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@dana.0212

Redlands, CA Raving since 2015 Half Fanatics #16901 active 8 months, 4 weeks ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    The Lopers Club

  • Rave race:

    REVEL Big Bear Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    LA Marathon

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Personal Bests (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Big Bear, CA Oct 14, 2018 4:23:19
Half Marathon Lytle Creek, CA Jun 1, 2019 1:48:35
11 Miler Big Sur, CA Apr 29, 2018 1:41:54
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA Oct 15, 2017 1:32:27
10K Highland, CA Jan 28, 2018 52:33
6K Palm Springs, CA Oct 26, 2019 59:42
5K Loma Linda, CA Apr 23, 2017 25:25

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
5K Loma Linda, CA 2020

Past Races (105)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Big Bear, CA Nov 14, 2020
Half Marathon Lytle Creek, CA Jun 6, 2020
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 8, 2020 4:45:25
5K Redlands, CA Mar 1, 2020 29:51
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 2, 2020 2:04:16
Half Marathon Riverside, CA Jan 4, 2020 2:19:55
Half Marathon Riverside, CA Dec 8, 2019 2:06:54
Half Marathon Big Bear, CA Nov 9, 2019 2:17:48
6K Palm Springs, CA Oct 26, 2019 59:42
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Oct 20, 2019 2:02:50
Half Marathon Riverside, CA Sep 14, 2019 2:26:22
Half Marathon Lytle Creek, CA Jun 1, 2019 1:48:35
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2019 2:10:52
Half Marathon Redlands, CA Mar 3, 2019 2:12:00
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 3, 2019 2:04:24
10K Highland, CA Jan 27, 2019 54:41
5K Riverside, CA Jan 5, 2019 25:40
Half Marathon Loma Linda, CA Dec 2, 2018 2:10:22
10K Riverside, CA Nov 11, 2018 1:00:41
Marathon Big Bear, CA Oct 14, 2018 4:23:19
Half Marathon Lytle Creek, CA Jun 2, 2018 1:48:55
11 Miler Big Sur, CA Apr 29, 2018 1:41:54
10K Redlands, CA Mar 4, 2018 53:41
Half Marathon Palm Desert, CA Feb 11, 2018 2:00:44
10K Highland, CA Jan 28, 2018 52:33
5K Pomona, CA Dec 10, 2017 30:38
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 10, 2017 2:17:11
Half Marathon Riverside, CA Dec 3, 2017 1:55:38
10K Riverside, CA Nov 12, 2017 55:48
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA Oct 15, 2017 1:32:27
10K Beaumont, CA Sep 30, 2017 58:20
10K Crestline, CA Aug 12, 2017 55:26
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 4, 2017 4:44:17
5K Loma Linda, CA Apr 23, 2017 25:25
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 26, 2017 2:12:23
10K Redlands, CA Mar 5, 2017 59:35
Half Marathon Highland, CA Jan 29, 2017 2:11:56
Half Marathon Riverside, CA Dec 4, 2016 2:11:09
10K Riverside, CA Nov 13, 2016 1:20:47
Half Marathon Azusa, CA Nov 12, 2016 2:05:39
10K Beaumont, CA Sep 24, 2016 59:34:00
10K Irvine, CA Sep 3, 2016 55:23
10K Crestline, CA Aug 6, 2016 1:01:13
10K Long Beach, CA Jun 11, 2016 1:03:28
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 1, 2016 2:17:42
10K Beaumont, CA Apr 23, 2016 1:00:53
Half Marathon Redlands, CA Mar 6, 2016 2:21:06
10K Riverside, CA Feb 27, 2016 56:54
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 7, 2016 2:21:00
Half Marathon Highland, CA Jan 31, 2016 2:16:12
5K Loma Linda, CA 2016 31:58
Half Marathon Hemet, CA 2016 2:22:45
5K Pomona, CA Dec 13, 2015 31:28
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 13, 2015 2:27:13
Half Marathon Riverside, CA Dec 6, 2015 2:21:15
Half Marathon Riverside, CA Nov 8, 2015 2:36:44
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA Oct 25, 2015 1:46:30
Half Marathon Redlands, CA Mar 8, 2015 2:19:29
5K Riverside, CA Jan 10, 2015 27:15
10K Crestline, CA 2015 59:10
10K Beaumont, CA 2015 1:02:48
10K Riverside, CA 2015 1:02:25
Half Marathon Highland, CA 2015 2:23:41
Half Marathon Oxnard, CA Dec 14, 2014 2:27:33
Half Marathon Monterey, CA Nov 16, 2014 2:24:05
5K Riverside, CA 2014 37:42
10K Crestline, CA 2014 1:04:04
200 Mile Relay Huntington Beach, CA 2014 36:10:25
Half Marathon Riverside, CA 2014 2:40:56
10K Riverside, CA 2014 1:06:02
10K Redlands, CA 2014 1:05:43
10K Beaumont, CA 2014 1:05:33
10K Orange, CA 2013 1:26:06
10K Yucaipa, CA 2013 1:26:38
10K Riverside, CA 2013 59:45
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA 2013 2:41:08
Half Marathon Ojai, CA 2013 2:21:01
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA 2013 2:27:43
Half Marathon Loma Linda, CA 2013 2:18:01
10K Riverside, CA 2013 1:01:39
5K Redlands, CA 2013 36:30
5K Crestline, CA Aug 11, 2012 27:35
5K Riverside, CA 2012 32:10
10K Orange, CA 2012 1:00:48
5K Beaumont, CA 2012 30:02
5K Redlands, CA 2012 30:47
5K Riverside, CA 2012 31:40
10K Santa Monica, CA 2012 1:04:15
5K Riverside, CA 2011 29:19
5K Redlands, CA 2011 31:30
5K Beaumont, CA 2011 29:58
5K Beaumont, CA 2011 29:58
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Sep 6, 2009 2:46:19
5K Redlands, CA 2009 33:39
5K Riverside, CA Nov 9, 2008 28:12
5K Redlands, CA 2008 31:53
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2008 2:46:47
5K Riverside, CA 2007 29:32
10K Redlands, CA 2007 1:13:32
5K Riverside, CA Nov 12, 2006 37:30
5K Redlands, CA 2006 35:37
5K Loma Linda, CA 2006 33:05
5K Redlands, CA 2005 36:38
5K Redlands, CA 2004 35:31
5K Redlands, CA 2003 42:15

