Location: St. Louis, MO
3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most
Close from home, super fun since the majority of runners are in costumes, they switch up the routes from year to year so we get to see a lot of cool places in downtown area.
Not so much – aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
The medal is only meh!
Weird factor – what’s the weirdest thing about this race
Nothing is too weird
Highlights of your race – what did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular
I thought I did better this time running on the hills
Lessons Learned – share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner or yourself on the next time around
Pretty basic race, no surprises
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
If you do the half marathon you get a chance to run through the Anheuser Busch brewery, it is pretty cool.
Organized and well run – did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Logistics – Anything special regarding getting to/from the race, hotels around the course, registration…?
There are tons of restaurants around downtown area, so it is kinda fun to grab lunch or brunch after the race with friends, and plenty of parking spaces.
Weather and typical race conditions
The usual fall weather, although it was raining pretty hard in the beginning but it was quickly turning into drizzling throughout the race. I don’t mind running in the rain.
Spectators – is this a friendly course for your friends and family?
Plenty spectators and easily for friends and family to get around.
How’s the swag?
Plenty of free candies and other snacks, free local coffee, and beers, nice material long sleeve running sleeve this year (although it’s not always been the case)
The Overall Score – how many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it
4 stars if you like fun, not too crowded race.