Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4
(3 Ratings)  (3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.7
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4
2020 EVENT WILL BE VIRTUAL ONLY. *** The Gear Western Country Half Marathon and 5K is a country music themed race in the western Twin Cities metro area. LACE UP, LIMBER UP, AND TOE THE START LINE for this Western-themed run featuring country music, a super-cool post-race party for the … MORE
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    runnincarrie REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This a smaller race in Long Lake, MN and it is so fun! My friend and I Decided to make it even more fun with hobby horses, which is a … MORE

    This a smaller race in Long Lake, MN and it is so fun! My friend and I Decided to make it even more fun with hobby horses, which is a choice. While it is challenging to hang on to a hobby horse while running it was just fun to do something different and be silly. The course is beautiful and it was a cool, crisp and sunny fall day adding to the great scenery. The after party is above and beyond, with delicious food: corn on the cob, pancakes, sausage, etc. along with the usual post race snacks. Our swag was a blanket this year that looks really nice but because of shipping issues they did not have yet. (And as of November still do not have) There was no medal for the 5k which is a bummer, the first year I did this two years ago there was a 5k medal. So that would be my one complaint. We just like our medals! I hope to get the blanket soon, it will be a trek back to Long lake to get it from where I live but it’s a beautiful little town to visit, so will make due.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2
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    runnincarrie FIRST-TIMER '19

    The weather was not great, a very early cold and windy wintery mix we had - but it did not sour the mood and fun of the race. It was … MORE

    The weather was not great, a very early cold and windy wintery mix we had – but it did not sour the mood and fun of the race. It was a great area to hold a race and wished I had done the half to see more. The swag is awesome, very soft and quality flannel shirt. The medals are cute horse shoe shaped and three deep age group awards given (placed 2nd and received a cute horseshoe plaque. Then the food was fantastic, corn on the cob, pancakes and hot dogs at the finish line along with other snacks. I can’t properly rate the difficulty of the course because it all seemed difficult in the sleet and wind, plus fighting a head cold. But for the 5k there were some hills. I will do this again and probably the half marathon distance.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    nyga0121 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Super fun race to be a part of in any way, shape or form. Fun theme, and beautiful course. Half on pavement, about half on trails. I PR'ed by over … MORE

    Super fun race to be a part of in any way, shape or form. Fun theme, and beautiful course. Half on pavement, about half on trails. I PR’ed by over 10 minutes.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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