I ran the Mayor's marathon on June 17, and was absolutely thrilled with the beauty of the course. There was added excitement soon after the start as a cow moose came out of the woods, and ran along the edge fo the woods for some distance. I suppose for those who live in Alaska, it's a frequent occurence to see a moose, but for someone from Michigan, it was quite a thrill. I've never run a a marthon with a moose before. The run was very well organized, the expo was great and I highly recommend this marathon for an all round good time.