To all my friends to the north in the other Vancouver tell me about this race. I think I am probably crazy and am thinking this would be a cool birthday present to myself, my bd is august 11th and the race is the 10th. I did my first ever half marathon at disney and completed Tinker Bell in 3:52. I am running the Nike DC half and plan a much better time. I also am running the Portland Rock and Roll for fun not time. so will have more halfs under my belt by then. I still have trouble with hills. Should I be worried about the hills for this race? Also what should I expect temp wise. In my Vancouver it can get up towards the high 90's in August. DH and I would be driving up and then parking the car. Where would be a good place to stay that is close to the start to walk from. Is that possible? And then what cool things should we do before or after the race. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.