Marathon #8 on my current Top 10 Marathons To-Do List is the Eugene Marathon.
Why? It gets fabulous reviews from marathonguide.com, it’s supposed to be relatively speedy and it’s in a part of the country I’ve never been to. It’s held the first week in May, which is a decent time of the year. I’d have to start training in the middle of our Minnesota winter, but would also get to finish it up when it (hopefully/usually) isn’t too horribly cold and snowy here. It’s also in a part of the country, and at a time of year, when the weather is all but guaranteed to be decent for marathon running. So many of my races have had sucky weather, that it would be a nice change to not really have to worry about the weather being a huge factor on race day.
Anyone else run it? What’d you think?