When shorter distances are offered the day before, I always like to run them as a nice shakeout/fun run for the weekend. Oh yea, you also get extra bling for running the 5K in conjunction with any of the races on Sunday (which is called the Remix Challenge).
First, it is indoor restrooms (yay, no porto-potty), but there are seriously BATHROOMS FOR DAYS! Yes, there were so many stalls that waiting to use the restroom was little to no wait this evening! It was quite entertaining to listen to all of the reactions as ladies entered the restrooms.
As the sun had just gone down just before the race start, it was a little dark on the course. Some parts of the course are darker than others, but street lights and temporary lights helped light the way. I was thankful for the extra lighting because there were some parts of the road that had potholes or unevenness to them.
The entertainment was good along the way with a few bands and DJs playing. I didn't run with music today, so I am glad that the music was plentiful.