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The good: The finisher party is truly a celebration.
The bad: the 2nd half of the marathon lacks diverse scenery the aid stations are far and few between.
Registration: really simple
Race communication: thorough and not overwhelming. Emailed at good intervals
Accuracy of race information:... I think the communication was as accurate as they though. It was rather difficult to get a read on whether or not I needed to bring my own fuel and hydration. I generally bring gels but I was excited because Huma was supposed to be on course.
Sadly, I didn't see any gels at Aid stations. There were chips and bananas.
As it turns our mile 19.5 had gu energy chews on the table if I wanted to stop and ask for them.
I think the half marathon is a fantastic experience. It's scenic and gives you an opportunity to explore Wilmington. I felt that I was running Gettysburg, PA and Roanoke, VA all at the same time.
There were hills and woods and a cemetery and a park... If I only did the half, I would have probably rated the race 5 stars.
The back half of the marathon was just a long stretch of nothing. The last 2 miles along the water was nice. It made me enjoy the race. But 13 to 25 was just painful from a scenery and (lack of) elevation change perspective.
The start line was super congested. They had 3 races go off at the same time (full, half and 10k) and that was too much on the path. If they would have had the individual events go off rolling that could have thinned out the crowd a bit.
Logistically it made sense, but as a runner it was rough.
Parking was fantastic. They worked with a local parking authority and we were able to park in the city lots at a discount.
The volunteers were swell.
The beer tables were great, the snacks at the end were great.
Do the half.