I agree, really nice event. These are the events I wish runners would get behind over the over-hyped Disneys and such of the world. Course is not too hard, but certainly not a cakewalk. You need to be ready for the climb the 2nd half of the course but no killer hills. They tend to draw a solid field, although I'd say the competition has dropped from the 80's/early 90's back when you had guys like Lawson and Barry Brown at that race. I haven't run it in years due to my coaching schedule so can't say what the post-race is like, but as far as being a solid race, Stockade-athon has definitely earned its good reputation.