Type: 100% Pavement
Year Running: 33rd!
Registration Fee: $135
Charity Race? Yes... ~1/4 of runners are charity runners
Runners: 36,159... 16,186 Females
Average Calculated Rating: 3.7/5.0
~ Keeping in mind the size of the race, there isn't much to do about some of the organization and spacing issues. They could definitely work on the Gels however! Only 1 stop? And lose the battery- tasting Accel gel! Also-- and this is big-- there needs to be more than 3 seeded corrals with more space, and each corral should be sent off with 30 seconds after the one in front of it ends... it's the only way not to feel pinned in the entire race.
|Steph, Hillery, CB & Coach Nathan|
~ They did have fantastic entertainment throughout the course-- gay cheerleaders? LOVED them! Some great bands, and very exceited spectators with awesome signs!!! There may not be a whole lot to see on the course... but the amount of spectators certainly makes up for that! You are surrounded from beginning to end. There is nothing like the spectators in any of the Marathon Majors!
Pace Group: 2.5/5.0
~ They did have a pace group for just about every 5 minutes, which is a big plus! I started with the 3:20 pace group and I can't say I loved it. The 4 of them bobbed and weaved for at least the first 10 miles before I gave up. It was like they were racing each other rather than working together. (SORRY TP!) a 3:20 is a 7:38 pace and for most of the time I was with them they were WELL under 7:30! I saw a couple other pacers WAY off pace (some having dropped off from their groups).