Friday, June 16, 2017

Fargo Half Marathon Race Report

   I did the Fargo Half Marathon about a month ago. Nothing really to report other than it was AMAZING! Seriously. If you're running 50 states - THIS needs to be your North Dakota race. No detail for this race was overlooked. The communication was great. The swag was awesome. The race course had amazing volunteers and was FLAT FLAT FLAT! Sure, it was a little tough to get to Fargo, but I had an awesome travel companion (Hi Janet!), and we had a blast! Plus- the race freakin' had MIKE REILLY as a guest speaker! From Ironman!! They also had Dave McGillivray, who is the RD for the Boston Marathon and is comparably awesome, but being the tri geek I am, I freaked out a bit more about Mike. Oh - and because they know that most people don't know what to do in Fargo after the race, they scheduled a Pub Crawl afterwards where you received a matching medal! I tell you - these Fargo people know how to throw a race! Here are some pics. GO DO IT!

Obligatory pre-race bib pic.

Pre-race.  We started in the Fargodome

MIKE REILLY! 

Banners like this were everywhere.

A bison, natch.

The HUGE finisher's medal.


The matching pub crawl medal and stein.


SWAG!  

   I repeat- if you can, DO THIS RACE! Preferably with friends. It's awesome. Thanks, Fargo!