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@georgewithano

Lake Forest, CA Raving since 2019 Active 2 years, 5 months ago

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Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 1, 2020 2:07:41

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 1, 2020 2:07:41
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 31, 2019 2:22:21

My Raves

This is a beautiful run, not too hilly, wide roads to pass runners, and a fun racing expo. Also, paying tribute to Kobe Bryant on mile 8 and 24 was … MORE

This is a beautiful run, not too hilly, wide roads to pass runners, and a fun racing expo. Also, paying tribute to Kobe Bryant on mile 8 and 24 was an excellent touch.

However, the supply did not match the demand. Runners were constantly having to slow down to wait for water cups, there were not nearly enough bathrooms, and many runners got lost trying to find parking/shuttles because Surf City sent us an email with the wrong address. It’s already very stressful to wake up early on a Sunday for a 13- or 26-mile run; it’s even more stressful when you have no idea where to go and nearly miss a race you paid $150 for.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5
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I have run a few 5Ks and 10Ks, but this was my first half marathon, and so I have nothing to compare it to. Encinitas is a charming beach town … MORE

I have run a few 5Ks and 10Ks, but this was my first half marathon, and so I have nothing to compare it to. Encinitas is a charming beach town that was fun to explore as we ran. The view of the beach itself while running wasn’t quite what I expected. Some of it was nice, but other parts were obstructed by beach campers and their RVs.

Highlights of the race: the town, the FABULOUS medal, free sunscreen before race, power-up snacks, supportive folks cheering us on

Negatives: air conditioner not working on the shuttle ride back, port-a-potty lines too long and disorganized, random kids constantly standing in the middle of the finish line

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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