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@Fragileflower12

Antioch, CA Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher, Half Fanatics #17208 active 1 week, 5 days ago

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Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
5K Fremont, CA Dec 28, 2019
3-Way Challenge (22.4 Miles) Cincinnati, OH TBD

Past Races (51)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 24, 2019
1 Miler Tulsa, OK Nov 23, 2019
5K Tulsa, OK Nov 23, 2019
Half Marathon San Ramon, CA Sep 28, 2019
Half Marathon Antioch, CA Sep 14, 2019
5K San Leandro, CA Aug 3, 2019
Half Marathon Castro Valley, CA Jul 27, 2019
Half Marathon Stateline, NV Jun 15, 2019
10 Nautical Miles (11.5 miler) Millington, TN Jun 2, 2019
Half Marathon El Sobrante, CA May 11, 2019
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Apr 28, 2019
5K San Jose, CA Apr 28, 2019
5K Fremont, CA Apr 27, 2019
Half Marathon Walnut Creek, CA Apr 13, 2019
Half Marathon San Jose, CA Mar 31, 2019
Half Marathon Livermore, CA Mar 16, 2019
Half Marathon Tustin, CA Mar 3, 2019
Half Marathon Apache Junction, AZ Feb 17, 2019
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Feb 3, 2019
15K San Francisco, CA Jan 13, 2019
Half Marathon Castro Valley, CA Jan 1, 2019
Half Marathon Saratoga, CA Dec 8, 2018
Marathon Relay Tulsa, OK Nov 18, 2018
5K Tulsa, OK Nov 17, 2018
1 Miler Tulsa, OK Nov 17, 2018
Half Marathon Walnut Creek, CA Nov 3, 2018
Half Marathon Livermore, CA Oct 13, 2018
10K San Jose, CA Sep 22, 2018
15K Sausalito, CA Sep 8, 2018
5K Concord, CA Jul 14, 2018
12 hr San Pablo, CA Jul 7, 2018
13.7 Miler Stinson Beach, CA Jun 16, 2018
5K Sacramento, CA May 28, 2018
Half Marathon San Pablo, CA May 19, 2018
Half Marathon Ripon, CA May 5, 2018
6K Santa Clara, CA Mar 24, 2018
Half Marathon Relay Modesto, CA Mar 11, 2018
10K Richmond, CA Feb 24, 2018
10K San Diego, CA Feb 10, 2018
10K Castro Valley, CA Jan 1, 2018
5K Vacaville, CA Oct 21, 2017
5K San Ramon, CA Sep 30, 2017
5K San Jose, CA Sep 2, 2017
5K San Pablo, CA Jul 8, 2017
5K Castro Valley, CA Jan 1, 2017
5K Fremont, CA Nov 26, 2016
5K San Pablo, CA Nov 24, 2016
5K San Ramon, CA Oct 1, 2016
6 hr Relay San Pablo, CA Jul 9, 2016
5K Richmond, CA Feb 27, 2016
5K San Leandro, CA Feb 13, 2016

My Raves

Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Get outside with the family! Fly in for the weekend! Bring the kids and do the 1miler and/or 5k! Very kid friendly~stroller friendly. Great swag with hooded long sleeve shirts … MORE

Get outside with the family! Fly in for the weekend! Bring the kids and do the 1miler and/or 5k! Very kid friendly~stroller friendly. Great swag with hooded long sleeve shirts for both those races and beautiful medals reflecting past Route 66 inspiration. It’s not flat but it’s not hilly! It’s Tulsa hilly. Hahaha. Fun, party atmosphere!

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Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Fantastic events at this race~2nd year for me this year. Love the 1miler. Shirt, great bling, fun people just having a good time. Bring your kiddos and get outside! Very, … MORE

Fantastic events at this race~2nd year for me this year. Love the 1miler. Shirt, great bling, fun people just having a good time. Bring your kiddos and get outside! Very, very kid friendly and stroller friendly! Love it.

