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Review of Long Beach International Marathon/Half/5K by Caroline

Posted by: on February, 7 2012

I did like this race. I ran the half marathon. It is a crowded one. the start was the worst part for me, totally unorganized, a huge mess. They should follow Surf City and have a different start time for marathoners. The course is nice, mostly flat. the part of the course that is on the beach is very busy..it is narrow and it is hard to pass people there, I ended up in the sand more than once. The finish line: it was hard to find my family after the race, the only time out of 31 races that this happened. The medal is nice, the shirt not so much. the kids race is GREAT.