Ran my first 8k yesterday at the Brea 8k. The race had some solid hills, but the last two mile allowed for all downhill, which was really nice. The after-party expo was like no other. Since the race is right next to the mall, all the vendors come out in support. There was BJ pizza, hot dog on a stick, panera bread, jamba juice, corner bakery, mexican food and so much more. I did not see clothing vendors, but there was tons of food! No medals or ribbons, but organized and a good course overall. Only thing that was a downfall was that I had to register the same day, and they only took cash. I had to run a half mile back to my car, run to the bank across the street, then a half mile back to pay. Was stressful and I wish I had notice that cards would not be accepted. Also i had difficulty finding where to pick up my goodie bag – which was by the finish line, but not where the rest of the expo was.