My Raves

There were concerns this year regarding COVID-19 and I believe the race planners did their best to keep runners safety a priority and to increase sanitation efforts. Arriving to the … MORE

There were concerns this year regarding COVID-19 and I believe the race planners did their best to keep runners safety a priority and to increase sanitation efforts. Arriving to the race was chaotic – the freeway off ramp was backed up and it took 30 minutes to drive the last mile to the stadium. Buses were backed up as well and dropped of runners just minutes before the race started. Due to construction, runners were not allowed in the stadium so we were in the parking lot instead (which some areas were muddy and slippery). There was LOTS of porta potties which was much appreciated. The race itself went very well. I noticed all the volunteers at the water stations wearing gloves. There was plenty of porta potties along the race route as well. The last 8 miles were the most enjoyable due to the crowd support, bands, cheerleaders, and others playing music. I was a bit surprised that spectators were not allowed at the finish line and I was really disappointed that there wasn’t any music. Completing a marathon is something to celebrate, but the finish line was so quiet – it was creepy and depressing. I wanted to wait for my friend who was only a few minutes behind me but I was told I was not allowed to wait and I had to keep moving. We had to walk about another 1/4 mile to exit the finish line area. The roads had barricades to keep the spectators out and they were crowding the exit route for the runners and made it difficult for us to get past them. LA traffic is almost always a guarantee to be a challenge. Due to all the traffic and road closures, it took almost three hours to get home (normally a one hour drive without traffic). While I felt the best while running this race, I will not run it again due to the stress of getting to the race and back home.

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It has been several years since I have run the 5k for this race (in previous years I have run the 10k or the 1/2 marathon). I enjoy running through … MORE

It has been several years since I have run the 5k for this race (in previous years I have run the 10k or the 1/2 marathon). I enjoy running through the historical neighborhoods on this route. I love the participation from the community and the support from local businesses as well.

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The right amount of communication leading up to the race. Great options for parking off site with free shuttles/buses to the start line. Plenty of bathrooms at the start line. … MORE

The right amount of communication leading up to the race. Great options for parking off site with free shuttles/buses to the start line. Plenty of bathrooms at the start line. The right amount of bathrooms and aid stations along the course. Fantastic volunteers. What’s not to love about running along the coast. The weather is usually ideal this time of year.

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I've run the 5k and 10k routes for this race in the past, but this was my first year running the half marathon course. The half marathon route is beautiful! … MORE

I’ve run the 5k and 10k routes for this race in the past, but this was my first year running the half marathon course. The half marathon route is beautiful! I love running through the orange groves in the crisp morning air. The route was a bit challenging at times – some parts were dirt and/or loose gravel. There was a lot of uphill sections as well. But the scenery was a welcomed distraction. Post race activities were fun as well. I enjoyed Wick’s Brewery as well as the several other vendors. I am looking forward to running the half marathon again next year.

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The Riverside Reindeer Run is one of my top three favorite races. The Lexus LaceUp series puts out well planned events. A lot of thought is clearly put into the … MORE

The Riverside Reindeer Run is one of my top three favorite races. The Lexus LaceUp series puts out well planned events. A lot of thought is clearly put into the details to make a successful race. Bib pick the day before was easy as there were several volunteers to keep the lines short. There was a plethora of porta potties at the start/finish area. Also plenty of porta potties along the route. There was a last minute change to the originally planned route due to standing water on the course as a result of recent rainy weather. A notice of the changes was emailed to the runners the day before, which I appreciate. The post race food trucks were great! Some of the best food I’ve had. I’m looking forward to participating again next year.

