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Review of Rock N Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon by

Posted by: on October, 29 2013

I have run Rock n Roll Los Angeles since the inaugural race in 2010. It gets better every year from the pre-race expo, atmosphere on race day, as well as the pre-race and post race organization. Like Scott wrote, my Garmin also registered this course as long. I wrote it off to the 2nd Street tunnel that we ran through, twice. I lost signal both times and thought this may have caused my Garmin to register an incorrect distance. I also used the Metro to travel downtown from Union Station. I took the Red Line and then transferred to the Blue Line at the 7th and Metro Station. The Blue Line dropped me off at Flower and Pico, just two blocks from the Start/Finish area. Taking the Metro saved me $20 bucks in parking, which is what I paid last year when I elected to park in one of the lots near L.A. Live.
The weather in Los Angeles this time of year is always perfect running/race weather. I also like the atmosphere with all the costumed characters in the race. It definitely makes this race fun, since the course itself is not the most scenic, unless you like the sights of downtown L.A.
All in all, I would recommend this race to others. I will be back next year for #5!