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@bperkins

Hawaiian Gardens, CA Raving since 2015 IRONMAN active 1 month ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    AREC

  • Rave race:

    Lexus Lace Up races

  • Race that's calling my name:

    IRONMAN Canada

  • I run because:

    Not sure….but I love the adrenaline, the encouragement of the crowds, the training leading up an event and the satisfaction of pushing myself towards a goal AND attaining it….Plus, running makes me happy 🙂

My races

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Marathon

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(Marathon &/or Ultra) + Half

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Personal Bests (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Ironman Tempe, AZ Nov 18, 2018 13:10:37
Olympic/International San Diego, CA Jun 24, 2018 2:12:49
Sprint Redondo Beach, CA 2016 1:07:13
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2018 1:59:53
10 Miler Coronado, CA Nov 13, 2016 1:44:40
10K Los Alamitos, CA Feb 24, 2018 50:54
5K La Palma, CA Jul 4, 2018 23:15

Future Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 2, 2019
Sprint Long Beach, CA Jul 20, 2019
Olympic/International Chula Vista, CA Aug 11, 2019
Half Ironman Santa Cruz, CA Sep 8, 2019
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 13, 2019
Ironman Tempe, AZ Nov 24, 2019

Past Races (42)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Ironman Oceanside, CA Apr 6, 2019
Olympic/International Coronado, CA Mar 17, 2019 2:53:16
10K Los Alamitos, CA Feb 23, 2019 51:30
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 3, 2019 2:01:16
Ironman Tempe, AZ Nov 18, 2018 13:10:37
Half Ironman Tempe, AZ Oct 21, 2018 5:49:33
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 6, 2018 2:08:01
Bike and Run Combo Long Beach, CA Oct 6, 2018 2:59:05
10K Los Angeles, CA Sep 23, 2018 54:10
10K Los Angeles, CA Sep 23, 2018 54:10
Other triathlon distance Malibu, CA Sep 15, 2018
Half Ironman Geyserville, CA Jul 28, 2018 5:08:00
5K La Palma, CA Jul 4, 2018 23:15
Olympic/International San Diego, CA Jun 24, 2018 2:12:49
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 3, 2018 2:08:08
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2018 1:59:53
Half Ironman Oceanside, CA Apr 7, 2018 6:04:04
10K Seal Beach, CA Mar 24, 2018 53:20:00
Olympic/International La Quinta, CA Mar 4, 2018 2:43:58
10K Los Alamitos, CA Feb 24, 2018 50:54
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 10, 2017 2:18:05
10K Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Nov 18, 2017 57:55
Half Ironman Tempe, AZ Oct 22, 2017 6:17:17
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 8, 2017 2:04:59
Olympic/International Tempe, AZ Sep 17, 2017 3:09:57
10K Irvine, CA Sep 9, 2017 55:30
5K Cypress, CA Jul 22, 2017 25:19
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 4, 2017 2:20:59
Half Ironman Windsor, CA May 13, 2017 6:39:30
5K Seal Beach, CA Apr 8, 2017 26:03
10K Los Alamitos, CA Feb 25, 2017 1:01:37
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 5, 2017 2:39:13
10 Miler Coronado, CA Nov 13, 2016 1:44:40
Bike and Run Combo Long Beach, CA Oct 9, 2016 3:13:02
5.3 Miler San Pedro, CA Sep 5, 2016 50:21
10K Cypress, CA Jul 23, 2016 1:00:00
5K Menifee, CA Apr 9, 2016 29:21
Sprint Los Alamitos, CA Feb 27, 2016 1:22:31
Sprint San Diego, CA 2016 1:12:15
Sprint Redondo Beach, CA 2016 1:07:13
Bike and Run Combo Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 4:20:24
5K Seal Beach, CA Mar 21, 2015 30:41

My Raves

SUPERSEAL Triathlon

SUPERSEAL Triathlon

IM doesn't produce many sprint/Olympic distance races. However, this one was a nice little season starter. Very low-key, uncomplicated and not a lot of bells & whistles. The rolling start … MORE

IM doesn’t produce many sprint/Olympic distance races. However, this one was a nice little season starter. Very low-key, uncomplicated and not a lot of bells & whistles. The rolling start swim was really nice (you get to warm-up). Water temp was great (this year). The bike was fast. It had a couple “bumps” to contend with, but nothing worth mentioning. The run was an easy 2 loop course. You do a few hundred yards on packed dirt, but the rest is on a bike path. Great race without the frills.

