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The Harvest Half Marathon features an all flat two-loop course along the Famous bike path. The start and finish location is at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA.
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    bbkins52185 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Small, local race that operates as well as one would anticipate. Custom t-shirt, bag, water bottle, and finisher medal for a pretty low fee. Finisher and age group medals weren’t … MORE

    Small, local race that operates as well as one would anticipate. Custom t-shirt, bag, water bottle, and finisher medal for a pretty low fee. Finisher and age group medals weren’t super fancy but I’ve gotten much worse at much more expensive races. All in all I thought it ran smoothly. If you expect a huge race with lots of fan fare sure, you’ll be disappointed. But smaller races like this are really refreshing and foster a greater sense of community. Few complaints.

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    nthome FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is a small race. Very small. Like, four porta potties TOTAL small! Upside of that, of course, is that you won't have any traffic on the course. So, three … MORE

    This is a small race. Very small. Like, four porta potties TOTAL small! Upside of that, of course, is that you won’t have any traffic on the course.

    So, three days before the race, an email is sent out with a course change update! The course is now three 4.36 mile loops. HELP ME NOW!

    I’m not a fan of loops but I mustered it up and surprisingly, despite all the confusing at the beginning, the course volunteers were very helpful in directing runners — especially with slightly different turns for half marathon and 5/10k runners. It could have been a disaster. I kind of just had to laugh.

    This is no frills. The medal is nothing special. The race advertised a shirt, bag and water bottle. I got the shirt. The bag was from a simi valley turkey trot and no water bottle. No biggie but still … not what was advertised.

    If you are looking for inexpensive, no frills chip-timed races, the “California Half Marathon” series is fine for that. Just don’t expect too much. 🙂

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    runforbeer FIRST-TIMER '15

    Cancelled 2 days before because the crook Bill Escobar didn't secure the proper permits. Refused to refund money to anyone, when he finally did for some people, the check bounced. … MORE

    Cancelled 2 days before because the crook Bill Escobar didn’t secure the proper permits. Refused to refund money to anyone, when he finally did for some people, the check bounced. He has no business being a race director.

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