This race is a hidden gem with great prizes, great vendors, a nice course, and plenty of bathrooms. Parking and getting to the start line is easy since the location is a mall designed to handle high traffic. The simplicity of parking and parking’s proximity to the start line give the Spirit Run a small town neighborhood road race feel to it. This “neighborhood race” feel is enhanced by the generous support of local merchants, as it seems like everyone wins a massage from Spa Gregorie’s, gift cards from Dick’s Sporting Goods or Toy Boat, or running shoes from A Snail’s Pace. Its kind of like going to an Easter egg hunt where everyone finds something and at the end of the event the question is not if you received booty, but how much!