Rock the Parkway:
Normally my A-race because the course, in my opinion, is super flat compared to the other three, and has nice wide, closed roads for running. I would say this is a beginner friendly course for sure. The race is an out and back, but on different sides of the parkway, so you at least get different views. The weather is always iffy, since it is early spring. This year it was freezing cold, but it has been really super hot. The parking is really nice and easy, since they have a nice big parking garage right behind the race start now. This is a race I will continue to do even if I don't do the Heartland Series next year. A perfect race to try and meet your race goals for the spring (I ran a 2:10 this year, but got my half PR last year of 2:06). Great post race food and drink and music. Beautiful LARGE medal that you can have engraved onsite. Free downloadable pictures that were put up quickly, and are searchable by bib number or name.