Really well organized marathon, well they have had 40 years of experience. Bag check at UPS vans which drive to the finish for easy and fast bag pick up. Corrals well organized and not too crowded with plenty of portaloos.
Well supported course with official stations every two miles and every mile from mile 20. Lots of unoffical support station from Richmonders, candy, beer, mimosas, soft beverages and food all along the course.
Plenty of crowd support, bands, signs, party zones and singers helps the miles fly by.
Really pretty flat course with river and city views. Ends downtown and down hill at the river for a great post race party.
Excellent race swag.
A half and an 8k are also run on the same day