A Scenic & Challenging Course (about: 2008)|
J. B. from Billings, Montana (10/30/08)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Columbia River Power Marathon
The course was a little more difficult than I expected, but I really enjoyed the route, except for the final run along the highway, which was too close to the big rigs. The portion on the dirt path was great, as far as scenery, but some areas were pretty soft and sandy. It would be tough to get a PR on this course, but there is some great scenery to enjoy along the way.
If you need to race with crowds, this is not your race; however, you the folks that are out will cheer you on and the volunteers were great. A nice, small-town race.
I would run this race again; it made for a perfect start of my double. (The second race of the weekend was the Tri-Cities Marathon in Richlan.)