Expo.... really more of a packet pick up. it was held at a running store, and they have racers 20% off. We got a tee, bib, rubber bracelet, a bunch of Charlotte Hornet swag, and a sling bag.
Parking was at a nearby high school with busses running to the park. it was super speedy, I didn't wait in either direction, although the line to catch the bus was long when I was dropped off at the end. There was a Spartan Kids thing going on all day and the people waiting were definitely future Spartans.
The race had plenty of potties, no line, sweet smelling. The race started on time, after the anthem and a speech by Jimmie Johnson.
The course started and ended on dirt road but most of it was single track trail paths with roots and rocks and hills. everything a trail race should be.
It was super well marked and the water stations and most turns were manned by awesome and enthusiastic volunteers.
It was one of the most enjoyable races I've been to in awhile. I'll definitely be going back.
AG prizes were Jimmie Johnson caps and cool wraps.