Needs more local publicity (about: 2004)|
S. F. from Newburgh NY (9/14/04)
6-10 previous marathons
A great day for a marathon, and it felt good to finish. The 'serve-yourself' water and Gatorade stops were adequate. There were very few competitors (less than twenty finishers, perhaps below 'critical mass') and the towns of Norfolk and Norwood didn't seem to know there was a race going on. The last mile on the sidewalk in Potsdam made for some tricky footing and dodging dogs and pedestrians. The actual finish area was beautiful and rewarding, at the gazebo along the Racquette River. This race needs more people!!! The course itself is challenging but not unfair...no brutal punishing ups or downs, but only occasionally flat. From mile 6 on, it got mighty lonely out there.