Well done for a first race (about: 2000)|
A Runner from Huntsville, Alabama (7/10/00)
I concur with most of the previous positive comments. I do have a few negatives. The expo only stayed open until 7PM on Friday, making it kind of a rush to get there in time. This information was printed, but I started reading the instructions on the way to Nashville. Could make things difficult for people who were delayed for any reason. There was no transportation back to the start from the finish line. Since our motel was at the start, we walked back (2.5 miles). They say a little walk is good after a marathon! The worst part was having to run past the finish line with approximately 10 miles left to go! It was painful to see the finishers with their medals, knowing how much longer I had to run. I liked the course, hills and all, but didn't find it especially attractive, except for the park area. The crowd support was excellent, many really fine bands performed, and the volunteers were super. Lots of good stuff at the finish line, too, including space blankets. (However I didn't see the hot dogs). Nice medal, nice shirt design. Kenny Rogers concert was a great finishing touch. I plan to do it again.