Overall Rating
Overall Rating (17 Reviews)
4.6
(17 Ratings)(17 Reviews)
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2.6
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4.3
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4.5
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4.2
The Havasu Half Marathon is guaranteed to be a beautiful scenic course. Never more than approximately 440 yards from the water. The highest elevation point is when you are on the bridge at 31ft. FLAT and fast course. Half Marathon course Start and end at the beach. Never stray more … MORE
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    cfconwayiii FIRST-TIMER '21

    You run across the great London Bridge, and the views are amazing. Well organized run with lots of race support. They offer a half marathon and 5K challenge to receive … MORE

    You run across the great London Bridge, and the views are amazing. Well organized run with lots of race support. They offer a half marathon and 5K challenge to receive another 🏅. Lake Havasu is a neat town with a lot to see and do.

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    jtamara FIRST-TIMER '21

    I was bummed when the race was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 and was glad that since vaccines are now available, the race was able to be held … MORE

    I was bummed when the race was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 and was glad that since vaccines are now available, the race was able to be held this year with safety precautions. A few weeks before race day, I received an email from the race director clearly explaining the ways in which he was working to make the race a safe experience for all runners.
    The first safety precaution was that all runners were assigned a specific time to attend the race expo. The expo was held outside and everyone was required to wear a mask when attending the expo. When I arrived at the race expo, I was greeted by two masked volunteers who took my temperature before I was able to enter the expo. Each runner was given twenty minutes to pick up their bib and race shirt from the expo.
    The second big safety precaution was that runners were assigned to a specific start time on race day and were distanced by number safety cones leading up to the start line. The third safety precaution is that all runners were required to wear a mask when crossing the start line as well as when crossing the finish line. After crossing the start line, since runners tend to run at a distance, runners could take their masks off.
    One of the coolest things about the Havasu Half is that some of the race is run on the London Bridge which is actually a portion of the London Bridge which was purchased by someone in Arizona and then moved from London to Lake Havasu.
    Overall, this was a very enjoyable race and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to run my first person race as well as check off a new state to have run in. I also think that a new part of racing in the COVID-19 era is that in addition to giving out race medals, race companies will also provide branded racing event face mask as a souvenir of the running event.

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    inelzone FIRST-TIMER '21

    The race was well organized. The course was mainly flat and fast. The markers were easy to follow. The scenery was exquisite. And I LOVED the early start! MORE

    The race was well organized. The course was mainly flat and fast. The markers were easy to follow. The scenery was exquisite. And I LOVED the early start!

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    MellyB FIRST-TIMER '21

    I am so glad this was the first post-pandemic race I participated in. From the registration to the after party - it was simply GREAT! Excellent pre-race communication from the … MORE

    I am so glad this was the first post-pandemic race I participated in. From the registration to the after party – it was simply GREAT! Excellent pre-race communication from the race director. On race day everything was super organized with the runners in mind. The course was beautiful, clean and manned with lots of happy volunteers. I can’t wait for next year!

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    For one of the first big races after a COVID year, I was very impressed at how they handled all the safety protocols. It was well organized, the volunteers were … MORE

    For one of the first big races after a COVID year, I was very impressed at how they handled all the safety protocols. It was well organized, the volunteers were amazing, the race announcer rocked the start/finish line, the scenery was beautiful, the afterparty/beer garden was awesome and I loved the medal. I’d recommend it as a great first time half marathon or for anyone liking travel destination races.

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    acsachs FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was a very fun race!! The scenery was beautiful. Loved the announcers and the volunteers kept the race pumping!! It was a perfect weekend with perfect weather. I’m so … MORE

    This was a very fun race!! The scenery was beautiful. Loved the announcers and the volunteers kept the race pumping!! It was a perfect weekend with perfect weather. I’m so glad I decided to make this my first road trip half!

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    Richray FIRST-TIMER '21

    The inaugural Lake Havasu was a blast with the best race announcers ever - Team Noisy! Challenging course and extra fun with the Lighthouse challenge. Looking forward to retuning in … MORE

    The inaugural Lake Havasu was a blast with the best race announcers ever – Team Noisy! Challenging course and extra fun with the Lighthouse challenge.
    Looking forward to retuning in 2022 with a full race post pandemic.

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    cmartin FIRST-TIMER '21

    Lots of aid/water stations, energetic and encouraging volunteers throughout the course. Announcers were lively and enthusiastic too. It was a great experience for my first half marathon so I was … MORE

    Lots of aid/water stations, energetic and encouraging volunteers throughout the course. Announcers were lively and enthusiastic too. It was a great experience for my first half marathon so I was very happy with everything. I think they put on an exceptional race, being one of the first ones since Covid.

