Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
3
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
2
SWAG
3.5
The annual Hypothermic Half Marathon is a winter half marathon event held in beautiful winter cities across Canada as well as Maple Grove & Rochester, Minnesota. The Hypothermic Run Set features a running backpack, Neck Warmer, breakfast and a finisher’s medal. Race kit pickup for this event will be at … MORE
Local Weather (Feb 16):
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
 
H (°F) 21 20 19 42 33
L (°F) 9 -5 -0 28 18
Powered by Dark Sky
Find Nearby Lodging (Hotel, Airbnb, etc.):

Recent reviews

    runnincarrie FIRST-TIMER '20

    Well where do I begin? This race is titled Eden Prairie but was moved quite abruptly to Maple Grove. The communication about this was poor, I did get an email … MORE

    Well where do I begin? This race is titled Eden Prairie but was moved quite abruptly to Maple Grove. The communication about this was poor, I did get an email but many did not. Those that did Like me saw that the time was going to noon. Well that changed to 9am with no communication but I saw it on the Facebook event. The course was ok, but I am never a fan of repeat courses – but it was a pretty area. Part of the swag was supposed to be a brunch at a restaurant about a mile away. When my group arrived the wait to be seated was over an 1 1/2 hours. We skipped but there was an option when registering to purchase tickets for the brunch for family or friends coming along. I would have been really mad had I purchased extra. There needs to be a better plan for this or skip this part and lower the price of registration. This was really disappointing to not have an ending celebration of some sort. There were no snacks at the end of the race so I was pretty starved when I got home. Still waiting on “official results” although there was no timing chip so it is gun start. My time recorded here is my watch time. The medal is very cute and I really like the hat. Probably will not do this one again unless they come up with a better plan or reduce the cost and skip brunch and all around more organization, better communication.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    When I initially signed up for this run I was under the impression it would be at Eden Prairie on a flat course. I received an email a few weeks … MORE

    When I initially signed up for this run I was under the impression it would be at Eden Prairie on a flat course. I received an email a few weeks prior to the race indicating that the race would be in Maple Grove instead due to permit issues. I understood, as life happens and things come up. I was particularly drawn to this race because of what other online reviews had mentioned about how well it was ran, and how there were plenty of restrooms available. I also read that there were even showers post race!

    I thought this would be a great place for me to run my second half, so I chose to sign up. When I got to the race it was totally different than my expectations. There were only two port a potties for all the runners located at the start line. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but you can’t expect people to run 13.1 miles without having a restroom somewhere along the course. It seemed poorly planned to me. They also didn’t have access to a building or very much parking. I also wish they offered packet pickup at the event (like lots of other races do). I had a family emergency and wasn’t able to get mine until the race day. I emailed someone and they said they’d have it, but they didn’t. I had to reach back out so they would mail it to me. I realize this isn’t their problem, and that they have loads of other prep things to do but I thought it was worth mentioning. They also only had water and didn’t have any sports drinks like the initial email said. Again, a little bit of a small nuisance but not a huge deal.
    The maple Grove course was pretty scenic, but extremely hilly! It was totally the opposite of what was listed for the original one. I know things come up, but this event was really poorly planned.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

  1. Races
  2. Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon Maple Grove