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Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

All distances within Contra Loma and Black Diamond Mines Regional Parks~gorgeous but super tough trails. First two miles gradual incline to “the wall”. Sharp uphill to a Ridge and then … MORE

All distances within Contra Loma and Black Diamond Mines Regional Parks~gorgeous but super tough trails. First two miles gradual incline to “the wall”. Sharp uphill to a Ridge and then down for a mile or so. Then starting a rocky and sandy climb for 4+ miles on single track and dusty trails. Maybe 3 trees to shelter under for a drink. Lol. It’s usually blazing hotttt for this race, ranging from high 80s to 106-mostly in that latter area. Little to no shade on most parts. Where there is shade, it’s single track and covered in dense woods~with little airflow. It’s challenging to say the least. Will test your quads by miles 2 and 5! And the rest of you by mile 8!🤣 Expertly run by Brazen Racing with great shirts and medals. Hiker or early starts available. Not a good race for someone’s first trail half….IMO. But a great race and a fantastic challenge for someone looking!

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Brazen Summer Breeze Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Brazen Summer Breeze Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

This is a super flat race running along the bay. Conditions vary from sunny and warm to foggy and cold. Ya never know. A great race. Perfect for beginners and … MORE

This is a super flat race running along the bay. Conditions vary from sunny and warm to foggy and cold. Ya never know. A great race. Perfect for beginners and those running/hiking with kids!

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Bad Bass Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Bad Bass Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

This race is at the same venue as Brazen’s New Years Day Race. The course is reversed for this one. It is beautiful and expertly run by Brazen! Lots of … MORE

This race is at the same venue as Brazen’s New Years Day Race. The course is reversed for this one. It is beautiful and expertly run by Brazen! Lots of fun. Hiker starts (early starts) available. Enjoyed it!

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Rock Tahoe Half Marathon

Rock Tahoe Half Marathon

My son won a free race entry to this race at the CIM Expo in December~and since he can’t drive yet...off we went to run Rock Tahoe. I loved the … MORE

My son won a free race entry to this race at the CIM Expo in December~and since he can’t drive yet…off we went to run Rock Tahoe. I loved the idea of staying in Tahoe, getting to sight see etc. However, rooms were at some points $500 nightly due to the event and a concert the same weekend. Make sure you make arrangements early!!! We stayed in Reno and drove up Race morning. Easy! Wasn’t ideal but was doable. Would’ve much enjoyed being able to stay local and enjoy festivities though. Anyway, back to the race itself. The expo is so small you mustn’t blink. They do a great job or organization though and bib pick up was easy and painless. Not much to buy to brag (meaning shirts, sweatshirts etc) What they did have basically only fit the typical runner body~oddly enough, the majority I saw didn’t fit that mold so I’m hoping they figure that out soon. Again, organized expo but seriously lacking. Race morning meant bus rides to Spooner Summit. About a 20 min ride. I wasn’t looking forward to what I figured would be a winding route to the top. (I get very carsick). It wasn’t!! There were plenty of buses. Easy parking at Montbleu or Hard Rock parking. Hop on the bus at your scheduled time and off ya go. Easy. Great atmosphere at the top. Although, for being named after Hard Rock…it seemed a bit weak energy wise. Announcer was good but other than that just your typical pre race blah. There’s an early start for back of the packers. I enjoyed this. However, pay attention to the “penalty boxes”. These are areas Back of Packers can’t pass before the lead runners go through. They are real! The first 3 miles or so are downhill. However, there are some uphills and rollers and even a significant couple uphills. While it’s not exactly like scaling Mt diablo or Mt Tam…it is work when you’re at elevation and sleep deprived and it’s HOT!! Not to mention when you’re expecting all downhill!!!! This frustrated me. Also, the entire course minus a couple last miles are on a very very VERY busy highway going into Tahoe. Only one lane is shut down. It’s busy! So, no headphones. And yes, it’s dangerous at points. The AS are setup at great intervals BUT most only stocked with that yellow Nuun and water as well as some orange slices. However, mile 9s AS rocks with alcohol and other goodies if you’re into that sorta thing. If not, they’re also the most energetic and friendly with great music!! I struggled here with food poisoning and the heat and constant rollers. I just couldn’t get any pace going for myself. Maybe it was the elevation too but it just wasn’t a good time for me. I finished well well WELL over my projected. But, I finished. The last three miles or so are odd. The route veers off into a “bike route”. I didn’t pay attention to that on the course map so I had one vision in my head and it was wrong. This made my last three miles hell. This “bike route” was paved and went through a lil camping area and upstairs and hills and down through meadows then thru town. Odd! Then, instead of finishing in front of HR Hotel…the course winds behind the hotel and down the street to the backside of the hotel to finish. Again. Odd. The finish line announcers were present even at my late arrival which I was thankful for. (In my defense, a good amount of time was spent helping several injured runners and one gal who blew out her knee right in front of me!) There were a few snacks left at my finish and I’m very thankful for the guys manning the water bottle pool that threw extra water bottles at my hubby and I as we finished. Love the water bottles too! Keepers! Post race festivities for me were meh. I’m not a beer drinker so a few of the tents were not for me. I’m not one for feeding my face post race with huge sandwiches or alcohol so that really wasn’t any interest. The clothes for sale were the leftovers from expo in size small and smaller. The best part of the post race for me was the chance to buy an organic fruit popsicle. Lol. Those were great! The medals and shirts were superb!!! The sling pack was ok. It doubles as your gear check bag with blanks on it to fill in your bib number with marker which I thought was genius. Other than all that I was just happy to get in my car and head back to Reno to relax in the hotel and go out to the BBQ street fair that night!

