Well Supported and Organized Small Race (about: 2006)|
S. H. from Austin, Texas (9/17/07)
50+ previous marathons
| 2 Marathon 2 Marathons
Very well organized, small, point-to-point race. Shuttle from the finish to the start and vice versa depending on whether you stay in Marathon or Alpine. You can't get lost running this race because it is a straight shot down the highway. The course is not closed to traffic, but the sheriffs keep traffic moving slow. It is somewhat hilly, but temperatures can be mild despite the fact that the race is through the desert. The scenery is beautiful. The post-race food is good and they have a post-race party in the evening. This race gives you lots of time to think because there about 12 spectators, not counting rabbits. Aid station support is good. Medal is OK. The 2006 shirt wasn't great, but hey, it's an inexpensive marathon. If you have a chance, visit Big Bend NP.