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North Dakota > ING Trestle Valley Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay
Minot, ND

Date

Saturday, April 25, 2009



Event Details

A challenging marathon and half-marathon course filled with runs across the North Dakota prairie, through oak tree groves and down into ravines awaits at the ING Trestle Valley Marathon, Half Marthon & Relay, which takes runners on a tour each spring of the countryside surrounding the Minot, N.D., area. Described by organizers as "not flat and not fast," the race combines a variety of different terrain -- from paved roads to farm fields to rocky trails -- as well as this rural part of the country's signature train trestles for a uniquely scenic event.

The 13.1-mile half-marathon course shares the same starting and finish line as the full 26.2-mile marathon, near Dakota Square and the YMCA at 16th Street South, just on the southern edge of the town. From there, the course makes a three-mile loop along 37th Avenue and 31st Avenue and passes the starting line again, where it begins the portion of the course that takes participants out into the prairie and the mountain valley areas.

Runners considering entering the race should be prepared for some elevation changes, as the course reaches a high of about 1,827 feet and a low of about 1,598 feet above sea level.


Race Weather & Climate

Weather conditions in the "Magic City," as this North Dakota town that lies about 50 miles from the Canadian border is known, can be still quite cold in late April, as temperatures during the month average between 54°F and 32°F. Relatively dry for most of the year, Minot sees an average of 1.55 inches of precipitation during the month.


Fees

$40 if registered by April 15, 2009
$50 after April 15 through the day of the race


Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2009 ING Trestle Valley Marathon & Half Marathon, register online at Active.com.


Website

www.trestlevalleymarathon.com


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