Submitted by wifeygonzo
May 29, 2013
Overall a great route for the 1/2 marathon – mostly flat & downhill. Route includes some bike paths, streets, & side walks. Shuttle service to the start line was convenient. Was a bit concerned when we were dropped off in the dark on the side of the road and that start line had not been set up yet. Plenty of port-a-potties at the start. Great surf board mile markers. Enjoyed the ocean breeze to keep cool during the run.
Submitted by s106300
June 5, 2012
Great route for the half marathon – essentially all downhill on a meandering bike path. Sometimes a little narrow with runner’s bunching up and not letting faster runners by on the left – a bit more “pre-race” guidance could help with that. Shuttle service for the half was a little lumpy – many of us waited over 30 minutes to get on a bus despite preassigned shuttle times. Would have appreciated more volunteer support in directing people to shuttles and keeping order based on first arrival/first on bus.
“Gear check” was funny – everyone had to pile their stuff on the ground. Would be better if the truck was already there to deposit gear upon. Plenty of porta-potties before race – much appreciated!
Loved the post race support – plenty of food and water. Would suggest moving some food outside of the immediate finish area so runners have time to catch their breath and then eat. Medals were interesting by pretty crude and most people I talked to were not that happy with them. Also, a solar blanket would have been great as everyone got pretty cold by the end of the race with the constant misting.
Great weather for a run and the “bumps” in the event were not significant. I will definitely comeback, probably for the marathon next year!