very flat and easy loop course through el dorado park.
you get a nice backpage/bag, plus free pancakes afterwards, plus crafts for the kids in addition to the customary shirt so this race is a great value, especially for being a relatively small 5k. All the normal things like official times and age group medals but in the first two years it was mostly locals and people associated with Newcomb (lb public school it benefits) that show up so better than normal chance to place in your age group
a good kids run as well – every kid gets a medal and some time in the bounce house.
you can park at the start finish line BUT you need to pay the $5 or $7 park entry fee to do so. you can park on the streets for free in the neighborhood on wardlow between the park and Studebaker for free, then you have a less than half mile jog warm up over to the start line or you can easily bike there, it is right off the san gabriel river bike trail.