I enjoyed my marathon run in Long Beach in October, 2012, as I returned from last year’s half marathon run.
Registering was easy, and I opted for the UPS delivery of my bib, but encountered some problems since my signed affidavit was needed to ensure timely delivery. That was a little stressful between phone calls to the office and running to the post office to mail the signed form.
Race day was easy – traffic at 6:00 am was fast, parking convenient at the Convention Center, port-a-potties everywhere, bikers on their way, runners getting ready to start, and the gun went off.
The route was well laid out and there were plenty of support along the way: water, food, gel, and photographers.
At the end I got my medal and opted to skip out on all the festivities and took myself out of all the hoopla.
Would I return in 2013? Probably Yes.