This was a smaller race (but seems to get a little bigger every year!)-- held every year on Thanksgiving morning. I walked the race with friends & family, and they held the finish for us even though we went past the cut-off time. Awesome people, great shirts!
It starts/finishes at a church (who sponsor the race), and you can wait inside for the start AND after if you are waiting on other runners.
The course is mainly flat and primarily takes you through residential area. You do spend a quarter of a mile or so at a waterfront, but otherwise not too much to see.