This was my 3rd time running Surf City Full Marathon.
I am always disappointed with the expo at this race. For the size of the race, they should get a bigger tent for the expo and have a wider variety of vendors. Packet pick-up can be crowded and stressful. I like the long sleeved tech tees and the reusable bags.
There were plenty of porta potties (with paper!) We arrive early and find parking, bad traffic is bad!
I like that the full and half have different start times, it helps from being too congested at the start. The course on the other hand gets very congested at times, especially after the full and half runners merge together.
Aid stations were plentiful, my favorite was the “beer and bacon” station.
The course was very scenic and my family loves this race because they can spend a few hours at the beach while they wait for me.
After crossing the finish line things get ugly! Way to congested, got routed off into the gear pick up line….took FOREVER to find some free space.
Surfboard medals are one of a kind and worth the run. Results are posted promptly.
Traffic is bad leaving the race so its a good idea to bring beach towels and enjoy the beach before heading out.