Great inaugural Marathon (about: 2003)|
M. B. from Nebraska (3/30/03)
For an inaugural event, the people of Abilene, KS did a heck of a job. Beautiful course that goes through a park, rural highways and is also flat. There were plenty of toilets for all. The aid stations were about 2 miles apart and offered not only water and poweraid, but oranges, bananas, M&M's. The station volunteers were very supportive and I enjoyed the school band at Mile 10. Pre race pasta dinner was a town affair with everything coming directly from home ovens and brought in. (Loved the baked spaghetti) After the race, there was a pizza and sandwich luncheon. WOW, they thought of everything. Truly a glimpse of a smallish town getting together for a good cause (Red Cross) and raising money. Unfortunately, I pulled a muscle and had to pull out, but I'll be back to finish next year. Thanks.