Flat fast course. Loop course. 25% crushed gravel path.
By JH about 2017
Flat and beautiful course. Nice variety of surfaces including pavement, boardwalk, and crushed gravel trail. Water stops were plenty and spaced well with excellent volunteers. Not a whole lot of crowd support throughout the path, but the spectators who were there were great. Awesome party on the water at the finish. Simple and well-organized expo made for a speedy and hassle free packet pickup. This is a great race for anyone to run their first full, or if you're looking for a PR.
Its a flat course, so an even or negative paced race is doable. Weather in 2017 was absolutely perfect--mid 50's, mostly cloudy and a light breeze.
Tons of hotels within a 10 minute drive of the start for a little cheaper than the host hotel, but in hindsight it would have been worth the extra $20-30 to stay at the partner hotel just to make things a bit easier. It isn't a huge are so you only have one or two corrals, but give yourself plenty of time to use the porta potties as with the full, the half, and the 9k all starting within an hour of each other the lines get pretty long. Shuttle busses are available to take you from the host hotel/finish line to the starting line about a mile down the road, or back to the starting line at the end if you choose to park by the start. You can also walk or run to the start as a warm up--just give yourself plenty of time either way. Plenty of parking in Dewey too.