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Review of OC Marathon, Half Marathon, Wahoos 5K by thines57

Posted by: on May, 7 2012

The expo was set up well with everything easy to find. Bib pick up was quick and easy on Saturday when I was there. Expo was not large, but I was able to pick up the few items that I was looking for. Shuttles the morning of went off without a hitch. I stayed in a local hotel and had a shuttle that picked us up directly from the hotel.

The course was incredible! One of the most beautiful runs that I have done. The net downhill elevation made it a fast course where I crushed my PR. There was pleanty of water and gatorade stations on the course. The course got narrow in a few places, but overally everyone adjusted well and the race went very smoothly.

My one small criticism which can easily be fixed is that the post race area was a bit too small. With the line for water and gatorade (very nice to have both) going right into the pictures. The pictures caused a backup and then before you know it you were out of the area. The rest of the post race set up was nice and organized.