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REVEL puts on a wonderful race! The details are well thought out. Packet pickup was a breeze. Lots of volunteers available with no lines. I was so surprised to receive … MORE

REVEL puts on a wonderful race! The details are well thought out. Packet pickup was a breeze. Lots of volunteers available with no lines. I was so surprised to receive a free pair of Goodr sunglasses when I picked up my shirt. Shirts are great as well. I noticed some participants were confused about the buses/shuttle. If participants were staying up the mountain and needed a ride back up the mountain after the race, there was a fee for this bus/shuttle. Otherwise, there was not a fee for participants to take the bus from the designated parking in San Bernardino to the start line, then to take the bus from the finish line back to the designated parking. The course was scenic with a quick downhill pace. The last few miles that went through Mentone weren’t as nice, but the finish line area had lots of space and parking for spectators to come and support the runners. Signage at the finish line made it easy to find food, beverages, results, and bag pick up. The medals are great! I especially love that race day photos are free to download.

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This was definitely one of the most challenging races I've participated in. Don't let the distance fool you. I thought a 6k race would be easy - but the 2,000 … MORE

This was definitely one of the most challenging races I’ve participated in. Don’t let the distance fool you. I thought a 6k race would be easy – but the 2,000 ft elevation gain humbled me. I was able to keep a at least a bounce in my step for the first mile with a 14:15 pace. At this point I apologized to my husband for unknowingly signing him up for this race. I walked and “bounced” the next two miles and thanked my husband for being a good sport. The last quarter mile was formidable and I swore I would never do this again. But once we finished and realized we accomplished something extremely ambitious, we’ll definitely consider participating again.

We choose not to wait for the buses to ride back down the road and decided to walk (as did many other participants). The weather was great – 60 degrees when the race started. We were in the shade of the mountains the majority of the time. The sunrise was beautiful!

There was plenty of parking at the Carl’s Jr & Del Taco parking lots a 1/4 mile away. There were also buses to transport runners to the start line.

Water stations were every mile along the route. There were plenty of porta-potties at the start line. A very well organized race.

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I was really looking forward to my first trail half marathon. I knew it would be a very challenging race. The half marathon route had an elevation gain of 1,800+ … MORE

I was really looking forward to my first trail half marathon. I knew it would be a very challenging race. The half marathon route had an elevation gain of 1,800+ feet. I spent the month prior to the race focusing on elevation gain training. On race day morning as I was standing in line to pick up my bib, 30 minutes before the race was to start an announcement was made that the forest service had advised the night before that the half marathon route was not allowed and half marathoners would be running the 10k route twice instead. While the 10k route was fun and I enjoyed running on the trail with different terrain (dirt, rocks, sands, asphalt, wood bridges), the total elevation gain was 800 feet and I crossed the finish line at 12.17 miles. I was disappointed that distance was not a true half marathon as well as not being able to utilize the time I spent training for the anticipated elevation gain.

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The half marathon runners encountered some problem, which were not intentional. From the start of the race we were told to go in the wrong direction, at one of the … MORE

The half marathon runners encountered some problem, which were not intentional. From the start of the race we were told to go in the wrong direction, at one of the turn around points (for either the 5k or 10k) the volunteers told us to turn around, however we should have kept going. So we had to back and re-run the part we missed. The race coordinator acknowledged the errors and sent an email to the runners asking for feedback to improve next year, which I really appreciate.
The course was stated to be easy – great for first time runners. However, I found this course to be a bit challenging. There were several hills, however the scenery was pleasant.
More importantly, this race is to provide support for Peppermint Ridge which helps individuals with developmental disabilities. While this wasn’t one of my better races, I am still happy to participate and will sign up again next year – probably for the 10k 😉

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I love the fast downhill race. It starts in Lytle Creek, which has great scenery as you run down the mountain. The course is fast! The race is well organized, … MORE

I love the fast downhill race. It starts in Lytle Creek, which has great scenery as you run down the mountain. The course is fast! The race is well organized, bib pick up was easy. Lots of buses to take runners up the mountain to the start line.

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I truly love this race - I always have so much fun on this course/route. The weather is always great and I've always had great company. The race is well … MORE

I truly love this race – I always have so much fun on this course/route. The weather is always great and I’ve always had great company. The race is well organized, lots of parking at the OC fair grounds, lots of buses to shuttle runners to the start. I’ve never run into any problems while participating in this race.

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I love running in Redlands, this course is beautiful, but it is tough! So many hills! But the hills are so beautiful and green this time of year. MORE

I love running in Redlands, this course is beautiful, but it is tough! So many hills! But the hills are so beautiful and green this time of year.

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Who doesn't love running on Pacific Coast Highway? Race was well organized. I love having the option to park off site and free shuttles to take racers to the start … MORE

Who doesn’t love running on Pacific Coast Highway? Race was well organized. I love having the option to park off site and free shuttles to take racers to the start line. I was really hoping for a sub-two hour finish, however after the turn-around at mile 8, there was a head wind for the remaining 5 miles. The weather was perfect! The expected rain stayed away.

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This is nice route through the orange groves with a few hills. The weather was ideal - cloudy and cool. I missed a PR by 15 seconds. However, improvements need … MORE

This is nice route through the orange groves with a few hills. The weather was ideal – cloudy and cool. I missed a PR by 15 seconds. However, improvements need to be made to parking – participants were being turned away because there was no parking available. The race was delayed to accommodate runners who had to find parking elsewhere.

