Have wanted to do this race forever and finally signed up this year. Jen and I signed up last minute for a decent price (it would have been $10 cheaper if we wouldn't have procrastinated so keep that in mind if you are going to race).
They had same day packet pickup and after a bit of a slow start, got to Oak Park to park about 2 blocks from the start. The weather was chilly at the start and it was nice to be able to wait in the school till the gun along with using the bathrooms!
The race started on time and got the blood flowing quickly. The course had a lot of turns and ran through mostly residential areas. The roads were blocked off nicely and it was a safe course but amble water stops and some random cheer stations from sponsors.
During the run, you pass 10 houses of FLW. I caught 8 and somehow missed the other 2. They are marked and I would recommend looking at the maps they provide to know where to catch them and avoid the rookie mistake i made!