Tuesday, March 11, 2008

inaugural pasadena marathon

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.

6 comments:

bEnMChAn said...

I can smell a 3:++:++ time finish for this race. hmmmmmmmm.......

Stephanie said...

wow, ultra-trail-runner goes roadracing!!! Cool - have fun training; you'll do great.

rick said...

Pasadena, never been. I guess that's one way to see the town.

caloyb said...

i bet this will be an easy one for you after running all those ultra-distances. keep on running!

Jon said...

Expect heat and hills for the Pasadena Marathon. There's also a new Marathon on Sept 6 up at Big Bear.

e-rod said...

ben...you smell that, do you? ok, why not? dream big, it's free, right? :)

steph...why not road racing right? i'm an equal opportunity runner. :)

rick...hey, if you can make it, come down and run it.

caloy...thanks. i wouldn't say it's easy. after all, these knees aren't used to the pavement.

jon...heat and hills. sounds like way too many of our trainng runs :)