Three of us drove from the Seattle, WA area to take part in this event. Best I've done in a long time. All the info you needed was on the website. Easy, easy packet pickup with super friendly people, who even answered our out-of-towner questions like "where can we run today for a few miles?" Great food at super prices ($5 dinner, free breakfast). Yes, cool to stand around at the start, but the buses were there for us until the start. Any clothes peeled off at an aid station were promptly brought to the finish line. Scenery was great -- would have been spectacular if there hadn't been so much smoke in the air, but that was not the race director's fault -- Not too crowded, but enough people to be able to run with someone or to chase down someone all the way.