This is one of my favorite races. It is always the Saturday of Easter weekend, and we usually have great weather! The volunteers are great, the aid stations are fully stocked, the after party is SO much fun (free food and beer!) My biggest qualm is that the streets of New Orleans are terrible and the pot holes will really injure you if you aren't careful Other than that, I love how flat the course is.
My only other concern is parking. Since the race starts downtown and ends at city park, if you don't park at the end you have to take a bus back downtown and last year we waited in line for 30 mintues because they were only loading 1-2 buses at a time.
-nice expo for a local race
-you get a medal!
-free food at the afterparty + live music
-corrals and seeded corrals
-first 500 get a poster