Very low-key (about: 2010)|
K. N. from Indianapolis IN (9/12/10)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Provo Marathon
When I entered this race, my wife and I were going on vacation in southern Utah and there happened to be a race in Provo, Utah the weekend we started. Trying to run in all 50 states, I entered.
I didn't know anything about the size of it before. If you need a lot of other runners or good crowd support, then this is NOT for you.
But I really enjoyed the course. It starts on a gravel road for around a mile; then the rest is all paved except 1/4 to 1/2 mile. Most water stations were not manned but were located every 2-3 miles. Most of the course is downhill as it follows the Provo River from around 7,000 feet to 4,700 feet.
The last few miles are on a bike/pedestrian path, and everyone that I met was very friendly.
The only gripe I have is that we were told on the website about the pancakes and fruit at the end. They were not ordered because of the small entry list!