The race was held 99 percent in a city park. At one point you left to the park and crossed a bridge with traffic on one side. It was very pretty and I tried to get someone photos as I was running.
I did not sleep well the night before and awoke at 4am to drive to Ohio. Sara was sick with a cold, so I made the trip alone. It was a little quicker than I thought since there were no cars on the road yet.
The course was difficult. The first mile was downhill and the last mile was back up that hill. I struggled with the all but the first 2 hills and tried to make up time with the downhills and flats.
A good race put on by the Youngstown Road Runners. Plenty of water stops and 400+ runners. Free pasta meal at a local restaurant. I was not able to attend, but anyone loves free food.
Finished with a time of 1:54:10. Not bad since I planned for a time over 2 hours. The next race is the full marathon on St. Patrick's Day.