The Green River Marathon is a Marathon/Relay/Fun Run put on for FREE! That's right, no cost at all. It is put on entirely by an all volunteer crew and donations by the event's originators and organizers. Even the T-shirts are sold only at their cost.
A fun Seattle-area run in early June (first Saturday) is the Green River Marathon/Relay. This year will be the 13th annual event. Marathon Maniac, Eastside Runners and Interurban Running Club member Steve Barrick and Marathon Maniac Jim Anderson put on this run with the help of many volunteers. It begins at the intersection of the Green River trail and the Interurban trail in South Kent. The course follows the scenic Green/Duwamish trails past Russell Road Park, Christianson Greenbelt Park, and Fort Dent Park as the river winds it's way to Puget Sound and Alki beach. The run is very flat with two short hills late in the run. The last few miles have views of Seattle and Puget Sound towards the Olympics. The finish is in front of Spud's Fish and Chips at Alki.
So now I am weighing my options. Should I run a Marathon tomorrow??
-It is free so there is no pressure if I chose to drop out early
-I won't have to map out my run in BC
-I wont have a 4+ hour car ride before my long run
-It would be a good Trial Run (LOL) before the Rock 'N' Roll
-The course sounds BEAUTIFUL
-Charity could drop me off, find me along the way, and pick me up at the finish, then we could head to BC.
-Ends at Alki so maybe I could shower at Kiera's??
-I would run a Marathon before I turn 30.
-Charity can't ride her bike along with me
-I am risking injury
-Have limited time to mentally prepare
-May end up being tired and sore for my busy event next week
-I don't know much about the race and could possibly get lost?
-May take away the excitement of the Seattle Rock 'N' Roll being my first Marathon.
Mom, Muscle Man, Coffee Lady and some of my friends say "Go For it!"
So what do you think??