This run definitely gets 5 stars! It is one of my all-time favorites in Hawaii. I've ran it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. I hope to return in the future to run it again. Many water stations along the route, and support. I love running alongside the military formations (Army, and Marines), and ROTC. The start at Aloha Tower, and finish at Aloha stadium is a great feeling. A very well set up race, with shuttle from stadium to starting line, and if you live near the Aloha Tower, there is also a shuttle to take you back to downtown area after you finish at the stadium. Have a great run!
As far as i know "Cricket Hill" is one of the few hills; if not the only one in Chicago. Im actually a competitive runner that move here from Hawaii, and use to doing 100 % of my running on hilly terrain. That changed once I moved to Chicago. The incline is nowhere near in comparison to Hawaii's hills, but it's better than nothing. Hills are known as speedwork in disquise, or could also be a runners worst nightmare; depending on how you take it. Once I found this hill I was able to continue the hill workouts that I'm use to doing in Hawaii. Another bonus to "Cricket Hill" is that there is a track near, so you have the option to do speedworkouts on a track as well. I've also seen bikers ride up the hill as part of a hill workout on bike.
I'm reviewing this for what I actually use it for, but some use it as a spot to fly kites, watch the stars or fireworks. I haven't really lived here long enough to see anything else, but once I do see other things I guess I will have to try them.