Monday, September 10, 2018

Sioux Falls Half Marathon

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sunday, September 9, 2018

On Sunday, September 9, 2018 I race walked the Sioux Falls Half Marathon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  It was a very nice day for the event as the temperature varied from 53 to 67 degrees with mostly sunny skies and a gentle breeze.  The Denny Sanford Premier Center was utilized for the race exposition as well as all the start and finish activities, having the start and finish line inside the building like they do in Fargo, North Dakota.  The course utilized paved roads and bike paths which was about half flat and half hilly with no challenging hills.  There was quite a bit of ruts in the roadways and some on the bike paths.  Police and volunteers were stationed at all of the turns and intersections ensuring that the 311 marathon, 1257 half marathoners, 317 10K, and 513 5K finishers were safe and remained on the proper course.  Water/Powerade stations were located approximately every 2 miles and had plenty of friendly, efficient, enthusiastic volunteers taking care of the needs of the participants.  The event is extremely well organized and fun.  This is the first time that I have completed this event and I enjoyed myself.

 The Exposition

Before The Race

After The Race

Sunday, September 09, 2018

South Dakota Scenes
September 8, 2018
Part 2

Sioux Falls

Various Other South Dakota Scenes