Tough - and Beautiful (about: 2013)|
Kirk S. from Portland, Oregon (8/28/13)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Run The Rock Marathon - Canada
The first half of the marathon is a climb of about 1000 feet on sometimes very primitive roads of dirt and gravel past open fields and through forest. The second half zigzags through the small town of Van Anda and then along the longest paved road on the island. There are numerous volunteers along the path, as well as arrows spray-painted on the ground to guide you. There are 11 stations along the path, and some volunteers cheering at the end. But, since there were only seven runners, I was utterly alone for 24 of the 26 miles. It was awesome, and I would recommend it to anyone that wasn't afraid of hills or concerned with getting a PB.