The Carmel Marathon is part of the Championship Weekend in Carmel, IN. This was the Inaugural running of the Marathon. The race was very well organized with water stations almost every mile. The course is flat (we are in central Indiana), and winds through residential roads and people trails. The weather was great for this time of year. It was in the low 70's and overcast for most of the race with a sprinkle here and there. I was a little worried because it has been so hot for a couple of weeks (80's and 90's every day). A total of 579 finishers for the Marathon. I Felt really good through 22 mile. I actually hit my splits through 22 to qualify for Boston. The legs gave up a little early. However, I feel good about getting close.