This was my first (and probably only) marathon, and I could not have asked for a better experience! Everything from the organization to the course to the crowd to the enthusiasm at the aid stations is top notch! I also had the added pleasure of running for a charity so I had fantastic coaching along the way. I finished the race after the main finish line was closed, but the people working the mini version of the finish line were the best cheerleaders, giving me high fives and cheering for me as they saw me approaching. I look back on that whole race and can't believe it's real! If you're going to run a marathon, this is the one to do!