Beautiful course, small crowds (about: 1997)|
A Runner from Oak View, California (12/26/00)
If you like Big Sur, you'll love the Gold Country Marathon. Where Big Sur is run entirely on paved roads, Gold Country is run mostly on trails & old mining roads. Big Sur offers views of the coast, while Gold Country offers views of mountains, forests & rivers. It's challenging, too. Miles 13 through 24 are pretty much all up hill, but it's worth the effort. The crowds are small, the pack is small & you can spend most of your run in solitude, with only nature as your companion. Don't miss this race.