Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.8
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.3
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4.5
The Erie Marathon race course is ideal for setting your personal best record. Flat, Fast & Fun, our course provides beautiful views of Lake Erie as well as the City of Erie Bayfront and miles of coastline beaches, marshes and wooded paths. Held on Presque Isle, in Erie, PA, many … MORE
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    rbkhlema FIRST-TIMER '18

    It was PERFECT! I Boston Qualified! Weather was perfect! It’s relatively flat and there were MORE than enough air stations with water. They also had GU gel on course. There … MORE

    It was PERFECT! I Boston Qualified! Weather was perfect! It’s relatively flat and there were MORE than enough air stations with water. They also had GU gel on course. There was a lot of energy by spectators and the volunteers were amazing. The scenery is beautiful too. There were also a lot of bathrooms available. And there are so many other runners! Which I really liked! It wasn’t too congested. I really enjoyed the whole thing.

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    M_Sohaskey Sep 23, 2018 at 10:04pm

    👏 Woo-HOO, congrats Rebekah! 🙌 A BQ in your second marathon?? Talk about making it look easy. Very excited for you and hopefully with that BQ time you've already gotten your acceptance from the B.A.A. Thanks for another great review, and enjoy every minute of Boston!

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    enigma20 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Nice flat course with water stops every mile and lots of pace groups. A little congested at the start, but it helped me from going out too fast. The only … MORE

    Nice flat course with water stops every mile and lots of pace groups. A little congested at the start, but it helped me from going out too fast. The only issue is the traffic getting into and out of the park. Plan to get there early.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    todd17406 FIRST-TIMER '16

    My 20th Marathon and absolutely the flattest I've ever run! Because of this, recommend training on long flat stretches if possible. I did BQ, along with over 30% of other … MORE

    My 20th Marathon and absolutely the flattest I’ve ever run! Because of this, recommend training on long flat stretches if possible. I did BQ, along with over 30% of other runners. Because it’s the last weekend to BQ prior to Boston registration, there are a bunch of BQ hopefuls to run with, which I found helpful. You can tell this race is put on by a running club. Easy packet pickup, aid stations stocked with the right stuff and great volunteers. Very good swag. Pretty course, but only gave 3 shoes for ‘course scenery’ because the view of Lake Erie is covered by trees for most of the course. Only negative is that this area can get humid around the Lake, so keep an eye on this and maybe relax a little in the first half.

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    1
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    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    M_Sohaskey Aug 01, 2018 at 1:16am

    Congrats on the BQ, Todd! That's always a reason to celebrate, even two years later. And appreciate your strategic tips, since humidity is insidious and can quickly spoil an otherwise promising BQ attempt. Cool seeing the blue front of your 50 States Map move east to west; mine's somewhat the opposite since I'm starting in California and working my way east. Hopefully we'll have the chance to meet in the middle. Thanks for your thoughtful review, and hope to read more about your racing adventures here on the site!

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    lchristensen44 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Smaller race is capped around 2,000 marathoners. Course is flat, two laps around a very pretty park. There was some shade with fun water stations each mile. The parking was … MORE

    Smaller race is capped around 2,000 marathoners. Course is flat, two laps around a very pretty park. There was some shade with fun water stations each mile. The parking was at a nearby amusement park and was well organized. The park itself had long stretches of sand beaches that you can check out before or after the race. The short sleeve tech shirt was pretty and the cloth bag with a zipper top and movable inserts was really nice. The finish line had water, chocolate milk, bananas and sandwiches from Subway. The only funny thing was that my bag didn’t have any pins. Be sure to bring some with you. I would consider running Erie again with hopes of improving my time!

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    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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