Latest reviews by Danielle Fogerty

(2022)
"All The Hills at the End"
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This race was lovely, until mile 9 lol.

Bib pick up was easy to access and quick. They also did ID check there, so you could get your bracelet for the after party which made it much quicker to get into that.

The race starts off nice some hills but nothing too crazy, it is a on a bike path, so not a ton of room, but the views are stunning. Then at mile 9 the hills start and they do not really stop until the finish. I am not talking rolling hills. like steep hills and S curves too, oh man.

Still a great race that I would recommend, also, the Old Port is just a fabulous place to visit

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(2022)
"The Medal is worth it"
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First off, if you are traveling in, stay at one of the race hotels, they are all so close you can walk to everything.

The race expo is small, but well done, bib pick up was easy and there was still plenty of cool things to check out and pet a dog.

The race is a bit hilly but nothing crazy and the crowd support is pretty nice. My only issue is with water stations didn't seem to be enough, especially when it was so humid that day.

Overall. the race is fun and the medal is so damn cool I would recommend this race

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(2021)
"So much fun"
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Such a fun race. They did have a different course this year, due to everything. But it was still super nice. Got great views and got to run along the Ohio River and even into Indiana.

Bib pick up was easy and even had bourbon tasting at it, which is always nice.

The after race party is why you do this race, all the bourbon, a great band and plenty of food. I rarely stay for race after parties but I didn't miss out on this one.

Read more about this race on my blog https://runningformylife2015.wordpress.com/2021/10/20/review-urban-bourbon-half/

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(2021)
"Flat and Fabulous"
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So note on the Swag, they had issues getting the shipment in for it in time, so they are mailing it to everyone so I can't really give you a good review on that. Hopefully I remember to come back and update.

I have to say, this was a great race. The expo was small but still had some shopping to be done, and getting the bib was easy.

The race itself, starts and ends in the Fargo Dome, which was pretty cool and also helped keep everyone warm before the start, as it was pretty cool that morning. Also, bag drop off was right there, so that was really convenient.

The race itself is quite flat, which I love, and takes you through downtown Fargo, and a lot of the local neighborhoods, and the people come out for it. There was tons of music and people out just cheering, lots of great signs, overall I was really impressed with the amount of spectators.

As I said, you end in the Fargo Dome, and there was plenty of food (yummy donuts) and water to drink. You could get a free beer too, but I didn't. Walked right over to get my stuff, again, so convenient and then hug out for a bit.

I really enjoyed this race, and if you are like me and running in all 50 states I would recommend this one for North Dakota. Downtown Fargo is also a great place to hang out before and after and lots of great food options.

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(2021)
"Hilly and Curvy"
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*Due to Covid the course this year will not be the course next year, so please remember that*

The race itself takes place at the Canaan Valley Resort, and if you are traveling I suggest you stay there. It is a lovely resort and has everything you need, and you can walk to the start and finish line, so win win.

The race was very hilly and lots of looping back and forth from the start, you mostly ran on the golf course and so you had to stay on the cart path, I was mostly alone, so this wasn't hard. The views are lovely, all they could do for water was bottled water so that made drinking a tad difficult. again, Covid. You basically kind of ran the same course twice to do the half, so it wasn't amazing, but it wasn't terrible and I Understood why. I was really happy to finally run an in person race.

Overall I felt they did a great job putting this on with all the issues in the world. Bib pick up was at the resort, the shirt I got is super nice. I walked out of my room at the resort to the start line in about 5 minutes. And they had us mask up until take off, and they split the race into 2 days so less people were running each day.

With everything going on, they did a really great job, just please next time, make sure the finish line isn't at the top of a steep hill.

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