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So-called "Mini Marathons" (Read 342 times)

    Is this just an Indiana thing, to call half marathons "mini marathons"? What's next? A 5K that is called a "Mini 10K"? I find this odd ...

     

    Yes, it's odd.  None in this area, thankfully.

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      I prefer to run ultra-mini-marathons.

       

      I didn't take you for a 50k guy. Go figure.


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      A Dance with Monkeys

        In southern Indiana, northern Kentucky and parts of Ohio, the word Mini Marathon refers to Half Marathons. I have seen that since I was a kid, some several decades.


        At the Nashville Country Music Marathon, the Mini Marathon is (was?) a 2.62 mile race.

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        Slower than I look

          I just got done running RnR Arizona HM and they had an odd mini-marathon that followed our course for a bit and then split off and went their own way.  I think someone said it was a 10k but I'm not sure.  All I know is that it merged back with us around mile 12 and suddenly I was blocked by some very out of shape slow runners.  It made for a strange finish flying past these people after running mainly with even paced runners for so long.  It must have been rather disheartening for them as well.


          The Irreverent Reverand

            Welcome to the neighborhood Duckworth. Run for the Sam Costa "Halt Marathon" in Carmel and then do the free Anti-Mini in Zionsville. That should make you feel better.

             

            Oh and yeah the mini thing is funny. You can call it Al and it's still 13.1.

             

            Thanks, C-R. The Sam Costa (and the Carmel Marathon) goes past my house. I may do the Sam Costa. I'm already registered for Carmel. And I'll avoid "mini marathons" until, inevitably, I get numb to this this odd half marathon nomenclature and embrace it as somehow normal.

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              Thanks, C-R. The Sam Costa (and the Carmel Marathon) goes past my house. I may do the Sam Costa. I'm already registered for Carmel. And I'll avoid "mini marathons" until, inevitably, I get numb to this this odd half marathon nomenclature and embrace it as somehow normal.

               

              Never heard of a "mini" until I moved to Indy.

               

              Carmel is a well-run event.  The anti-Mini is a nice low-key event, free and self-timed.  It's on a pretty trail just don't plan on any PRs (switchbacked boardwalk up and down 3 times).

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                At the Barkley 100, the 60-mile option (40-hour cutoff, which most runners don't make) is called the "fun run".

                 

                I've always found that an entertaining reinterpretation of the phase "fun run". I mean, entertaining as long as I stay a long distance away from it.

                It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                C-R


                   

                   

                  Carmel is a well-run event.  The anti-Mini is a nice low-key event, free and self-timed.  It's on a pretty trail just don't plan on any PRs (switchbacked boardwalk up and down 3 times).

                   

                  Oh yeah. Carmel Half Marathon is a very well run event and fun to run.


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                    The "mini-marathon" name goes way back.

                    L'eggs_Mini-Marathon

                     

                    Not sure why this page only lists results through 1980 - it still exists.  It was the first race I ran, in . . . 1989 or 1990.  But, you know, those women's-only races, people just bucket list them and never stick with running.


                    Feeling the growl again

                       

                      Oh yeah. Carmel Half Marathon is a very well run event and fun to run.

                       

                      Well, I was not specific as the Carmel Marathon is also well run...just not as fun.  But that's because marathons are just not as much fun as HMs... Smile

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                        The "mini-marathon" name goes way back.

                        L'eggs_Mini-Marathon

                         

                        Not sure why this page only lists results through 1980 - it still exists.  It was the first race I ran, in . . . 1989 or 1990.  But, you know, those women's-only races, people just bucket list them and never stick with running.

                         

                        Yeah, I remember I ran one of those "mini-marathons" in 1980 or 1981. They were fun, but even then I thought the name was strange, especially since it followed the same course used by many 10k race events in Central Park.

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                        Awesome

                          The "mini-marathon" name goes way back.

                          L'eggs_Mini-Marathon

                           

                          Not sure why this page only lists results through 1980 - it still exists.  It was the first race I ran, in . . . 1989 or 1990.  But, you know, those women's-only races, people just bucket list them and never stick with running.

                           

                          Maybe that's  when NYRR took over maintaining the results. 


                          ultramarathon/triathlete

                            The Mini Marathon has been around a looooong time. There's one way back in 1972 -- the Crazylegs Mini Marathon.  It's still going making it one of the oldest races in the country (and women-only)   Apparently "mini" had to do with miniskirts (according to wikipedia). Annoyingly they called it a marathon, though it was a 10k.   Now Oakley sponsors it.   It's now called a mini-10k, and while I don't recall seeing any mini skirts, the current outfits aren't bad either  ;-)

                             

                            http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2013/oakley-new-york-mini-10k

                             

                            Not to say this is not also an Indiana thing.

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                              This is the New York Mini?

                               

                              The Mini Marathon has been around a looooong time. There's one way back in 1972 -- the Crazylegs Mini Marathon.  It's still going making it one of the oldest races in the country (and women-only)   Apparently "mini" had to do with miniskirts (according to wikipedia). Annoyingly they called it a marathon, though it was a 10k.   Now Oakley sponsors it.   It's now called a mini-10k, and while I don't recall seeing any mini skirts, the current outfits aren't bad either  ;-)

                               

                              http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2013/oakley-new-york-mini-10k

                               

                              Not to say this is not also an Indiana thing.

                               

                              That was my first 10K!  Oh, that's a great race!  Love or hate the name, it's a really good time. They do a fantastic job with the corrals.

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                              Squidward Bike Rider

                                This is the New York Mini?

                                 

                                 

                                That was my first 10K!  Oh, that's a great race!  Love or hate the name, it's a really good time. They do a fantastic job with the corrals.

                                 

                                I did the Mini back in 2012 with some friends back in 2012. It was the 40th anniversary. I enjoyed the race itself, but getting there was a clusterfuck for me (long story). Probably the only reason I wouldn't do it again.

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