This race has been on my race bucket list for quite a while; and after three years of it being cancelled (weather in 2019 and covid), IT. WAS. BACK!! First, I loved that my husband was able to drop me off really close to the corrals and then take the kids to a nearby public playground to wait for me. The start on the bridge had beautiful views of Austin, and everyone was hyped to get started. Running towards the capitol was an experience filled with a nice and steady incline which was a preview of the hills to come. The first half of the race is all about the hills and I loved the humor in naming someone the King/Queen of the Hill for that last hill. The second half is pretty much all downhill or flat which makes for a strong finish. The finish line area was huge and filled with all kinds of activities. My kids found the bounce houses and thoroughly enjoyed bouncing around. Overall, a fantastic race. It was well organized, the course was clearly marked, the finish line party was great, and there were some great sponsors handing out treats. Even though I now know what I am in for, I will likely do this race again!