Friday, April 27, 2007
The North End leg of the Country Music Marathon (it's this weekend!) has picturesque backdrops, open spaces, and the split of the 1/2 marathoners from the marathoners. 8th Avenue usually has low crowd numbers. There are wide sidewalks and a big median on which to wait for the runners. Amenities for spectators include the Farmers Market and Bicentennial Mall. Monell's in Germantown has a huge breakfast. There is great parking in Hope Gardens or Germantown/Salemtown, both which can be accessed by Jefferson Street, which it self can be accessed by either I-40 on the west (to get to Hope Gardens) or I-24 on the east (to get to Germantown/Salemtown).