>>>I am looking for a GREAT marathon in July or August here in Canada or
>There is a highly regarded marathon in Sudbury Ontario on July 19. Free
>billeting. Call (705) 865-2671 for info.
To be exact, this is in Massey, an hour's drive west of Sudbury, north
of Georgian Bay in Huron Lake. I highly recommend this one - a small
field (the last time I did it, I finished 99th out of 120 or so). Very
flat course. Good organization. Early start (6 AM) to avoid the heat
of day. There's also a half-marathon, if you have a travelling
companion who would prefer this distance.
For more information, contact the organizer, Norm Patenaude at
(705) 865-2671 (say hi for me). Or e-mail me if you want, I
should be able to dig up more info.
In spite of the small field, room availability is a problem (this is a
small town). If you don't mind camping, free camping is available at
both the organizer's farm and the school where the race starts.