Nice first race (about: 2006)|
M. M. from Schweinfurt, Germany (9/26/06)
1 previous marathon
| 1 Baden Marathon
This was the first race I have ever run. I "only" ran the half-marathon but it was still quite an adventure.
The first part of the course was through the city. It wasn't the most scenic or interesting. During the second part, we were in the woods and forest area, which was much more beautiful. The trails were quite nice - no big hills.
The organization did a great job. A pass for free public transportation was provided to the runners. They had adequate water and snack stands at key points during the race and a nice "runner's heaven" at the finish line.
There weren't a lot of spectators throughout the run - they mostly were there at the beginning and end. However, there were spots with some that were great and encouraging. Some locals even set up their own water and snack tables and were happily cheering us on.
Overall, it was a good race. The scenery wasn't amazing but the organization was great.