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DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4
Come celebrate the annual Dubuque Benefit Classic Half Marathon and 5K! The race will start and end at the Mystique Community Ice Center. This year we are excited to announce that we have a new course! This course highlights some of Dubuque’s most beautiful areas including the Bee Branch and … MORE
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    mzfisch FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race was a good value for the price. I like to mix it up between larger and smaller races and this was a great small race (as in, don't … MORE

    This race was a good value for the price. I like to mix it up between larger and smaller races and this was a great small race (as in, don’t expect a huge production but that’s not why I run – I like courses with nice scenery!). There were ~60 people running the half. Everything about the race was very smooth. Packet pick-up was quick and easy. I took off one “shoe” for swag because I always prefer technical tees over cotton, but I appreciate the long sleeve given! Medal was nice (I am collecting for all 50 states).

    The race course ran frequently along the Mississippi River, through a beautiful park (I also enjoy some hills and this had a few fun ones). Aid stations were frequent and had plenty of cheering fans. My only complaint there is they only had water available. I always plan ahead and bring my own gels and was glad I did on this race. One aid station near mile 10 offered gels but at that point, I feel like that’s a little too late. Maybe offer some electrolyte drinks as well?

    The other thing I felt this race was missing was a photographer. I’ll even pay for race photos! Or have a high school student volunteer and post them online. I like to document everything I do and it’s tough to take photos while you’re running.

    It was pouring rain at the finish line so I decided not to stick around for the post-race pancakes, but sounded like a great idea in more ideal conditions.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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