May 19-21st, 2011
Mark Your Calendars!
A little background information: The Youth Run kicks off the weekend that Thursday evening. The 5K is on Friday night, and the 10K, Half Marathon, 2- and 4- person relays, and Marathon are Saturday morning!
Did you know that they are going to have live music at every mile?
Did you know that Dean Karnazes will be speaking, not once, but twice, at the Pasta Feed?!
Did you know that registration last year exceeded the goal of 20,000 participants?
Did you know that it is known as one the of Fastest and Friendliest races around?
Did you know that this is a USATF Certified Course that allows you to QUALIFY for BOSTON!?
Okay, enough of that! I just absolutely love this event and want to tell everyone about it! I did the Fargo Half Marathon (my first and only) in 2008, the 5K in 2009, and then the 5K/10K Go Far Challenge this past spring!
A little over a week ago I got the flyer in the mail, with a magnet for my fridge, advertising for this weekend of festivities. You can only imagine how excited I was! I had posted that I have ideas for this race and I would share it at a later date. Well, today's that later date.
I am hoping to do the Fargo Half Marathon once again!
I have almost 8 months to train for this race which is MORE than PLENTY! I plan to train smart and take my time building those long runs. I haven't done much more than 4-5 miles at a time, for my long runs, for the past few months. So, I definitely have a lot of work to do and look forward to training once again!
Also, if all goes well, I would love to do the 5K the night before, in addition to the half marathon, and recieve my 3 medals as part of the GO FAR CHALLENGE once again! That would be sweet!
I have family and some friends already thinking about this race and what they would like to do train for. Who knows, I might be throwing a little post-race party for those that participated (and their significant others)!!
Any of you thinking of participating in the Fargo Marathon weekend events?