Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fargo Marathon - Fargo, North Dakota - Saturday, May 21, 2016

A great marathon in North Dakota that I think everyone should try at least once.  There are so many great things to say about this marathon.

It's a flat course, like flatter than flat, so if you like that kind of course, then you should run this marathon.
It seems like the entire town of Fargo comes out to cheer you on.
There are plenty of volunteers on the course
There are plenty of water stations on the course.
The finishing medal is really nice.
The expo was well planned out and had lots of vendors with freebies.
The race starts and ends indoors so IF it's bad weather you don't have to wait out in it.  However you can't start your Garmin indoors because you can't get the satellite so that bites.

The day ended up being hotter than Fargo usually has at this time of year. All the residents were saying how hot it was. It was a bummer because I don't run well in hot weather.

The results are here !    Lots of pictures are below.
About 30 minutes before the marathon began.
A bag given to us at packet pickup.  The bag is really nice and thick and I'll definitely use it again.
zip up jacket given to us for the marathon.
The marathon was about to begin.  They were announcing that we needed to line up.
Giant flag on the course.  This picture doesn't do it justice.  The flag was as big as a house.
Elvis sang to us.
My Garmin time.
After a shower wearing my new shirt with the finishing medal.

Marathon Bib and medal
Food after the marathon.  Pizza, water, chips, bananas, chocolate milk, cookies, and the best thing ever was cookie dough.

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