Quite flat, not crowded and around the lake (about: 2005)|
D. P. from Switzerland (8/15/06)
2 previous marathons
| 1 Geneva Marathon
I have enjoyed this marathon. The staff was well prepared and overall the marathon was well organized.
There are not many difficulties. (Just around the 40th KM we run through a park, which is wonderful, but which has small steps for 50 meters and some curves which are tough on the legs.) I think it is possibile to do a good time here except if you plan to run under two hours and 40 minutes, because there will not be a lot of runners around you to give you the pace.
Nice race overall. Well organized. I did not like so much the part of the race in the city but I liked the long part along the lake. In the center of the city (start/finish and some other parts of the race) there are many spectators, but they are quite scarce throughout the rest of the race. I would recommend this race.