Packet pickup was a breeze. I was in and out with a great t shirt a cool swag bag within 4 minutes. The volunteers were nice and were knowledgeable about any questions I had.
The race started at 8:30am and we were told the 5k (multiple heats in 2 minute increments) would go off before the 10k. The course was a simple one or two loops around the rose bowl with the start and finish in the same vicinity. One water station at mile 1.5 that I passed up because I just don’t need water for such a short race. The only thing I could ask for was the course be closed. I was weaving and dodging walkers coming the opposite way.
They gave out an awesome medal and had some good vendors handing out samples right as we crossed the finish line. Bands, dancing and other competitions were going on. It was a great atmosphere and everyone was having a blast reliving the 80’s. I will 100% be going again next year!