: For me, this race was very late in the year so I was running on VERY tired legs from a long season of running.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    caseymour FIRST-TIMER '16

    It is a very nice route and I love that it finishes downtown Bozeman. Organizers should try to do more at the packet pickup with local vendors. Website for race … MORE

    It is a very nice route and I love that it finishes downtown Bozeman. Organizers should try to do more at the packet pickup with local vendors. Website for race could also use more.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    KaylaMolyneaux REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Only one bathroom at each aid station so there was always a line no gels or water only Gatorade but the scenery was nice thought it was weird that the … MORE

    Only one bathroom at each aid station so there was always a line no gels or water only Gatorade but the scenery was nice thought it was weird that the roads weren’t closed especially at the start line when there’s that many people gathered in the road and vehicles are trying to drive through

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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