I got to the start just in time for the start of the race. In the finish I had my toddler with me and he loved all the tents for the food, drinks. Loved the handing out of cold towels at the finish and the sports massages. The music and sitting areas were cool also. Maybe sign things up a little better. I couldn't find the timing tent to get my time postcard which I missed. But otherwise really no complaint. The medals are awesome. Maybe go back to the drop bags you had a 2 years ago. Mine broke and I had to find a way to secure my items before the start of the race.
Utah county is where I live, and travelled from.