Although this review is only for the 5K, it is necessary to mention that the 5k is part of a double loop that also composes the 12k. Although open to vehicular traffic, and this might not be entirely true for all sections of the course, all intersections are well guarded from vehicles, so the runners can concentrate on the business at hand. It is conceivable to run this course as it was measured, i.e. the shortest route possible, especially since it is certified. This is a great course with gentle undulations, long stretches of road, as well as a few short stretches so that one can see the competition or hide from it at various parts of the course. The course is well marked with large signs at every turn, but there were no mile markers. Any one that wants to run a fast 5k or a 12k could benefit from the course?s layout. For a 7th year edition, it is surprising that it did not have better attendance. The event?s organizers are committed to the sport, and they seemed to have a community of residents and volunteers standing behind the run. The run seeks to raise funds in order to promote the school?s running program.