Signing up was easy and cheap! Swag included a medal and longsleeve tech t-shirt.
Parking on the day of was easy. We did arrive early, so I know some people had a tougher time, but police were around to direct traffic and help people park.
The race start was a little odd. There was no timing mat and we started away from the finish line before running through it about a quarter mile later. There was no mat time start, which was odd, since there was one at the 5K split and the finish.
The race had an open start, which meant some slower runners hung toward the front and made it difficult for faster runners to get out at their pace.
The course was generally flat, with a few elongated elevation rises -- which were KILLER, for me -- but nothing too extreme by any means. The scenery was amazing, running through the budding cherry blossom trees in the gorgeous park. We also had the out-and-back turnaround right by the church where I got married, which is a gorgeous cathedral that was a highlight of the run.
The finish line was a little bunched, as they started handing out the medals way too close to the line, instead of further back, so people got bunched up.
Again, outside of a few quirks here or there, this 1,000-person race was nearly flawless. I loved it and can't wait to run it next year!