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Review of Seaside Half Marathon, 5K, 10K by

Posted by: on April, 3 2013

As the previous reviewer said, this race was pretty no-frills. They had race-day packet pick-up, which is always a huge plus. My husband and I showed up about 45 minutes early, parked right across the street from the start line, grabbed our packet, and still had time to drop stuff off back at the car and hit the bathroom before we started the run.

The course itself was a pretty nice out and back. Another gorgeous So-Cal run along the ocean. Can’t ask for much more than that. The road was still open to vehicles, but there was a lane marked off for runners and a ton of police presence directing traffic along the course. Not much shade, so don’t forget the sunscreen.

Post-race was equally no-frills. A massage tent, some fresh fruit, and people stretching on the grassy area near the finish. Very chill. You got a medal and a very nice tech shirt, and the race is chip-timed and there are photographers on the course, so it covers all the bases that people expect. Oh, and don’t forget the affordable entry fee! Overall, very well organized race. I am signed up for 2 more races with this same race director, and looking forward to them.