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Los Alamitos Race on the Base

Los Alamitos Race on the Base

This is a nice experience for the family. The course is open and very fast. It is a low cost family friendly PR course. Not a big production, but is … MORE

This is a nice experience for the family. The course is open and very fast. It is a low cost family friendly PR course. Not a big production, but is a fun place for everyone in the family to participate. It’s a unique, well-produced event that everyone in the Southbay should try at least once.

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Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

This was a good start to the season for me. 3rd year participating in this race. Course was easy. Crowded with spectators in some places and two-way runner traffic a … MORE

This was a good start to the season for me. 3rd year participating in this race. Course was easy. Crowded with spectators in some places and two-way runner traffic a others, which was a bit much at times. Nice post race festivities, once you got out of the finish corrals. Volunteers weren’t particularly kind or helpful, but did their best.

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IRONMAN Arizona

IRONMAN Arizona

This was my 1st ultra-distance triathlon, and I couldn't be happier. Everything about the experience was great. Loved the pre-race activities, the on-course support, fans, the course. This is a … MORE

This was my 1st ultra-distance triathlon, and I couldn’t be happier. Everything about the experience was great. Loved the pre-race activities, the on-course support, fans, the course. This is a must-do Ironman if you live in the Southwest. Plan for a long weekend (Thursday thru Monday) to get your money’s worth. The most important tip for anyone thinking of doing this race is to book lodging early (say 1yr in advance). The event doesn’t sell out as quickly as it used to, but lodging can be a challenge if you want to be within a mile of the event.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona

IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona

This is "The" prep race for IMAZ. The swim is straight forward. The ride can be technically challenging. The run is fast with just a couple really short uphill climbs. … MORE

This is “The” prep race for IMAZ. The swim is straight forward. The ride can be technically challenging. The run is fast with just a couple really short uphill climbs. I love the venue at Tempe Town Park, it is the ideal place for a half Iron event.

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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

I love the selection of events. The is a yearly staple for me. The combo is the "BEST" event. The bike ride is a super fun (fast) closed course which … MORE

I love the selection of events. The is a yearly staple for me. The combo is the “BEST” event. The bike ride is a super fun (fast) closed course which takes you on the Marathon course. There is typically plenty of time to transition to the half. I like the scenery, course, spectator participation and proximity to the runners. Can’t say enough about this race. Another “must-do” for Southbay locals.

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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

I am a repeat participant in this event (Combo, 5K, Half). This is my 5 year. And I am happy to say that I will continue to do this race. … MORE

I am a repeat participant in this event (Combo, 5K, Half). This is my 5 year. And I am happy to say that I will continue to do this race. I love long beach. A perfect venue for a marathon. There is great community support for this race from running clubs to charities. This year was particularly nice due to the comfortable temperatures. Love the after race festivities.

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Global Energy 10K & 5K (Los Angeles, CA)

Global Energy 10K & 5K (Los Angeles, CA)

This was your basic "race for a cause". Great thing was the Swag and the prizes for the top finishers. That's it. Pretty basic fun in the morning race. Race … MORE

This was your basic “race for a cause”. Great thing was the Swag and the prizes for the top finishers. That’s it. Pretty basic fun in the morning race. Race logistics were a bit out of hand, but the race directors did a great job managing with limited volunteers. Inexpensive race with above average SWAG (incl Tech Tee)

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IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa

IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa

Thee is a really great & detailed reviewed of this event already, so I will just add some color. Plan to arrive in Santa Rosa on Thursday, if possible. There … MORE

Thee is a really great & detailed reviewed of this event already, so I will just add some color. Plan to arrive in Santa Rosa on Thursday, if possible. There is a lot of logistical planning needed for this event. The lake is so beautiful and clean to swim in. Although it was cancelled this year, it IS my favorite swim venue. The bike leg is scenic and fast. There was a tailwind for many mile along with a reasonable amount of downhill. The climbing is marginal difficulty. The run is not favored by many, but I would say it was nice to always have other athletes around to help motivate you. The fans, volunteers and event production makes this a “must-do”, in my opinion.

