Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.4
SCENERY
4.2
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3.4
Your Magnolia committee is hard at work to gathering feedback from participants to make the Magnolia Marathon & Half even better. If you’re looking for a race with great parking, super family friendly, and an exceptional bunch of volunteers who want you to have a good time, give us a try. … MORE
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    aliciadipalma0629 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Awesome handmade finishers medal you can get signed by the artist. Great volunteers Cool scenic course going from downtown and through historic neighborhoods. Definitely do it again MORE

    Awesome handmade finishers medal you can get signed by the artist.
    Great volunteers
    Cool scenic course going from downtown and through historic neighborhoods.
    Definitely do it again

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    waveringparagon FIRST-TIMER '18

    Evelyn and her staff do amazing to provide info, remember info about their runners and make it a memorable experience. If you want a finisher medal from the heart, a … MORE

    Evelyn and her staff do amazing to provide info, remember info about their runners and make it a memorable experience. If you want a finisher medal from the heart, a race to touch your heart, and a course that will leave ya smiling….. This is for you!!!

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Evwatkins Dec 19, 2018 at 11:04am

    Aw!! Thanks so much for your review!! We love our race and the good vibes running brings to our city! Thanks for running! We hope to see you next year! ;) ~Ev

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    Olive Garden dinner at packet pickup was a pleasant surprise! The t-shirt is nice. The magnolia wood medal was a nice touch. The course showcases the best of Meridian. The … MORE

    Olive Garden dinner at packet pickup was a pleasant surprise! The t-shirt is nice. The magnolia wood medal was a nice touch.

    The course showcases the best of Meridian. The downtown area and Poplar Springs Drive were beautiful. Running through the tunnel was pretty cool!

    This race is small, but had lots of volunteers and police support. There were still a few times that car traffic seemed too close to and disrespectful of those of us running. Water stops and porta-potties were frequent along the course.

    I look forward to participating again next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    The good: GU at every water station (every 2 miles) The bad: It was a small race with very few marathon finishers. I was severely dehydrated and when I told … MORE

    The good:
    GU at every water station (every 2 miles)

    The bad:
    It was a small race with very few marathon finishers. I was severely dehydrated and when I told the volunteer at the finish she just told me to vomit on the sidewalk and walked away. Most volunteers were good.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    1

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    Evwatkins RACE DIRECTOR '17

    I have been involved with the planning committee every year for this event. I served as Race Director for 2017. This race is small and intends to stay a small … MORE

    I have been involved with the planning committee every year for this event. I served as Race Director for 2017.
    This race is small and intends to stay a small town race. The original course start and finish was at Northeast Park. A NEW COURSE was implemented beginning in 2017! The new downtown double loop course begins at Meridian City Hall and winds through most Historic Districts of Meridian as well as through some historic neighborhoods. It is USATF Certified.
    MEDALS: The finisher medals are made of Magnolia wood and stamped with the race logo. The Magnolia tree is the state Tree of Mississippi. The magnolia tree(s) used were cut from local private land owners (by permission). They are handmade by the RD’s father. The medals are different each year – For the past 3 years the number of sides has indicated the year (2017 was the 6th Anniversary – the medallions had 6 sides). The overall and age group awards are also made of magnolia wood and are in the shape of Mississippi. A local artist painted the overall awards.
    Photos and videos are on the website, along with course maps.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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