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Review of Santa To The Sea Half Marathon by

Posted by: on December, 8 2013

This was a funfilled small town race. Approximately 3,100 runners in 2013. Picked up the race packet the day before. I had hoped to pick it up the weekend before, but the race shirts had not arrived yet.

The shuttles before/after were plentiful and often. Plenty of parking at “The Collection” shopping center. The race started at 8am, which was nice, since I drove in from the southbay. This year, temperature at the start was 37 degrees, which was definitely cool. By the end of the race, the temperatures were perfect. Overall the race course was uneventful, but decent. They could have used 2 more water stops. And if it had been warm, 3 would have been better. Loved they switched up poweraide flavors at each water stop. Thank you!

The post race tents and activities were great. Jersey Mike mini sandwiches for runners. And the Sunday Farmer’s market was also going on at the finish area. The medal is nice, and so is the shirt. Enjoyed seeing all the costumes the runners were wearing.

Overall, would I do this race again, probably. Area’s of opportunity for improvement, additional water stops, free packet pickup at the shuttle bus start.

Helpful hint: If you are from out of town, stay at the Hilton Garden, you could walk to the start.