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San Diego International Triathlon

San Diego International Triathlon

This is a San Diego Triathlon staple and great mid-season race. Not too big a field, in a really nice location. The course is fast. Nice beach entry into the … MORE

This is a San Diego Triathlon staple and great mid-season race. Not too big a field, in a really nice location. The course is fast. Nice beach entry into the bay. The bike course has a couple of inclines, which provides a nice challenge. The run is spectacular. I love the run thru shelter island and along side of tourists. The finish in seaport village is a nice touch to well produced event. Be warned!! this is a really competitive race. If you want to see how you stack up against some of San Diego’s finest triathletes, this is the race for you. Although there wasn’t a lot of free and “unnecessary” swag, KOZ puts your fees to good use by having luxury air-conditioned buses to transport athletes from the finish to T1, in addition to having a Saturday pre-race bike drop. These are conveniences that matter a lot to me.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Sign up early and this is one of the best races in San Diego. Not too difficult. Great fan support. Lot's of opportunity to spend money (parking, swag, pictures, engravings, … MORE

Sign up early and this is one of the best races in San Diego. Not too difficult. Great fan support. Lot’s of opportunity to spend money (parking, swag, pictures, engravings, etc, etc). However, finish line location w/music is great. Purchase your registration early and use the metro for transport and this is a good value race. You really don’t get to see the San Diego’s best locations, but its still “San Diego”. HM has a generous dose of elevation so not a PR course, in my opinion. I may consider the Full in 2019.

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OC Marathon & Half Marathon

OC Marathon & Half Marathon

Most importantly the course is fun and a bit challenging with rolling hills in the last few miles. I enjoyed the variety of scenery, especially running along the Newport's Backbay. … MORE

Most importantly the course is fun and a bit challenging with rolling hills in the last few miles. I enjoyed the variety of scenery, especially running along the Newport’s Backbay. This event has a “Super” post race expo “Party”. I really likes that split finish lines for the half marathoners and full marathoners. You race 26.2 miles, you get a band welcoming you to the finish…Nice! Free massages were a nice touch…if you feel like waiting for 30-45 minutes. Production was was just right. Announcers worked hard to entertain (pre-race) and motivate you thru the finish. OC fairground is a nice venue. You’ll pay an additional $16-$18 for parking…Drag! But if you sign-up early it won’t feel like such an imposition. This course is worthy of racing a couple times. I’ve completed all races in the Beach cities challenge and I would rate The OC Marathon: #1 for post race activity, #1 for course (challenging and beautiful) and #2 for production (Long Beach Marathon is #1 in my book).

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IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside

IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside

Very well organized (it’s an Ironman). This is a “must do” IM70.3. Venue, food, people..the Beach!... Just an awesome experience. The course is not super difficult, but it is challenging. … MORE

Very well organized (it’s an Ironman). This is a “must do” IM70.3. Venue, food, people..the Beach!… Just an awesome experience. The course is not super difficult, but it is challenging. You will definitely earn the finishers medal. The ride thru the military base is a one of kind experience. Highly recommended. Just have to be ready to register. Sells outs out fast, like 24 hours. I’ll going to make this race a tradition.

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Run Seal Beach

Run Seal Beach

This locale race is fun without a lot of frills. It is definitely a PR course. Its a fun inexpensive race that helps the community. Don't expect a lot of … MORE

This locale race is fun without a lot of frills. It is definitely a PR course. Its a fun inexpensive race that helps the community. Don’t expect a lot of food trucks and beer gardens. You finish along the beach, right near a cute strip of local beachside restaurants. Only caution is that the start is a bit hectic. 5K runners, 10K runners and walker may all start at the same time. So if you’re a speedster, be sure to get to the front of the line.

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Desert Triathlon & Duathlon

Desert Triathlon & Duathlon

The Triathlon checks all the boxes for the essentials. The course was 4-star. The lake swim was BEAUTIFUL! The bike course was flat, fast, well-monitored and safe. The venue is … MORE

The Triathlon checks all the boxes for the essentials. The course was 4-star.
The lake swim was BEAUTIFUL! The bike course was flat, fast, well-monitored and safe. The venue is family/spectator friendly: All events take place on or near Lake Cahuilla. There are spectators everywhere (except on the bike route). Easy registration and check-in. Free parking at event. Well monitored and safe routes. Some things you won’t find at this event: A lot of SWAG (although the medals where nice), a big expo, a beer garden, an elaborate post race meal or on-course bands. These are nice to have but not essential for a season opener. The weather gods smiled on the race this year. So, a hassle-free season opener. I’ll be back next year.