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I enjoyed running this small town race. Its easy to find parking and easy to pick up your bib and race swag on race day. The course has some difficult … MORE

I enjoyed running this small town race. Its easy to find parking and easy to pick up your bib and race swag on race day. The course has some difficult hilly sections. The entire course is on a paved surface. I also enjoyed the nice long sleeve race shirts.

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I look forward to running this race every year. The 10k is my favorite, although the 5k and half marathon courses are enjoyable as well. The weather is always perfect … MORE

I look forward to running this race every year. The 10k is my favorite, although the 5k and half marathon courses are enjoyable as well. The weather is always perfect & I love running through the historical neighborhoods.

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This was a beautiful route (while in the mountains). The race started right on time (thank you!). Runners were advised to line up based on anticipated finish times. The first … MORE

This was a beautiful route (while in the mountains). The race started right on time (thank you!). Runners were advised to line up based on anticipated finish times. The first nine miles had a few uphills, but nothing too difficult. During this time we were in the shadows of the mountains. Around mile 11 we could see the clouds in the valleys of the mountains, eventually we were running in the clouds, and then running under the clouds. I know this couldn’t be planned, but it was an amazing experience. Miles 14-20 were fast downhill as promised. The end of the race went through the City of Mentone which isn’t very scenic. The last mile was mostly flat, which was difficult for me after all the downhill momentum. I finished the race with a 21 minute PR!
I appreciate aid stations every two miles starting at mile 3. Water, powerade, and bathrooms at ideal locations along the route are always appreciated. Volunteers at the aid stations were fantastic! All were so encouraging & supportive.
The finish line included water, cold towels, bananas, donuts, pizza & beer. I appreciate a local brewery having the opportunity to participate. Family and friends were able to easily find us after the race and enjoyed hanging around for a while.

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This is a great course for a PR. The race starts at Lytle Creek and you run downhill the entire 13.1 miles. The first three miles are a quick decline. … MORE

This is a great course for a PR. The race starts at Lytle Creek and you run downhill the entire 13.1 miles. The first three miles are a quick decline. The scenery in Lytle Creek is nice! I appreciate the race started 30 minutes earlier due to the anticipated heat for the day. Water stops were approximately every two miles which was greatly appreciated. I obtained a PR and finished this race 6 minutes and 43 seconds faster than my previous PR!

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This is without a doubt the most scenic & beautiful race I've run! Big Sur/Carmel is the perfect combination of mountains & beach. I felt like a tourist along this … MORE

This is without a doubt the most scenic & beautiful race I’ve run! Big Sur/Carmel is the perfect combination of mountains & beach. I felt like a tourist along this course stopping to take so many pictures along the way. This was also the most challenging course I’ve run – I was not expecting so many hills, but the amazing scenery was a welcome distraction. The convention center was a wonderful location for the expo. Inside the convention center was well organized for bib pick, t-shirt pick up, and expo area. Expo vendors were fantastic as well. The buses were well coordinated for the 11 miler. This is a race I definitely want to run again in the future.

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I look forward to this race every year. I've been participating for the past 15 years. Courses for 5k, 10k, and half marathon take you through historical neighborhoods and/or scenic … MORE

I look forward to this race every year. I’ve been participating for the past 15 years. Courses for 5k, 10k, and half marathon take you through historical neighborhoods and/or scenic hills. This year the weather was a bit chilly (36 degrees!) but the sun was out and it was a beautiful day! My friend and I ran well – I got my second best time for a 10k and my friend PR’d. I love running into so many friends and familiar faces at this annual event.

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If there was ever a "chill" race - this is it. Race day temps were great - clear skies and low 60's. Winter weather is great in Palm Desert. Race … MORE

If there was ever a “chill” race – this is it. Race day temps were great – clear skies and low 60’s. Winter weather is great in Palm Desert. Race location was easy to find, LOTS of parking at the Civic Center Park, plenty of clean bathrooms. Had a hard time finding the bib pick up when I arrived (it was still dark outside) but the tents were easy to see when the sun came up. Race started on time (thank you!) – course was mostly flat and uphill (I felt as if the course is similar to the Surf City Half Marathon – just in the desert instead of along PCH). Challenging hill at mile 7, I was really hoping to break 2 hours, but fell short by 45 seconds. Post race activities were enjoyable – there was a nice vibe to just hang around. Met an 81 year old woman who placed first for her age group (love to see people being active no matter their age, gives me hope to remain active my whole life). Beer garden is always preferred (thank you La Quinta Brewing Co). There was a good turn out. It was an all around enjoyable morning.

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It seemed like a new procedure/technique was being used this year bib pick up and there appeared to be some technical difficulties. There was one line for all 5k, 10k, … MORE

It seemed like a new procedure/technique was being used this year bib pick up and there appeared to be some technical difficulties. There was one line for all 5k, 10k, and half marathon runners to pick up their bibs race day morning (there wasn’t any early bib pick information available online). I arrived 40 minutes early to find a very long line. Bib numbers were being assigned to runners as the bibs were picked up. I was able to receive my bib 5 minutes prior to the start of the race. My performance was great! I’ve ran this race for the past few years and know when to anticipate the hills. I finished 1st for my age group and 4th overall! The awards ceremony was delayed due to runners being assigned to the wrong race while picking up their bibs. The 10k awards were announced 1 1/2 hours after I finished. Kuddos to the DJ/MC for keeping the participants entertained and informed while the corrections were being made. I was disappointed to find out on race day that the old half marathon route was being utilized even though the website had the 2017 race route listed when I had registered.

