Sunday, October 21, 2007

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD



Some things you're likely to see if you run the Grand Rapids Marathon. Above, part of the downtown area. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Views from the many river bridges in downtown.



The David Hunting YMCA which is race headquarters. Below that, the start line of the race.


Millenium Park, one of the parts of the race.





A view from the river bridge, another bridge you cross after coming out of Millenium and heading to the opposite side of the river. The foot bridge.




The river boat, near the half way point. The path leading past the river boat to one of the turnarounds.


More Millenium Park.


Another part of the route, near another turnaround. Then back on the footbridge and return to the Y.




12 comments:

bunnygirl said...

How nice! What's the cap on the marathon? Some of those routes look kind of narrow, so the race directors probably keep it somewhat small.

I like the idea of a marathon with a personal feel, where the route can go someplace besides just a bunch of wide city streets.

jahowie said...

Beautiful pics!! I'll have to put this run on my list for next year. :-)

Sunshine said...

Oh Vickie! What a marvelous gift!
YOur pictures are spectacular. Guess we better come and run the Grand Rapids Marathon?! Looking at each picture nearly transports me to the running of the race.

Isn't there some way Race-Director-Don might ... what? ... Maybe put them up on the marathon web site?

Non-Runner Nancy said...

GORGEOUS !!

See Zanne Run said...

oh! that looks so nice!! love that park!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Love the photos. That would be a beautiful course to run.

TriBoomer said...

Thanks for the photos. It's a beautiful course.

Stay tuned...

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Beautiful. Wish I could be there to run it with you!!

L*I*S*A said...

Ooooo, I'm so excited to run this course this weekend!! It's going to be great. Thanks for sharing the photos. :)

Eliezer said...

Can't wait to run this beautiful course on Sunday!

Eric said...

Thanks for the pictures. Wife and I will be running this weekend. Looking forward to being in GR.

Keep up the triathlon training. IM is always possible.

L*I*S*A said...

Vickie, drop me a line at imatarb at mi-networks dot com. I'd love to meet up with you at packet pickup. I'll be getting to town on Saturday afternoon.