The race was fabulous, but sharing it with the people I met on the trip -- including the MT folks -- made it so much more memorable. It was this incredible group vibe of excitement and anxiety. I had so much admiration for everyone I met, who, like me, wanted to take on this challenge and visit this far away place. I never thought I'd say this, but I loved being part of a tour that involved riding on buses with new friends. It was like camp for grown-ups, and I didn't want it to end.
2017 Marathon Tours Great Wall Trip
The atmosphere of traveling with a group of fellow runners. I have been on several group type trips and nothing has had the same sort of camaraderie, support, respect and level of understanding as runners traveling together.