There is a good atmosphere for the race, good turnout and lots of energy among the participants. While it is a novelty to get to run on an actual Naval Air Base, the course itself is in one word, boring. You circle part of the airstrip three or four times and that is about it. No charachter to the course at all, very flat (as you would expect an airstrip to be) and fast. Make sure to bring your ID or you will not get on the base to park.