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Navy Ten Nautical Miler

Navy Ten Nautical Miler

We flew into Memphis from California. We arrived late on Friday so we missed the expo. If you fly in and plan on Uber-ing to millington....think again. In a city … MORE

We flew into Memphis from California. We arrived late on Friday so we missed the expo. If you fly in and plan on Uber-ing to millington….think again. In a city of 1.2 million…there was ONE driver available to get us to the race at 5am! Beware! I would’ve appreciated a note on that u fee the race website or something. The ladies at bib pick up, race morning were very helpful and kind. There is NO gear check and bags are NOT allowed on base~~~no hydration packs either and it’s HOT. I do not understand the no gear check thing. I guess if you have a car, you can leave items in car but it’s quite the walk to parking unless you get there early. The production seemed to be strong from the morning on. Not much “NAVY” to do with anything which saddened me as my son wanted to do this race for that fact alone. The base we ran through was basically residential housing and don’t blink or you’ll miss it. The course is flat and boring but nothing can help that. Not much shade and it’s HOT and HUMID this time of year! There was a Navy water bottle and some sponsored items in the sling pack provided that were cool. The medal was great! The finish had ample 4hr timing but per the usual was lacking energy the later it got~again, not much can be done about that BUT the expo food had somewhat closed and other shops inside hangar were closing well ahead of four hour mark. So, there’s that. A great shirt was provided. Overall, it’s a race to do once. Proceeds go to a great cause in helping support the area’s Naval community. That was the best part of the whole thing. Can’t go wrong there.

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Wildcat Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Wildcat Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

This race is part of Brazen Racing’s Ultra Half Series. There is a reason for that🤣 I have done the 5k here many times but decided to try the half … MORE

This race is part of Brazen Racing’s Ultra Half Series. There is a reason for that🤣 I have done the 5k here many times but decided to try the half this year. O. M. G! The bib pick up is smooth. The people are amazing. It is run fantastically well. I’m slow and hike/jog/run depending on how I’m feeling as of late. Because of this, I take their “Early Start” for hikers. This course is NO joke. 50 yards out of the start you’re starting uphill on trail. Immediately, it’s very scenic. We saw fox, cows and 6 deer in the first mile. This course is full of hills and false summits and the uphill start really challenged my leg strength/mental game for the back half of the race. If you can make it to mile 7 or so, the views are stunning. And…if you can make it through the steep decent around mile 9 or so~~you’re rewarded with hills and more hills worth of burn! But…that also means some of the most gorgeous views I’ve ever seen!! You can see for miles~~all the bridges of the Bay Area, SF, Oakland..etc etc. Gorgeous!! It’s def a race worth doing…but train for those hills cuz they just do. Not. Stop. 🤣

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Silicon Valley Half Marathon

Silicon Valley Half Marathon

The races changed this year from being spread across two days to having them all on one day. I chose the HM with a 5k chaser. The bib pick up … MORE

