- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
This was my second year participating in the Sedona Marathon Series Race (10K). This year the packet pickup was a little different as the expo was the day before with no day-of packet pickup. The parking for the pick-up was accessible and we were in and out with our race bib and t-shirt in less than 10 minutes. The shirts this year were the same as last year, but white instead of blue. I'm not a huge fan of white technical tees, but they are still nice shirts as always! No other swag was included but there were some vendors at the expo.
Last year we rode a shuttle to the race start from our hotel, but this year we drove to the start and parked. It wasn't too bad to find parking once we found the right location, and it was a short walk to the start line.
The race was well-managed, as usual. The starts were timely, crowds were managed well, and everything you needed on race day was available. The aid stations were adequate, but I wish they were better managed. Otherwise, they were on-par with other races I have completed.
The hands-down best thing about this race is the scenery. Sedona can't be beat and I just love the course, hills and all! This race isn't for the faint of heart and hill training is a must!