About a mile in you entered Railroad Park in the Regions Field area of Birmingham. It was such a cute little area for sure that was a nice paved "trail" in a green-space downtown. As we rounded Regions Field at about the halfway point, there was a water with plenty of energetic volunteers on hand to cheer you on as they kept you hydrated - even in the rain.
While waiting for Momma K to finish, I ran into a few of my sweet friends from Alabama. It was great catching up with everyone for a bit.
Side note: thank goodness for t-shirt exchange because the shirts ran TINY (especially the women's shirts). Many ladies were having to size up by two or more sizes. T-shirt swap was so easy and very well organized though, so it wasn't a big deal at all.