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Overall Rating (46 Reviews)
4.5
(46 Ratings)(46 Reviews)
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From fire trails to single track, pavement to wooden boardwalks, these courses have it all. Just make sure you don’t get too distracted by the views that you don’t notice where you’re running! All courses include rolling hills that are very “runnable”. And don’t be too scared of the hills. … MORE
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    noneleft REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is my third year running this race. First year was the 5k and the last two years, I have run the half marathon. This race takes place at Coyote … MORE

    This is my third year running this race. First year was the 5k and the last two years, I have run the half marathon.
    This race takes place at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont. Comprised of nearly 978 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, the park is located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay in Southern Alameda County.
    The half marathon is a two lap course. It has a mix of pavement, fire roads, and single track. I would say that there is a 50/50 pavement/dirt ratio for this race. The elevation is 675′ and the hills are “runnable” without too much strain. I enjoyed this course despite having to go out and run the loop twice. This year, we were able to run on the boardwalk sections because we did not have a ton of rain as we did in 2017. There were no muddy sections. The course was perfect.
    All runner received top notch finisher’s medal. Half marathoners received a long sleeved tech tee. 5k/10k received a cotton shirt. All five half marathon aid stations were stocked with water, sports drink, fruit, sweet and salty snacks, and Gu.
    As we crossed the finish line, we were greeted with Race Director Sam calling out our names. It’s always nice to hear your name after being out on the course for so long.
    Finish line food consisted of bagels, pastries, sweet and salty snacks, fruit, and It’s It ice cream sandwiches.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this race.

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    damnchap FIRST-TIMER '18

    Another nice race, his is an easy-ish course, with great views of the South Bay. Great place to have a race - loved the location. Race support was great as … MORE

    Another nice race, his is an easy-ish course, with great views of the South Bay. Great place to have a race – loved the location. Race support was great as always. First time at this location, and the course seemed pretty easy – but it fooled me into going out to fast and I paid the price at the finish, one of my slowest 10K times. Not Brazen racing’s fault – my general stupidity. Parking off site with bus transport to the start was easy and fast, and you shouldn’t worry at all about it.

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    FunkyRunner FIRST-TIMER '18

    I participated in the Brazen Coyote Hills half marathon as a first time runner. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but it ended up being a … MORE

    I participated in the Brazen Coyote Hills half marathon as a first time runner. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but it ended up being a great experience. The volunteers were supportive and helpful, and there was a good number of aid stations along the course. I would definitely race with Brazen again based on my experience at Coyote Hills.

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    kalinarun FIRST-TIMER '18

    The view of the Bay is amazing. Challenging but awesome hilly course. Race was well organized and the support was great. I love running in this area. MORE

    The view of the Bay is amazing. Challenging but awesome hilly course. Race was well organized and the support was great. I love running in this area.

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    khy-bear FIRST-TIMER '18

    It starts with that there is no parking at the race area, they have you park at a set location and shuttle you in to the race start. so you … MORE

    It starts with that there is no parking at the race area, they have you park at a set location and shuttle you in to the race start. so you need to arrive even earlier so you can catch the shuttle (remember that there are 3 races that day, Half, 10k, and 5k). They have plenty of shuttles but the line can get quite long. They first race they let the half people start then about 5 or 10 min later they start the 10k and then they have the 5k after. This race is not the best to get a PR. The start was very packed and the path that you run on is for 2 people wide so if you are trying to pass people good luck. making it a very slow start if you are near the back of the pack. one of the cool things is that you run on this dock path, just be careful in the morning because it can cause the wood to be slippery (don’t want to slip and fall into the water). for the 5k there is one water stop. it is a loop type of race. you get a cotton t-shirt that is built into the price but you can upgrade to a tech shirt for a few bucks more (just make sure you sign up in advance so they can order your tech shirt size). I like how they have shirts that go up to 4XL in mens and 3XL in women. The medal that they have for the race are awesome. they are not just a little thing but one that is the size of your hand. when you are finished with the race you can have some water and a its-it ice cream sandwich. differently a race that i would recommend if you want to just get out there and try a 5k.

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    melissasims3 FIRST-TIMER '18

    My favorite thing about this run was the views. Also very organized with buses, bag check, etc. The only thing that I didn't like was the bottleneck at the start … MORE

    My favorite thing about this run was the views. Also very organized with buses, bag check, etc. The only thing that I didn’t like was the bottleneck at the start of the race – the narrow wooden paths meant I had to walk at the beginning for awhile which was a bummer for my time. Fun race anyway with great weather.

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    mikebeckwith REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is a super fun race that I look forward to each year. The half marathon is a double loop + lollipop out and back. I don't know if that's … MORE

    This is a super fun race that I look forward to each year. The half marathon is a double loop + lollipop out and back. I don’t know if that’s official, but it sounds cool. 🙂
    It is held at Coyote Hills Regional Park, and runs around the park, over to near the Dumbarton Bridge, then back. Very runnable rolling hills. Total elevation gain on the half is only about 700′. This is >90% (non exact math) paved bike/running path.
    Aid stations and volunteers are super awesome as always. There is a really cool finish to the race, which goes down a very short downhill trail, and loops you around to the finish.
    Oh, and there isn’t parking at the start, but Sam and Jas spoil us with luxury busses to get us over to the start. We get to park in a really nice parking lot just over a mile away, and then jump in our fancy busses.
    This is must do race if you are unsure about hills etc. This is a nice warm up. Plus it brings out the coolest people ever.
    PC: Jay B.

