Spectacular Scenery ... Memorable Marathon (General Comments)|
A Runner from Southeastern Michigan (6/29/00)
Hal Higdon summed it up well when he noted that the beauty of the Bayshore Marathon is 'a well-kept secret'. It shouldn't be that way much longer. An out-and-back, well-shaded, flat-as-a pancake course along the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay (not Lake Michigan as our friend from Atlanta notes in her/his comment), this is a PR course if there ever was one. Bayshore offers a runner-friendly event that is efficiently organized, with well-staffed aid stations, the '99 race offered an awesome t-shirt and classy medal, with a great start and finish on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. Of the ten different marathons I've run during the past three years, this one remains #1 for course scenery and friendliness by organizers and runners. I hope to run Bayshore again!