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Location: Welles Park-Fairgrounds, Nebraska Ave, Breckenridge MN NOTE: Days 1 and 2 will use the same course, starting in ND and finishing in MN, so either day’s race may be counted for ND OR MN. Course description: Out and back (1.87 miles total); Bike path, mostly paved with some gravel; … MORE
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    If you like running on mountain single track courses through forests and streams, this race series if not for you. It is mainly set up to make it easy for … MORE

    If you like running on mountain single track courses through forests and streams, this race series if not for you. It is mainly set up to make it easy for marathoners to either pick up races in different states in a short period of time with a minimum of travel between races or for people competing to see how many marathons they can complete in a year. It’s fun to see famous runners like Larry Macon, Jim Simpson, and Henry Rueden, but the courses consist of short out-and-backs or short loops (I’m talking about less than 2 miles total out-and-back). This race started with a short segment from the North Dakota side of the Red River to the starting line, which was on the Minnesota side of the river in Breckenridge, MN. This allowed runners to chose whether they wanted to count it for either MN or ND. After this first segment, the course was basically a fish-hooked shaped out and back that crossed the Red River and then proceeded for about 0.68 miles along the top of the dike on the ND side of the Red River. We then turned around and ran back to the start. I would have like to have seen a little longer out and back or a loop, but the advantage of this type of course is that you get to visit the full-service aid station at the start/finish more frequently. It was very warm and humid this year, yet I didn’t have to wear a hydration vest or carry a water bottle. There is a table at the start/finish where you can leave your water bottle and a volunteer will fill it with your choice of fluids as needed. They had Gatorade, water, Coca Cola, and more. They also had flavored ice pops, french toast, PB & J sandwiches, and other snack foods. All runners were given a starter medal at check in before their first race, and then a state medal that attached to the bottom of the starter medal to form a chain of medals. July is a tough month to run in the Great Plains with the heat and humidity, so this is a series that is mainly for the hard-core Mainlyners.

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