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Review of Santa Barbara International Marathon by martyracer

Posted by: on May, 17 2012

I ran the half marathon in 2011 and had an excellent experience. I’ll be returning in 2012 to run the full marathon.

Race info was sent out via email and also postings on Facebook. Everything was clear and up-to-date. Rusty Snow is a local and he also posted lots of important information on FB.

Course was beautiful with lots of trees and clear areas for running. There was a bit of a drag since after the start of the half marathon, it felt like forever before the first water station appeared. The path along the park was a little narrow, and it was a bit of a challenge trying to pass some of the slow runners. I loved that hill towards mile 10, and it was mostly downhill from there towards the ocean.

There were lots and lots of support at the end of the race. I loved being at that football stadium at the college.

It was an awesome run. I’m already registered to run the marathon November 2012.