A local race director is considering running his certified lollipop (keyhole?) course in the opposite direction. The out and back part will remain the same, as will the start and finish lines. It is only the direction of the loop that will change. There are not any measured splits on the course. Runners have use of the full road width for the full length of the course, so SPR remains the same.
My newby understanding is that we measure and certify courses, not races. Since no changes would be made to the course, it seems that this could still be advertised as a certified course.
This course has significant hills and it's nice to change things up once in a while to have long gradual climbs versus short punchy ones.
Do I have this right?