Last year I PR’d at this race–it’s definitely flat and fast, and there are plenty of aid stations. However, the bag check/claim is a little on the slow side, so be prepared to either stand around in the cold, or bring a disposable piece of clothing.
After the race, there’s hot soup, hot oatmeal, cold craft beer, and other treats. There are some heat lamps under a tent in the finish area, but it gets pretty chilly. I loved that there were tons of photo ops before and after the race, both inside and outside–including some backdrops that had snow machines. While it was a bummer you couldn’t be inside if you had food, it was still nice to have a warm place to be inside for a bit.
This race is capped at 4,500, and as of November 12th, they were 90% full and will probably reach capacity by Nobember 24th. Register now to make sure you get one of these adorable medals.