A must for true trail marathoners (about: 2005)|
Rick Straughen from Utica, MI (4/16/06)
6-10 previous marathons
| 1 Grand Island Trail Marathon
If you enjoy trail marathons, you have to do this one. It runs the outer loop of Grand Island and the views are amazing. The trail had very good footing, and it was surprisingly faster than I thought. Don't expect any PR's, but the nice cool breezes help you to deal with the hills. The course goes through remote areas of the island, so don't expect a lot of spectators. I have run seven marathons, including Chicago and Boston, and this one is by far my favorite. After finishing, take a nice dip in Lake Superior.