Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
3.3
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
3.7
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3.3
The Run for the Red Pocono Marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier. Aid stations every 2 miles with water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade. “Gotta Go Potty” at each station. USATF Certification PA11045WB Half marathon runners follow the full marathon course finishing at mile 13.1. Aid stations every 2 miles with … MORE
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    This course is mostly downhill until the last few miles which have a lot of incline and are on a busy, open road. Cars were flying by me very closely … MORE

    This course is mostly downhill until the last few miles which have a lot of incline and are on a busy, open road. Cars were flying by me very closely during that part. At one point a truck pulled out right in front of me cutting me off. Where were the course marshals? Hardly any crowd support. It was a brutally hot day when I ran this race, so keep in mind the weather can be hot at this time of the year.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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    runningriddles FIRST-TIMER '18

    The Run for the Red Marathon was a very well organized race. They were very active through email and Facebook constantly providing updates about the race, along with a pace … MORE

    The Run for the Red Marathon was a very well organized race. They were very active through email and Facebook constantly providing updates about the race, along with a pace group that provided tips and encouragement in the weeks leading up to race day.

    As one review has already stated, the start and finish are both at high schools, so there is plenty of parking. Getting the packet the day before was super easy, and the cool red technical shirt they provided was pretty sweet.

    My family and I stayed at the Kalahari Resort, which was only 10 minutes or so from the starting point. The only con to this is that my family planned to see me start the race, go back to the resort, and then meet me at the finish. However the marathon caused several major roads to be closed, preventing people from getting back to the resort until the race was over! While this did not affect me as a runner, it is something to consider if you will have family attending with you.

    The course is mostly downhill. While my performance was not good at all (due to improper fueling), looking back the course is quite pace and PR friendly. There are a few small inclines, but they come towards the end of the race. While most of the course is quiet and running on roads in the shade of the woods, there are a few sections where you run along the road with traffic. However I found it to be safe and never saw any instance where a runner was in danger.

    The pacing group that took part (MarthonPacing.com) was top notch. The 3:55 pacer was very informative, encouraging, and positive when I ran with that group.

    Overall this is a nice race if you want an easy time getting to / from the course with a chance to set a PR as well!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    panderson322 FIRST-TIMER '18

    First, the good. Race organization was excellent. Using the high schools at start and finish allows two great features. One, plenty of bathrooms at the start and plenty of room … MORE

    First, the good. Race organization was excellent. Using the high schools at start and finish allows two great features. One, plenty of bathrooms at the start and plenty of room for spectators in a stadium finish and showers for out of town runners. There were lots of volunteers and course support was good. A lot of people liked the course, but I did not. Most of the course is open to traffic. The roads are winding, with many blind curves and very narrow shoulders. It seems a little dangerous for a race. The sponsors are upfront about the open course, but this one was particularly bad.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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