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Los Alamitos Race on the Base

Los Alamitos Race on the Base

Get the whole family involved. Safe easy in and easy out. No parking fees. Definitely a PR course. No beer garden post race. Medal we’re just a step above a … MORE

Get the whole family involved. Safe easy in and easy out. No parking fees. Definitely a PR course. No beer garden post race. Medal we’re just a step above a children’s toy. However, the price is cheap and it’s a fun environment. I do this event every year and will continue to.

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La Palma’s Fitness Run for Fun

La Palma’s Fitness Run for Fun

A basic race with a lot of character. This is a flat PR course, not a lot of people and a real nice hometown local feel. Had a great time, … MORE

A basic race with a lot of character. This is a flat PR course, not a lot of people and a real nice hometown local feel. Had a great time, lots of medals. Have you ever been to a speedwalking race….

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Holiday Half Marathon & 5K (CA)

Holiday Half Marathon & 5K (CA)

Clearly this race has been around for a long time. The important things were all dealt with pretty effectively. Parking - Easy ($10 for 2 days), Expo - Marginal. Pretty … MORE

Clearly this race has been around for a long time. The important things were all dealt with pretty effectively. Parking – Easy ($10 for 2 days), Expo – Marginal. Pretty small and insignificant compared to other races. Swag – the “ugly” sweater tech tee design was original and a nice touch, medal design was original and could be used as a Christmas ornament. The “ugly” beanie was cool too. Course – very scenic and somewhat challenging. A few rollers, a few small climbs, a couple long climbs. The hills seemed to come late in the race, so be prepared. Lots of crowd support when you most need it: along the finish chute and hill climbs. The venue was supremely suited for this event, lots of bathrooms, a couple food trucks and beer (no garden needed). Had a good time.

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Lexus LaceUp Running Series Palos Verdes Half Marathon

Lexus LaceUp Running Series Palos Verdes Half Marathon

Nice local race with spectacular views of the Pacific, Catalina island and the Trump Golf course. Nice value. Very professional but not too large. Parking no problem, shuttles take care … MORE

Nice local race with spectacular views of the Pacific, Catalina island and the Trump Golf course. Nice value. Very professional but not too large. Parking no problem, shuttles take care of the heavy lifting. Food trucks were a nice touch. I’ll definitely return next year.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona

IRONMAN 70.3 Arizona

One of the best Triathlon venues in the Southwest. Ironman generally know how to produce a great event, so no surprises. The good: Venue, FANS, volunteers, Aid stations. The bad: … MORE

One of the best Triathlon venues in the Southwest. Ironman generally know how to produce a great event, so no surprises. The good: Venue, FANS, volunteers, Aid stations. The bad: nothing really. I had a great time. This course will definitely test your nutritional strategy and warm weather training.

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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

The Long Beach Marathon is ALWAYS a great experience. Arrive early (4:30 to 5:00am) and parking is a breeze. The Expo: Every vendor you can imagine and the Marquee sponsors … MORE

The Long Beach Marathon is ALWAYS a great experience. Arrive early (4:30 to 5:00am) and parking is a breeze.
The Expo: Every vendor you can imagine and the Marquee sponsors did a great job of standing out. Could use some discounts.
The Course: Nearly perfect. The 3 miles along the beach can get boring unless you embrace the downhill. You wonderful crowd support for most of the race.
Always a nice finisher medal. This race is professionally produced, leveraging many years of experience. I’m signed up for 2018 already.

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Life Time Tempe Triathlon

Life Time Tempe Triathlon

This is the best produced triathlon I've participated in. The production value was as good or better than an IRONMAN-produced Tri. Venue, swag, safety, routes AND volunteers were all top … MORE

This is the best produced triathlon I’ve participated in. The production value was as good or better than an IRONMAN-produced Tri. Venue, swag, safety, routes AND volunteers were all top notch. The partnership with Athlinks was an added bonus. Athlete tracking and Free pictures! Wow. Unfortunately, the weather was hot, hot, hot. Great pre-race for IMAZ 70.3.