The races changed this year from being spread across two days to having them all on one day. I chose the HM with a 5k chaser. The bib pick up is fairly smooth, although parking can be a bit challenging if the Sharks are playing games. I find the people of RR I’ve come in contact with to be a bit snooty/misinformed/uninformed. I ran last year as well as well and saved my review on that for this year to give ample time but nothing’s changed. The parking for race day is ample and mostly free. The course runs through town and back to SAP Center which is nice. Not much really sticks out about the on course aid—fairly basic. Back of packers may find this annoying but some stations were closing. Energy at finish line was great. Kinda cool to see Meb. Shirts/bag with HM are neat but you def pay for it in the registration.

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Silicon Valley Half Marathon

Silicon Valley Half Marathon

This year the itinerary was changed a bit. Last year, the races were over two days. This year, all the same day. I chose the half marathon this year with … MORE

This year the itinerary was changed a bit. Last year, the races were over two days. This year, all the same day. I chose the half marathon this year with the 5k soon after. The 5k is a simple 3.1 miles through town near the SAP Center. Parking was easy~as was bib pick up. Easy course but most everything was packed up and vendors left before some were even finished with their race. Wasn’t much left for people to do after the 5k race.

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Western Pacific Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Western Pacific Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Mostly flat~dirt/gravel trails mostly, around the lake. A great race for newcomers and rabbits both. Perfect race to bring your kid or teen with. Aid station volunteers are fantastic and … MORE

Mostly flat~dirt/gravel trails mostly, around the lake. A great race for newcomers and rabbits both. Perfect race to bring your kid or teen with. Aid station volunteers are fantastic and the race is well managed. 5k, 10k, half and marathon all going on that day. Great after race food and people.

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Brazen Diablo Trails Challenge

Brazen Diablo Trails Challenge

Expertly Run. Great AS support. Beautiful scenery. 2500 elevation. 22+ creek crossings. Well marked for the most part. What goes up, MUST come down. Miles 8-10 downhill after 4 miles … MORE

Expertly Run. Great AS support. Beautiful scenery. 2500 elevation. 22+ creek crossings. Well marked for the most part. What goes up, MUST come down. Miles 8-10 downhill after 4 miles up. Should do it once!

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Hellyer Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Hellyer Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Flat and fast~~or so I’m told..since I’m not fast. Haha. Expertly Run Race. Great AS support. Fantastic medals and shirts as well as AG awards. Not much scenery, sadly. A … MORE

Flat and fast~~or so I’m told..since I’m not fast. Haha. Expertly Run Race. Great AS support. Fantastic medals and shirts as well as AG awards. Not much scenery, sadly. A great race that usually has one “Alice in Wonderland” character theme. Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter last year and the Queen this year.

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Badger Cove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Badger Cove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

It’s beautiful but hilly with a repeat stretch of a mile or so. Great group that run the race. Fantastic swag and AS support. Post race food is great. Trails … MORE

It’s beautiful but hilly with a repeat stretch of a mile or so. Great group that run the race. Fantastic swag and AS support. Post race food is great. Trails can be fairly eaten up this time of year and they were which was a challenge for me. Great views and if you love trails, you need to do it.

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Tustin Hangar Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Tustin Hangar Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The Hangar itself is great. However, it’s at roughly .75 into the run. From that point on~~not much to see. Numerous AS avail with water. Quoted a lengthy time limit … MORE

The Hangar itself is great. However, it’s at roughly .75 into the run. From that point on~~not much to see. Numerous AS avail with water. Quoted a lengthy time limit of 4.5 hrs which is great but several AS were abandoned at least @ 3 hr mark. Two Portos avail on course. 🥴 Finish line water/fruit closed up at 3.5 hour mark. Which is fine if you dont state a 4.5 hour limit. Felt sorry for those finishers. Overall I think running through the Hangar is unique and you should do it at least once. Otherwise, the charity donation is the best part of the race.

