I have to start by saying there aren't enough stars for me here. 5/5 is great, but I'd love to give it 7/5 or more.
Whatever you've heard about Little Rock racing (particularly the marathon weekend), it's probably true. And it's awesome.
Ignore my broken Grammar in this review lol. Ok I have been going to Little Rock Marathon last 4 years and I love it. The Head CIC are the best race directors out there my opinion. They put their heart into their race and it shows every year.
This was my very 1st Marathon back in 2016 and I fell in love lol. No but really, the course, the directors CIC, how it’s all organized, the expo and of course the huge medals, this has been my favorite and must do Marathon every year.
BLUF: Well organized race with few frills. Plenty of hills to be a challenging training race for an out of towner.
You want to experience the Little Rock Marathon. This year the 26.2 course was changed from the previous two years I ran it. I have mixed feeling about the change. The start/finish line (waiting area) feels like a dungeon compared to previous years.
Looking for a first big city marathon without the hype? The Little Rock Marathon is the one. Make it a whole weekend and sign up for a combo challenge, Saturday 5k or 10k and Sunday half or full marathon. They start the full and half marathons together.