Overall Rating
Overall Rating (7 Reviews)
4.1
(7 Ratings)  (7 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.7
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.9
The Muddy River Marathon course highlights many landmarks in Cape Girardeau including the Bill Emerson Bridge, Common Pleas Courthouse, Dalhousie Golf Course, Old St. Vincent’s Church and more, as well as finishing along the Missouri Wall of Fame Mural. The course is relatively flat utilizing roadways and paved trails. We … MORE
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Recent reviews

    carolruns1010 FIRST-TIMER '24

    I loved this 6am start for the marathon. It was hot but I carried hydration and was prepared. We catch up with the half and I had to dodge walkers … MORE

    I loved this 6am start for the marathon. It was hot but I carried hydration and was prepared. We catch up with the half and I had to dodge walkers on the path but most were curtious when I announced I was passing. Its an easy drive from St. Louis.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    5

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    Tortoise83 FIRST-TIMER '24

    The first half is mostly industrial areas, but from mile 16+ it's got nice scenery. Plenty of water and restroom stops. Very well organized. It was just a hot day … MORE

    The first half is mostly industrial areas, but from mile 16+ it’s got nice scenery. Plenty of water and restroom stops. Very well organized. It was just a hot day and they save a lot of elevation for the last 5 miles.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    2pugdogmom FIRST-TIMER '23

    I really enjoyed the Muddy River race. It's a smaller number of runners and ran smoothly. The race swag is awesome and the volunteers were friendly and very nice. A … MORE

    I really enjoyed the Muddy River race. It’s a smaller number of runners and ran smoothly. The race swag is awesome and the volunteers were friendly and very nice.
    A few drawbacks: The course isn’t the most scenic but not horrible. There’s an industrial section at the front that’s not great but otherwise it’s ok. The other drawback is the packet pickup is inside the Century Casino which is filled with smoke. You can’t avoid it. Smoke really bothers me, so I really didn’t like having to go in the casino event center at all.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    5

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    Nice swag: a quarter zip pullover and good quality water bottle. Course was hilly at times. Scenery was just okay. Some nice areas, some service roads with semis driving near … MORE

    Nice swag: a quarter zip pullover and good quality water bottle. Course was hilly at times. Scenery was just okay. Some nice areas, some service roads with semis driving near you. Almost no crowd support other than the volunteers. But the volunteers were fantastic and very helpful and friendly. Overall a good race.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    plucas45 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Beautiful course and nice rolling hills. Little steeper around miles 9-11, but well worth it. Will do this are again. The swag was great, specifically the hoodie. Fits nicely and … MORE

    Beautiful course and nice rolling hills. Little steeper around miles 9-11, but well worth it. Will do this are again. The swag was great, specifically the hoodie. Fits nicely and very comfortable. The race was smooth all throughout.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    Joerobe FIRST-TIMER '21

    Overall Rating: Excellent. Hosted by a locally known ultra runner who got it right! Course Difficulty: A few rolling hills to keep the legs and mind challenged, all paved and … MORE

    Overall Rating: Excellent. Hosted by a locally known ultra runner who got it right!

    Course Difficulty: A few rolling hills to keep the legs and mind challenged, all paved and good course support,

    Course Scenery: Not amazing, but it was a good foot tour of Cape Girardeau, MO.

    Race Production: Again, really good. Shuttle buses to and from parking area, excellent finish line support, and wonderful aid stations.

    Race Swag: Nice medal, 1/4 zip pullover, and some sweet running socks!

    My Performance: I was just getting back into the swing of running, and was going through some ups and downs in my personal life; pleased with the outcome.

    Final notes: Well produced race. Considering making this one of my yearly runs.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    jaketalbert FIRST-TIMER '21

    Late start time at 8:30 a.m. Steep hills on Miles 9-11. Otherwise, pretty well organized race with multiple places for spectators to cheer along the race route. MORE

    Late start time at 8:30 a.m. Steep hills on Miles 9-11. Otherwise, pretty well organized race with multiple places for spectators to cheer along the race route.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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