22 May 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away: Fargo Marathon 2010

A wet morning in Fargo instead of a warm one. Could this race go to a mudder? :)
Just moments from the start of the full marathon. I already hear the half approaching middle Fargo from my perch. The rain is letting up a bit but definitely still wet. If the wind and sun return by 9 it may dry up.
Well, last night was fantastic. The 5k went on without a hitch as far as I could tell. Inside reports say it was very congested and hard to run if you weren't near the front. I also heard the Governor and his wife were running. Sorry, but I don't think Miss North Dakota is running this year.
The Marathon apparently hit 20000 registrants in the mid afternoon. The Fargo Dome was hopping.
One sad note: we ran out of bags and the 10k ran out of T-shirts. I hated having to give people what we had left when they paid to enter. Especially if they ordered small and had to accept large. Our value quotient might go down. Not sure, it could be just a small contingent.
Nevertheless, I loved meeting all the people. Albeit mostly people running the 10k- the race I won't be covering. I was out late with a friend who ran 5k so getting over to the Dome at 6am was not reasonable.
Pictures? You got it!
 There were lots of metals for the 5k. So much a fork lift was needed to move them.
It was a big event. The Scheel's area was about the size of the old store. But packet pickup went without any hitches except we ran out of some things.
Well the rain is getting lighter and I need to get to a better vantage point. Moninda and Erichsen in lead pack of 3.
More later.
Oh yeah- 700th post! Woot!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Impressive insider info on the 5K medals!