Overall I'm very satisfied (2003) (about: 2003)|
Satisfied Runner from Twin Cities, MN (4/27/03)
Just a beautiful course! Flat, crushed stone trail, scenic. The weather was perfect this year though I heard some stories from other years that indicate that you can never be sure at this time of year in this part of the country.
Organization was minimal. It was adequate but really nothing extra. It was obviously run on a shoestring. But that's how they get by with only charging $25! So I'd say it was worth it, though it would also be worth $5 more for a few more amenities. [such as? well, perhaps ... 1 more water stop, finisher medals, Friday packet pickup].
Spectators ... well there basically aren't any. A few folks who came out for a specific runner, the volunteers, and relay team members basically comprise the whole crowd. For most of the course you just don't see anyone but other runners. I didn't mind this, but if it's important to you then you might mind.
This was my 10th marathon in 20 months.