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Changed it up with the distance this year to run the 5k with my son, and had a blast!
Saw lots of young families running this race, and I gotta give props to the people with strollers because there are a fair amount of small hills on this run--at least when you're used to the true flat kind of courses we've been running. ;-)
If you're looking for the scenic route, the half is a better bet as it runs along the Huron River on one of the prettiest stretches of road in Washtenaw County. With the 5k even though you don't run through Ann Arbor's fun downtown, chances are you'll get a good chance to experience it as that's where you'll be parking and starting the race.
If you're a foodie, plan to stick around post-race, as this race is typically held the same weekend as two downtown food events: the "Zingerman's Camp Bacon" fair and "A Taste of Ann Arbor". Both are easy walking distance from the finish. At Camp Bacon you'll get free samples of everything bacon for a donation to the local 4-H club (held in Kerrytown in conjunction with the Farmer's Market), and at Taste of Ann Arbor where you can sample treats from over 30 area restaurants with tickets purchased for $1 each, with "tastes" ranging from 1-4 tickets (held on N. Main, just down from the finish line).
Oh, and there's also the finish line food: water, Gatorade, bananas, oranges, bread & bagels (from Zingerman's!), pizza, and I believe there's a beer tent as well.
Finisher's swag is a t-shirt and medal, usually a nice big heavy one. The t-shirts are a pretty blue this year, and I'm glad they stuck with same sizing where a ladies small is truly small. Yeah for shirts that fit!
All in all, in a fun, well-run race that I happily recommend!