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    M_Sohaskey Jan 30, 2018 at 2:59pm

    Buses to the start?? Just when you thought Brazen couldn't get any better! Sounds like a field trip and half marathon all rolled into one. Thanks for another great review Mike, and congrats on a nice start to the year... any chance the streak is on? ;)

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    PeteSinCA Feb 03, 2018 at 7:35am

    Parking in Coyote Hills park is pretty limited, so the shuttles are a necessity. A really well done necessity. My first CH, also my first Brazen race, was in 2014. The Offsite parking in 2014 and 2015 was at DeVry University. I see that was true in 2018, so I guess Brazen and "Dervy" (Phoenix, 19mumble, mumble6) have an ongoing relationship.

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    mikebeckwith Jan 30, 2018 at 3:25pm

    When I say busses, I should've clarified. They are move like LIMOs! They are so nice!! Big leather seats. Super awesome drivers, etc. And the Brazen Parking crew (especially Will) makes you feel like it's a limo.
    As far as Streaking... I hadn't given it much thought until just the other day when I realized I was registered through the first 25% of the races. We'll see. If I get to mid-summer and nothing has got in my way, then who knows. :) Would sure be awesome to do it again! :)

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    M_Sohaskey Jan 30, 2018 at 3:45pm

    Too bad Brazen isn't in charge of Big Sur... can you imagine rolling from Monterey up to the start line at 5:00am on heated leather seats? :)

    PeteSinCA Jan 30, 2018 at 11:16am

    Maybe Double Loopy-Lolli? IMO, among Brazen's usually excellent Tees and medals, those for Coyote Hills are some of the best.

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    mikebeckwith Jan 30, 2018 at 11:18am

    I like that, Pete. :) And yes, I forget to mention shirts and medal. Guess we're just so spoiled. :)

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    sfdahliagirl REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is a super fun course. Did the 10k because the 1/2 is 2 loops of the 10k. I'm not a big fan of double loops but it's such a … MORE

    This is a super fun course. Did the 10k because the 1/2 is 2 loops of the 10k. I’m not a big fan of double loops but it’s such a gorgeous course. The aid stations are stocked full during the whole race, the volunteers are amazing and it’s the race I do every year for my birthday. I love it!!!!

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    skyebaby REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I love the bay views and running on the wooden pathway through the marshy area. Great aid stations, and nice swag, as always from Brazen. I've run this race in … MORE

    I love the bay views and running on the wooden pathway through the marshy area. Great aid stations, and nice swag, as always from Brazen. I’ve run this race in the rain and on boiling hot days, and it’s always been fun.

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    tejaswi FIRST-TIMER '17

    It was amazing to experience my first 10k run with brazen. Beautiful views of the Bay and lots of aid stations along the way. I found the entire event was … MORE

    It was amazing to experience my first 10k run with brazen. Beautiful views of the Bay and lots of aid stations along the way. I found the entire event was well organized Great communication via email, and a great group of people to be part of.

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    frankhwu REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I have very little to add to what has been said other than these folks are friendly, organized, and enthusiastic. I ran 36 Half Marathons in 2016, most in the … MORE

    I have very little to add to what has been said other than these folks are friendly, organized, and enthusiastic. I ran 36 Half Marathons in 2016, most in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I rate Brazen as my favorite outfit. Their runners are laid back too. Lots of people know others but it’s not a clique. Pick Brazen. (I have no relationship with them; i.e., this is an endorsement with no conflict of interest in the background.)

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    noneleft REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Last year I ran the 5k. This year I decided to run the half marathon. This race takes place at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont. Comprised of nearly 978 … MORE

    Last year I ran the 5k. This year I decided to run the half marathon. This race takes place at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont. Comprised of nearly 978 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, the park is located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay in Southern Alameda County.
    The half marathon is a two lap course. It has a mix of pavement, fire roads, and single track. I would say that there is a 50/50 pavement/dirt ratio for this race. The elevation is 675′ and the hills are “runnable” without too much strain. Since we’ve had so much rain, the boardwalk area was flooded and we were able or allowed to run on them. I enjoyed them last year when I ran the 5k. Also, because there has been so much rain, some of the dirt area didn’t hold up too well to all the runners. There were sections that became very slick and the mud tried to suck my shoes off. It didn’t win. My shoes stayed on. I enjoyed this course despite having to go out and run the loop twice. The views of the Bay were beautiful and there was some light rain during the race.
    All runner received top notch finisher’s medal. Half marathoners received a long sleeved tech tee. 5k/10k received a cotton shirt. All five half marathon aid stations were stocked with water, sports drink, fruit, sweet and salty snacks, and Gu.
    As we crossed the finish line, we were greeted with Race Director Sam calling out our names. It’s always nice to hear your name after being out on the course for so long.
    Finish line food consisted of bagels, pastries, sweet and salty snacks, fruit, and It’s It ice cream sandwiches.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this race. Next year, I think I will run the 10k, since I’ve done the 5k and 1/2 the past two years.

