This wasn’t my favorite race. Even though the start line was 10 minutes from my house, I had to drive an hour and a half each way to pick up my packet before race day, which really soured the whole experience in my mind. They also only handed out only water at the finish – you had to walk over to the “post race party” and search for the kind of hidden food table in order to get so much as a half a banana and an orange slice. I didn’t see any bagels or nutrition bars or anything like that. They need to make some improvements for next year – I think they may be getting a little too “corporate.”
All that aside, the course was nice (pretty much the same as last year) and the volunteers were great. I won’t sign up for this one again until I know where packet pick up is, though.