Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
2.7
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
2.7
2020 EVENT RESCHEDULED FROM MAY. **** The annual Brookings Marathon is a Boston qualifier, USATF Certification #SD 08006TLB. The marathon distance has a rich tradition in Brookings. This South Dakota community has hosted a 26.2 mile event since June 21, 1970. Just as the course has changed a few times … MORE
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    Karen818 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race is well run. The swag is nothing great, but medal is pretty nice. This is a flat and fast course, a PR ripe for the picking, if the … MORE

    This race is well run. The swag is nothing great, but medal is pretty nice. This is a flat and fast course, a PR ripe for the picking, if the weather cooperates.

    A small college town that has some nice spots to eat and relax when done but gets pretty busy after the race.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    2

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    Karen818 FIRST-TIMER '15

    This is a well organized race. It starts and finishes at the same park with plenty of parking, so really nice to not have to worry about shuttling back to … MORE

    This is a well organized race. It starts and finishes at the same park with plenty of parking, so really nice to not have to worry about shuttling back to your vehicle. The course goes through the South Dakota State University Campus, but other than that, it’s pretty much a residential run.

    With the exception of one short, but very steep hill, it is a pretty flat course. If the wind isn’t blowing, it is the perfect course for a PR, but beware, South Dakota is known for it’s wind. The weather for this run was beautiful, but some years, it’s cold and wet.

    The half marathon swag is just a short sleeve shirt and there isn’t an expo but packet pick-up is quick and painless.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    usamhall FIRST-TIMER '19

    Was surprised the race gave a 2-4-1 and club discounts. So I was running on my Maniacs discount and my wife got a free race. There was a post party … MORE

    Was surprised the race gave a 2-4-1 and club discounts. So I was running on my Maniacs discount and my wife got a free race. There was a post party at a bar in town excellent. First rate swag with a nice 1/4 zip jacket(lightweight) and my wife’s age group prize was wool cap. As for the race course plus and minus. Plus nice college town with good neighborhoods. Minus why so many sidewalks and did we really have to run down the gravel beside the railroad tracks. Plus great bike paths thru parks. So for my wife it was great for me I just didn’t like that many sidewalks and turns. Again I was slow but it was my third marathon in a short period of time.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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