There is a kids in the candy store vibe surrounding the Valley 7 Lakes Marathon.   The chance to do something the way we think it should be done.  So much energy and brightness and free flowing ideas.  Coupled with a “How do we make this work” approach that now has the entire community on board.  That behind us allowing more focus on  “What do we do to make this one of America’s top marathons?”  I see you snickering behind your monitor.

Our reputation as a “Throwback Marathon” is off on the good foot.  The Flattest and the potential to be one of the fastest in the United States.  Small, limited field of 500.   5 hour cut off.   Valley, Waterloo, Douglas County, the Omaha Sports Commission and many of our local businesses and neighbors all buying into the vision of the race.

I ran my marathon pr with a specific plan of keeping each 5K split just under 20:00.  The eight splits ranged from 19:52-19:57.   We are going to offer you the same opportunity with 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K, & 40K flags.  In addition to mile markers.

Closing in on the 300 mark for registrations, a couple trickle in daily, just about right.  Getting faster on paper every day.  Excited to help these people going after their personal  bests,  Boston and Olympic Trials Qualifiers.  I’m betting they’ll want to know their 5K Splits.