I greatly enjoyed this run and found it very convenient, especially as I live only a few miles from the start and finish in Sugar Land, TX. It is a relatively small race (allegedly 500 or so half marathoners and 300 full), so of course there are pros and cons there. Communication was efficient and well-spelled out online and with emails. Packet pickup was a breeze for me at the local Sprouts grocery. Race day was early (6:30 start) and I was there early at 5:30 as requested by the race directors, so as to not clog the highway. This race is for those who want to go fast on a relatively flat course without any crowds, but also for those who need extra time on the course. Aid stations were abundant and stocked with water and Gatorade. The course is concrete, but that is just a reality for road runners here in Houston. The half marathon course is one loop with a few u-turns to add length. The full marathon does this loop twice. The finish had great cheerful volunteers handing out finisher medals immediately. I also received a finisher's tech t shirt. Food for runners was abundant and there was beer too! All in all a great race!