Checked Washington off the list. Vancouver is a beautiful city in the state of Washington, just outside Portland. It is really a suburb of Portland, Oregon. There wasnt any crowd support during the race, but the organization was top-notch. The weather was not exactly runner-friendly. This was race number 99 for me.
Checked Wyoming off the list. A very small but very well organized race. There were only 200 runners; The course was hilly and the weather was hot, and the end result reflected the conditions accordingly. Kudos to the race director and his team for putting up a good event.
Running in one of the most beautiful, most friendly cities of the world was an unforgettable experience. Great course that took the runners through all the central parts of the city, with no boring industrial parks nor some open fields. The crowd support was absolutely awesome. The only opportunity for the organizers to improve would(…)
Not a big race but very well organized. Very personable race organizer and crew. Highlight for me was taking a selfie with the legendary Larry Macon, who has run more than 1400 marathons. The weather was hot and humid as you can see from the pictures below
One more weekend. One more state. Rhode Island done towards the 50-state goal. What a great race, with excellent course support and volunteers. Would definitely recommend this race to anyone looking for a race in RI.
Ran the Derby Festival Marathon in Louisville, Kentucky on a rainy day on Saturday Apr 25th. This is 5th Marathon for this year and takes care of State number 36; Highlight of the race was running through Churchill Downs – not on the race track but through the stadium.
What a great city to run a Marathon. 54000 registered runners. Perfect running weather. Great organization. Every water station had banana, orange, and sugar. Excellent crowd support. The medal was stunning. If I knew some French, I would have enjoyed the race even more. This is a race I will probably repeat.
Last year, on the same day (which is incidentally my Birthday), I ran the Rome Marathon. This year, it was Virginia Beach. Great atmosphere and weather. I think this race deserves top-10 rating for the course, pre-race organization, crowd support, course support and most of all, a very cool after-party right at the beach.