Little Rock Marathon
Little Rock Marathon( 41 reviews )
- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
- Event Website
JenniferPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
The Little Rock Marathon has been on my bucket list for almost 9 years- ever since I decided to run a full marathon in every state and saw their incredible race medals advertised in Runner's World Magazine!
If I could make a recommedation, I would suggest staying in downtown Little Rock and take an extra day to visit. The city is so pretty and there are a lot of things to do there! We took our dogs along for the weekend and walked along the River Market area full of bridges and scenic paths. We even ate on the patio at a dog friendly restaurant in the city!
THE EXPO: it was a nice size with lots of popular vendors. Easy to navigate and grab your bib. The only thing I got in my bag was the t-shirts and bibs so I was a little disappointed that there weren't anymore goodies.
THE RACE: be prepared for lots and lots of hills! I wasn't as prepared having just run another marathon a couple weeks before. The fluid stations were more than 2 miles apart at the beginning but plentiful towards the end. The scenery was perfect. The crowd was generous with snacks and full of energy. Houses were big and beautiful and overall the city was clean.
THE BLING: wow!!!!!! Bigges medal ever! It weighed in over 2 lbs! I also ran the 5k the day before earning another heavy medal and a surprise medal at the finish of the marathon for completing the combo of races that weekend.
Overall I enjoyed the race and would love to run it again!