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Review of OC Marathon, Half Marathon, Wahoos 5K by Giovanni Reyes

Posted by: on May, 7 2012

Hello, this was my first Half Marathon so I didn’t know what was expected of the pre-race, race, and post-race!
There were lots of people but everyone knew where to go! There was no confusion. I thought it was going to me more crowded, but the result was that it all worked out great (for me). Running the course was a blast! So much to see. The homes and the people outside their homes cheering on! I thought that was cool. The water stations were great too! No traffic jamming as I have read on other topics it could get!
My two complaints is the course map on the website is very deceiving! It showed some hills and what appeared to be the biggest hill around mile 6-7! So I was prepared for that. But then came mile 10-11 that came to a surprise. Then the finish line. As we crossed we just all bottle necked! I just wanted a few minutes to rest but couldn’t. I had to keep going! And if you didn’t read the websites info. Once you left the ‘snack area’ you could not go back in and that’s where you were able to take a picture. So if you left the gates then no picture for you!!!
Other than that I loved the race! I would definitely race this in the coming years!