Race day weather was supposed to be cloudy 57-61 but the sun came out so it was nice for shorts and t-shirt. The start area had suntan lotion, bug spray, Gatorade and water. There were no markings for people to start in any particular area so we started wherever we wanted. The course was very pretty. We saw snow covered mountains, ducks, birds, the bay and I even saw a moose. We mostly ran on a bike path and a little bit in the woods which was tricky with tree roots and rocks.
There were some hills which were a bit tough especially at the finish line. Each mile was marked and they had plenty of blue Gatorade and water on the course. I saw lots of medical personnel riding bikes on the course to make sure we were ok. The food served at the finish was really good. They had watermelon, oranges, bananas, homemade chocolate chip cookies, grilled cheese sandwiches, and cranberry bread. You also got your t-shirt at the finish line along with your medal. I didn’t see any bottled water though. Overall an excellent race and I highly recommend it.
Perks: Beautiful course, good post food, managed well.
Ehh… Not a fan: Expo far from downtown. No bottled water or Gatorade at the finish line. Late start time.