- 13.1/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
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The Tobacco Road Marathon would be my 16th marathon quickly becoming one of my favorites, and one I will run again.
Packet Pick Up. Simple and to the point…at some of the big city marathons the race expo up-stages the race. I’ve logged nearly as many miles trying to get thu one big city marathon as I did running the race and left feeling beat up. NOT with Tobacco Road I left this expo with my needed items and ready for the following race day. The expo features plenty of vendors to meet your needs but not so many as to overwhelm you.
Race Day Parking: I dropped the ball here for a nominal fee I could have purchased an on site parking pass, but someone I forgot too. Even with that snafu, the organizer had easy to access and safe “runner drop off zones” where us runners could be dropped off near race start. There was also shuttle service from off site parking.
Starting Line and Runners Village: The most important thing on race morning is the potta-pottie line. This was the first race where I thought, “hey, they have enough johns for the crowd.” Yes there were lines but they moved fast, I set a new PR in my line with less than a 10 minute wait. Even made a few new friends…. Try that at NYC, MCM, or Chicago!
To read more about this great race click here http://briansrunningadventures.com/tobacco-road-marathon-running-my-16th-marathon/