Great Organization, Great Course, Great Awards (General Comments)|
A Runner from Dallas, Texas (1/2/02)
The First Light Mobile, AL Marathon was a winner from start to finish. There was online confirmation of your registration (even for people who mailed in their registration). The course was very well marked with large chalk/flour arrows at every corner plus mile markers on sign posts as well as chalk/flour markings on the road. The course was also well coned where necessary to keep car traffic in their own lanes coupled with outstanding police suuport. The aid stations were good if a bit far apart (about every 2.5 miles). The crowds were wonderful and supportive, many staying out for six hours plus to cheer everyone toward the finish. The finisher's medallions were each individually hand made by the L'Arche Mobile Foundation students, the post-race celebration included a ton of food and plenty of seating, and the awards (again individually hand made by the L'Arche Mobile Foundation) went ten deep overall, ten deep for Masters, five deep for Grand Masters, and very deep for age-groupers. An outstanding race.