This was my first Ironman 70.3 event and I was blown away by how well this event was run. The crowd, volunteers, and race organizers were all amazing and I had a lot of fun. The swim was in the protected waters of Oceanside Harbor and the bike was challenging and fun. The run was awesome as it was split between the strand (right next to the beach) and the great neighborhood around the event. I highly recommend this event to anyone considering the distance as well as those people who have done many of these distances in the past.