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Old 01-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Good non Disney slow runner Marathon?

I really, really want to finish a marathon with my sister. She lets her head get to her so she needs something with at least a 7 hour sweep. Does anyone know of races other than Disney that gives at least that much time?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, Ca has a seven hour sweep.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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Kiawah Island Marathon outside of Charleston has an eight hour limit. The race starts at 8 a.m. and you have until 4 p.m. to cross the finish line.

Space Coast has a 7 hour limit.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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Most of the Rock N Roll fulls have 7 hour time limits.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:19 AM   #6
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Columbus Marathon is 7 hours. pretty darn flat also..

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:33 AM   #7
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #8
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Don't forget the ultimate slow runner marathon. The Honolulu Marathon (second Sunday in December) has NO time limit!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:38 PM   #9
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Don't forget the ultimate slow runner marathon. The Honolulu Marathon (second Sunday in December) has NO time limit!
Whoa. Very cool, but probably makes the locals a bit angry depending on how long it takes people to cross the finish line.
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Whoa. Very cool, but probably makes the locals a bit angry depending on how long it takes people to cross the finish line.
When we briefly lived there, our apartment was at mile 5 (now its much earlier in the race). The race started at 5AM, and I think it was mostly clear by 8. There were lots of walkers! They had the drums going, even at 3:30AM when were awakened by people walking to the start. People just adjust accordingly. We walked everywhere that day, it was fun to see 25,000 marathoners! The energy was incredible.
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When we briefly lived there, our apartment was at mile 5 (now its much earlier in the race). The race started at 5AM, and I think it was mostly clear by 8. There were lots of walkers! They had the drums going, even at 3:30AM when were awakened by people walking to the start. People just adjust accordingly. We walked everywhere that day, it was fun to see 25,000 marathoners! The energy was incredible.
That is so cool! I am definitely going to have to add that to my list. Sounds like a great race.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:12 PM   #12
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26.2 with Donna in Jacksonville, Fl is walker friendly, I think the time limit is 7 hours. It could be longer though. It is the weekend before the Princess at Disney. It is a great race, like a huge block party and you run 2 miles on the beach. The 1/2 gets the same time limit so there are a ton of walkers for that too.

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:25 AM   #13
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Don't forget the ultimate slow runner marathon. The Honolulu Marathon (second Sunday in December) has NO time limit!
Oh my. I think I found my first marathon! I'm not as worried about the time limit as I am about getting majorly bored--- so thinking Hawaii would help me NOT be bored. Like at all. Hows the humidity in Dec? I'm in Texas, I don't scare easily...
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:39 AM   #14
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I ran the Mississippi Blues 1/2 this past January (which also has a full) and they said their time limit was 8 hours. I'm training to do the full next January. Lots of good music on the course. Plenty of happy volunteers and a great medal. The course is hilly but not really that bad.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:33 AM   #15
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Now that you have a list started...

Look up marathonguide (dot) com and read the reviews. While not an exact science one can usually figure out if the race takes care of the folks in the back. You can/should discount many of the no though comments and look for the mean point comments.
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