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Lexus LaceUp Running Series Orange County

Lexus LaceUp Running Series Orange County

Really nicely produced race. Many activities for the whole family. Course was well maintained. Only 1 aid station generically stocked with water, electrolytes and gels. I really enjoyed the location, … MORE

Really nicely produced race. Many activities for the whole family. Course was well maintained. Only 1 aid station generically stocked with water, electrolytes and gels. I really enjoyed the location, food trucks and parallel activities. I’ll do this race again..

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Cypress Run

Cypress Run

Awesome PR course "if" the sun is not out. OC race series, so the only medal you receive is "if" you qualify (have to run do Race on the base … MORE

Awesome PR course “if” the sun is not out. OC race series, so the only medal you receive is “if” you qualify (have to run do Race on the base and Run Seal Beach). Well produced and if you are a sub 6min mile runner you could make some money.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

20K+ people in downtown San Diego required a good bit of planning. The transporation logisitcs were a bit stressful but worked out OK. Recommend early UBER to Start and trolley … MORE

20K+ people in downtown San Diego required a good bit of planning. The transporation logisitcs were a bit stressful but worked out OK. Recommend early UBER to Start and trolley North to Stadium or Old Town. Nice festival, great fans and participation. Don’t expect to really see the beauty of San Diego. Easy course with a nice downhill final 5K.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa

IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa

Perfect weather, beautiful course and professionally produced. The rolling start was really nice. The logistics would have been a nightmare, but IM did a great job of providing shuttles to … MORE

Perfect weather, beautiful course and professionally produced. The rolling start was really nice. The logistics would have been a nightmare, but IM did a great job of providing shuttles to the swim start. The bike was beautiful, don’t even remember any climbing. The run was on a nice bike path, however it was a bit narrow with 2-way traffic of runners. But still nice and shaded most of the way. I’ll be back again next year.

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Los Alamitos Race on the Base

Los Alamitos Race on the Base

Easy course, well produced. Nice to race on a closed course. No traffic or safety distractions. Nice multi-race event with good local feel. MORE

Easy course, well produced. Nice to race on a closed course. No traffic or safety distractions. Nice multi-race event with good local feel.

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Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Lots of aid stations. Great fan base. Very well organized. Although there were 10,000+ runner, the organizaor did a great job stagering the stages to accomodate the crowds of runners. … MORE

Lots of aid stations. Great fan base. Very well organized. Although there were 10,000+ runner, the organizaor did a great job stagering the stages to accomodate the crowds of runners. SWAG & Beer Garden were excellent.

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Silver Strand Half Marathon

Silver Strand Half Marathon

Expect a nicely produced (KOZ knows how to put on a race) race with memorable hardware. The weather this year got a little hot, and the run along Hwy 75 … MORE

Expect a nicely produced (KOZ knows how to put on a race) race with memorable hardware. The weather this year got a little hot, and the run along Hwy 75 can get monotonous. Music, drummers and the seahore helps, but it is a long 8 miles. Water stops every 1.5 mi was helpful, however no electrolytes until mile 9 ?? Definitely a flat course with just a little hill at mi 5. I have skated and/or run this course 7 times now and will contiue to return.

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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

The staff of #runracing know how to organize an event. Though my experience is relatively new, I felt that this event was a TopNotch event and worth every penny invested. … MORE

The staff of #runracing know how to organize an event. Though my experience is relatively new, I felt that this event was a TopNotch event and worth every penny invested. I participated in the SuperCombo, a run (5K), bike (20mi), run (1/2 Marathon) event. It was fun, challenging and best of all, I took home 4 medals. That’s right 4! What’s important for this review: you can complete all events or just one and have a blast. The combo event is “timed”, so there is an added bit of competition. Noteworthy: As the forecast shifted (90+ deg) days prior to the event, the organizers quickly made accommodations to allow runners to start earlier. Now that was service. One MAJOR criticism. Since the combo event is timed, the organizers must find a way to place the finish line for the Bike event such that a sprint finish is possible. I recognized that safety was a very important aspect of this event. However, it is a frustrating contradiction to have a timed event but then stop cyclists 30-40 yards before the finish line and issue “walk your bike” orders. Fortunately, the “race” was awesome. 20 miles of completely closed streets. Many thanks to the organizers….I’m ready to sign up for next year.

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