We had a blast (about: 2009)|
M. S. from Chicago, IL (5/17/09)
6-10 previous marathons
| 2 Rockford Marathons
My running group has competed in the relay this and last year. It is a small-town marathon, but Chicago Events manages it well. The weather has been perfect both years. The first leg has some rolling hills, and the second leg is flat and scenic along the Rock River. The new course has flattened out the last two legs, but it remains the most challenging part of the course. This is the only marathon relay I've done, and both times I have had a great time and ended up running the entire first half-marathon; since we had such perfect weather, why bus back to the start?
I commend Rockford for bringing back their marathon after a long hiatus, and highly recommend the relay or half-marathon.