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Lost Dutchman Marathon

Lost Dutchman Marathon

Very, very small expo--but easy to get to and pick up bibs! Shuttles were great and parking was easy. Amazing morning scenery of the Superstition Mountains. Course was flat, mostly … MORE

Very, very small expo–but easy to get to and pick up bibs! Shuttles were great and parking was easy. Amazing morning scenery of the Superstition Mountains. Course was flat, mostly with some gentle rollers. Great aid stations/volunteers. Looong stretch of road to the turn around that had my mind wondering–so I just focused on the amazing cacti and coyotes running amok. Overall, Id say everyone should do this race once–then after you relax for a bit—go visit the Hole in the Rock and maybe hike the trail not far from the turnaround! Its beautiful!!

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Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon (Kaiser Half)

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon (Kaiser Half)

Love running through Golden Gate park in San Francisco. Starts within the park but by mile 2 you’re into the city streets before circling back to mile 7 or so … MORE

Love running through Golden Gate park in San Francisco. Starts within the park but by mile 2 you’re into the city streets before circling back to mile 7 or so and then it’s on the loooooong stretch by ocean beach. It’s beautiful to see the ocean and beach but the wind and weather can be bad this time of year. Parking wasn’t a problem. Great finish line announcer! Not a fan of their shirts though. Good medal. Would appreciate the AS people staying at their stations for ya back of the packers. Not to mention the finish line food/merchandise area!!

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Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K San Francisco

Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K San Francisco

Golden Gate park+Ocean Beach with a side of Buffalo. 😎 Ever changing scenery. Yummy chocolate. Shuttles are easily navigated. Expensive race (plus parking and shuttle) unless you get in a … MORE

Golden Gate park+Ocean Beach with a side of Buffalo. 😎 Ever changing scenery. Yummy chocolate. Shuttles are easily navigated. Expensive race (plus parking and shuttle) unless you get in a year early. Loooong Ocean Beach stretch so be prepared for that. Weather can be challenging and may alter course or distance. Expo is decent.

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Brazen New Year’s Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Brazen New Year’s Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Started the New Year off right! Part of Brazen’s Ultra Half Series. Pretty and changing views! Expertly run! Great people! Great medals! Loved it! MORE

Started the New Year off right! Part of Brazen’s Ultra Half Series. Pretty and changing views! Expertly run! Great people! Great medals! Loved it!

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Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Summit Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Up and up and up! Beautiful Saratoga. Fantastic race support and medals. Trails and trails. Cool weather so be prepared for fog/rain or sun/bugs. And dry or mud. Just depends. … MORE

Up and up and up! Beautiful Saratoga. Fantastic race support and medals. Trails and trails. Cool weather so be prepared for fog/rain or sun/bugs. And dry or mud. Just depends. A lot of single track with runners heading both ways. Lots of turns but course is easily followed.

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Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Well run~minus some signage/book snafus with relay pickup names. Great and friendly people. Nice residential scenery in mid to late Nov! Be prepared for super cold weather. Add in the … MORE

Well run~minus some signage/book snafus with relay pickup names. Great and friendly people. Nice residential scenery in mid to late Nov! Be prepared for super cold weather. Add in the 1 miles and 5k combos for more bling and fun. Loved the music and mascot race. Loved the neighborhood cheering sections. Visit the Tulsa Zoo while there!

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Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Loved doing the 1 miler and 5k back to back on Sat! Expo was amazing! Super friendly people! Take the kiddos for the runs and watch the mascot race! Well … MORE

Loved doing the 1 miler and 5k back to back on Sat! Expo was amazing! Super friendly people! Take the kiddos for the runs and watch the mascot race! Well run! I recommend visiting their zoo as well. Had a great time!

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Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Great flat and fast 1 mile race for extra bling on a great weekend! Take the kiddos! Amazing participation! Loved the mascots! Friendly people! Great expo! Great experience! MORE

Great flat and fast 1 mile race for extra bling on a great weekend! Take the kiddos! Amazing participation! Loved the mascots! Friendly people! Great expo! Great experience!