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The Holiday Half Marathon & 5k event really knows how bring in the holiday spirit. From the "ugly sweater" running shirt, "ugly sweater" beanies, snow at the start line and … MORE

The Holiday Half Marathon & 5k event really knows how bring in the holiday spirit. From the “ugly sweater” running shirt, “ugly sweater” beanies, snow at the start line and Christmas Carolers singing – it truly is a festive event. Lots of pre-race advertising, pre-race communication is great as well. I knew exactly where to go on race day. LOTS of parking available at the Fairplex and LOTS of bathrooms available at the start/finish area. The 5 race is a mostly flat and easy route – part of the route is on the speedway. The half marathon route is scenic and can be a bit challenging at times. The route goes through the Frank Bonelli Regional Park with great views of Puddingstone lake. Finishers medals are sparkly snowflakes – completed the both the half marathon & 5k for the Snowflake Challenge and receive an even bigger snowflake medal! Post race activities are great! Lots of vendor, lots of tables & chair to relax, food and a complimentary beer! I loved the support along the half marathon route – lots of water/aid stations and so many spectators cheering you on. Its one of those races you can’t help but to smile the entire way. Looking forward to participating again in 2018!

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I love the Lexus LaceUp series - as I've mentioned before, Lexus really knows how to put together a well planned race. The registration process is easy, there's lots of … MORE

I love the Lexus LaceUp series – as I’ve mentioned before, Lexus really knows how to put together a well planned race. The registration process is easy, there’s lots of promotions throughout the year, pre-race instructions are clear and easy to follow, race day directions/signage is easy to find. This was my third year running this race and I had set a goal for myself to run a sub 2 hour half marathon before the end of the year. I’m familiar with this course and know what to expect. The course is out and back – mostly flat, there is one difficult hill around mile four/five and a few small/short rolling hills after that. The course is mostly on the paved Santa Ana trail. I was so happy to cross the finish line at 1:55:38 (new PR by 10 minutes!) and to accomplish another goal I set for myself this year. Another friend of mine wasn’t far behind and finished her first sub 2 hour half marathon as well. Two other friends also ran the half, one of whom this was her very first race ever! It truly was an amazing day – my friends and I all ran well and enjoyed our time together and on the course. We enjoyed the post race activities – lots of food truck and refreshing beer from Sierra Nevada. Lots of table and chairs for comfortable seating. Finishers podiums are available to post race pictures. We loved the carolers singing Christmas Carols while we relaxed after the race. I’m very much looking forward to participating in this race again next year!

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The Mission Inn Run is one of those races I look forward to every year. I've participated every year since 2012 - whether its the 5k, 10k, or 1/2 marathon. … MORE

The Mission Inn Run is one of those races I look forward to every year. I’ve participated every year since 2012 – whether its the 5k, 10k, or 1/2 marathon. The 10k route is my favorite of the three. I love that the course takes you through some of the historic neighborhoods of Riverside. The 10k isn’t too difficult, there are a few hills but the majority of the course is very much enjoyable. I love how the community comes together for this well organized race. The camaraderie of the other runners is fantastic! The only negative aspect of this race is there aren’t any good options for parking (arrive early – very early!) My performance this year went much better than I had expected. I had an extremely busy weekend, but didn’t want to miss out on the race. I figured I would just take it easy and enjoy the run. After the first mile I was running faster than expected and decided to push myself for the rest of the race and I ended up placing 1st for my age group! A complete surprise and a great way to end a busy weekend.

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This is the "ideal" race from beginning to end. The website is easy to navigate making the registration process a piece of cake. Pre-race announcements/communication via email was great as … MORE

This is the “ideal” race from beginning to end. The website is easy to navigate making the registration process a piece of cake. Pre-race announcements/communication via email was great as well. I was informed exactly where to go & what to do in order to pick up my race bib. The day of the event the volunteers were wonderful! They were all friendly, accommodating and available to answer any questions. The announcers at the start line were entertaining. The race started on time (thank you!) and the weather in October is always ideal for running in Huntington Beach (not too hot & not too cold). Running down PCH and back is a great fast & flat course – I was able to take 15 minutes of my time (10 mile race) compared to two years ago! Post race activities were enjoyable – music and vendors were favorable. I love the iconic surf board medal. I’m looking forward to running this race again in the future!

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I love the quiet little "small town" feel of Beaumont. The Beaumont Spirit Run is an annual event that benefits 10 schools in the Beaumont School District. This is another … MORE

I love the quiet little “small town” feel of Beaumont. The Beaumont Spirit Run is an annual event that benefits 10 schools in the Beaumont School District. This is another race with great camaraderie within the community. The race starts and finishes at the local high school with the route taking you through nearby neighborhoods. I’ve participated in the 10k race the past two years and the last half of the race is certainly challenging – all uphill! Neighbors cheering you on as you run past their homes certainly helps to conquer those hills. The Beaumont High School cheerleaders cheering as you race to the finish line is enthusiastic as well. This race is well organized with plenty of parking in the high school parking lot. LOTS of clean bathrooms at high school stadium (no port-a-potties along the route though). A great race with options for the entire family to be involved.

