This race is a great opportunity to do a half marathon in the Birmingham area. The course is different from the Merecedes half marathon so it gives locals some variety. The course is mainly flat with hills in the last three miles. Post race food selections was awesome with pizza, fruit, cookies, trail mix, bagels, chips and salsa, beer, etc. Great variety and more to eat than the more popular Merecedes race. If you are looking for alot of spectators and road support, pick another race. Overall well done.