Nice route (about: 2004)|
D. W. from Calgary, AB (9/9/04)
1 previous marathon
| 1 Edmonton Marathon
This was my first marathon, so I have nothing to compare it to. The course followed a very pretty route, through some of the nicest residential districts in Edmonton, plus along the river valley. Two of the hills were early in the race, so were no problem. The McKinnon Ravine hill at 30 km was tough, but at least it was pretty. The cold, wind and moisture probably deterred casual spectators, but I gave the spectators a score of four because of the volunteers. They were incredible, standing there in that weather for hours. Hats off to them for their friendly support. Organization was good. I was impressed that there was food at the brunch for the last finishers.