Then I looked at the elevation of both races, because if I'm going to do a second marathon, I don't want hills.
Kalamazoo Marathon (click on pic to zoom)
Flying Pig Marathon
Holy crap! They both look hilly. ESPECIALLY when you compare them to the Detroit Marathon I ran in October:
Have you ever chosen a race based on elevation? How important is it? Before now, I've never even thought about it or ever looked at an elevation map... Maybe ignorance really is bliss :)