Loved this marathon! (about: 2012)|
Tracy Eaves from Michigan (3/31/12)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Circular Logic Marathon
I've ran 30 marathons - super big (including Boston) & fairly small. I wanted to add my comments to Circular Logic while they were still fresh - just ran it this morning!
Overall, it deserves many kudos! This was one of my favorites by far. If you are looking for a race director who is involved & really cares about the runners, this is for you! Joe & crew made each runner feel like they were guests rather than paying participants.
The course (for a one-mile loop course) was good. No roads & very flat. It was nicely broken into what seemed like quarter mile sections so you were never bored with a big straight-away. AND...turns were minimal. The course was also wide enough to pass without trouble.
Water stations were 'green'...you brought your own bottle, the volunteers filled it, you could carry it w/ you for 100 yards or so while drinking, drop it in a bin & they'd have it filled for you on the next lap. Very cool!
Spectators - not a ton, but on a mile loop, that's perfect. Those that were there were loud & happy. My family got to see me every lap, which never happens on the larger courses.
Volunteers - major props here! They were terrific! They were all very much into the runners & never seemed to tire. They always had a smile on their face.
One of the best things about this race (for a loop course) was that they had volunteers assigned to a group of bib numbers at the 'finish' line (which you crossed 26 times :) Your volunteer would call out your name, the number of the lap you were completing & cheer for you. After a few laps, the volunteers would recognize you & I could hear my volunteer calling my name from about a 1/4 mile out. They also had a wide screen display of your name, number & your lap count each lap. This was great! They even had a bell lap for each runner!
Overall, I was very happy with this event & hope that it continues. I would love to return to run it again next year!