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@JunS

Davis, CA Raving since 2019 active 7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Honolulu, HI Dec 8, 2019 4:00:15
Half Marathon Richmond, CA Feb 29, 2020 1:43:39
10K Santa Rosa, CA Aug 24, 2019 51:05
1 Miler Honolulu, HI Dec 7, 2019 9:20

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Santa Ynez, CA Nov 21, 2020

Past Races (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10 Miler San Francisco, CA Oct 4, 2020
Half Marathon Richmond, CA Feb 29, 2020 1:43:39
Marathon Honolulu, HI Dec 8, 2019 4:00:15
1 Miler Honolulu, HI Dec 7, 2019 9:20
Half Marathon Davis, CA Nov 23, 2019 1:52:20
Half Marathon Sacramento, CA Oct 6, 2019 1:53:40
10K Santa Rosa, CA Aug 24, 2019 51:05
10K Sacramento, CA Nov 22, 2018 52:00

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Although it was my first marathon, I ran a couple of half marathons before this and found that this race was the most disorganized one. The race starts at Ala … MORE

Although it was my first marathon, I ran a couple of half marathons before this and found that this race was the most disorganized one.

The race starts at Ala Moana Park and finishes at Kapiolani Park. There was Bus Service from the goal to the start, but the line was very long and we almost missed the start time.

There was no clothing check-in at the start area on Race Day – it was only on the day before from 10 am to 5 pm at Kapiolani.

At Ala Moana, portable restrooms were also mess. So many people lined up and the area was too dark to see anything inside the toilet.

It was instructed to stage in the corresponding banner area designated by bib color (by estimated goal time), but many were not following the rule. In fact, the staging area was so crowded, it was almost impossible to move from the entrance to the appropriate banner area.

There were no time pacers.

The first 10 K was from Waikiki to Downtown, before dawn. I saw some Christmas illuminations, but nothing was impressive. Since both Marathon and 10 K start from the same place at the same time (and as mentioned above slow runners and “walkers” were at up-front), the course was very crowded by runners/walkers of different pace.

The second 10K around Diamond Head was not so much the challenge, but the following 15 K on the highway was very long – I saw many people walking here. The last 5 K again around Diamond Head was supper challenging due to hill and hot and humid weather; the area was supposed to be with superb scenery, but I could not enjoy it very much.

Aid stations were plenty (16 stations) with water, Gatorade, and occasional gels, but I still got dehydrated.

The finish area was not organized either. Although I enjoyed Malasadas and banana, not much help was provided. It was not easy to find the finisher’s T-shirt distribution tent. Probably, there was enough support for Japanese runners/walkers who attended the race through private tours, but I felt official support from the organizer was minimal.

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This is just a fun one-mile family event. Wave started but still there were too many people on the course. Only positive was scenery at Waikiki since it started at … MORE

This is just a fun one-mile family event. Wave started but still there were too many people on the course. Only positive was scenery at Waikiki since it started at 7 am – instead of 5 am for the marathon on the following day. I could see the beach!

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The race starts and finishes at William Land Park, which is a large park and we had a difficulty in finding a booth to get our bibs. Race is well … MORE

The race starts and finishes at William Land Park, which is a large park and we had a difficulty in finding a booth to get our bibs. Race is well organized with enough aid stations. Scenery was not great first half, but after Tower Bridge, the narrow path along the river was beautiful. You’ll enjoy a cowbell medal (to cheer other runners) and refreshment (and beer) after the race.

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Because this was my first race, this review is not a comparison with any other races. I enjoyed the race a lot and would come back - probably longer distance. … MORE

Because this was my first race, this review is not a comparison with any other races. I enjoyed the race a lot and would come back – probably longer distance. Once you leave Downtown Santa Rosa, the course is along the creek for 5K, 10K and Half. Only Full goes to Wine Country.

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