Pre-race: there's snacks and water, awesome volunteers doing bag check efficiently and quickly, and an amazing warmup led by Sherri!
During the race: tons of volunteers cheering you on and pointing out the way, a well marked course (almost every mile is marked with an inspirational note!), water/gel stations every two miles, tons of bathrooms.
Post-race: Firefighters handing you a necklace "medal", volunteers handing out filled reusable water bottles, volunteers cutting off your timing chip, tons of snacks (popcorn, soup, bananas, oranges, bagels, Power Bars), massages, fudge, cupcakes, an awesome awards ceremony and live music. There are also tons of great vendors selling some really cute stuff (I totally bought three headbands and a t-shirt...)
I can't say enough positive things about this race. It's fantastic. My only small complaint is that the long sleeved event shirt doesn't fit me very well in the arms (although I don't think I've gotten a long-sleeved race shirt that fits... so maybe my arms are just weird)!
Thank you to Sherri and NW Personal Training and to all of the amazing sponsors and volunteers for putting on an amazing event. <3