Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3.5
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.3
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
2.8
SWAG
3
2020 EVENT RESCHEDULED FROM MAY. **** Martha’s Vineyard is an amazing island located south of Cape Cod, famous for its natural beauty with miles of beaches; walking, hiking, and biking trails. Check out Oak Bluffs history, shop in Edgartown and explore the whole island’s undeniable charm. A summer playground for … MORE
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    pohlkamphartt FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was a picturesque run around the island of Martha's Vineyard. The start is congested since the race is run on paths rather than road for most of the course. … MORE

    This was a picturesque run around the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The start is congested since the race is run on paths rather than road for most of the course. It was hot and sunny on race day but weather is variable that time of year, so don’t forget to plan ahead.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    beth1216 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    It was only its second year so keep that in mind, but the race could have used more water stops and definitely needed more Gatorade/Powerade stations. The weather turned bad … MORE

    It was only its second year so keep that in mind, but the race could have used more water stops and definitely needed more Gatorade/Powerade stations. The weather turned bad after about 2.5 hours so I will not comment on the finish because it seemed a bit unorganized but I’m sure much was due to the drop in temp and rain and wind. Everyone wanted to get out and go home.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    2
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    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    robrien0215 FIRST-TIMER '18

    I registered for this race months ago, thinking it would be my 25th state since I used to live in Massachusetts. Life had some turns and this ended up being … MORE

    I registered for this race months ago, thinking it would be my 25th state since I used to live in Massachusetts. Life had some turns and this ended up being my 24th state instead and I’m really happy it turned out this way.
    This race had pretty expensive processing charges to start.
    Packet pick up was held in a park right in the heart of Martha’s Vineyard. Unfortunately, the whole weekend was rainy, windy and cold. Nothing the race staff could have controlled.
    At packet pick up you are given a shirt and bag but that was it in the terms of swag. My sister was running the full marathon and got a generic poncho but half marathoners did not get this.
    Race morning, you needed to take shuttles to the race site at the high school. Having the school open helped keeping us out of the cold along with the port a potty situation.
    The course was confusing-it was unclear whether you should have been on the road or the bike path below. Also a part of it, you had to run in sand. Running in sand is definitely challenging.
    Being in Martha’s Vineyard, I expected the course to be stunning and it just wasn’t. Port a potties were not where they were said to be either.
    The worst part of this race was the mile markers were way off (like .6 of a mile off). Everyone in the race was complaining about this.
    Also, after completing my half marathon, I walked back 4 miles to help my sister run in the last 4 miles of her run. I was upset to see water stations were no longer manned-gallons of water were just left out for marathoners to pour their own. These people are running a marathon and we can’t have the stations staffed until the end?!?!?! Super disappointing.
    I wanted to love this race, I really did however the production and course was just disappointing.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    cassidymegan3 Mar 06, 2019 at 12:43pm

    I'm glad that you went back to keep you sister company. I was just looking at registering for the marathon, but my biggest battles with any marathons are (1) loneliness… MORE

    I'm glad that you went back to keep you sister company. I was just looking at registering for the marathon, but my biggest battles with any marathons are (1) loneliness and (2) not enough electrolytes on the course. ...not having water ready for runners - that's a big no-no to me. Maybe I'll keep an eye on the reviews after this year's race. Thank you. LESS

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    suegj10 Jun 07, 2018 at 2:53pm

    I totally agree with everything said in this review. Soooo very disappointing, especially for the price paid. Organizers need to step it up!

    I totally agree with everything said in this review. Soooo very disappointing, especially for the price paid. Organizers need to step it up!

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    delbert.007 FIRST-TIMER '18

    I liked that there was easy access to the start. Well organized beautiful run with slightly rolling hills up until the Las five miles which is all coastal. The only … MORE

    I liked that there was easy access to the start. Well organized beautiful run with slightly rolling hills up until the Las five miles which is all coastal. The only thing I would like changed is running in on the grass at the finish. It was a little hard to adjust to the change in terraine. All and all I would do the half again.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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