Course has just enough hills and curves to be entertaining, but it mostly flat. Great fan support (from the school, from their signs, and even a decent number of the people who live in the area). Great number of water/gatorade stations (every 1-1.5 miles) and even a few stations with GU. The start line isn't terribly well-organized, as the line up area for the different paces wasn't very well marked, and the pacers were just wearing shirts with the times on their backs, not even holding a sign at the front. Finish line is nicely organized with immediate water and medals, and then someone detaching your tag for your Vera Bradley bag.
The course was nice and the best was the Lululemon cheer station/ drop zone. I really appreciated them! I felt like it was a bit disconnected once the race ended. It wasnt clear where to go to get everything (food/drink, etc) it would have been nice to have coffee available. Also, we needed help from the first aid station but that was useless. I was shocked there were no emergency blankets. It ended up cooling off after the humidity and one of the people with us was shaking from catching a chill. When we were at the tent, there were no attendants and people kept asking us for help but we were just sitting at the chairs. We told them we didnt know where the first aid people were. I think the weather impacted this years atmosphere, which is absolutely out of anyones control. It is still a good event. I was just a bit disappointed with the after part. The food was delicious and I thought the medals were a nice design.
I would love some ice on the course or COLD sponges. Overall a nice race. My group of 4 had never been & we got a little confused at packet pick on what door to go through first to get our stuff. Nothing crazy bad