- Road Race
If I heard the announcements correctly, this was the inaugural Outrun The Sun. It was relatively well-done. It was a small race field, just over 100 runners. Parking was right at the race site, and there was enough parking for several hundred vehicles if needed. Since it was a small race field, there were no pace signs, but most of the runners are regular local runners, so everyone pretty much knew where to place themselves. The course was pretty much an out-and-back, largely around the campus of a local hospital. There was a bit of a traffic-flow issue on one part of the course approaching the turnaround, where runners were moving in both directions on a 3-person-wide sidewalk for some distance; if a runner was behind walking couples/groups (who were not single-file), passing was only possible on uneven grassy terrain. There was no water station due to the short distance, but there were plenty of post-race snacks, mainly bananas and pastry, as well as water and Gatorade. The T-shirt was cotton, but the race organizer has already said that they will be tech shirts next year. A fun little race that I'll probably keep on my calendar for next year!