This was the first year for this race, which benefits a variety of worthy veteran related causes, including Fisher House and certain programs for patient amenities at the Charles George VAMC [disclosure: The latter is my employer]. While pre-race details were a bit scant, race day was very well organized. The weather was solid, if a bit humid: High 60s and sunny. The course was around the Crowne Plaza property and incorporated the golf course, a new venue to this junior correspondent. The 10k race was, essentially, two laps of the 5k course. It was rather notably hilly, and the course is, let’s say, not PR material. But, it was challenging, well monitored, and engaging. Spectator support was strong. Kudos to the organizers for a well done first year event. I will be back.