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My favorite thing about this summertime race is the location - Lake Gregory (Crestline) during the morning in August is a welcome break from the summer heat. Although this race … MORE

My favorite thing about this summertime race is the location – Lake Gregory (Crestline) during the morning in August is a welcome break from the summer heat. Although this race is challenging due to the elevation & hills – the scenery running around Lake Gregory certainly makes up for it. This race has been well organized since I started running it five years ago. Parking is limited and early arrival is necessary. The mountain community is very welcoming to the runners for this race. This year I achieved my second best time for a 10k and my friend placed 2nd for her age group!

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This was a great race! It was my second full marathon. The corrals started ON TIME (just as we runners like). Course entertainment was great as well as were the … MORE

This was a great race! It was my second full marathon. The corrals started ON TIME (just as we runners like). Course entertainment was great as well as were the crowds/spectators. You’ve got to love the cool-overcast weather in San Diego which is always appreciated for any run. Pre-race communication/emails were greatly appreciated. I didn’t have any questions about what to expect. Post-race entertainment seemed nice, although I didn’t have time to stick around. Medals were awesome and I was surprised to receive a finishers jacket (full marathon participant only). My only dislike about this course was at mile 8 – downhill with a very heavy slant (knees started to really hurt because of this) and the LONG uphill from mile 22-23 (also on a slant) up the 163 freeway (although it was really cool to run on the freeway). Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed the race, I am really happy with my time & performance!

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This was Encinitas' inaugural half marathon. The course was advertised as "mostly flat" which was true, however the few hills were certainly challenging. They were steep, but short. The rest … MORE

This was Encinitas’ inaugural half marathon. The course was advertised as “mostly flat” which was true, however the few hills were certainly challenging. They were steep, but short. The rest of the course was in deed – “mostly flat” 🙂 There was a great turn out for this first time race.

There were great views of the ocean along the course after the first four miles. It was enjoyable watching the surfers. There was also lots of people cheering on the runners pretty much the entire length of the course. I ran better than expected and finished with one of my top times.

There were numerous water stations on the route which is greatly appreciated! LOTS of port-a-potties at the start was also well planned out.

Parking was awful! I typically arrive one hour early to any race which I did for this race as well. It took me 30 minutes to find a place to park which ended up being about 1.5 miles away. Thank goodness for the plethora of port-a-potties, otherwise I probably still would have been in line for the bathroom by the time the race started.

I didn’t stick around for the post-race activities. The lines for the hot cocoa & oatmeal seemed really long and didn’t seem worth the wait.

I would run this race again, it was well organize, and well planned. Its always enjoyable running along the coast.

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I look forward to running A Run Through Redlands every year. This year I ran the 10k instead of the half marathon. The course has a good mix of flat, … MORE

I look forward to running A Run Through Redlands every year. This year I ran the 10k instead of the half marathon. The course has a good mix of flat, uphill & downhill. I love running through the historic Redlands neighborhoods.

This year medals were available for all race categories (not just the half marathon as in previous years). I love that each year a different historic home is featured on the race shirt.

Post race activities are great, lots of vendors and park space to hang out.

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In the past the course for the 1/2 marathon has been out & back - first half being mostly all uphill (I love getting the hills over with in the … MORE

In the past the course for the 1/2 marathon has been out & back – first half being mostly all uphill (I love getting the hills over with in the beginning). However, this year an email was sent out 6 days before the race to notify runners of the “updated” route which was basically the 10k route (plus a little extra) twice. This meant running the hills twice and the hills are a bit challenging. Also the course ended up not being a full half marathon – I crossed the finish line at 12.96 miles. I ended up getting my third best time for a half marathon and my friend placed second for her age group. I was pleased with our performance.

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I really love this course - its mostly flat with a few hills, the right amount of elevation change. The course is mostly on a paved bike trail. I loved … MORE

I really love this course – its mostly flat with a few hills, the right amount of elevation change. The course is mostly on a paved bike trail. I loved seeing all the service men & women at every corner & intersection to ensure the safety of the runner. We are so thankful to have them there! The runners along the course were so encouraging to other – I had two gentlemen encourage me to push just a bit harder when crossing the finish line. I ended up getting my second best 1/2 marathon time and I ran this course 10 minutes faster than last year! Post race was awesome! Free beer tickets and free food tickets which can be used at any of the four food trucks on site. Lots of photo ops, pictures posted to instagram and tagged with #LexusLaceUp were printed, free water bottles, lots of chairs & table to relax. I’m planning on running all four races of this series next year.

