I signed up for this marathon sort of at the last minute, without a whole lot of knowledge about the course or the quality of the event. I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised with the organization of the race, the mostly flat course, and the enthusiasm of the Richmond community for the racers. If you're looking for a PR course for either the full or half marathon, this event is worth your money. Also, nice swag - a shirt, medal, hat, and a blanket (that I'm using as a couch blanket). I'll be back next year.