As part of the Oiselle Volee, we had 6 teams of 4 women running the relay. Each team of 4 members switched off every 2 laps for a total of 96 laps around the Pettit Center.
Overall, the race was a LOT of fun! There were a ton of teams who lined almost the whole track of the Pettit so all the runners heard cheering all along the track. Laps are tracked by chipped ankle strap that gets switched out between runners.
T-Shirts/SWAG: All participants got a long-sleeved (unisex) tech shirt. Also upstairs there was a table set up by a local running store (although I wasn't up there long so I'm not sure which one it was!) and MKE Running Festival had some information set up. Running in the USA had their famous running-themed sugar cookies!
Aid Stations: Around one of the turns there was a table with huge coolers of gatorade and water set up with a few volunteers.
Course Scenery: Well, you're running around an ice rink (where open skate and hockey games were actively going on) and there's spectators all along the track. While not the most "scenic" it was enough to keep from getting bored from my 2 laps/set!
Elevation: The track is as flat as it gets. Actually, I felt more sore after this than most of the road races I've done!
Parking/Access: Honestly, parking was kind of a nightmare, and I even arrived 3 hours before the race was to start. Because open skate and hockey games are going on at the same time, I would advise arriving early!
Race Management: The RD emcee'd the event and had pump-up music playing for the whole race and kept the atmosphere fun and upbeat.
I would definitely recommend this race, especially if you've never done a relay before! Yes there are a fair amount of competitive teams (and man are those ladies/men speedy!) but a lot of people are there for the enjoyment of running with friends and it's a great experience!