This was a super fun evening race!! They had a 5k and 10k and we did the 10k, with our jogging stroller. There were probably about 750 runners total so not huge but enough to make it exciting. Start and finish were at the Civic Center Lawn in old town Scottsdale and you parked at the library so a short 5 minute walk. Traffic did back up to park, so arrive early to experience the fun and not stress about parking ahead of time. There were a bunch of fun vendors and you could pick up your packet at the re race expo on the lawn. They had monster trucks and lots of other fun things for the kids. They handed out glow sticks and bracelets for everyone to wear too which made it fun! The race started around 7:00 at it got dark pretty quickly. The 5k and 10k course were the same, those running the 10k just did a second lap. This made for things ot be a little congested for the first mile or two but after that the crowd thinned out a little. The race was run om side walks, one barricaded street lane, or along the park paths, so in some areas you had to be aware of cars. There was also a fairly decent hill that the 10kers had to climb twice about half mile from the finish line. It was great weather, cooler temps because it was at night, and just really a fun race.
Oh and the coolest perk was that the race photos were supposed to be $1 downloads but because they were delayed by a few days, they ended up being FREE!! So cool right?!