If you are local, or localism, I couldn’t recommend this race any more! It’s really a great value! There is no expo, but packet pick up is conveniently located in our friendly local running store, so you can pick up any last minute needs.
Parking was easy and the bus to take you to the starting line is efficient. The whole process is organized, even with over 1000 runners. The course itself is flat and fast- it could be a good PR course. It is mainly through a residential area, so it is not particularly scenic, but it’s cozy. Finishing on the track of the high school is a neat touch.
The swag for this race is good for a 5k. The medal ties in with the pizza theme and spins! It’s really good quality for the distance and cost. The t-shirt is cute too.
Where this race shines most, is in the post race. The food available afterword is incredible!! Pizza, Dunkn doughnuts, all kinds of fruits, soda, coffee, and water. The food is PLENTIFUL and there was still a lot available, even for those in the back of the pack. There are age group awards, and LOTS of door prizes including the grand prize- A GOLF CART! There is a FREE kids race, and the race benefits the high schools athletic program.
I really would recommend this race. It’s lots of fun, and well worth it!