This marathon has always been great, but keeps getting better. Wally and Peg Arnold, thank you so much for your awesomeness - not just the marathon, but how your really know your runners and really care. I want to come back to this one every chance I get. The rain the second half of the race did NOT dampen my spirits any. I absolutely love the start in Byron so we get some 'Country Roads' and the music played along the route with just that song! I also love the bridges when you get into Rochester, the beautiful parks and I think that Rochester must be the most dog-friendly city in America - so cool! The band at the finish line was AWESOME!!! Thanks for such an awesome event Wally and Peg, and all involved! I love you people! K.W. Green Bay Wisconsin
I ran Med City Marathon today, much of it in 45* rain and wind, and had a great time doing so.
The course is varied and scenic - country roads, tree-lined residential areas, bike paths along a river, around lakes and through parks. The only things keeping it from getting 5 stars from me are the twists and turns in the last 8 miles and the camber of a few of the residential streets. Otherwise a beautiful spring run.
The volunteers and spectators were fantastic! Though it doesn't draw the crowds of larger races (at least not this year), the enthusiasm of those who were out there would be tough to top. They yelled, cheered and made me laugh as they stood in the cold rain.
There are places to get in out of the elements at both the start and finish, and from my perspective everything worked smoothly and without problems. S.H. Wisconsin
Out of running different marathons in 14 states (including Boston), I would definitely rank this in the top 3. Will be recommending this to other 50 staters and friends for sure. Excellent event. Thank you!
A very well organized production and a beautiful running venue ... Thank you, Rochester, MN !
The enthusiasm was great! Thank you to all. I will be back next year. . You all did amazing