I have run this race twice and it is a great event. Yes, you see lots of folks coming and going, but this helped me to be really energized. I loved the support of the young people along the way, I loved the good vibes I felt from other participants, and I like the way they acknowledge that this race is the opening of the racing season as people prepare for other events. I also love the fact that they have gun time clocks at every mile. This helped keep me focused and my half marathon PR was acheived in Irvine. My form wasn’t very good as I crossed the finish line, but that’s all right. I finished and had a PR at the same time. What more could I ask for? I’ll be back in 2013!