This was my first half marathon, and the experience could not have been better. The t shirt was lovely & the swag good. The whole course was stunning beyond words. Hot air balloons rose as we began. The mayor spoke at the start which was really, really neat. The pacers were on target & so helpful.
The course was lovely. It was easy enough for a beginner, but still with hills for some challenge. We passed all sorts of beautiful homes, yards, vineyards, & many animals! It was quiet & peaceful. Weather was very nice for that time of year. It was well supported with aid stations, first aid, & porta potties.
It was a moderate crowd which was nice. We weren’t running over eachother, but it was well loved. Looking back after having done a few half’s now, people seemed so generally happy to be at the race. It was mostly women…Maybe that’s why. There was a neat comradery.
Post race was nice. The complimentary wine & glass was awesome! There was band & some good booths.
Only thing that was not great was the shuttle service back from the race. We waited forever & it was not clear where we were being picked up.
Would HIGHLY recommend.