Great course and crowds, sloppy finish line (General Comments)|
A Runner from Colorado Spings (5/16/00)
The course for Grandma's is one of the best courses I've run. It's really flat and really pretty. You have the lake on one side and the hills on the other side of the road. It's also really neat being able to see the bridge in Duluth from about six miles out, it's like the citgo sign. THe course paralles a main road, so there is great crowd support for the entire race. It's fun, becasue you see the same people at each location, cheering for their favorite runners. The finish line was really crowded and disorganized and it was hard to find the checked clothes, the t-shirts and the food. That was the only downside in the race thoough. It's also nice staying in the UMD dorms, I met one runner the day before, saw her again at the start and the finish, chatted with her the day after and then bumped into her at Boston this year. The dorms lead to comradery amongst the runners.