Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4.3
(3 Ratings)  (3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.7
SCENERY
3.3
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.3
The Mainly Marathons New England Series Connecticut course is a paved flat course on the Iron Horse Greenway. Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon. Due to the unique multi-loop course setup, there is one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone … MORE
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    kmerskine FIRST-TIMER '22

    The best thing about this race and the race series are the people. You see the same people on multiple days, the race organizers are super friendly, and the courses … MORE

    The best thing about this race and the race series are the people. You see the same people on multiple days, the race organizers are super friendly, and the courses are not hard. And, of course, it’s great for people who want to run multiple states in consecutive days. There is nothing negative about these races at all. It’s all good. The aid station is well-stocked, the port-a-potties are there for you on every loop, and you get a state medal for each race in the series you complete. The ONLY thing I can think of that would improve this race is to offer some plant-based food options. I am plant-based and so that rules out the tater tots with eggs in a cup, and the pork BBQ sliders on the aid station table. But that’s a small complaint.

    This specific course is flat. There may be a noticeable three to five foot elevation drop / rise on the out / back course around the half way point. Those looking for beautiful courses with lakes and covered bridges or Kentucky blue grass, or the Rehobeth ocean front won’t be satisfied here. You have to come into this series knowing you’ll be doing loops. And I’m not an enthusiastic loop runner, but I loved this course.

    If you are an aspiring 50 races in 50 states person, then this is a great series. And they have 5k, 10k, half, full, and ultra. They’ve got it all.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    4

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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '19

    Although this out and back course was in the middle of town, it was well shaded and lined with plenty of trees which kept the temperatures tolerable. There was only … MORE

    Although this out and back course was in the middle of town, it was well shaded and lined with plenty of trees which kept the temperatures tolerable. There was only one sharp turn other than the turnaround, so one could stride out and get some speed. My only criticism was that the cones were laid out in kind of a zig zag near the finish, and I wasn’t sure whether to run on the outside of them or the inside. It might have been helpful to have some arrows.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    Sandytine REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Took advantage of the early start in Simsbury, CT and was glad we did! The course was beautiful, flat and shady. The food was wonderful and even had a popsicle … MORE

    Took advantage of the early start in Simsbury, CT and was glad we did! The course was beautiful, flat and shady. The food was wonderful and even had a popsicle as the day started heating up. We fell in love with this charming town and highly recommend this run!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    M_Sohaskey Jul 14, 2018 at 12:14am

    Congrats on the back-to-back-to-back Sandy, well done! Love how your 50 States Map is shaping up, I've never seen a map with such a cool westward bias. :) Speaking of… MORE

    Congrats on the back-to-back-to-back Sandy, well done! Love how your 50 States Map is shaping up, I've never seen a map with such a cool westward bias. :) Speaking of back-to-backs, I've got my own coming up in Des Moines and I see you'll be Iowa as well, so hope to see you there! LESS

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