I ran this as my third half marathon EVER last year. I decided to be crazy and do this AFTER running the surf city the week before. Signed up that morning and it was very smooth. Had no trouble on the course and I was a very SLOW runner (call myself a Wogger) Had been sick prior and was just hoping to have a better time then I did when I ran the week before (I did). Grew up in Palm Springs and had never seen some of the neighborhoods I was able to run through. I enjoyed the fact that this was a smaller race. Refreshing after running a rock N roll and Surf City. Just a fun race overall!