A must-do for 2011 (about: 2010)|
J. N. from Texas (10/7/10)
50+ previous marathons
This inaugural race came off without a hitch and was a wonderful run. The race starts and the first three miles are run at the base of the Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota. You then exit onto the Mickelson Trail for a gradual 10-mile downhill into Hill City. The weather was perfect, the scenery beautiful, and the race well organized with a smooth packet pickup, nice expo, well stocked aid stations and maybe the best finisher's medal ever. Emily and Jerry did a great job with the race, and if you have run the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon or the LeanHorse 100, you know you know what a good job they do as race directors. See you there in 2011!