Honestly, I'm a little bit biased because I live in Lynchburg. That doesn't change the fact that this is a great race. The organizers do a fabulous job. There's a great food spread for finishers. The finisher medals are always top notch. The spectators are great. The course is a killer, but a ton of fun to suffer through. There are massages! It seems as though the whole city of Lynchburg is there to be a part of it. The evening before the race, there are kids' runs of varying distances and a ton of activities for the families to enjoy. This event is more than a race. I encourage anyone to pay Lynchburg a visit and have a great time.