Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
Ours has become an age of flat and fast marathons on city streets and in urban jungles, with more focus on times, course certification, gadgets, charities and putting on a big show than on running. Many modern marathons have become spectacles rather than athletic events. But it was not always … MORE
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    rigsurly REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This was my third time running the Monkey and my 13th marathon. The Monkey is easily my favorite. 7,200 feet of elevation change on a paved leafy park path overlooking … MORE

    This was my third time running the Monkey and my 13th marathon. The Monkey is easily my favorite. 7,200 feet of elevation change on a paved leafy park path overlooking Nashville. The weather is always interesting, mostly cold. The race director does not take things too seriously; one year there were tornado warnings predicted so he sent us an email that said “suck it up, you signed up for an adventure”. Pot luck and beer at the finish line with hand made wooden medals. I am a back of the pack runner and this race is special. A one hour optional advance start that had me leading the entire race for about 10 seconds and made me look like I was mid pack at the finish. When the race leaders passed me (about mile 10) they both turned and complemented. The whole day was like a fun run with your friends.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    jensen0914 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    One of my favorite marathons for many reasons. Each year has a different theme revolving around monkeys, which provides for unique race posters (printed by the famous Hatch Show Prints … MORE

    One of my favorite marathons for many reasons. Each year has a different theme revolving around monkeys, which provides for unique race posters (printed by the famous Hatch Show Prints in Nashville), finisher medals, and humorous emails from the race director. The course is, to say the least, very challenging, for a road course. For a small race, the aid stations are plentiful and the volunteers are usually fellow runners and great. I recommend trying to do this race at least once.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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