This was my first DAV 5K and it will NOT be my last! Let's go over some specs:
Pros: BEAUTIFUL scenic, relatively flat course; the motorcycle cavalcade to start the race, was AMAZING; the servicemen and women who are out on the course cheering for YOU; lots of love
Cons: No timing or results (if this is important to you); not clear where pictures are being uploaded to
Parking for this race, really couldn't be easier. It cost $5, but you got an actual parking lot to park in, and there was PLENTY of parking, and all of it was less than a tenth of a mile from the start/finish line. Since I did race day packet pickup, I cannot comment on the packet pickup expo. I will say race day packet pickup was very easy. There were LOTS of post race free goodies as well, which was so nice.
During the race, it was SO amazing to see so many service men and women cheering for the runners. At one point, all of the motorcycle veterans who were in the cavalcade, lined up to give high fives and cheer, and you can believe I thanked every single one of them and high fived them all.
This race isn't timed, so have your own timing devices, if that is important to you. I will do this race again, hands down!