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Diablo Summit Stomp! (fka Brazen Diablo Trail Adventure)

Diablo Summit Stomp! (fka Brazen Diablo Trail Adventure)

Mt Diablo in the fall is a challenge. Has it been dry or wet? The course will vary between dry trail and sloppy mud/overgrown weeds given recent weather. AS support … MORE

Mt Diablo in the fall is a challenge. Has it been dry or wet? The course will vary between dry trail and sloppy mud/overgrown weeds given recent weather. AS support is great. There are AS cutoff times so be aware. The half goes on at same time as a 30k to the summit so watch your ribbons/signs. Miles 4-8 are uphill and exposed. 8-10 downhill. If it’s been a wet fall (not often) there can be up to 25 creek crossings! I prefer the spring version, the Diablo Trails Challenge. There is a 50k going on as well at that one. And it is usually wet. Well run with great medals and T-shirts

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Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Barren land~no shade~hot time of the year~full of unrelenting hills. Definitely a challenge, even for seasoned runners~so I’m told. Great volunteers and expertly run. Carry your own fuel/hydration. The AS … MORE

Barren land~no shade~hot time of the year~full of unrelenting hills. Definitely a challenge, even for seasoned runners~so I’m told. Great volunteers and expertly run. Carry your own fuel/hydration. The AS support is great but due to heat here AND the inability to get further in for another AS..it is a bit of a stretch between AS! Would not recommend as a first time half trail race! Great shirts and medals as well as volunteers!!

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Trail Hog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Trail Hog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Mostly exposed trail with varying conditions. One year was chilly, the next was hottest on record. Mount Hamilton in September! I carry extra water. AS support is great but it … MORE

Mostly exposed trail with varying conditions. One year was chilly, the next was hottest on record. Mount Hamilton in September! I carry extra water. AS support is great but it can be hot with u relenting sun on those trails. Expertly run. Great medals/shirts. Parking easy.

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Night Sweats Trail Marathon Fall

Night Sweats Trail Marathon Fall

Nighttime trail run in the headlands. Headlamps galore lighting up the trail for our 15k. Took 2/3 of my boys as well as the hubby. They all had fun. New … MORE

Nighttime trail run in the headlands. Headlamps galore lighting up the trail for our 15k. Took 2/3 of my boys as well as the hubby. They all had fun. New experience for us. I’d suggest multiple lamps. One headlamp didn’t do it for us but being newbies we didn’t know any better. Heard and saw lots of wildlife and amazing views atop the hills. Could’ve used another layer so go prepared. Lots of coyotes near the finish that ran in with us and several other runners—no harm done~seem to be staples of the area. Take a friend and have some fun. I don’t think I’d want to do it alone. We didn’t see but one person at the finish line that tossed us a medal..which was surprising given the multiple races going on. Hs some trouble with ribbons toward the end but another lamp may have remedied that problem. Overall it was fun and a new experience.

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Diablo Dash 5K

Diablo Dash 5K

Paved except for a small portion of trail. Despite it being flat, because of the trail..it’s not exactly strolled friendly. Maybe a jogger stroller. Can be hot this time of … MORE

Paved except for a small portion of trail. Despite it being flat, because of the trail..it’s not exactly strolled friendly. Maybe a jogger stroller. Can be hot this time of year but it’s a quick and easy 5k. Great run by great people.

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Dirty Dozen & Half Dozen Endurance Runs

Dirty Dozen & Half Dozen Endurance Runs

Flat-ish course of a 5k loop. Bay views. Set up a tent, bring food and drinks, put on your running shoes and see how many loops you can do! No … MORE

Flat-ish course of a 5k loop. Bay views. Set up a tent, bring food and drinks, put on your running shoes and see how many loops you can do! No stress. All fun! You can walk, jog or run~or a mixture of all. Your pace. Big medals. Sweatshirts and T-shirts. Fantastic support. Expertly Run. BBQ! Great weather. Loved it.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Walt Stack DSE Double Dipsea

Walt Stack DSE Double Dipsea

Nationally known~starting at Stinson Beach. Do yourself a favor and get there a day or two early and stay the night. Driving up in the morning can be a pain … MORE

Nationally known~starting at Stinson Beach. Do yourself a favor and get there a day or two early and stay the night. Driving up in the morning can be a pain and really bites if you get car sick! You start by the beach and before you’re even .2 into your race, you’re headed uphill onto the famous Dipsea Trail! This trail is gorgeous but oh so challenging. The race is setup to be a handicapped race. A limited number of runners are allowed. Earliest starters =oldest. To win, you have to pass every single person that went off in front of you! Most areas are single track with traffic headed both ways. Stunning ocean views. Amazing wildlife. 600+ Dipsea stairs. Steady climbs up hills names Insult and Cardiac are not misnamed. Time cutoffs in effect for each AS. But to be able to say you did it=priceless. Rewards are huge medals, a patch, a T-shirt and gorgeous scenery and wildlife. With a beach finish chaser. Stinson beach to Mill Valley and back!! The waters cold and oh so perfect to soak those piggies post race!!! Amazing race with amazing people!

