Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
2.5
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.8
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
2
SWAG
3
The Half Marathon and 10-Mile Monster Dash course in St. Paul is fast, beautiful and entertaining. Did we say fast? You just might PR on this course which is all downhill (400 vertical feet total from start to finish)! Combined with the beautiful fall foliage, the start of the race … MORE
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    meganback FIRST-TIMER '14

    The first half of this course is nice, runs through some scenic houses and nice neighborhoods... second half of the course however is very boring. Mile markers aren't visible which … MORE

    The first half of this course is nice, runs through some scenic houses and nice neighborhoods… second half of the course however is very boring. Mile markers aren’t visible which makes it harder to keep track of pace.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    meganback REPEAT RUNNER '15

    The race organizers need to think more of the runners than the swag and money they can bring in. Jackets are nice, medals don't specify distance which isn't great. No … MORE

    The race organizers need to think more of the runners than the swag and money they can bring in. Jackets are nice, medals don’t specify distance which isn’t great. No Mylar blankets at the finish (on a cold October MN morning..!?) wasn’t much for finish line food and volunteers were stern on “take ONE please”. Overall, not a fan of Team Ortho races any more.. Race brings a lot of people which is interesting but it wasn’t as organized as it should have been.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    oldguard88 REPEAT RUNNER '13

    Team Ortho always does a great job putting on all their races. This is a fun one, especially checking out all the costumes. Relatively flat,fast course along the Mississippi! MORE

    Team Ortho always does a great job putting on all their races. This is a fun one, especially checking out all the costumes. Relatively flat,fast course along the Mississippi!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    shinianen REPEAT RUNNER '13

    I want to love this race, I really do. A half marathon, in full Halloween costume, on Summit Avenue in St. Paul. How could you not? Well... in two words, … MORE

    I want to love this race, I really do. A half marathon, in full Halloween costume, on Summit Avenue in St. Paul. How could you not?

    Well… in two words, Team Ortho.

    I find that Team Ortho Minneapolis is having a lot of reoccurring problems from race to race, and that has become a large enough issue for me that I’m re-evaluating if I ever want to participate in a Team Ortho event again.

    In fact, in the 2013 racing season I began to wonder if Team Ortho really cares about the quality of their race as much as they do the quantity of participants they have. I can only say this fairly because I completed two of their races in 2012 and three in 2013, and I have noticed a significant decline in quality, and yet a tremendous push by them to register more, More, MORE participants.

    Do yourself a favor and run the Mankato Half the weekend before. Much more organized, better overall race environment, and a wider variety of race distances available.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    1
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    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3
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