Well organized race on a tough but scenic course (General Comments)|
A Runner from Fairfield County, Connecticut (9/27/00)
Being a transplanted midwesterner, I found this to be a very hilly course with the majority of the hills during the first 16 miles. Until mile 22 it is a very scenic course. During the final 4 miles or so you are running on a mild uphill grade, on a busy road that is open to traffic, along a 2 foot shoulder. The last 4 miles aside, however, it is a very well organized race with great support (e.g., water, traffic control, etc.) from start to finish. The very few fans that were along the course were friendly and enthusiastic and set up several 'unofficial' water stops along the way. I wouldn't run this course if you are going for a PR.