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The Mission Inn Run is a race I look forward to participating in every year. Its always well organized and great for the entire community to participate. I love that … MORE

The Mission Inn Run is a race I look forward to participating in every year. Its always well organized and great for the entire community to participate. I love that the fire department participates as well and listening to their cadence while running is enthusiastic! The 10k course has a few hills and is slightly challenging. The course takes you through Fairmont park and some of the older/original neighborhoods. The scenery is enjoyable the entire race. Lots of vendors at the end of the race – plus the downtown Riverside area is a great place to hang around afterwards as well.

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Without a doubt - the BEST race I've run yet! Everything about this race was enjoyable and every detail was clearly well thought out and taken into consideration. The race … MORE

Without a doubt – the BEST race I’ve run yet! Everything about this race was enjoyable and every detail was clearly well thought out and taken into consideration. The race swag is awesome! Runners were provided with gloves and aluminum blanket to use while waiting before the race started. Beanies were also included. The volunteers for bib pick-up were amazing as well – all were so kind, courteous and pleasant. Bib pick up location was easy to find and parking was easy as well. Race day parking was easy to find (and free of charge!) Lots of buses were ready to go to take runners up the mountain to the starting line. At the start there were TONS of port-a-potties! No long lines for waiting to use the bathroom. There was music, coffee & hot chocolate. Also additional gloves & blankets were available if needed. The views in the mountains were gorgeous! We watched an amazing sunrise just before the race started. The race started on time as promised. The scenic views running down the mountains were amazing! I want to return to spend more time in the mountains. Safety of the runners was evident by the law enforcement bringing drivers up & down the mountain on the other side of the road at safe speeds. There was lots of water, first aid & port-a-potties all the way down the mountain as well. The finish line was well organized as well. Plenty of food & vendors. Great opportunity for photos as well. The end was a short walk back to the parking area. I PR’d my half marathon by 11 minutes! I’ll be looking forward to running this race again!

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This race was great! So well organized! Easy parking, great park location, lots of signs to find bib pick up, shirts, gear check in, results, vendors, beer garden, lots of … MORE

This race was great! So well organized! Easy parking, great park location, lots of signs to find bib pick up, shirts, gear check in, results, vendors, beer garden, lots of porta potties, etc. The course was mostly flat on a paved bike trail – I PR’d my 10k! The volunteers were all so kind and seemed happy to be there. Post race activities were enjoyable as well. Looking forward to running again next year.

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The course was fairly flat - some parts along the LA river bed (not a real river). The group was a bit more competitive than I expected. A good amount … MORE

The course was fairly flat – some parts along the LA river bed (not a real river). The group was a bit more competitive than I expected. A good amount of port-a-potties at the start/finish, however none along the course. Very nice volunteers at check in/registration. Fun pre-race warm up!

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This is one of my favorite 1/2 marathon races - the scenery & course is always changing and the time flies by. The weather is always great this time of … MORE

This is one of my favorite 1/2 marathon races – the scenery & course is always changing and the time flies by. The weather is always great this time of year as is the weather anytime of the year along the coast. Post-race was a bit hectic – the line to pick up our gear was unreasonably long. Otherwise lot of entertainment of participants & spectators.

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I used to live in Beaumont so I love running this race. There's a good turnout - not too crowded. The race fees are very reasonable. Plenty of parking and … MORE

I used to live in Beaumont so I love running this race. There’s a good turnout – not too crowded. The race fees are very reasonable. Plenty of parking and very friendly staff for registration & bib pick up. I look forward to this race every year.

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I LOVE A Run Through Redlands! I've been running these races for over 10 years. I love the community involvement, the challenging & scenic course, and the post race activities. … MORE

I LOVE A Run Through Redlands! I’ve been running these races for over 10 years. I love the community involvement, the challenging & scenic course, and the post race activities. The half marathon is a bit challenging with the hills, but the scenery helps to appreciate the course. There are plenty of post race activities for participants & spectators.

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I LOVE this race! I love the paved path on the Santa Ana bike trail through the rolling hills - just enough uphill & down hill to make this course … MORE

I LOVE this race! I love the paved path on the Santa Ana bike trail through the rolling hills – just enough uphill & down hill to make this course challenging, but not too difficult. The scenery is great as well. The weather can be unpredictable during this time of year – I’ve run in the rain or in the heat, but have enjoyed this race no matter what.

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This course is fairly easy - mostly flat along Pacific Coast Highway. The weather can be unexpected this time of year - I've run in the cold and in the … MORE

This course is fairly easy – mostly flat along Pacific Coast Highway. The weather can be unexpected this time of year – I’ve run in the cold and in the heat for this race, its difficult to be prepared. Parking is not favorable, you’re better off taking a shuttle/bus and parking off site. Great medals!

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I love participating in local races - this happens to be one of them. I was disappointed to receive a notice just days before the race that the half marathon … MORE

I love participating in local races – this happens to be one of them. I was disappointed to receive a notice just days before the race that the half marathon route had been changed. The previous route was mostly all uphill, which made the last half of the race running mostly all downhill ideal. However, this year the route was changed to running the 10k (plus a little extra) twice. There is very challenging hill at the start of the race and running that twice was not fun. I am happy to support local races, although I won’t be running the half marathon again if the route is still the 10k twice.

