If you must do a local 5K on Thanksgiving day, I suppose you could do this one. The event was terribly crowded, especially at the start line. Like many 5K events, runners were not lined up at the start according to accurate paces, and I spent the entire first half-mile weaving through young children and strollers. The t-shirt was a decent long-sleeved cotton shirt that I actually enjoy wearing. Parking was a nightmare, if you plan to drive. Also, the race was almost a full 3.5 miles and not a 5K, which makes a big difference if you really start to sprint when there's only what you think is a quarter-mile remaining.