here is a link to my full race recap. I LOVED this race. Awesome expo, swag, organized transportation, good number of aid stations with water, nuun and four with clif shots, picturesque finish line, huge beautiful medals! the course is, in my opinion perfect! good variety, no hills that I would consider challenging, just a good mix. Net downhill, but wouldn't not describe this as a downhill race. LOVE IT and i'll be back!!! you must go!