A Very Enjoyable Race (about: 2012)|
D. M. from Vine Grove, KY (1/16/13)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Red White and Blue 26.2
I ran the 2012 Red, White and Blue 26.2 Marathon. The race has a Norman Rockwell 'down home' flavor to it. The organization was very good with no problems noted. I appreciated being able to pick up my race packet on the morning of the race. Most of the race is held in rural farm areas with 1/2 marathoners doing one loop and marathoners doing two loops. The course, especially the second loop, was very quiet and I was by myself most of the time. That was actually very enjoyable. Traffic was never a problem. Aid stations were well stocked with beverages and gels. Volunteers were plentiful. Some people will likely consider the course to be boring as racers pass through mile after mile of corn and soybean fields. I, however, enjoyed the country views and did not get bored. The bottom line is that this race lacks the bands and bling of many big city races, but it provides all the basics in heaping quantities at a reasonable price. If I am fortunate enough to find myself in northern Ohio next October, I'll do this race again.