Overall Rating
Overall Rating (43 Reviews)
4.7
(43 Ratings)(43 Reviews)
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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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    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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    sullyseana FIRST-TIMER '17

    The flattest of all the brazen trail runs!!! Set your personal best or try a longer distance for your first time! Beautiful weather!!! Run this track twice a year every … MORE

    The flattest of all the brazen trail runs!!! Set your personal best or try a longer distance for your first time! Beautiful weather!!! Run this track twice a year every year!!

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    pasq77 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    The Summer Breeze is my favorite flat Brazen race. I love running by the bay or the ocean and Summer Breeze provides you with great views of the bay and … MORE

    The Summer Breeze is my favorite flat Brazen race. I love running by the bay or the ocean and Summer Breeze provides you with great views of the bay and the San Mateo Bridge. This is my second time running the 10k and while I did not PR I was happy with my time.

    Like all Brazen races registration and packet pick up is simple and easy, you can have your packet mailed to you, pick it up at a specific sponsor location the Thursday or Friday prior to the race day or you can sign up and get your packet on race day. There is always plenty of parking at this race it just depends on how far your willing to walk to the start.

    The weather was perfect with a bit of fog and cooler temps for the entire 10k run. The race as stated is pretty flat, you head out from the San Leandro Marina south towards San Lorenzo along the bay. This race is fun it draws some local onlookers who cheer you on and all your senses are in use you can hear the water and the sea birds, smell and taste the salt in the air as well as the views of the bay and the bridge. Whether it’s your 1st or 100th 10k I recommend this race. This was my favorite medal this year and as usual Brazens aid stations are well stocked, and you always get your It’s-It once you finish!

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    PeteSinCA Aug 09, 2017 at 12:47pm

    The Breeze races may be Brazen's flattest courses. The courses are mostly exposed, so sunny or cloudy matters.

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    greeneyegirl9 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    have done the half marathon on this course several times but this year decided to do the 10k with my 8 year old daughter. As this is a nice flat … MORE

    have done the half marathon on this course several times but this year decided to do the 10k with my 8 year old daughter. As this is a nice flat out and back course lots of people sign up to do this one. My daughter was amazed at the fully stocked aid stations. It was hard to pull her away from Jelly Belly’s, Mike n Ikes, and gummy bears. Everyone on course were very supportive. Brazen puts your name on your bib if you sign up early. She loved hearing her name as we passed or were passed by fellow runners. This is a perfect race for beginners. This years race was really really cold so I suggest wearing layers for this race. By the way, you can always come across the finish line like my daughter. Flip Fantastic 🙂

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    fluff101 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Great race for first timers, walkers or if your looking to PR. Quick and flat. Beautiful view looking over the Marina and airplanes raking off. Tees are always quirky and … MORE

    Great race for first timers, walkers or if your looking to PR. Quick and flat. Beautiful view looking over the Marina and airplanes raking off. Tees are always quirky and cool.

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    noneleft REPEAT RUNNER '16

    The name of this race should have been the Summer Freeze. It was colder in August than in February when the same race is run as the Bay Breeze. This … MORE

    The name of this race should have been the Summer Freeze. It was colder in August than in February when the same race is run as the Bay Breeze. This course is flat and fast which is perfect for setting a PR. I did that today in the 10k! You do not stray more than a few feet from the Bay. Brazen races are first rate. The aid stations are spaced 2 to 3 miles apart and are well stocked with the usually sweet and salty snacks, water, sports drink, cookies, and Gu. 5k and 10k runners receive a cotton gender specific t-shirt with the option to upgrade to a tech T. Half marathon runners received a tech T. All finishers receive a very nice medal. There is post race food with bagels, fruit, sweet and salty snacks, and everyone gets an It’s It ice cream sandwich.

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    Jen_L FIRST-TIMER '16

    Thanks to very cool, cloudy conditions, I PR'd at this race. If the sun came out, it would've been a totally different ballgame, as there's no shade anywhere along the … MORE

    Thanks to very cool, cloudy conditions, I PR’d at this race. If the sun came out, it would’ve been a totally different ballgame, as there’s no shade anywhere along the course. The other pros: it’s nearly impossible to run longer than 13.1 miles and it’s super flat. The cons? There’s gravel for 8 miles, which can slow you down, and there are parts of the trail that are very narrow. It’s crowded at the beginning, but thins out pretty quickly. As always, Brazen does a great job with race organization, swag, and aid stations/post-race food. Highly recommended!

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