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jonoringading FIRST-TIMER '17

Mt. Charleston Marathon in Las Vegas is a wonderful race to run your fastest! The parking and shuttles to the start were organized and easy to deal with, and the … MORE

Mt. Charleston Marathon in Las Vegas is a wonderful race to run your fastest!
The parking and shuttles to the start were organized and easy to deal with, and the ride up the mountain was comfortable.
The race is on all paved roads with a little uphill section at the start, winding down from the mountain to the city with a lot of 4% grade. It flattens out for the last 10 miles with an uphill at mile 24-25. The porta-potties were clean, stocked and plentiful. The water stops were also frequent, with Powerade and water, and many having gels too. The volunteers had great energy, which more than made up for a lack of crowds along the course. The Post race food included Pizza and Pie! (as well as bananas, bagels, and water.) Timing was very professional, with finish times and place provided immediately after finishing with an attractive printed card! There was a wait at the end for the shuttles to get back to the Parking lot, hopefully they can reduce the wait time going forward.
I almost forgot the goodies! A very high quality shirt, and running socks, disposable cotton gloves and a space blanket for the wait before the start of the run, and a delicious protein bar which I enjoyed after finishing.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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