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Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
2.8
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
2.8
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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    bioprofsd REPEAT RUNNER '20

    We lucked on the weather for this Covid-19 postponed marathon. It was originally scheduled for May 16, 2020, but was postponed to September 12, 2020. Runners were given a temperature … MORE

    We lucked on the weather for this Covid-19 postponed marathon. It was originally scheduled for May 16, 2020, but was postponed to September 12, 2020. Runners were given a temperature check at the packet pickup and had to wear a wrist band to show that they had the check. The 118 runners were divided up into 3 waves at the start to allow for sufficient distancing and were required to wear face coverings at the start. Once the race started, we were allowed to take off our masks. Due to the staggered start and the small field, runners became spaced out very quickly. There were a surprising number of volunteers who were stationed at every turn and at most intersections. Swag included a cow bell, a rather plain, but heavy finisher’s medal, and a zippered long-sleeved shirt. Post-race beef sliders were kindly provided by Nick’s Burgers, but they weren’t served at the finish line. Instead we had to go to their location for take out service. I had forgotten how pretty some of the trails were along the route, but this race is probably not for you if you like lots of spectators. Other than the volunteers, there were few people cheering the runners along the route.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3
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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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