Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.3
SCENERY
4.7
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
4
This year some big city Marathons will cost you more than $150 to enter. You probably have to fork over another $200 to get a hotel room that is within 10 miles of the start at best. By setting your alarm clock to 2:00 AM you get a shot at … MORE
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    ginifurr FIRST-TIMER '19

    I was so nervous to do my first marathon. I used the Hanson Method- it was really helpful. You do the half marathon twice here in Penny Pocket Park- you … MORE

    I was so nervous to do my first marathon. I used the Hanson Method- it was really helpful. You do the half marathon twice here in Penny Pocket Park- you have the chance to chicken out which I was contemplating. But when you are running – the environment was nice and kind of getting lost in it which is good because it distracts you from realizing your running more than 20 miles. There were some shaded areas ( which was great) and the people running it are cool. You take a bus from the parking lot which was easy to get there. I hesitated based on the reviews which talked about the heat. But the shade was perfect- don’t let that stray you.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    kmusheno FIRST-TIMER '19

    Stephan does not an amazing job organizing this race. Course: Essentially an out and back through Pennypack Park. Mix of dirt and pavement. Hilly in the second and third quarters … MORE

    Stephan does not an amazing job organizing this race.

    Course: Essentially an out and back through Pennypack Park. Mix of dirt and pavement. Hilly in the second and third quarters of the race and flat for the first and fourth.

    I was fortunate that it was not as hot as previous years. This is not a PR race.

    Swag: Nice pullover and medal with cuckoo clocks as awards for the top 3 in each age group

    Post-Race: Light snacks and water at the finish. Buses then take you back to a German beer garden for a free beer and brat with the option to purchase more. Traditional German music and dancing are performed for the runners.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    mflores711 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This beautiful race goes through a park, with the full marathon consisting of a double loop of the half marathon course. Even though the race is in the summer, you … MORE

    This beautiful race goes through a park, with the full marathon consisting of a double loop of the half marathon course. Even though the race is in the summer, you remain completely shaded for about 90% of the run, so the sun is no big deal. The rolling hills are the real challenge, and will definitely take a toll on the unprepared. Definitely not one I would recommend for a PB, but would definitely recommend for a gorgeous view of the scenery on a more “leisurely” run. Also, the sweatshirt they gave out was of amazing quality and the post-race festival had some nice goodies.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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