Did this race as my 2nd 1/2 in 2012. The bib pick up was easy, but there was a lot of traffic going into La Jolla on a weekend. The expo was weak.The course was tough. It was hill after hill and the Torrey Pines climb was rough but beautiful. You certainly need to train running uphill for this one. The smell of fish at the end of the course wasn’t pleasant either after running through all those hills!
The beer fest took awhile to get into. The shuttle back to Del Mar took forever to get on and it took an hour to drive back. Sitting on a shuttle for that long after this race was not fun.
Overall, the course was very challenging and I would do it again.