I ran this race in 2012. It was my first 1/2 marathon. It was a nice somewhat flat course with a few hills. The course was beautiful along the ocean. Parking was easy. They had lots of porta-potties available. Getting to the starting line was easy. My only complaints are it took a while to get my stuff that I checked in. It was a bit unorganized. It also took us over an hour to get out of the parking lot after. Overall, it was a great first course.