The River/Downtown area was really neat pre/post race. I was a part of the elite field and they made sure to treat you right. The course isn’t hard but isn’t easy either. Several lodging options within 1/2 mile. After the race, the volunteers made sure to treat you well as conditions outside were poor with freezing rain and sleet. This may have been because I was one of the first done so it wasn’t crowded, but I appreciated the volunteers.