If you follow me on instagram, you're probably tired of me talking about my trip to Sedona already because I JUST COULDN'T STOP POSTING PHOTOS. Anyways, that's another problem for another day. Instead, I'm stopping in to review the Sedona Marathon 10K!
The race started on time and although it was a later start time than most races (9:20am), I appreciated that the day was a bit warmer by this point. The majority of the course was really hilly and you can't forget the elevation of Sedona, so that was a fun challenge. Thankfully, I feel like my lungs were still used to the elevation.
The race was out and back. I felt like the turnaround was pretty well marked, but a friend of mine did miss the turnaround, so maybe not. The way back was a little strange as there wasn't really good separate between runners on their way out and those on their way back in. It ended up working out alright though, and we were in no hurry. Just trying to enjoy the run!
The aid stations were adequate with plenty of water, electrolytes, GU, and bananas. One stop even had a dancing gorilla, so that's fun! The finish looked like it's on an uphill, and I wasn't looking forward to that. Thankfully, it's not actually much of an incline so that was a relief.
The finisher medals were really nice and definitely representative of the race. Overall, a pretty stellar run that I'm really happy to have had the opportunity to race in. I will definitely be returning in future years! I finished with a time of 1:02:39.0 which I feel pretty good about considering we were taking our sweet time running together and the hills were beasts!