While working out with the OC Track Club, I overheard from one of the runners that Pasadena was going to be the site of a marathon. Seriously? Could it be? So I googled it, and indeed, the inaugural Pasadena Marathon is going to be held in the fall. Pasadena, home to the Rose Bowl, CalTech, the Norton Simon Museum, and JPL, is such a beautiful city, with its California Craftsman architecture, quaint shops and neighborhoods, ranch style homes, artist colonies, all these situated right at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
As of this writing, the race course is not on the official web site, yet. Hopefully, the race organizers will mark the course to maximize the runners' exposure to this city's wealth and beauty.
Mark November 16 on your race calendars. I did. See you there.