Pre-race: I will give it an “A” because it was no hassle, great to pick up your bib on race day, and friendly staff. If the event were bigger, I think they would need to organize the lines a little better, but overall it was a quick process. (and I loved that they had the “Find your number station”)
Course: “A” The course was well marked, beautiful views, and solid conditions for a run. Downside was the dust of the mt.bikers headed downhill but that was the least of my worries on the backside.
Post-Race: Again “A” the food was awesome (fruit, eggs, coffee, muffins), the beer was great, and meeting fellow runners was the highlight.
Overall: that’s easy, “A”. I had a great experience running my first trail run and I will do this course again. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and having a great time. I have done a ton of race in my life and this was one of the hardest but most enjoyable races I have done to date.