Type: 100% Pavement
Year Running: 35th!
Registration Fee: $70-$80 Early ($90-$100 late)
Charity Race? Yes... Many, linked here
Runners: 608, 208 Females... where all the girls at??
Average Calculated Rating: 4.3/5.0
~ This race organization can use just a little help. First the halfies and 10K runners need to wear bibs on their backs indicating what race they're in so we're not racing people running much shorter. If possible add 1 or 2 more GU stops along the course-- or at least have it available for purchase at the expo (possibly even in multiple flavors). Post-race food could use a little help but they have the basics you need and the medals (albeit unique) can use a lot of help!
~ I was surprised there were so many spectators out there. At least once a mile you got a good section of people until about the last 3-4 miles. From what I've read that's better than most others.
Pace Group: 5.0/5.0
~ There were pace groups from 3:00 to 4:30 every 15 minutes. I had the opportunity to start with the 3:30's but I went ahead and ran a very consistent race so I wasn't able to see too many others. On the small turnarounds I was able to see a few pacers and they seemed pretty well on pace. The 3:30 pace leaders had a lot of information to share at the start which I found really helpful... he let us know that after mile 13 you're done with the big hills... that gave me a lot of confidence in my race.