My problem with the race is that I get crazy lag in the middle of it, especially on my KDF character. Makes it very difficult to stay facing the right direction. I'm only doing it for two toons. Really tired of it, but only 6 more races to go, thank the lord!
I am considering running the race even after getting the ship and banking the photos for next winter, in case they get used again for something else. Then I wonder why I would want to punish myself this winter.