November is almost here and for the last 5 months Richmond has been in marathon mode. Richmond has a reputation of being a great first marathon. In fact, store manager, Tim Jones, will be running his first lifetime marathon at Richmond this year! In addition to being “America’s Friendliest Marathon,” the course is also considered easy relative to other marathons.
The difficulty of marathons most often comes down to how often you’re going up. And one of the most common questions we get from runners doing Richmond for the first time is: Is it hilly?
That, of course, is relative. So let’s take a look at Richmond’s elevation profile and then compare it to some alternatives:
Good luck, everybody! Who’s up for Pike’s Peak next year????