The race went really well it was put on by Charm City running and they did a wonderful job with everything. There was a bag check for those people that didnt have people watching them. I love the shirts that they gace away high quality Under Armor the new green line with the huge logo on the back. The expo was kinda small but it was also a half marathon. i have never ran a half before, even though i have ran some full marathons in years past. The course was really hilly for the first 8 miles but when you got to mile nine there was a two mile down hill so that helped you get your legs back and power to the finish. The big hill was at mile 7 to 8 and i saw people walking there bikes up the hill and cars having to down shift to make it up. Yes it was that serious. I was running well and keeping up with [people that had the same goal of 1:50:00 for the time so we could work togher and finish. Finish we did i think i held this guys hand crossing the line togeher. There was plenty of water and gatorade out there and there were a lot of friendly nice pople helping and cheering. Would run it again if it isn't the same weekend as columbia.