This race is a hidden treasure. It is a small wel (about: 2011)|
M. D. from Lake Oconee, GA (9/4/11)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Marquette Marathon
The course of two laps takes the runners along Lake Superior, by the marina, ore loading facility, into heavily wooded areas and through downtown Marquette. The volunteers are great and I would estimate approximately one volunteer for each runner. Local fan support is good for a smaller race that has only been run two times. The race director is very active and micro manages every detail. She sends out daily Emails and you feel she is a personal friend before you meet her. The local sponsors are very generous There was plenty of water stations and rest facilities. I would highly recommend this event. The awards ceremony had live music, and advertised as a cash bar, but the sponsor picked up the bar tab.