Overall Rating
Overall Rating (46 Reviews)
4.3
(46 Ratings)(46 Reviews)
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2.5
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4.7
PRODUCTION
4.1
SWAG
4
2018 is the 10th running of the Fargo Mini Marathon and we are going to celebrate in a BIG way! – Our best course ever running along the trails of the Red River in Fargo & Moorhead – Our best swag ever – 1/4 zips and hoodies – Our best … MORE
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    elliekania REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I love running through the fall colors right along the Red River. This is a great race with a smaller amount of participants, but just as much fun, as you … MORE

    I love running through the fall colors right along the Red River. This is a great race with a smaller amount of participants, but just as much fun, as you get to enjoy the cool fall air and the colors of leaves changing and falling.

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    ccoulter REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This race was destined to fail from the start. Congested, not marked well (or at all) and distance way off. I ended up running 8 miles. Go Far Events is … MORE

    This race was destined to fail from the start. Congested, not marked well (or at all) and distance way off. I ended up running 8 miles. Go Far Events is in it for the money, not for the passionate runner. Someone needs to compete with them in Fargo. If you want a GREAT race. Run the Wild Hog Marathon in Grand Forks. I would have been much better off saving $55 and going for a tempo run with my trustworthy Garmin.

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    fahadhizam Oct 19, 2017 at 11:45am

    100% agree. I thought it will be better this year but it's worse. Unfortunately we don't have many options in ND. Low social media update/coverage is a clear sign it's all about the money.

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    MandaPanda FIRST-TIMER '16

    Fairly flat and fast. Right on the river, so it was really pretty. There were a lot of fall colors, and people come out to cheer you on. It is … MORE

    Fairly flat and fast. Right on the river, so it was really pretty. There were a lot of fall colors, and people come out to cheer you on. It is organized well. I would recommend this race!

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    lsenerson FIRST-TIMER '16

    Perfect Fall run! Beautiful scenery! A few hills, but mostly gently sloping terrain down by the river and through the beautiful parks. It is great to start and finish indoors. … MORE

    Perfect Fall run! Beautiful scenery! A few hills, but mostly gently sloping terrain down by the river and through the beautiful parks. It is great to start and finish indoors. Pacers all the way to 3 hour finishes. Great for experienced and new runners.

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    melissad020978 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    This race had great scenery running along the river. The two things I disliked were lots of people trying to run on the same bike paths and not being able … MORE

    This race had great scenery running along the river. The two things I disliked were lots of people trying to run on the same bike paths and not being able to see the clock near the finish line. Overall the races put on by Mark and Sue are great. Keep up the great work.

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    gaanders FIRST-TIMER '16

    The race goes up and down the red river and is relatively flat. Lots of people with great energy. Metals for 2016 we're really cool. A good choice for those … MORE

    The race goes up and down the red river and is relatively flat. Lots of people with great energy. Metals for 2016 we’re really cool. A good choice for those looking to go from a 5k to a 10k.

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    elliekania FIRST-TIMER '16

    This was my first half marathon and it was PERFECT! Fantastic course, even better weather, great encouragement from volunteers throughout the race. Everything about it was awesome and definitely eased … MORE

    This was my first half marathon and it was PERFECT! Fantastic course, even better weather, great encouragement from volunteers throughout the race. Everything about it was awesome and definitely eased my race anxiety as a progressed throughout the 13.1 miles. I will definitely be making this a yearly race!

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    hannahpost40 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Great fall run, 10k course follows a lot of the river and park/s, usually chilly, with warm soup at the finish. The medals were pretty cool this year (last years … MORE

    Great fall run, 10k course follows a lot of the river and park/s, usually chilly, with warm soup at the finish. The medals were pretty cool this year (last years were not as cool, I’m glad to be a repeat runner) finisher shirt is also great. This is a good run, with cool weather great F-M area views, good finisher swag and food, I recommend this Run to others, the Red River Double (add an additional 5k to any of the races) is a great way to challenge yourself also.

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    agreenwo FIRST-TIMER '16

    Beautiful course!! Also remotely flat. Lots of aid stations, and gave away GU! Every one of my GYS Track Club members including myself ran a PR!! I will be there … MORE

    Beautiful course!! Also remotely flat. Lots of aid stations, and gave away GU! Every one of my GYS Track Club members including myself ran a PR!! I will be there every year from now on!

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    bregel_2013 FIRST-TIMER '16

    I loved the medal and finisher shirt. The course was beautiful. I would change the race by adding more of an expo at packet pickup. The aid stations were good. … MORE

    I loved the medal and finisher shirt. The course was beautiful. I would change the race by adding more of an expo at packet pickup. The aid stations were good. Not necessary for a shorter race, maybe for the half though. It would’ve been nice to have more spectator support.

