I had a wonderful time running the magnificent mile women's half. Overall the race was well run, the aid stations were frequent and had both water and electrolytes (which is extremely important to me). The course is also a nice change from the usual Chicago lakefront race. It was fun to actually get to run on Michigan avenue and see that view of the city. I did not rate the parking, because I did not drive, but it was easily accessible by public transportation, or taxi if you needed to get dropped off. I was slightly disappointed in the expo (which was essentially non existent) and shirt (which was a different brand than advertised). It seems like the race focuses on being "female positive" and providing a good experience for women runners of all levels. This included having female running role model, Lauren Fleshman, around for many of the weekend events; a highlight for me!