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    kristalnorman REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Havasu is located at or just barely above sea level making this race easy on the lungs. There are plenty of hills here, but this course doesn’t have any biggies. … MORE

    Havasu is located at or just barely above sea level making this race easy on the lungs. There are plenty of hills here, but this course doesn’t have any biggies. Although the view is great, you tend to get distracted by the industrial area you are running through. The weather is also unpredictable and can change as much as 30 degrees from one day to the next.

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    angela23 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Was first race since COVID and I believe they did a wonderful job! The volunteers were great, helpful and supportive! The aids station were mostly young adults and they too … MORE

    Was first race since COVID and I believe they did a wonderful job! The volunteers were great, helpful and supportive! The aids station were mostly young adults and they too did a fantastic job, with water and or gels at some water stations. First aid station looked fully equipped didn’t need so not much else to say about that! I plan on returning next year and hopefully get a few others to join me! It was somewhat scenic I guess you did a views of the lake and going over the London Bridge is pretty cool! The weather was perfect not to warm and we had a nice breeze to keep us cool as well! Great place with plenty of restaurants and things to do when your race is over!

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    Brood9 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Was a beautiful race with lots of Aid Stations, great energy from all of the volunteers throughout. The festival area was great, and wonderful Start/finish line announcers, loved the continuos … MORE

    Was a beautiful race with lots of Aid Stations, great energy from all of the volunteers throughout. The festival area was great, and wonderful Start/finish line announcers, loved the continuos energy from them. Plus they did a great job with Covid-19 precautions and making this a safe and fun outdoor event. OH and the Medals (especially for the Lighthouse Challnege) were awesome. Highly Recommend this race.

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    cwh2081 FIRST-TIMER '21

    An easy flat course with great lake scenery. Great town to vacation in and have a great time. Plenty of water stations. Easy transportation to and from the finish line, … MORE

    An easy flat course with great lake scenery. Great town to vacation in and have a great time. Plenty of water stations. Easy transportation to and from the finish line, plenty of parking. Well organized.

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    teriderosa REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This course was well organized and the volunteers were awesome. Great event I will definitely do it again. Great to get back to running with my friends MORE

    This course was well organized and the volunteers were awesome. Great event I will definitely do it again. Great to get back to running with my friends

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    viscouscycle FIRST-TIMER '21

    Nice flat course. Nice views of the Lake and you get to cross London bridge twice. The start could have been more organized. Also, parking near the start was vauge. MORE

    Nice flat course. Nice views of the Lake and you get to cross London bridge twice. The start could have been more organized. Also, parking near the start was vauge.

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    daverunsarec FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is a very flat and fast course in Lake Havasu, AZ that crosses the London Bridge twice. The course follows the Colorado River for the first half and circles … MORE

    This is a very flat and fast course in Lake Havasu, AZ that crosses the London Bridge twice. The course follows the Colorado River for the first half and circles the island on a pedestrian path for the last four miles. It was the first post-pandemic restrictions race and the race organizer limited he field to 750 runners and had wave starts of 100 runners per wave. That spread everyone out and allowed everyone to run at a comfortable distance from others even when passing or being passed. Good on course support in the form of touchless water stations and well trained volunteers. Havasu is a party town with water sports and off road vehicles all over the place so make your hotel reservations early!

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    troll2069 FIRST-TIMER '21

    In the 17 years I have lived in Arizona, I have only driven through Lake Havasu once. However, I will be back. The running route allows you to run along … MORE

    In the 17 years I have lived in Arizona, I have only driven through Lake Havasu once. However, I will be back. The running route allows you to run along the Colorado River for most of the run, as well as across the London Bridge as well as under it. The weather was great and it was a nice small town to visit and explore on foot. The medal was fantastic and we received a shirt and face mask as well. They did a great job of capping the number in the run, spacing everyone out, and setting off in waves. Most of the course is flat – a couple of hills: one at the beginning and another around mile 8.5-9. Otherwise it was smooth. My performance was not good (as usual). I actually felt good through 9 miles and I thought my time was better than it had been in the past few runs – but entering the final 4 miles I ran out of energy. Most of that four miles was around a paved loop running path around a green space. Should be fairly easy, but entering it I anticipated it to be maybe a mile loop. Turned out to be three and a half miles and I think the seemingly endless journey threw me off. I ended up slowly walking the final leg of the run. The good news is I haven’t really ran at all over this past year so hopefully this finish is the worst to come and I can use it as a baseline. For this race I would highly recommend it and I am considering doing it each year. I took my wife and she loved the town. Such a relaxing weekend if you have time. They are going to move it back a little next year due to Lake Havasu being a spring break destination and difficulty getting hotel rooms. Book early.

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    UofMFan67 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was a rolling course, always in sight of the lake and mountains. The race was well managed in this COVID climate, with staggered starts. Fun run. MORE

    This was a rolling course, always in sight of the lake and mountains. The race was well managed in this COVID climate, with staggered starts. Fun run.

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