Very well organized, scenic and fun race. (about: 2010)|
A. A. from La Grange, IL (10/31/10)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Summit Credit Union Haunted Hustle Marathon
For a first-time race, this was a terrific event. The race was very well supported with frequent aid stations that didn't scrimp on gel. The spectators were extremely enthusiastic, and plentiful for a small race. The halloween theme contributes to a very festive atmosphere. The recovery area was well set out, with a tent, tables and plenty of chairs. The food offerings were not particularly enticing, but the presence of the Capital Brewery beer station more than made up for the lack of other appetizing carbs. Slight negatives: this was a hilly race, which I ordinarily think makes the course more interesting, but having to run up three pretty good inclines in the last 3 miles was brutal. The course is beautiful but not particularly fast. A few of the mile markers seemed out of place, which can be a little disconcerting if you're trying to monitor your pace. On balance, though, I would heartily recommend this race for anyone looking for a fun fall marathon and who isn't overly stressed about nailing a PR or BQ.