I thought the course was pretty simple. Flat, fast and right along the water. I did the 5k and it went along the water for a loop around type race. It was pretty low key. I didnt notice any booths with samples or anything else at all to offer. Also its planning on being on the actual same day as the towns annual parade made it miserable. it was a complete MADHOUSE in coronado. There was NO parking and we arrived an hour and a half early. Many streets were blocked off completely and staged with floats and horse trailers etc. I wont ever run it again just because of that situation.