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    angiesalga FIRST-TIMER '16

    This course is so pretty that it was an absolute pleasure to run. There were plenty of aid stations and it was easy to stay on course. I really like … MORE

    This course is so pretty that it was an absolute pleasure to run. There were plenty of aid stations and it was easy to stay on course. I really like the baseball style t-shirt swag and wear it often. The indoor start and finish make this a really nice race – no freezing while you are waiting for the start or having to wear throwaway clothes. Nice for fans too as they can sit in the stadium to wait and watch. Plenty of pacers – it seemed like one for every five minute interval. Great location in downtown – we treated ourselves to Sandy’s famous donuts afterwards and there’s some nice shopping too. My husband said parking was easy. And there’s indoor bathrooms! Don’t skip this race.

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    jonathan.m.foss REPEAT RUNNER '16

    This run is ran along the red river of the north, it's a beautiful run! This is a smaller half marathon with less than 600 runners, but it is mostly … MORE

    This run is ran along the red river of the north, it’s a beautiful run! This is a smaller half marathon with less than 600 runners, but it is mostly flat and there are water stations and volunteers spread out all throughout the race.

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    mchawkvol33 FIRST-TIMER '16

    This was an absolutely beautiful race and was enjoyable course to run. It's also a simple course great for beginners! However I was disappointed with a lot of the logistics … MORE

    This was an absolutely beautiful race and was enjoyable course to run. It’s also a simple course great for beginners! However I was disappointed with a lot of the logistics of the race. When I showed up they had me in the system but no stuff or bib for me and wasn’t able to get it to me until 8min before which obviously caused a whole host of problems. Then I was told I would be receiving a free mug and beer but the lady got the races mixed up and the swag offered for each. But most disappointing of all is that after finishing the half there was absolutely no water, Powerade, bananas or nothing. When I finally asked someone where I have to go to get these race essentially as I just finished running 13 miles(!), the response I got was that they only had one case of water left and they were saving it for the red river double. I have several problems with that but hello your desire to go cheap and not get adequate supplies for a race your charging people $50 for is not my problem… I think my $50 bought me AT LEAST a daggum water bottle. Biggest thing they need to change is to plan ahead much better. It’s unacceptable that a race that size struggles to get the basics together. Also, hello at the very LEAST water is a necessity for you to have and provide after a race!! Also, where was the first aid station or medics for the event? I was shocked they had no first aid or med tent ready to respond and help at the site. If you want a beautiful and easy course this race was great! However, it was logistically a nightmare and very very disappointing start to finish. I’m just glad my friend had thought to pick me up a water when he went to go get breakfast otherwise I would have finished a half marathon and had NOTHING to get the instant water and refuel the body needs.

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    bodi_20 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Very pretty medal, good quality shirt for prize. There isn't really an expo for this race. It's a nice simple course along a beautiful path, in this year's layout there … MORE

    Very pretty medal, good quality shirt for prize. There isn’t really an expo for this race. It’s a nice simple course along a beautiful path, in this year’s layout there were only two inclines that were noticeable.

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    Bigguysawd FIRST-TIMER '16

    Medals were awesome. Course relatively easy. Great snacks afterward. For a person new to this stuff not a lot of help. Would I do it again - - heck yes. MORE

    Medals were awesome. Course relatively easy. Great snacks afterward. For a person new to this stuff not a lot of help. Would I do it again – – heck yes.

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    Great, smaller, Fargo race. Great time of year. Glad it is back downtown!!! Using the trails along the river was awesome. Starting indoors has its perks, since you won't freeze … MORE

    Great, smaller, Fargo race. Great time of year. Glad it is back downtown!!! Using the trails along the river was awesome. Starting indoors has its perks, since you won’t freeze waiting for the start. Great snacks after!

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    michellerost FIRST-TIMER '16

    Loved the medal, probably one of my top favorites of all my halfs. The scenery was awesome and although some parts involved running the same part it didn't feel that … MORE

    Loved the medal, probably one of my top favorites of all my halfs. The scenery was awesome and although some parts involved running the same part it didn’t feel that way. Great water stations and plenty of them!

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    magerbele REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Always enjoyed the Fargo Mini! The scenery along the course was beautiful and the swag was awesome this year! The lineup for the race was the only downfall couldn't hear … MORE

    Always enjoyed the Fargo Mini! The scenery along the course was beautiful and the swag was awesome this year! The lineup for the race was the only downfall couldn’t hear when people were suppose to get in line. Overall one of the best in the area this time of year! Would recommend it to everyone!

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    emily.bublitz REPEAT RUNNER '16

    The race swag and views were awesome! However, I was disappointed that there was no water left after the Red River Double. If you are going to offer back-to-back races, … MORE

    The race swag and views were awesome! However, I was disappointed that there was no water left after the Red River Double. If you are going to offer back-to-back races, you should also plan to have additional post race food and beverages.

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    benignbullet FIRST-TIMER '16

    Ha, ha, ha! This thing smoked me. I live in Fargo, so should have known enough to practice this route (roughly) a time or two before the race, as I … MORE

    Ha, ha, ha!
    This thing smoked me.
    I live in Fargo, so should have known enough to practice this route (roughly) a time or two before the race, as I have not trained on, and was not ready for, the “whoop-de-dos” (to me, essentially, MOUNTAINS).
    Regardless, I can live with it, as it was only the second half marathon of my life, and third road race, overall.
    My report/grade for pretty much every other aspect of the event: fantastic!

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