Distances: I'd be running the half-marathon. There is a 5K as well.
Fee: $65 if I register by the end of day June 15th (eek, just realized that) $85 after the 15th.
Pros: Very well organized; I've run a lot in Ottawa so I feel good running there . I've run the race before (though the course has changed, the Army Run was my first sub-2 hour half). Mostly flat. I know the last few kilometers of the race like the back of my hand. If by some crazy scheduling miracle things work out, it is far enough from the Toronto Waterfront race that I could use this as a tune up if I wanted to.
Cons: It is the morning after the Night Race so doing the Army Run means no Night Race. Travel required. I don't know the middle section of the course all that well. I need to decide MUCH sooner in order to get the cheaper price.
Distances: I'd be running the half, but there is also a full marathon
Fee: $75 before September 14th, $85 after September 14th (I would definitely register before the fee change)
Pros: No travel required. I can train on the course. It is a little later in September so it is less likely to be really hot. I can still do the Night Race. I should really get used to running races here- I do live here after all. Racers receive a "complimentary light lunch."
Cons: I don't know the course very well. The hills might mean less of a chance to PR. Those hills scare me a little. I have no idea if it is well organized. The aforementioned "light lunch" may go uneaten if I really give it my all and feel like ass afterward.
I'm definitely leaning toward one race over the other (I'll let you know which once you've commented) but thought I'd throw this out there- Which race would YOU do? Do you see any pros or cons that I'm missing?