For those of you that have been following my blog, you know my son has been training for his first marathon. Today was the big day, and Mainly Marathons created a 1.88 mile trail using Sanford's trails and some quiet neighborhood streets.
I had the privilege of running with my son for two of his 14 laps towards the end of the race. One of the great things about the loop system is that the other runners get to know you throughout the race, and it was incredible the amount of support they gave my son as he ran past on his final lap. Despite being sick with a respiratory virus the final two weeks before the race (including today), he was able to finish strong.
Mainly Marathons hosts marathons across the country, with the option of multi-day series events. As this was the last race of a seven day series, there was a strong sense of community among participants. The marathon was well run and provided runners with excellent support.
For more information on the Sanford trail network, see the town recreation department site.
For more information on Mainly Marathons, see their website.
|Trail map of the race from Mainly Marathons' website|
|The marathon consisted of fourteen laps on a 1.88 loop trail|
|The route passed Stump Pond|
|Part of the route used quiet residential streets|