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@leeannart

Costa Mesa, CA Raving since 2016 Marathon Maniacs, Half Fanatics active 4 years ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    A Snail's Pace

  • Rave race:

    Long Beach Half Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:
  • I run because:

    it makes me feel alive. I used to think running wasn’t my thing. The day I jogged a mile, that changed. I run to dream big and feel free. I run to be with friends. I run because it’s hard. Heck, I run because running is freakin’ awesome!

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5K Ventura, CA Nov 13, 2016 27:00

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
5K Ventura, CA Nov 13, 2016 27:00
5K Long Beach, CA Oct 2, 2016

My Raves

Do not be deceived by the title - Surfer's Point Marathon encompasses just that - plus other race distances: half marathon, 10K, and 5K. There's something for everybody. Walkers are … MORE

Do not be deceived by the title – Surfer’s Point Marathon encompasses just that – plus other race distances: half marathon, 10K, and 5K. There’s something for everybody. Walkers are also allowed on the course; the marathon finish time is a generous 7 hours.
I loved this race! The feel was mellow yet timely, the race was organized into clear start waves within each race — and staggered start times for each of the distances. The MC was pleasant and entertaining.
This was the farthest yet I’ve travelled to race, coming some 100 miles away. We drove in early morning, packet pick up is also allowed on race day (yay!) and started promptly at 6; the course was casual and open, meaning other non-racers were strolling along the path too, but there was no congestion because the path/boardwalk was wide enough. It was fun to get randomly splashed by the incoming surf. The views along the course are A-mazing with the rolling waves and “beach vibes.”

I did the 5K – flat, easy course, easy to follow; there were volunteers handing out water/gatorade and directing us as we looped around to head back to the finish line. Perks of this are: 2 tacos from a delicious taco truck; 1 beer; PLUS award medals for top 3 finishers in EACH race division for EACH age group and EACH gender. So if you feel your time is competitive in the top 3; you have a stand out chance.
Awards and medals aside, this course is fresh and flat — highly recommend, at least for a shorter distance. The marathoners had to do 2 loops of the half marathon route. In the morning, temps were a chill 58-60 degrees, by the time the race started, the sun was shining and easily by 8 am, it was HOT. So I felt that marathon runners were sweating it out…just something to keep in mind…

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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The course is fun and flat with plenty of views of the Long Beach Marina and Queen Mary. This is a great race for first time racers as well as … MORE

The course is fun and flat with plenty of views of the Long Beach Marina and Queen Mary. This is a great race for first time racers as well as the seasoned runner looking to set a PR. While there are no water stations (at least for the 5K), there are plenty of cheer stations which you run through that help boost that power! Who knew that running through a crowd of youth going “wooooooo” totally helps! When I did this run in 2014 (it’s inaugural year), there were several bands playing when you went around for a turn — nice surprise! Overall, the energy on this race is A-mazing. The path is plenty wide (except for when we loop around the dock) and has a nice finishing/welcoming area. For spectators, you can cheer your friends on easily at the start and the finish. The finish line was great with all runners getting a ticket for a post-run sandwich; the vendors there were friendly (coffee; power bars, etc). Not that I run for medals or anything but the finisher medal here was spectacular – sturdy, solid, with glitter and moving parts. How awesome is that!
If you like the words fast, fun, beautiful, cool (weather wise, and style too), Aloha, Hawaii — then check out this race! Offered in 5K and 10K.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4
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