You've got to work to get here, but it's worth it (about: 2013)|
G. K. from Southeast US (10/17/13)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Escalante Canyons Marathon
This is not an easy race to get to. I stayed 100 miles from the start line and there was not a single fast food restauarant or even an open gas station before the 7:30 AM start. If you need caffeine like I do, you'd better buy a Red Bull the night before.
It is so worth the effort. This is what running a marathon was like before it became popular. A few hearty, cheerful souls, a lonely stretch of road, and a friendly and accessible race director.
The scenery is unlike any other. I must have taken 100 photos. The hills, both up and down, are INTENSE.
But even better than the stunning scenery was the encouraging, friendly, gracious race volunteers.