Latest reviews by Stephanie Ridgway

(2018)
"Tough Course"
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This was s much tougher marathon than I thought. The roads were full of pot holes and there were several large hills. The scenery wasn’t too exciting. The aid stations were good and the finish line area was great. The expo was fun and I loved the area where you could send custom Cleveland Marathon cards.

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(2017)
"Fun but very difficult "
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This race was fun, but it was the most difficult marathon that I've ever run. It was a double loop course, so it wasn't the most exciting course and it was discouraging to know you had to climb the hills more than once. There was a huge hill at mile 2/15 and at miles 10/23 and 12/25. There were not many flat parts of the race.
There also were not enough aid stations and bathrooms on the course. At the end, they ran out of Gatorade and food for the runners.
I had fun, but it definitely was not the best experience!

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(2016)
"Difficult but fun race!"
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I had a great time at the Dallas Marathon. The expo was excellent and had a lot of vendors. I loved that you could meet some pro athletes like Ryan Hall. The parking on race morning was great and made getting to the race very easy. The race itself was very well put together. It was easy to get into the start corrals and it was fun to hear some pro runners speak before the start of the race. The course was a little bit difficult because of the hills, but it was still a pretty fast course. Overall I had a great time!

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(2016)
"Great, fun race!"
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This race was great! I enjoyed running this on Thanksgiving morning. It was pretty difficult because of all of the hills, but it was still a fun course. There were lots of supporters along the course and just the right amount of aid stations. The race director made this a really fun race! I would definitely recommend this to anyone in Birmingham on Thanksgiving day!

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(2016)
"Awesome Race!"
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I love rundisney races in general, but this race was probably one of the best that I have run. I loved the course and the atmosphere during the race. It was fun to see a lot of characters along the course and to run through some different parks. There were plenty of aid stations and porta potties along the route. The medals and shirts were really cool and there was plenty of food at the finish line. I really liked that we could go to the food and wine festival the night of the race. I will definitely do this race again!

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