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


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    Is this just an Indiana thing? I moved here over the summer and had heard of the famous "Mini" - the half marathon that takes runners onto the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But today in my email I received notices about four more "mini marathons" - all half marathons in the Indianapolis area.

     

    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 ...

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      Maybe it's a midwest thing? There is one in Cincinnati called the Heart Mini.

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          Maybe it's a midwest thing? There is one in Cincinnati called the Heart Mini.

          Yes,  we have them in Wisconsin too.  Madison Mini Marathon,  Brewers Mini....   I refuse to run a mini anything.

            Maybe it's a midwest thing? 

             

            Not in Michigan, never seen one here.

            Dave


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              There's one every year in the tiny south Georgia town of Boston, called the "Boston Mini-Marathon".  It draws about 400 participants.  I've run it twice - mostly flat, out and back from town into the country past the farms and cows. The best part last time was the fried gator tail I bought from a vendor at the local festival afterward. And some antique shops to browse.

               

              http://gulfwinds.org/Fliers/2013%20Flyers/Boston%20Mini%202013.pdf

               

              Now I'm looking for a mini-ultra...

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                You know you're at the real Boston marathon when you're eating fried gator tail.

                 

                They need to put that on a shirt.

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

                snapa55


                  The fine folks at Competitor like to call a 5K a "mini marathon".

                   

                  http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2013/06/virginia-beach/new-virginia-beach-mini-marathon_26723

                  5K: 18:43 (12/13) 10K: 42:50 (12/12) HM: 1:30:10 (3/14) M: 3:34:46 (5/14)


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                    Not in Michigan, never seen one here.

                     

                    Ditto.

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                      Now I'm looking for a mini-ultra...

                       

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

                        The fine folks at Competitor like to call a 5K a "mini marathon".

                         

                         

                        A mini marathon 5k for $70.00 if you sign up at expo, what a bargain!  


                        Mmmmm...beer

                           

                          A mini marathon 5k for $70.00 if you sign up at expo, what a bargain!  

                           

                          The best part, it's not even timed!  Ridiculous.

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                            The best part, it's not even timed!  Ridiculous.

                            Takes all the pressure to "jog fast" off!

                            C-R


                              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.

                               

                              $70 for a 5k. Is that a runDisney event?


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                                I prefer to run ultra-mini-marathons.

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