run 5k at stanford for a great cause Jan 21, 2015 | 5K Overall Rating: sfgal78 FIRST-TIMER '12 Follow this was an awesome 5k run/walk event. great organization, great volunteers, and most importantly, great cause as we participated in the race against pulmonary hypertension. the pros: -perfect race day … MORE this was an awesome 5k run/walk event. great organization, great volunteers, and most importantly, great cause as we participated in the race against pulmonary hypertension. the pros: -perfect race day conditions, mid 50s and sunny. although some may say this was a bit on the warm side. -mostly flat course through stanford’s campus, passing through several key university landmarks. since it was a loop, start/finish area was the same. -correctly measured course, which is much appreciated given the number of short/long 5ks out there. i got 3.11 miles on my garmin so i knew this was measured properly. -free and easy parking in lots right next to start/finish area -race started next to stanford’s track, so we were able to warmup and cooldown before and after the race -porta-potties and restrooms (at tennis center building) available -flags to mark each mile in the race -friendly volunteers directing runners along the course and handing out water what you get: *choice of packet pick-up @ fleet feet sports in menlo park the day before or on site pick up the morning of *burgundy coloured long sleeve finisher’s shirt (very appropriate for a november race!) *TONS of post-race food & drinks, including muffins, bagels, cheese, bananas, freshly-cut fruit, pretzels, chips, coffee and water. i was amazed at how much food was provided given the large number of participants. the cons: NONE! i highly recommend this race to first-timers and veteran 5k runners alike. i will definitely sign up for this event again next year. DIFFICULTY 1 PRODUCTION 5 SCENERY 2 SWAG 4 Please login to reply to this review.