A mid-sized race (1000 finishers). You can stay warm before the race in a high school gym but arrive early because the school does not have enough parking. Run through pretty Cape Cod towns w/ lots of ocean views and wooded scenery. Water stops are only every 3 miles. I brought a bottle so I could fill up esp during the later miles. Nice expo and volunteers. Cotton long sleeve shirt.
The early miles are flat but then you get a steady stream of rollers that can take a collective toll. Toughest hill is around mile 21. The roads are all open to traffic (even the crowded early miles) and there seemed to be plenty of annoyed drivers.