"As my first half, I wasn't sure what to expect. Since this race, I have done several more halfs and honestly, NONE have compared to how great this race is. If you are thinking about it, DO IT. Pre-event communication is FANTASTIC. From instant communiction on facebook, to informative emails, every piece of information I got helped me get excited about the event. Packet Pick up was super easy, the T-Shirt was a long sleeved tech t, one of my favorites to this day. The expo and pre-race dinner is not only fun and unique, the food was good too! Great speaker, good food, fun location, it was truly memorable! Parking at the race was easy, the start was exciting (rocket blast off). The course is flat and pretty with lots of neighbors cheering you on. Each rest stop is themed and the volunteers really get into it. The finish line chute is fun, you get a nice beach towel that you will actually use again and the medal is HUGE. There is a TON of food - pancakes, eggs, full breakfast for runners. The excitement at the end of the race is so fun with random people telling you congratulations. Photographers were all over the course capturing the race. - A.M. from Charlotte, NC"