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@loungesong

San Francisco, CA Raving since 2022 Active 2 months, 1 week ago

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Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Feb 6, 2022 1:52:04

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Calistoga, CA Mar 3, 2024
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Feb 5, 2023 1:59:00
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Feb 6, 2022 1:52:04

My Raves

This is a very well organized race. You run from Calistoga to downtown Napa on the Silverado Trail. Of course it's beautiful. The rain was lighter than expected and was … MORE

This is a very well organized race. You run from Calistoga to downtown Napa on the Silverado Trail. Of course it’s beautiful. The rain was lighter than expected and was not a factor this Sunday. Apparently rain in the forecast is an annual problem for this race.

It was smaller than I thought which could be a plus. You will have no problem getting to the front of the pack if needed. The expo, transportation, course, and finish area were easy to navigate and ran smoothly.

Although a net downhill there are some slight grades. There are only a few 90 degree turns on the entire course which means I only over ran but about 0.2 miles.

The only reason I gave it a 4 for scenery was because it is QUIET. It is a difficult race to spectate which resulted in only 3 or 4 areas where there were spectators cheering you on and it was maybe up to 50 people. Outside of those places it was dead silent. This may be a plus for you.

The water stops were placed well except for the 1st one which randomly had electrolytes on the opposite side of the street from the water on the outside of a bend in the road. Strange.

The small expo is easy to visit. From a logistical standpoint this is a great marathon.

The only negative

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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I'm usually not officially trained for this race--but it's close to where I live and fun after the undoing of my fall marathon through the holidays. The timing is great … MORE

I’m usually not officially trained for this race–but it’s close to where I live and fun after the undoing of my fall marathon through the holidays. The timing is great after I get more serious about training Jan 1.

Like everyone says, it is a massive downhill course with the only real uphill the last 1/4 mile. Can be windy on the Great Highway (especially northbound) but this ear the wind was blowing at 90 degrees so wasn’t too much of a factor. They also went back to the original course in the park which cuts off the distance on the Great Highway by about .5 mile which is great.

Not many spectators except for Lincoln/Great Highway (families near the finish). Awesome T-Shirt this year (soft cotton long sleeve). Usually has a nice medal, too.

Really need to stay on your inside corners–I ran this one with almost .25 extra distance!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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This is a fast course that is feels like two equal halves. The first half is a net downhill through Golden Gate Park. The second half is completely flat along … MORE

This is a fast course that is feels like two equal halves. The first half is a net downhill through Golden Gate Park. The second half is completely flat along the Pacific Ocean on the Great Highway. Can we windy, but was flat calm in 2022. Parking is not overly difficult as this race is relatively small so you can park in the neighborhood if you are willing to walk afterwards. It is easy to over run in the first half as there are a lot of long sweeping turns that you can streamline. Sometimes I was running almost .1 miles too far by not staying to the inside. They gave out some kind of disgusting electrolyte water instead of play water at the finish. Gross!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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