2021 was my first time running this race so things were slightly different due to COVID. The island is STUNNING as-is so the lilacs make it even more beautiful this time of year. The island is relatively small so we were able to see the majority of it during this run. They offer a run and walk option so this race is great for all levels of runners! I would suggest bringing your bikes to explore more afterwards! You get to the island via ferry which can become expensive if you take multiple trips. You are offered discounted rates through the race, but it would have been nice to get complimentary transportation! Overall I would definitely recommend this race and visiting the island as it is a must see!