5
Overall Rating
5
Race Course
5
Race Organization
5
Race Value
Yes
Speedy Suggestion
Yes
Parking
Yes
Post Race Food & Beverage
Yes
Water Stations
Yes
Bathrooms
No
Transportation

Directions to the race, maps of the venue, etc were done well. There was a festive atmosphere, even after delaying the race a day due to weather/conditions. Free food after was excellent. The professional photographer allows free downloads of her photos. Nice grab bag of goodies too, along with a cotton t-shirt. The awards are paper certificates, and etched glass awards for top overall finishers.The start was a little hectic... earlier than announced, and the different divisions were not sent off as announced just minutes before. This lead to no warm up, some being allowed to start before the gun, and other, arriving late to the start line. They said they were going to start everyone/ all divisions at the same time, with different divisions lined up 50 feet apart. This would not have worked anyway. A staggered start would have been much better.

Top Tips: 
Many participants did not have leashes, and some didn't even have life jackets. While this does not generally affect finish times, it shows a lack of respect for the organizers who take on the liability. Participants need to think of those organizing the race and respect the rules, regardless of their perceived skill level.
Jenifer Kreamer
Boylston, Massachusetts