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Buzz Oates No Excuses 5K

Buzz Oates No Excuses 5K

Who doesn’t love a race with dogs!? Dogs allowed! Flat and fast. Circles within a park. Loved that they provided paper to write a remembrance for Memorial Day on~I ran … MORE

Who doesn’t love a race with dogs!? Dogs allowed! Flat and fast. Circles within a park. Loved that they provided paper to write a remembrance for Memorial Day on~I ran for an uncle and my grandfather. Dog tag medals. Great park area.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
2
SWAG
4

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Nitro Trail Half Marathon/10K/5K

Nitro Trail Half Marathon/10K/5K

Beautiful scenery along the bay. Flat-ish course with a few rollers. Expertly Run with great medals and shirts that you actually want to wear. Options of tech or cotton. Brazen … MORE

Beautiful scenery along the bay. Flat-ish course with a few rollers. Expertly Run with great medals and shirts that you actually want to wear. Options of tech or cotton. Brazen Racing also allows for a hiker division so if you’re not a rabbit or don’t love the stress of cutoffs…this is the racing group for you!! Several races at various times of the year for Brazen are held on this course which has paved road as well as trails along the water. Try one!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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Ripon’s Run

Ripon’s Run

Great volunteers. This was their inaugural year~I sure hope they keep going strong. Medal was huge and beautiful. Out and back course that turns around in a state park after … MORE

Great volunteers. This was their inaugural year~I sure hope they keep going strong. Medal was huge and beautiful. Out and back course that turns around in a state park after running through various neighborhoods. The only issue I had was dealing with dust in the flat farm areas. A buff solves that…I will be back!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5

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Lam Research Heart & Soles Run

Lam Research Heart & Soles Run

I’m a soccer fan so running through Avaya Stadium was a no brainer for me. It was great~although it’s actually running around it by the long bar. Still great. Mostly … MORE

I’m a soccer fan so running through Avaya Stadium was a no brainer for me. It was great~although it’s actually running around it by the long bar. Still great. Mostly flat with some overpass hills. Overall fun time.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Modesto Marathon

Modesto Marathon

I participated in the Half Relay with my then, 13 year old. The relay has an easy exchange point and is flat and fast minus "Mt Modesto"-LOL. As long as … MORE

I participated in the Half Relay with my then, 13 year old. The relay has an easy exchange point and is flat and fast minus “Mt Modesto”-LOL. As long as you remember that you must provide your own relay exchange transportation it is super easy! I say that because alot of people stress over relay exchanges–this one was amazingly easy. Have fun!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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Victory Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Victory Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Flat course. Can be chilly. Paved trail. Park nearby. Great AS support. Do the Bay breeze race a couple weeks before to earn your mega medal!! MORE

Flat course. Can be chilly. Paved trail. Park nearby. Great AS support. Do the Bay breeze race a couple weeks before to earn your mega medal!!

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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T9 Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego

T9 Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego

Paved course from road to sidewalk. Starts near Sea World goes into park. Bib pickup was easy. Parking was a breeze. Wasn’t much to see. Medal/shirt was ok. Nothing really … MORE

Paved course from road to sidewalk. Starts near Sea World goes into park. Bib pickup was easy. Parking was a breeze. Wasn’t much to see. Medal/shirt was ok. Nothing really noteable either way~good or bad.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
2
SWAG
3

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Brazen New Year’s Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Brazen New Year’s Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Great flat-ish paved trail to start. Little rollers. Then, you turn and head up a big hill/trail. Reach the top, turn around and come down the big hill and back … MORE

