Well organized, Start and finish went without a hitch. Water stops were adequate and strategically located just prior to an uphill challenge. The SWAG included a stellar medallion, stunning tech shirt and a full blanket with the marathon logo. The course was hilly and caught many people out of their norm.
I took the course as a training run and fortunately did not try to race it from the start. Although I ran just the half I kept my marathon pace consistent for the first three miles and got a good feel for the rest of the course. I took on some water at almost every station. The hills will drain your liquids. I used an increased breathing cadence as I scaled every hill pumping oxygen into the system before the muscles called for it.
Excellent choice for a training run 4 to six weeks prior to your main event. Don't expect to PR unless this your first race. Run for fun or training.