Grizzlies, Salmon and Moose Oh My! (about: 2010)|
Stephen Brown from Palmer, Alaska (9/27/10)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Kenai River Marathon
This was a really fun small marathon. The volunteers were awesome and enthusiastic. However, talk about wind! It was at our backs the first half, but pushing into it for the last half was brutal. At least it was a sunny day in the low 40's.
The course is pretty and very flat with the exception of two hills around mile 15 that look much worse than they turned out to be.
You've got to pay attention though. There are many twists and turns as it winds through Soldotna. The course is basically a big loop from Kenai out K-Beach Road to Soldotna and back on Kenai Spur Road.
This race had the most enthusiastic aid stations workers I've ever seen. There are so few runners that the volunteers must feel like the Maytag Repairman.
Overall a great race. Excellent for the first-time marathoner (of which there appeared to be many). Beer and hot dogs at the end made for a nice plus.