Very beautiful but difficult course (General Comments)|
A Runner from kansas city, Mo (5/15/00)
As a member of the 50 States & DC club, I have run marathons in all the states. By far Crater Lake was the most scenic. It is also one of the most difficult for a flat lander. The altitude and the hills are very trying. If you are looking for a crowd to pull you through those last few miles of a marathon, this is not the race for you. The course is closed to traffic for the majority of the time so runners are left on their own. I would suggest carrying a camera with you. The pictures of crater lake early in the morning with the fog burning off are a sight to remember. This is a course to enjoy not to try for a PR.