beautiful medal & nice finisher's item Jan 8, 2015 | 5K Overall Rating: Samoyed FIRST-TIMER '14 Follow A little late to the start line as road construction made finding the designated parking lot an ordeal – that’s not the fault of the organizers but I wish they … MORE A little late to the start line as road construction made finding the designated parking lot an ordeal – that’s not the fault of the organizers but I wish they had noted the closed major street in the last minute instructions so that we could plan our detour accordingly. I’m told that it was much easier to take public transportation to the race site, so will consider that next time. Volunteers were mostly high schoolers – plentiful, polite and friendly but often not well informed, e.g. 20 minutes before the race, I asked three groups of volunteers where the start line was, but none of them knew. Race kit included only the Swiftex brand long-sleeved tech shirt and bib with timing chip. A nice touch was the free professional photo on race day, and the colourful stainless steel water bottle with hard plastic lid that was handed out to each finisher. Post-race food was water, Gatorade, Pita Break rounds and bananas – nothing more. The medal was a spinner this year. Because of the Shakespeare-themed long-sleeved tech shirts, the always-lovely medal, and the “More-tal” lapel pins (you get one if you’re a repeat runner, with a different colour for each combined distance, e.g. blue-toned pin for 5k + 15K, green-toned pin for 30k + 30k, etc.), I’ll likely run this race again. DIFFICULTY 2 PRODUCTION 3 SCENERY 2 SWAG 4 My Media Please login to reply to this review.