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Review of New Years Race by JKuhn

Posted by: on January, 6 2013

Warning: I was sick through the whole race so my experience personally sucked!

BUT! I always run halfs, even though this was my personal worse race It deserves a review.

The course is EXTREMELY hilly!!! Not for beginners. That’s being said, the per- race packet pick up was fast and easy. Expo was super small but in a nice area. For the half marathon you got an amazing sweatshirt, and a huge medal (size of my palm). Course was hilly, but they had the elevation gain on website so it’s your fault if you didn’t look. They should have posted it though because they seemed focused on beginner runners and it was not beginner friendly. LOTS of water, electrolyte and gu on the course!!! Way to much running through around and back through Dodger stadium, should have been called the Dodger half! Post race was awesome! Finished got medal, foil blanket with heat lamps at finish line, only complaint was the free food! Green banana, blue corn chips, bagel. But they had a TON of food trucks, red bull concert stage with music & Sierra Nevada!!

I would run this race again, but it won’t be a race that I will brag about for months down the road! But for a night race downtown it was well done! (Tons of police security)