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@nicbanda

Long Beach, CA Raving since 2015 Active 7 years, 9 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    GRVL Runners

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    Long Beach Marathon (Super Combo)

  • I run because:

    For my family. Running keeps me healthy so I can live a long to enjoy the family that God has blessed me with.

My Races

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
10K Long Beach, CA Sep 25, 2016 1:05:00
Bike and Run Combo Long Beach, CA Oct 9, 2016 4:34:00

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Bike and Run Combo Long Beach, CA Oct 9, 2016 4:34:00
10K Long Beach, CA Sep 25, 2016 1:05:00
Bike and Run Combo Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 4:58:00

My Raves

This is my second year in row running the SUPER COMBO. 5K on Saturday is so much fun and with the end of the race ending in the Aquarium of … MORE

This is my second year in row running the SUPER COMBO. 5K on Saturday is so much fun and with the end of the race ending in the Aquarium of the Pacific, it’s such an awesome experience.
For the Bike Tour and Half Marathon on Sunday, it was beautiful day, temps were just right. The Bike Corral was handled superbly this year as they finally have a system down right and PLENTY of spots to park bikes. I use my beach cruiser so I need the extra space. The Run went well, except a few table were low or out of water…don’t know if the Volunteers were just caught off guard or they ran out supplies. I could tell some of the Nuun tables were out of the Electrolyte drink.
Other than that, everything went super smooth and perfect. The fan base in Long Beach is awesome. Lots of people line up along the roads.

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This a beautiful flat run along the beach. This is the second year they hosted this race. They improved registration and bib pickup (same morning as race) as the layout … MORE

This a beautiful flat run along the beach. This is the second year they hosted this race. They improved registration and bib pickup (same morning as race) as the layout of the event was improved and volunteers were quick and organized. Unfortunately, many/most runners show up 30 min prior to the race and this created a huge delay in the race (started 30 min late) and long wait lines. I got there an hour early as they recommended and bib pickup was a breeze.
I’ll definitely do it again next year as they continue to become more organized. I think 3K families tend to show up later and this creates the huge surge just before race time. Otherwise, they have kids fun zone area, lots of great sponsers, freebies, recovery booth. Course layout/start was great improved this year so that 3K participants did not interfere with 10K participants (as they did last year).

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Long Beach is always a beautiful run. Its a relatively flat course along the beach. Lots of spectators, volunteers, and residents come out show lots of love. It was hot … MORE

Long Beach is always a beautiful run. Its a relatively flat course along the beach. Lots of spectators, volunteers, and residents come out show lots of love. It was hot run, but they had a plenty of water along the whole route. This is my second time combo Bike/Run – first time Super Combo. 5K run was SO much fun. Ending in the Aquarium of the Pacific was a amazing experience. Bike Tour is always really fun. My only complaint was there was one person checking people into the Bike Corral before the race. It created a line and more anxiety then needed. Didn’t have that problem last year though. Half Marathon run went smooth. You hit your biggest “hills” early, within miles (1-5) and it’s pretty flat the remainder of the way. I look forward to this race every year.

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