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    M_Sohaskey Feb 10, 2017 at 11:40am

    Brazen runners are like the postman – neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night, can keep you from reaching the finish! :) You've definitely run through some downpours this season Barbara, glad you were able to hold onto your shoes since that's the one piece of equipment you really don't want to be without, especially when you're facing the challenge of 13.1 miles. I've seen a couple of races where folks duct taped their shoes to their feet to avoid losing them to the mud – definitely a jury rigged solution, but it worked! Thanks for another excellent review, and congrats on surpassing REVIEW #50 – which puts you in the upper echelon of leading Lunatics!

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    patvencool REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Mostly flat course with some low hilly areas in the regional park area close to the Dumbarton Bridge, Fremont, CA. Small portion of the course was on pavement but otherwise … MORE

    Mostly flat course with some low hilly areas in the regional park area close to the Dumbarton Bridge, Fremont, CA. Small portion of the course was on pavement but otherwise the course was on dirt trail. This is a nice easy trail course for anyone looking to easy in to trail running. Rain or shine the race was on. It was really nice to be able to get a cup of hot tea/coffee/cocoa before the race. Fabulous views of the surrounding marsh lands.
    Great race tshirt, medal, swag bag and finishers table to foods.

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    hendrat REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Awesome place; the first half mile was a bit slippery due to rain earlier of the day. The shuttle provided was far more organized and more frequent compared to a … MORE

    Awesome place; the first half mile was a bit slippery due to rain earlier of the day. The shuttle provided was far more organized and more frequent compared to a year before. Definitely recommend for beginner Brazen racing runner.

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    awill.awill REPEAT RUNNER '16

    This race had some challenging hills, but the beautiful views helped to keep pushing. The aid station was right on time at about 1.5 miles in. It had been raining … MORE

    This race had some challenging hills, but the beautiful views helped to keep pushing.
    The aid station was right on time at about 1.5 miles in. It had been raining right before start so there was some wetness and a little mud at the beginning and end; but mostly a paved trail. I’d do this race again!

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    Tessa FIRST-TIMER '15

    I had done a race out in this area with a different RO a few months prior, and I enjoyed the Brazen race so much more. I was not sure … MORE

    I had done a race out in this area with a different RO a few months prior, and I enjoyed the Brazen race so much more. I was not sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised with the course choice (route), and Brazen puts on such a great race, there is no comparison. I ran this with my daughter, and enjoyed it tremendously. Nice, easy course, with views that are amazing!

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    Tessa REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I like this race because of the views! When I'm in shape, this race can be one of my better performances (because this is one of the easier half marathons … MORE

    I like this race because of the views! When I’m in shape, this race can be one of my better performances (because this is one of the easier half marathons Brazen puts on). The shirt and medal were awesome this year! I’d recommend this race for anyone who wants to get introduced into trail running, or to get a PR. I had a lot of fun running with a friend, enjoying the views. I’m definitely doing this race year after year, for as long as I can 🙂

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    toastytoast FIRST-TIMER '16

    The views are nice but the sloughs in that part of the Bay smell like ass. I probably wouldn't run this course again. Also shuttles are needed to go from … MORE

    The views are nice but the sloughs in that part of the Bay smell like ass. I probably wouldn’t run this course again. Also shuttles are needed to go from the parking to the race location, which is something to consider if you have spectators following along and the weather is not great.

    All that said, the organization was top notch — great ambiance, food at aid stations, number of shuttles, etc.

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    kellyemo REPEAT RUNNER '16

    If you are looking for a "jump start your year" race, Brazen Coyote HIlls is a great one. The course is interesting enough but not too difficult if you are … MORE

    If you are looking for a “jump start your year” race, Brazen Coyote HIlls is a great one. The course is interesting enough but not too difficult if you are just getting back to post-holiday fitness.. nice rolling hills with SF Bay views. Expect a bit of mud if it’s been raining but not too bad. and of course the great post-race goodies that Brazen is known for– Its-It’s ice cream, coffee, lots of snacks and really nice looking race technical T-shirts!

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    nicki_14 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I've run a few Brazen races in the past and have loved them. This was a new venue for me so thought it would be fun to try out this … MORE

    I’ve run a few Brazen races in the past and have loved them. This was a new venue for me so thought it would be fun to try out this half marathon course. I was nervous about the weather but we hit a dry 2 hour pocket so that worked out great!! The race was well stocked with aid stations. The views were really nice and it was fun to run across the bridge. The part I didn’t enjoy was double backing and bumping elbows with those going the opposite direction. Seemed a little confusing at times. I understand there is only so much usable area to run there so they made it work best they could. Overall I enjoyed it and will return for more Brazen trail runs 🙂

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