South Dakota is strong for running events this season and as we look at the next couple of weeks as a warm-up, the summer of 2024 has a full slate of road races, 5 and 10 K's, marathons, and triathlons.

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Starting with Memorial Day weekend, here are the races you will participate in:

Saturday, May 25 - Black Hills Youth Triathlon

Saturday, May 25 - Sioux Falls Memorial Day 5K/10K and 15K

Monday, May 27 - Rapid City Memorial Day 5K/10K and 15K

 

Seven Mind-Blowing Wonders' of South Dakota

I think most of us have at least heard of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." We might not be able to rattle them off as easily as McDonald's value menu items, but chances are you've heard of at least some of them, right?

There's the Great Wall of ChinaChichén Itzá, a Mayan City on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The ancient city of Petra, in Jordan. Machu Picchu in Peru. Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. The Colosseum in Rome, and finally, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Every state in the nation is known for having a series of natural wonders and signature landmarks. So, I thought I would come up with my own list of the "Seven Wonders of South Dakota."

The following is what I consider to be the signature landmarks, monuments, and natural wonders that are synonymous with the great state of South Dakota. I tried to give both sides of the state a little love while comprising this list.

You might have a few additions...
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Let's get started. The Seven Wonders of South Dakota:

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