Good First Effort (about: 2000)|
A Runner from O'Fallon, IL (7/1/00)
The marathon went pretty well for a 1st annual. Amount of water and sports drink were great. Perhaps even overwhelming (30 stations in 26 miles!) The organizers failed to deliver on a number of promises however: 'A 26 mile tailgate party' - I'm not sure I saw the party, running through Lambaugh was great though! 'Overhead clocks at 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon points' - I must have missed them. 'Plenty of port-a-pots at start' - there were only 8 for 6000 people. I spent 40 minutes in line! Speaking of lines, skip the pre-race pasta dinner. We stood in line for 1 1/2 hours in the rain waiting to get a seat and eat. It would have been nice to know that it was to be held outdoors! It was really disappointing to hear they weren't able to get the age group awards together by that evening, plus ran out of water and drinks pretty early. A good first effort, but room for improvement.