Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
3.5
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.7
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
3.7
SWAG
3
Ranked as one of the Top 25 Marathons in the world, the Duke City Marathon is New Mexico’s premier racing event and a Boston Marathon Qualifier. The Duke City Marathon course starts at Mayor Kinney Civic Plaza, the civic center of Albuquerque. Harry Kinney was Albuquerque’s mayor in 1984, and … MORE
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    Sjrodenburg REPEAT RUNNER '19

    If possible, secure lodging downtown. Easy walking distance to expo, start and finish. Generally flat course mostly on asphalt paved paths. MORE

    If possible, secure lodging downtown. Easy walking distance to expo, start and finish. Generally flat course mostly on asphalt paved paths.

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    3
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
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    3

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    diverdude0075 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Last year My wife and I ran Duke City 10k, and this year opted for the half. I PR’d this time and felt great doing it. Swag was a little … MORE

    Last year My wife and I ran Duke City 10k, and this year opted for the half. I PR’d this time and felt great doing it. Swag was a little light this year. Nutrition at the end included water, Gatorade, fruit and healthy looking bread. They didn’t have us in the system nor our names on the bibs even though we registered way early. Save your email receipts. Some of the folks handing out bibs and shirts seemed as though they would have rather been somewhere else… My medal was really small compared to other half marathon medals I have.

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    3
    SCENERY
    3
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    2

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    cheryldoubledee FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is a very fast out and back course. Be warned, Albuquerque is above 5000 feet, so if you’re not used to racing at this altitude, it’s a bit of … MORE

    This is a very fast out and back course. Be warned, Albuquerque is above 5000 feet, so if you’re not used to racing at this altitude, it’s a bit of a challenge. Indoor bathrooms at the start of the race at the convention center, which was fantastic. Not a huge amount of course support, but what was available was well-managed and well stocked. The race swag was nice in that there were several colors of shirts to choose from. Overall, I have no real complaints. Not my favorite race, but maybe that’s just me. A big plus is that Alburquerque is a beautiful city and the people are friendly.

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    4
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    3
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    diverdude0075 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was an ok race. They have several walking events ongoing so that if you are trying to run the 10K you had to dodge a lot of people. I … MORE

    This was an ok race. They have several walking events ongoing so that if you are trying to run the 10K you had to dodge a lot of people. I probably won’t run this one again…

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    3
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    3
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    2
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    3

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    lap9197 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Great race atmosphere! A lot of the race was on the bike/pedestrian paths. Volunteers at aid stations were aplenty and very nice. Loved coming around the corner and seeing the … MORE

    Great race atmosphere! A lot of the race was on the bike/pedestrian paths. Volunteers at aid stations were aplenty and very nice. Loved coming around the corner and seeing the hot air balloons! The course wan’t really difficult if you are from the area but if you’re coming from low altitude that is where the difficulty lies. If you absolutely need the spectators participation there is a pretty decent stretch without spectators. (Local friends told me that was unusual, typically more spectators on that long stretch) Parking was not the best situation. We were still trying to get into the parking garage when the race started after sitting for more than an hour. However, I would definitely do it again!

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    3
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    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    4

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    PFKEYRUNNER REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I really enjoyed the course for the Duke City Marathon this past Saturday. I traveled from Tennessee and it was my 27th state ! There were NO photographers on the … MORE

    I really enjoyed the course for the Duke City Marathon this past Saturday. I traveled from Tennessee and it was my 27th state ! There were NO photographers on the course or finish of the marathon. I always choose a couple pictures to put into my Marathon 50 state memory book. What a bummer!
    The Expo is so far away from the convention Center! I stayed at the Doubletree at the start. As the city is not big and the airport close, I did not rent a car. There were no shuttles to the casino so I had to take a taxi.That was $40 each way!!!
    Also, there were water stops out if WATER on the way back on the marathon course! It was getting hot,
    Also, the shirts are HUGE!! Mine is a medium and is down to my knees. I can use it as a throw away, but loved the color and wish I could wear it.
    I placed in my age group. The award is basically the exact same medal with a different ribbon.

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    4
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    2
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    4
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    3

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