We also ran with ties and at one turnoff you had to tie a tie on and run the rest of the race with it. We received a mug for our trouble, but it was just a fun diversion. This was a new course for me, and I felt good.
However, the pictures just show why running in tights are my friends. Yikes, I clearly have a long way to go on the thighs.
Nothing super special about this race, just get it done. I finished the 4 miles in 49:52.