Overall Rating
Overall Rating (49 Reviews)
4.7
(49 Ratings)(49 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.1
SCENERY
3.9
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.6
What makes this such a popular race? Is it the refreshing cool breezes in August?  The flat course?  The race shirt?  The finisher medal? The custom age group medals?  Probably the ‘It’s It’ ice cream sandwiches at the finish! Find out for yourself at our annual Summer Breeze races at … MORE
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    cnclx VOLUNTEER '18

    I run this course second times--1st Bay Breeze in winter, 2nd Summer Breeze in summer. The course is same and weather was cool in winter, warm (not too hot) in … MORE

    I run this course second times–1st Bay Breeze in winter, 2nd Summer Breeze in summer.
    The course is same and weather was cool in winter, warm (not too hot) in summer.
    The volunteer group was amazing by guiding runner on course, providing water/ drink and taking photos.
    The best part of the race–the photos are free and uploaded into website for downloading in 1 or 2 days.
    You can pick up your BIB in the morning of race day which is convenient.
    I want to come back and run again.

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    daannisshh REPEAT RUNNER '18

    There's one hill on the whole course which makes it super simple. The harder part of this race was actually fighting against the wind, but on the other hand the … MORE

    There’s one hill on the whole course which makes it super simple. The harder part of this race was actually fighting against the wind, but on the other hand the wind felt so nice when I was halfway through and tired.

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    Hodor FIRST-TIMER '18

    Nice and easy flat course at the San Leandro Marina Park that allows you to run alongside the water coast. There was plenty of free parking and Brazen did a … MORE

    Nice and easy flat course at the San Leandro Marina Park that allows you to run alongside the water coast. There was plenty of free parking and Brazen did a great job hosting the event with plenty of friendly volunteers, delicious snacks/ice cream sandwiches, and the medal & shirt design were awesome.

    Great race to set that PR you’ve been training for.

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    ndoanuk REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The Brazen Race is a lot of fun. it is well organized and has great after run snacks. I love the course. It is flat and the timing always has … MORE

    The Brazen Race is a lot of fun. it is well organized and has great after run snacks. I love the course. It is flat and the timing always has good cool weather. Great views out and back overlooking the bay.

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    melissasims3 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I love this race for a variety of reasons: 1. Brazen Racing - always a good production, well organized 2. Easy and FREE parking 3. Pretty scenery along the bay. … MORE

    I love this race for a variety of reasons:
    1. Brazen Racing – always a good production, well organized
    2. Easy and FREE parking
    3. Pretty scenery along the bay.
    4. Race morning bib pickup is allowed 🙂
    5. Cool medals – and custom medals for age group wins
    6. Flat and fast course
    7. Great food after the race

    This is the same course as the “Bay Breeze” race in February. I’ll be doing that one too!

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    melissasims3 FIRST-TIMER '17

    This race is the same course as Brazen's Bay Breeze race that takes place in February. It's a flat course with nice bay views. Start is at the park adjacent … MORE

    This race is the same course as Brazen’s Bay Breeze race that takes place in February. It’s a flat course with nice bay views. Start is at the park adjacent to the San Leandro Marina and the course is out and back mostly along the water. This is a well organized race with lots of snacks post-race. Easy parking on the street or in lots by the marina.

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    Jen_L REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This was the second time I ran the half marathon. Last year, the course was a tiny bit short; this year, it was 0.2 miles too long (according to my … MORE

    This was the second time I ran the half marathon. Last year, the course was a tiny bit short; this year, it was 0.2 miles too long (according to my Garmin)! So, I’d say that, usually, this is a good PR course. They always manage to get great, cool weather, despite the August date. And it’s pancake flat. With the longer course this year, and the fact that I was the 2:20 pacer, it was especially challenging.

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    tommy VOLUNTEER '17

    This is one of the flatter courses for Brazen but the views of the bay are fantastic and you get a nice sea breeze for the entire route. I ran … MORE

    This is one of the flatter courses for Brazen but the views of the bay are fantastic and you get a nice sea breeze for the entire route. I ran this in years past but this time around decided to do the volunteer instead. I helped with the parking and then passing out the medals, what a great feeling seeing all the happy runnings finish.

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    hair4win REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Doesn't matter your age your physical fitness or your ability as long you keep your self active you can do what everyone can do. And it was my surprised to … MORE

    Doesn’t matter your age your physical fitness or your ability as long you keep your self active you can do what everyone can do. And it was my surprised to be in one of ageless wonders.

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    Kathleen REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I ran the 5k here and PRed! Great course: scenic, flat, and plenty of space along the roads for runners and walkers alike. There were a ton of vendors and … MORE

    I ran the 5k here and PRed! Great course: scenic, flat, and plenty of space along the roads for runners and walkers alike. There were a ton of vendors and volunteers at the finish line and everyone was super friendly.

    This was my first race with Brazen racing and I have to say, they are some of the friendliest and organized bunch I’ve met.

