Yesterday I ran the AFC 5K race route through Balboa Park. And I am excited about this race!! The course is very flat and has only a few sharp corners.
There is a hill of some significance just after the start of mile 3. There is a big downhill just before it, then a turn, and then 0.3 miles of hill. It will be a quad burner for sure! (On the map, below, the hill is just after the turn following the mile 2 marker.)
Otherwise, it felt very flat running at an 8:00 pace . . .
The last 0.1 is slightly downhill to help out on the kick.
If the weather cools off a little bit and the humidity drops, it will be a great chance to get a PR!