Midly Rolling Course, Good Start/Finish Logistics (General Comments)|
A Runner from Suburb of Minneapolis, MN USA (8/15/00)
(Run in 98.) S/F at a small college on edge of town... showers/lockers/gym/massages available and parking right there (one participant spent pre-race night there in his RV). Appx. 100 finishers when I ran. Course rolls are mild; no big deal. Course has o-n-b and loop portions. Some areas near start and finish are in busy residential / commercial areas (monitored but not closed to cars). First/last aid station wasn't located well (right on a corner). Majority of race goes through cotton fields and woods. Be alert for loose dogs (one trailed me, but wasn't threatening.) If you want to tour course, request a map when you send in your entry; only packet pickup is at pasta dinner, when it's already dark. Sufficient course aid, post-race sandwich/snacks are all right and include prize drawings. Have stuff ready for chilly weather, as temps can get down to low 30s F with a moderate wind. I believe race director's name is Bob SAFFEL.