Here's a few:
The view from the start line. This is in downtown Phoenix, just east of the Capitol and Wesley Bolin Plaza. Not the most scenic part of Arizona. The 1/2 marathon course goes from rough urban city to picturesque Papago Park and Tempe at the end.
Just past the start is the Forensic Science Building. Reminds me of the TV show "Bones"
Almost directly across the street is 704 W. Jefferson st. Interesting building, I wonder about it's history.
All this and we've haven't gone by the one mile marker yet. More pictures of the 1/2 marathon course to follow. The full marathon is 98% different.