On September 10th, I ran the Chasing the Unicorn marathon in Washington Crossing, PA.
I just the day before, I ran the Charles River marathon in Boston, MA. I wasn't planning to do 2 marathons in September (or 1 weekend!), but my October plans were up in the air, so I had to fit in another one in September just in case, to make sure I fulfill my goal of running 12 marathons this year.
Chasing the Unicorn is a fast course. The race takes place in Washington Crossing Historic Park, and consists of two loops of a path along the Delaware River.
There were about 150 or so runners.
It was a nice day, mostly clear with some clouds, and about 65 degrees.
There were a good amount of aid stations with sports drinks and water.
On one side of the path there was the Delaware River.
On the other side, there was typically either farm fields or quiet neighborhoods.
The path conditions were perfect, I like running on firm dirt paths.
I liked these walking/bike path bridges that crossed the river.
Although I was taking it easy since I ran a marathon just the day before, my time was actually faster for the second marathon of the weekend. The finisher medals are bold, colorful and heavy.
Overall, I loved this course and I recommend it if you are in the Northeast and looking for a fast, scenic September race. See http://www.runbucks.com/runbucks-races for more information on the race.