Very good for an inaugural race! (about: 2005)|
Ken Pearce from Belmont, NC (12/4/05)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Charlotte's Thunder Road Marathon
Pleasantly surprised for an inaugural marathon! For those who had never visited Charlotte before (which I surmise is not many as the majority were locals), they were in for a treat. The course took the runners through upscale Myers Park neighborhoods, downtown/uptown Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium, and the NODA district. The sky was cloudy but temperatures were perfect. All stations were properly manned and volunteers were enthusiastic. Plenty of encouraging police controlling traffic too! As expected, spectators were few and far between. More crowds would have really made it great. Hopefully, the race will be better promoted next year so the impatient people stuck in traffic will be more prepared.