Beautiful, challenging course, fun town and region (about: 2012)|
J. J. from Central Illinois (4/25/13)
2 previous marathons
| 1 Waugoshance Trail Marathon
I don't have much experience with marathons, let alone trail marathons. I'm a collegiate middle-distance runner, doing summer marathons in the off-season. This was my first trail marathon, and all I can really say is it was a great experience. I have no complaints. For a small, low key, environmentally friendly race, I thought it all went very smoothly. The course was beautiful, and Mackinaw City is a fun place to be for a couple days. There are lots of little, fun activities to do the night before and after the race.
As for spectators, there are only six or so points along the course that can be conveniently accessed leading up to the final mile. Not a huge deal, but viewing the race is significantly restricted.
Overall, I definitely recommend this event.