Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4.3
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4
The Monument Marathon is a point to point course and the half marathon course is a loop course. Both courses will share a finish line at the Five Rocks Amphitheater, in Gering, Nebraska. Both of the scenic courses are net downhill, but provide some elevation changes and varied running surfaces, … MORE
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    mlletour FIRST-TIMER '18

    Chose this race as a part of 50 states (30+ to date) and on the birthday of my main running partner. Read reviews and knew it was a bit hilly … MORE

    Chose this race as a part of 50 states (30+ to date) and on the birthday of my main running partner. Read reviews and knew it was a bit hilly and some parts off road.

    Wow! was this race fun. The whole town gets behind the race – everyone is super friendly. There were four of us who came from Florida to run it. The two birthday gals got cupcakes at the packet pick-up. Shirt sizes were easily exchanged. Everyone was eager to offer any suggestions of places to eat and such.

    Expo was pretty small and not a lot of running vendors but I have been to way worse (or not existant in NJ). Again, people super nice!

    Race day was great – weather, staging area, mile markers (could use some clocks), sceanery, massage, awards, food, beer! The water stops were good but maybe could use one or two more in the hills/rocks area. Course was beautiful and challenging. The altituded and hills were a challenge for this flatlander but I would really recommend this race to anyone looking to run a race in Nebraska!

    Small field allowed me to take first place in my age division, my birthday buddy took second and our friend Cindy took first place in her division as well! We made the front cover of the paper on Sunday morning! Such a fun time!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
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    M_Sohaskey Oct 02, 2018 at 4:17pm

    Cupcakes at packet pickup AND the front page of the Sunday paper? Sounds like a very cool weekend, Madonna! I did a search and saw you were quoted in the… MORE

    Cupcakes at packet pickup AND the front page of the Sunday paper? Sounds like a very cool weekend, Madonna! I did a search and saw you were quoted in the article as well. This sounds like a great choice for a Nebraska marathon (unfortunately I already ran Omaha, ugh), and especially with best running buddies. Thanks for the awesome review, and congrats on coloring in Nebraska on your 50 States map! LESS

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    echoguy FIRST-TIMER '17

    My wife and I traveled to Nebraska from Cincinnati to run the race, visit Oregon Trail sites, and climb the highest point in Nebraska. We had a blast. When the … MORE

    My wife and I traveled to Nebraska from Cincinnati to run the race, visit Oregon Trail sites, and climb the highest point in Nebraska. We had a blast.
    When the buses to take the full marathoners to the start were MIA, the race director calmly called in the community to ferry us in vans and SUVs. It worked fine and was a demonstration of the community support for the race. We sat at the pasta dinner with a couple from the community who do not run or volunteer for the race, but just wanted to come and enjoy food and support the charities.

    The course is challenging, but interesting. I particularly liked the section on dirt roads behind the monument at miles 18-22. Age group awards go three deep and in a small race the odds of snagging one are much higher than average.

    The race has left me with a wonderful impression of the entire state of Nebraska.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    robrien0215 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Wow-wasn't expecting what this race was! Extremely challenging with rather large hills. Most was not paved-either packed dirt or gravel. There are quite a few hills after mile 12 just … MORE

    Wow-wasn’t expecting what this race was! Extremely challenging with rather large hills. Most was not paved-either packed dirt or gravel. There are quite a few hills after mile 12 just when you think you’re done with them!
    The race is extremely small-I think a little over 250 people ran the half marathon. There are no pacers and really no spectators.
    The swag bag is quite unique-loaded with stuff though! Probably the most generous I have received. Some items such as a bag of beans were super different.
    The scenery on this course was just breathtaking and the weather was just perfect.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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