RaceGrader - Authentic Race Reviews - Swim, Bike, Run

Review of Coronado Valentines 10K by millerbg

Posted by: on February, 12 2012

I didn’t really enjoy the pre-race, there were a few snacks and water out, I didn’t enjoy the mic checks, and music was hardly played. I like that there was a organized stretch, even though I didn’t participate in the stretching. Packet pick up was simple and easy. I didn’t have any trouble with parking, but I also got to the park a little after 6 am for that reason.

The course was just like describe fast and flat which was great. Beautiful view the whole run and it was cool to see the locals out on the streets to cheer us on! I also thought the location of the run was great for families. My wife and three kids had play grounds, benches, and facilaties at their disposal.

The post-race wasn’t special for me. I’ve ran a handful of events and the finish line activities didn’t rank to high. I liked that the snacks, LOVED the medals, and the run “high” wasn’t ruined. I didn’t stay and enjoy the festivities, but I would have liked if there would have been more family friendly things.

Overall I really enjoyed the run, the pre and post stuff isn’t as important as the run to me. I would recommend this run to anyone, beginners to experts. Everyone I talked to thoroughly enjoyed the run and would do it again!