Great weather, great support, beautiful setting, great race! Thanks to all who made it possible. Lot of fun this weekend at a great event! Thanks to all in management who made it possible
Just want to say thank you so much to Shawnee Marathon’s RD who worked with me and allowed me to finish, who graciously asked before taking down mile markers I hadn’t reached yet. To the volunteers at the aid stations who stocked me up and put aid aside for me to have on my return. To the person collecting the portapotties for letting one stay at the finish so I could go when I was done. And to my awesome half finisher friends Melissa and Jim (her 50th half!) for seeing me through and supporting me my final miles. For those who saw me moving so slowly on the Marathon course and wondered if I’d finish - I did. I’m slow on a good day but I did Chicago a lot faster than this three weeks ago! I didn’t expect the cold and all the headwinds (how is it possible for them to come from every direction! And it never got sunny and never hit 48!) and I was struggling with injuries to three toes on my right food caused by dog bites last week. (We rescue hospice and terminally ill dogs and some have... issues.). It took me forever and I’m so grateful that I was allowed to finish. I thought they were wonderful! Enthusiasm and so much variety! They were so attentive to our needs.
I was so impressed by the enthusiasm and encouragement from all the volunteers at the aid stations. That really made a big difference for me.
My friend and I enjoy this race, we look forward to next year!
I think your event was a success! Congrats on the turnout. We had some great athletes with positive attitudes! Thanks again for keeping this event in the area!
I ran the half marathon and want to thank you and all your volunteers for a super event. I was especially impressed with the solo volunteer at the final water stop. She had no protection from the cold wind, denied being uncomfortable - and thanked me for running before I could thank her for volunteering! She was as cheerful as all the other teams of aid station volunteers, many of whom had a bit of shelter from the breezes. I wish you success with future events.
Great race, nice that it's local. I would recommend for a half, not a full though. I wasn't anticipating as much gravel as there was. Well organized, friendly staff, awesome medal and shirt! Thank you!
Great race! I enjoyed the mix of gravel, pavement, and trail. It was a little harder than I expected but I enjoyed it. Well done! Oh and the medals are awesome!
Nice race put on by the new management team. The medals were awesome, the shirts were awesome, and the age group awards were also awesome. Great job! The only thing I was disappointed by was the amount of gravel road on the course. It was difficult to run on but the rest of the course was great.
Excellent race! Very well-organized, great shirts & medals, course was well-marked & check-in was a breeze. I know the new management company faced many obstacles with the event, but you would never have known that given how well the event seemed to go.