- Volunteers at bag check were very nice, and efficient.
- There were plenty of chairs to sit on in the athlete area before the race.
- The pre race bathroom situation was decent. Didn't have to wait to long.
- Plenty of room to warm up.
- Tech meeting for the most part was pretty efficiate given the number of people.
- Bleacher pass for one athlete support person was nice.
- The cool cloths they provided on course was a nice relief from the hot air.
- Finishers medal was really nice.
- They really hooked up volunteers with cool gear. Nice Shirts and Jackets.
- Outside of myself, $75 per person to go to welcome dinner, $75 person to go to closing reception, and $150 per person for post race VIP tent. Adds up.
- Had to say way in advance that you wanted water bottles on the course with no warning that that would be the only fluids available.
- I didn't have to much of a problem with having to pay for the race, but it would have been nice to get a shirt or something out of it. Seeing the cool volunteer stuff that I would have happily paid for was a bitter pill.
- Wish there had been a little more concern over race conditions vs max TV audience. It's hard when you know you have near perfect conditions two hours before the race and you have to wait for it to become hot and miserable before you start.
- Course had a lot of curbs and turning. It's weird being in a major race that you loop the quid of the local university four times. I'm no expert, but I think I could have spent a week there and came up with a similar course that was far superior.
- The absolute worst was having a creditialed person in the pre race area commenting on how there were a lot of wannabes in the field. If you don't want us there change your rules and pick a team. I'm fine with that if that is what they want to do. Just don't treat me like an a-hole for showing up to a race I worked hard to qualify for because I'm not going to be top 3.