This is a small race, as mentioned by others. No fanfare, no band playing at the end, but no big price tag either. I enjoyed the race. The expo was easy to get to, and I did not have to pay for parking to get into the expo. The parking for the race was in a big garage right next to the start / finish line. Again, the parking was free. They had water stations every mile and some had nutrition. The course was tough, I thought. There were a ton of turns and ups and downs. It was pretty crazy. Most of the run was along the river bed bike trail, which was shut down. It was not the most exciting scenery, but it was not the worst. The metal was nothing to write home about (neither was the shirt.) I guess you get what you pay for. Most likely, I will do this one again. I did enjoy my two days at Magic Mountain riding roller coasters. I would recommend this race to friends! It is a heck of a lot better than running through the farm fields of Ventura.