Very Glad I Did This One (about: 2012)|
Z. S. from Washington, DC (11/15/12)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon
I first heard about this race in RunnersWorld a few years ago, and I scoffed at how some marathon in rural Georgia with a silly name was named one of the top marathons in the country, but now I get it. The course is beautiful, and the race has a very laid back, small town feel. Organization is superb, and even without having my family there, I liked how family-oriented the whole event was. Medal is nice, but nothing special. I really like the shirt, because of the fit and thicker material, but it's just a generic tech shirt. It's a bit challenging, lots of hills and turns, but I ran it faster than my average time. Also got some nice gloves with race logo (why haven't other races thought of this?). If I was ever in the area, I would run it again and bring the family. This race gets a lot of hype in the running community, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it met my expectations.