Gorgeous scenery and friendly organizing staff (about: 2009)|
Angie Whittemore from New York City, New York (6/22/09)
This was my first marathon and it was an awesome race and experience. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous. The pavement trail lines the river leading down to Niagara Falls (not quite to the Falls for the marathon) and the river gorge gets deeper and more dramatic closer to the Falls. The green scenery was just breathtaking. It rained pretty much the whole time, but at least it wasn't hot. The organizing staff was very friendly and the event was well organized. I got a really nice sweatshirt and medal. The after-party (pizza, salad, donuts) was fun. The staff on the trail was supportive; there were also plenty of snacks on the trail. The race was great for spectators and friends to follow because it also follows a street. It was a great first marathon experience. I would recommend it, especially if you don't need a ton of spectators cheering you on, and if you're OK running a marathon and being a step down from the even more crazy 50K-ers. Now my husband wants to do one!