Fantastic volunteers and support (about: 2010)|
Jay Wiegman from Somonauk, Illinois (9/20/10)
4-5 previous marathons
| 1 Fox Valley Marathon
The volunteers were fantastic, friendly and helpful. At one water station (that we passed twice), a volunteer offered to refill the water bottle I was carrying, and then took my bottle, grabbed a one-gallon jug, sprinted along the sideline while filling my bottle and stopped about ten yards ahead of me to hand it back to me as I passed by. The crew at the finish line also took exceptionally good care of me. The course was beautiful and, as much of it was on trails, there were no traffic issues, that I could see. Even though it was mostly a trail run and a small race, the spectators turned out in force and were enthusiastic. This was the best marathon I have run, and while I didn't like training in summer heat for it, I will run this race again.