I was planning on documenting my experience with the run, the emotions I felt, the (expected) pain from the run, and so on, but what I found was it was remarkably easy to run this. I made it in well under an hour, and this included the stops for pictures. I ran, on average, a 13 minute mile, finishing the whole event in 39 minutes. Not bad for a first timer.
The Nikon D100 hiccuped a few times (but it had been doing that before the race as well. What do you expect for free?) but once it settled down, it was a real workhorse. In addition, it survived the race and I'll be posting pics of what it looked like after the race.