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Garmin Marathon In The Land Of Oz Reviews
4.0 Stars from
By EMR about 2013
Small (700 in the full) fun race. They play up the Kansas-Wizard of Oz connection so lots of folks are in costume and it nurtures a fun atmosphere. Course may not be "Hilly" but its not "Flat and fast" as advertised. Make sure you check out the profile. Plenty of aid stations but they are all organized differently. Supposed to award finishers tech shirts but I couldn't find them anywhere. Also ran out of mylar blankets.
Miles 7 to 13 are the most hilly. Miles 15 to 25 are on a paved bike trail. It is the most scenic part. In 2013 we had ideal weather, cool and cloudy.
Race day parking was a breeze in the Garmin lot but hard to find a spot for the expo (we competed w/ employees). Must use the lot around back and Garmin needs to put up signs becuase this lot is not apparant. I stayed @ host hotel LaQuinta and they were great. 2 miles away, offered shuttle service, late check out and no minimum stay!