What Pastafarian said!
Also, if you must pee, take a potty break and resume running. There's nothing worse than feeling like you have to go during the entire race!
If you are going to fuel during the race, try it now. Whether you use gels, jelly beans, candy, whatever, use it while you practice for your half. You'll find out quickly what your body can handle, and you'll discover that fueling during a run helps you.
Magnesium for the cramping, and not starting off too fast.
My feet usually cramp towards the end of a half or marathon. When I start the run slowly enough, I don't cramp.
As for pacing myself in a mature fashion, I haven't learned that yet. The only time I managed that was when I ran with two companions and let them set the pace. And I use a gymboss and Garmin. What I need to use is self-discipline.
"May there always be sushi at the finish line!"
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