This was my first experience running the Lucky 7 Relay, a 21k run divided into 3 7k segments. Each segment start was separated by an hour with starts at 8,9 and 10am. I liked this format although, on this date the wind was strong leaving people the challenge of staying warm.
The course itself loops the historic Citadel Hill in downtown Halifax the view can't be beaten if you have time to take it all in. Each participant must do 6.5 laps around the Citadel, this became a little mundane after a few laps. There were two water stations set up along the route if you required them.
Parking for this event did not seem to be an issue. I arrived early enough that I was able to park at the base of the hill and only had to walk a short distance to the race start.
What makes this race unique besides the fact that it is run as a relay is its medals. The Lucky 7 medals are magnetized allowing you and your teammates to put them together forming a circle. I realize this is more gimmick than anything else but it's a nice feature nonetheless.
I would definitely recommend this race to anyone who hasn't done it. It's a fun event giving you the opportunity to put a team of friends or family together. Although we didn't, the RD encourages costumes and hands out prizes for the best ones. I forgot to mention that this race also gives cash prizes for finishers 7,77 and 777.