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Review of Hollywood Half Marathon by

Posted by: on April, 9 2013

Great improvements from last year!
Expo – This year the expo was held for two days which kept traffic to a minimum. It was much more spacious than last year.

Parking race morning – I parked around the block from the finish line which was just under a mile walk from the start, not bad at all and this made leaving the race very easy.

Starting line – There was a lot more room at the starting line then last year but it seemed to be lacking enough bathrooms.

Course – This year the large hill was taken out but there were still some very tough hills on Silver Lake. A big part of the course runs on a section of the LA marathon course so it had nice sloping roads.

Finish line – A little crowded because there were two other races (5k & 10k) that started at the same. Many runners trying to take pictures blocked the exit path and it became a little congested. The medal is a start from the walk of fame which is very unique.

Overall a great race and a must do!