I have only been running seriously for 3 or 4 months and this was my third 5K and by far the best. The registration was as easy as the other races I’ve done, just do it online – can’t really get any easier than that! Packet pick-up was easy too, I picked mine up before the race, but I saw plenty of people doing it on race day without any problems. Tons of free parking too.
The best things about the 5K section of the course is that it is mostly flat and away from any street traffic. It is quite narrow in places, so it was a bit of squeeze for large groups of runners, but as they keep the number of participants low it was not too bad. On the whole the course probably deserves an A rating.
The organizers and volunteers were very friendly and helpful and post-race was great. The bottles of water were appreciated even by some of us 5K runners!
I had a great time, ran my best race time (I have ran faster on a couple of training runs though) and shocked myself by winning my age group! I definitely plan to come back next year, but maybe by then I will be ready to try the half marathon. I think if I ever get to the point where I can run a half or full marathon I would make this event my first one.