I ran in 5 half marathons in the past 6 months and this race was BY FAR my favorite! The pre-race location is small, so taking the provided shuttles is a must! But there were plenty of shuttles and it was relatively quick. Start was on time. The course is interesting and fun – mostly downhill running through agricultural fields, beautifully decorated houses and then down to the beach. I beat my PR by 5 minutes because of the slow downhill grade. There were aid stations and restrooms every 2 miles with GU along the course. Lastly, the post-race party was fun with quite a few vendors, a band and drawings. The best part is that it is a fundraiser for Toy-for-Tots so lots of us brought toys for kids in need. I really loved seeing all the people dressed up in the costume contest – it was hilarious to see a running penguin or Christmas present. Excellent Race! I will do it every year for sure!