Gopher Attack Marathon? – What a name!

For my April / May race I’m trying to decide between 2 marathons.

Gopher Attack Marathon versus Vancouver Marathon

– Saskatchewan (haven’t run in Saskatchewan yet) versus BC (fond memories of Vancouver)

– chance of snow (and sunshine) versus chance of drizzle (and overcast) 😦

– fun name!! versus normal name

– very small (“boutique marathon”)!! versus crowds

– “goofy, fast, fun” versus well organized, professional, everything you expect from a big city race

– out and back versus point to point!!

– prairies versus. ocean view!!

– 2000 ft versus sea level!!

– only 8 hour drive versus 1.5 hour flight ($$$)

– April 3rd versus May 3rd

– bring the family!! versus go alone

– don’t know anyone around there versus meet up with old non-running friends

– new location, new race for me versus been to Vancouver, run Vancouver, but not this route (know the scene)

Hmm, “Gopher Attack” sounds intriguing, mostly because of the name. Maybe I’ll ask around a bit more to see what others say. Any advice?

Stay tuned.

Author: Kevin

Just a trail runner in Calgary and beyond

6 thoughts on “Gopher Attack Marathon? – What a name!”

  1. Gopher Attack is an AWESOME name! For me, it’s much better to have my full marathons be bigger/”crowded” races. I’ve done a small marathon in it’s second year before, and there were so few spectators that it got to be…well, boring. If you pay no attention to spectators, then either should be fine!


    1. Thanks for chiming in. You’re right about the spectators. Due to unpredictable weather in April in Saskatchewan there wouldn’t have many spectators no matter the size of the race


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