Great scenery - can only get better (about: 2010)|
j. s. from San Diego, CA (5/11/10)
50+ previous marathons
| 1 Grand Valley Marathon
The course runs out and back, and is very scenic - running along the Colorado River, then through rural areas that have peach orchards and vineyards along side the route.
There were enough aid stations and porta-potties along the course. Move them to the same side for next year.
Organization: there was a last-minute change to the dinner. Race expo suggestion: ensure that the host hotels knows where the expo and start are located.
The Wine Country Inn was very nice and offered a good rate of $99.
Decent medal and t-shirt. Please have a clock with the official time at the end; it's always nice for pics.
Spectators were limited. I know this is only year 2, but more community involvement would be a plus.
If you are within 4 hours, drive to this race; it's worth going to.
It's close to the Colorado National Monument, which is a must-see.