Ocean Drive Marathon
Ocean Drive Marathon( 4 reviews )
AmyFlourtown, Pennsylvania, United States
This was my 3rd year in a row running Ocean Drive Marathon. I love running down the shore so I enjoy this race. It is very flat except for a handful of bridges (not big bridges). The problem with this race is usualy weather. It's usually towards the end of March which can be so variable. Last year it was rainy and windy. This year it was a beautiful sunny day however there was a 20mph headwind, the whole entire race. It wouldn't have been as big a deal if I wasn't trying to improve my BQ. Otherwise it would have been way more enjoyable of a race. The expo is not much to talk about but that doesn't matter to me. The race is very inexpensive for a marathon which is a huge plus. There's not much as far as crowds along the course but the volunteers are nice and enthusiastic. The starting area is wonderful as Congress Hall allows all the runners to hang out inside and use the nice pottys before the race. Overall it's a nice little lowkey race.
See my full race report here: http://runningmarathonmom.blogspot.com/2015/03/ocean-drive-can-pr-all.html