I ran this race in 2009 as an impulse but it was a great local race in the Valley! The community support was great and for a small race there were some perks, like the Laker Girls doing the warm ups! The course was flat and fast, Lake Balboa Park was already familiar to me as I’d run there many times, but there are so many routes to run in that park so it was still something new! There was some good post race food too! Actually best post race food I’ve had and this was a 5k! Go figure!! Best part is that I won my age group!