I enjoyed this race. I won my entry but paid fees were very reasonable. Race day was very well organized, parking was no problem, right across the street from the amphitheater, morning-of packet pickup was great as I was not able to attend the expo. The course was I'd say in the medium range. Rolling hills. I did not enjoy the very steep down hill around mile 12 near the river. For me it was too steep. This was my first time racing it and their third time putting it on. I believe the course was ran in reverse from the previous year which made for a more difficult hilly course. I hope they stick with this course. I loved running through the University of Alabama campus it really is a beautiful place. Even though I'm not a die hard Bama fan I would even be disappointed if this race was not bama themed. The medals this year did infact represent bama well with houndstooth print, an elephant and the crimson ribbon. After race food was sponsored by Jim n Nicks BBQ and Chick-Fil-A had cookies. There were many sponsors but I remembered these mostly. They also had your fruits, bananas oranges I believe, plenty of water gatorade and Chocolate Milk, my favorite! They had 4 tables where race participants could get massages. I am really liking this service race producers provide. I'd also like to note the professional photos were taken by Sports in Motion and I thought they did a good job of placement of their photographers on the course, one was at the end of a bridge near the river, I loved this one! They also provided after race photos as well. I was very happy with the way my photos came out, which is unusual. I would recommend this race again!