Great flat-ish paved trail to start. Little rollers. Then, you turn and head up a big hill/trail. Reach the top, turn around and come down the big hill and back to finish. Great medals. Great way to start a new year!! Great AS support!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5

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Brazen Goonies Half Marathon (fka Lagoon Valley Half)

Brazen Goonies Half Marathon (fka Lagoon Valley Half)

Pretty and flat paved run for the first mile and a half or so~then it’s up hill to run trail and rock before heading back down to paved road briefly … MORE

Pretty and flat paved run for the first mile and a half or so~then it’s up hill to run trail and rock before heading back down to paved road briefly and into the woods/trail for a finish. First part rounds the lake and it’s amazing on a foggy morning~~completes the Goonies feel! Great theme and medals with shirts you actually want to wear post race. Run by great people and volunteers! Greatness AS support!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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Brazen Rocky Ridge Half Marathon Championship, 10K & 5K

Brazen Rocky Ridge Half Marathon Championship, 10K & 5K

Challenging for a 5k! Rewarding to know you conquered that hill! Fantastic shirts and medals with food for after. Usually pretty warm this time of year. Be prepared for different … MORE

Challenging for a 5k! Rewarding to know you conquered that hill! Fantastic shirts and medals with food for after. Usually pretty warm this time of year. Be prepared for different terrain within 3.1 miles. And be ready to climb! Aid stations are packed well and people are friendly to all levels.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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Trail Hog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Trail Hog Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Great course with support and well put together. Can be hot and exposed. Parking is easy. I get carsick very easily~so if that’s you...head up there early and take into … MORE

Great course with support and well put together. Can be hot and exposed. Parking is easy. I get carsick very easily~so if that’s you…head up there early and take into consideration. Run by great folks. Cool medals and shirts.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5

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Dirty Dozen & Half Dozen Endurance Runs

Dirty Dozen & Half Dozen Endurance Runs

Flat-ish course. They offer a morning 5k/10k as well as a 6/12 relay and single runs. You can run either as well as relay and/or single as long as your … MORE

Flat-ish course. They offer a morning 5k/10k as well as a 6/12 relay and single runs. You can run either as well as relay and/or single as long as your at start when the 5/10 start. Usually a sweatshirt is available,T-shirt’s and great medals!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Brazen New Year’s Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Brazen New Year’s Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Paved trail. Usually good weather/chilly. Gentle rollers~out and back. Lake views. Stroller friendly. Great way to start a new year!!! Amazing volunteers and support! MORE

Paved trail. Usually good weather/chilly. Gentle rollers~out and back. Lake views. Stroller friendly. Great way to start a new year!!! Amazing volunteers and support!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5

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Dirty Dozen & Half Dozen Endurance Runs

Dirty Dozen & Half Dozen Endurance Runs

Ran with my husband and then 12 year old. Beautiful run along the bay on a flat-ish course. For the 6 hr relay, the teams basically run 5k loops as … MORE

Ran with my husband and then 12 year old. Beautiful run along the bay on a flat-ish course. For the 6 hr relay, the teams basically run 5k loops as many times as they can. In the last hour, a smaller loop opens so you can add distance without having to go out on the big loop (if not fast enough to make it back in time). Exchanges are easy. Small family/party like atmosphere. Great aS support and fantastic medals/shirts you actually wanna wear!!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Victory Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Victory Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Flat course. AS support great. Easily followed trail. Different “terrain” from paved road to railroad tie/wooden planks to sidewalk. Circles a park at turn around. If you run this race … MORE

Flat course. AS support great. Easily followed trail. Different “terrain” from paved road to railroad tie/wooden planks to sidewalk. Circles a park at turn around. If you run this race and the Brazen Racing Bay breeze, you earn a Mega medal-which is amazing.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5

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Bay Breeze Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Bay Breeze Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Flat and paved for first 3/4 mile or so. Then, small gravel like trail. Out and back basically. Bay/water views. Playgrounds/park for family waiting. Ideal race for running with stroller … MORE

Flat and paved for first 3/4 mile or so. Then, small gravel like trail. Out and back basically. Bay/water views. Playgrounds/park for family waiting. Ideal race for running with stroller (if desired). Great people. Great medals.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
5

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