Outstanding Organization and Challenging Course (about: 1999)|
A Runner from Mid-Michigan (7/24/00)
During the past three years its been my opportunity and privilege to run marathons (or ultras) in ten different states and D.C., with Atlanta being the southernmost one to date. Even though the 1999 edition was run under rainy skies, the upbeat efficiency and painstaking efforts by the excellent Atlanta Track Club organization afforded runners with a great experience. Terrific volunteers, well-placed aid stations, an ample variety of snacks at the finish line, a nice t-shirt and medal combine to make this a top-notch event. Above all, the hilly, scenic and always interesting '96 Olympic course through urban Atlanta make this a very memorable marathon. If it wasn't a 1700 mile round-trip, I'd do it every year. It's a great marathon and well worth the trip!