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    swcheng15 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I'm new to running and new to Brazen races. This is my third Brazen race and they are definitely solid. They have aid stations consistently set up, the volunteers are … MORE

    I’m new to running and new to Brazen races. This is my third Brazen race and they are definitely solid. They have aid stations consistently set up, the volunteers are super nice, and the spread afterward is great, with fruit, bagels, chips, etc, and its it ice cream. They announce your name when you cross the finish line, and the medals are a great size and quality. I definitely will continue to run their races.

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    Grey2Phoenix REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I have been running Brazen races for four years now and they are always a great experience. The Summer Breeze run was a good flat course along the shoreline. Brazen … MORE

    I have been running Brazen races for four years now and they are always a great experience.
    The Summer Breeze run was a good flat course along the shoreline.
    Brazen always has great shirt and medal designs, which are always appreciated. They also have an amazing spread of food after the race, including ice cream after every race!

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    peachie470 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Once again Brazen Racing put on a top notch race. Summer breeze the sister race to Bay breeze is an easy course along the bay in San leandro and Hayward. … MORE

    Once again Brazen Racing put on a top notch race. Summer breeze the sister race to Bay breeze is an easy course along the bay in San leandro and Hayward. The weather is always great for running and the course can lead itself for an easy PR. The only knock I have on the course is depending on the tide, the smell of rotting vegetation can be a bit overwhelming.
    The aide stations are always stocked with great volunteers and anything you could ever need for a race.

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    stacyrowe FIRST-TIMER '17

    Medals were great. People super nice. Over by 12:00. Excellent. Love the starting line. Perfect location. Can't wait to do it next year. New tradition. MORE

    Medals were great. People super nice. Over by 12:00. Excellent. Love the starting line. Perfect location. Can’t wait to do it next year. New tradition.

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    PeteSinCA Aug 10, 2017 at 5:41am

    Bay Breeze in February is the same venue and course, with different weather. Check it out, too!

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    skyebaby REPEAT RUNNER '16

    This is a great, flat, quick race, with beautiful views, awesome aid stations, fantastic food post-race, and nice swag. I'll definitely be doing this one annually! MORE

    This is a great, flat, quick race, with beautiful views, awesome aid stations, fantastic food post-race, and nice swag. I’ll definitely be doing this one annually!

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    RamSeaside REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Whether you're a front-of-the-pack speedster or someone running their very first race to lose weight and get healthy you'll find a friendly, welcoming group of supportive runners at all Brazen … MORE

    Whether you’re a front-of-the-pack speedster or someone running their very first race to lose weight and get healthy you’ll find a friendly, welcoming group of supportive runners at all Brazen events.

    Summer Breeze is flat, fast and always pleasantly cool as the course follows along the water. I’ve run this half a dozen times and I couldn’t recommend it more.

    After the race you discover the finisher medals, shirts, food and extras are fantastic – sign up for this race before it sells out.

    A professional, well-managed race that you’ll love. A++

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    nicoya528 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Awesome weather and location for a run very flat trail and great for first time half marathoners...this was my second one and it definitely was a challenge but glad o … MORE

    Awesome weather and location for a run very flat trail and great for first time half marathoners…this was my second one and it definitely was a challenge but glad o finished bring extra water and use the restroom before taking off not that many toilets on the trail

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    bharat20 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I have run 5 Brazen races so far this year and I loved each and every one of them. The Summer Breeze Half Marathon is pretty cool. It is very … MORE

    I have run 5 Brazen races so far this year and I loved each and every one of them. The Summer Breeze Half Marathon is pretty cool. It is very flat with 25% on a paved trial and 75% on gravel. The course runs along the Bay water with cool views and nice features like bridges etc. The fuel stations were very well placed and overall the race was very well organized.

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    niss1207 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Brazen puts on THE BEST races, with the best post race swag! So well organized and so fun to run! I judge all races by Brazen standards now, and most … MORE

    Brazen puts on THE BEST races, with the best post race swag! So well organized and so fun to run! I judge all races by Brazen standards now, and most can’t live up to them. The it’s it’s are a welcome touch too!

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    sesposito2 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Pros: Parking availability; scenery; organization of bibs/shirts pickup day of; announcements about race/rules/etiquette; after race food was amazing Cons: While they say they're stroller friendly, it was not great. Grass … MORE

    Pros: Parking availability; scenery; organization of bibs/shirts pickup day of; announcements about race/rules/etiquette; after race food was amazing
    Cons: While they say they’re stroller friendly, it was not great. Grass at the beginning and loose gravel most of the 3rd mile – I probably added 2 minutes to my time because I couldn’t possibly run faster with the stroller in that gravel. Also early bib pickup is only convenient for people who either don’t work or only work/live in the Berkeley/Oakland area (but day of pick up was not as bad as they warned). End of race volunteers seemed very overwhelmed with passing out water AND the medals. None of the people around me got medals at the finish, just water and we had to go back to ask for our medals. Hope Brazen works on that system for the next race.

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