Marvelous Coastal Trail Marathon (about: 2010)|
J. W. from Park City, Utah (7/7/10)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Maratón Internacional de Pacasmayo
Great event with 100% local spectator support in some of the tiniest villages in Peru!!!
Perfect weather (always in Peru) and great course markings for a route that was very creative and took us through villages, coastal areas, and the beach front in Pacasmayo, twice. There was always an aid station within a few miles, replete with great food and cheering volunteers!
While 30-40% of this marathon may have been on asphalt, the other gravel, dirt, sand portions made it truly unique, never boring and always fun to run.
And, starting all 4 races (5K, 10K, 21K, 42K) at the same time worked out great and kept people of different runs on the same course for even more support as they completed their out portion and turned around to head back to the start/finish line.
Everyone's local stone carving medallion was beautiful and gave us a chance to see the artists at work in Peru.
Walking as a parade of runners through town the evening before was brilliant, allowing us to form camaraderie between runners and locals, and all of the townspeople were cheering and enjoying the dancers and music that accompanied us. Nice job.
Thanks to all of the course organizers, volunteers and spectators, this was a great run full of good news around every corner.