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The majority of this course is on dirt - rocky uneven surface. The views of the lake are fantastic. The 1/2 marathon course is out & back. The race took … MORE

The majority of this course is on dirt – rocky uneven surface. The views of the lake are fantastic. The 1/2 marathon course is out & back. The race took place in March so the weather was ideal – not too hot & not too cold. At some points along the course the weather was a bit brisk/windy due to the breeze coming off the lake.

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This race was not what I expected - it seemed like the entire race was uphill! The scenery was nice as part of the course went through a local regional … MORE

This race was not what I expected – it seemed like the entire race was uphill! The scenery was nice as part of the course went through a local regional park. The race started & ended at the Pomona Fair Grounds. Lots of parking, nice medals & great Christmas themed shirts!

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This was a nice race - I enjoyed the route through Riverside. The post race was great - lots of food trucks! The medals and shirts were very nice as … MORE

This was a nice race – I enjoyed the route through Riverside. The post race was great – lots of food trucks! The medals and shirts were very nice as well. The parking instructions were a bit confusion, as the walk to the start was quite a distance and there was plenty of parking closer to the start line.

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This is another race I make sure to run every year. I love the community involvement. The race goes through some nice neighborhoods - part of the race is out … MORE

This is another race I make sure to run every year. I love the community involvement. The race goes through some nice neighborhoods – part of the race is out & back along the bike path, which can get a bit boring. Post race has lots of activities for participants & spectators.

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I love the mostly flat route along PCH. I enjoyed the cooler October weather. A good amount of entertainment along the course. Bib pick-up was easy. I especially love the … MORE

I love the mostly flat route along PCH. I enjoyed the cooler October weather. A good amount of entertainment along the course. Bib pick-up was easy. I especially love the VIP bicycle parking.

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This was my first year participating in the Half Marathon for this race. The course is scenic yet challenging going the the historic neighborhoods of Redlands. The race is well … MORE

This was my first year participating in the Half Marathon for this race. The course is scenic yet challenging going the the historic neighborhoods of Redlands. The race is well organized with lots of parking on the neighboring streets. The start & finish lines are just a few blocks from each other. Finish line at the Redlands Bowl has lots of vendors for post race entertainment.

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I ran this race with a group of friends - nice route, enjoyed the different "neighborhoods" competing to be the most festive. I appreciated the option of having my race … MORE

I ran this race with a group of friends – nice route, enjoyed the different “neighborhoods” competing to be the most festive. I appreciated the option of having my race bib mailed since my friends and I decided to make the two hour drive the morning of instead of staying overnight. Race was well organized.

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This is one of the most scenic half marathons I've participated in - the views of the ocean were stunning! I was almost distracted by how beautiful the view were … MORE

This is one of the most scenic half marathons I’ve participated in – the views of the ocean were stunning! I was almost distracted by how beautiful the view were and could have happily just watched the ocean instead of finishing the race. Would enjoy the opportunity to run this race again.

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This was the third half marathon I had ever run. I signed up with a group of friends because the registration fees were very affordable. The route was an out … MORE

This was the third half marathon I had ever run. I signed up with a group of friends because the registration fees were very affordable. The route was an out & back with shuttles to the start line. My friends and I were a bit concerned when the shuttle dropped off runners on a dirt road (still dark outside) and the start line wasn’t set up yet! Much to our relief, all was taken care of without any delays. The course was along a paved bike bath “to the sea” they along the coast & back the finish line. The weather this day was ideal – cloudy, cool & overcast! I had taken 25 minutes off my time from my first two half marathons (apparently training actually makes a difference). The race medal was sad – but all & all and I enjoyed the route, the weather, and a great time with my friends.

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I was a first time runner this year, the 5 k route goes around Lake Gregory. This isn't a large race, enjoyed the scenery and being up in the mountains … MORE

I was a first time runner this year, the 5 k route goes around Lake Gregory. This isn’t a large race, enjoyed the scenery and being up in the mountains is a break from the summer heat.

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I enjoyed this race which benefits the local school district. Nice route the the local neighborhoods. Small town race, not too crowded. Easy to find parking and well organized. MORE

I enjoyed this race which benefits the local school district. Nice route the the local neighborhoods. Small town race, not too crowded. Easy to find parking and well organized.

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Disney doesn't disappoint - awesome race swag, great energy at the start, well supported route with lots of community involvement (local bands, cheerleaders, boy & girl scouts). Running through Disneyland … MORE

Disney doesn’t disappoint – awesome race swag, great energy at the start, well supported route with lots of community involvement (local bands, cheerleaders, boy & girl scouts). Running through Disneyland and onto the field at Angel Stadium were the highlights of this race.

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local favorite, well organized, great for families and all runners. Great for spectators, love the finish area at the Mission Inn. great time of year for a race - enjoy … MORE

local favorite, well organized, great for families and all runners. Great for spectators, love the finish area at the Mission Inn. great time of year for a race – enjoy the cooler weather. scenic route through historic riverside.

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The Mission Inn Run is one of two local races I look forward to every year. I love the course of this race which takes you through some of the … MORE

The Mission Inn Run is one of two local races I look forward to every year. I love the course of this race which takes you through some of the historical areas of Riverside. Its well organized, a great event for all runners as well as spectators.

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