Not ready for the big-time yet (about: 2000)|
A Runner from Boulder, CO (11/8/00)
Knowing this was the inaugural race, I didn't go in with high expectations. Nonetheless, there's not a lot to recommend about it. Start and finish areas were poorly done: little food/refreshments, no water, few booths or activities of interest. Cheapo finisher's 'medal' -- a stamped dog tag. ChampionChip timing was promoted but not used. Course was okay but nothing to get excited about. Generally, as a race it was adequate; if you want more than to pound ground for 26.2, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a marathon in Colorado in the fall, you'd be better off running Boulder Backroads.