Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
3
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
5
SCENERY
2.7
PRODUCTION
3
SWAG
3
We tried something new last year and the inaugural Joshua Tree Half Marathon was our first ever night race! We’ve never done anything like this but we think it was a lot of fun. Thanks to all those who joined us. We’ve got a new course this year that we … MORE
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    Nathan_Garrett FIRST-TIMER '18

    The race production was great in many conventional ways, but they were less than accurate about the level of difficulty of this course. I enjoyed the challenge, but more honesty … MORE

    The race production was great in many conventional ways, but they were less than accurate about the level of difficulty of this course. I enjoyed the challenge, but more honesty is needed about the course itself. A bit over 1/3 of the 2800 runners finished in over 3 hours. About 400 finished in over 3 1/2 hours and over 100 required over 4 hours. The course was supposedly greatly improved from 2017, and was described as “pavement and trail” , which is inaccurate. You are running in 2 to 4 inches of loose sand the vast majority of the race. Very little pavement. “Trail” is deep, loose sand covered washboard.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    domino76 FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was my 1st race I have ever run at night. The course was really challenging with lots of sand & steep areas with rocks. It actually made it a … MORE

    This was my 1st race I have ever run at night. The course was really challenging with lots of sand & steep areas with rocks. It actually made it a lot more fun & something different. The beginning of the race was amazing with the huge bright moon rising in the desert right in front of all the runners running towards it. Than when we got on the more trial area it was completely dark but you could see all the head lights of the 2000 runners like a snake for miles. Something you would never get to see. There was lots of post race entertainment and even a free star show and food after. I recommend this race if you are tired of the same old races.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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    amacallister REPEAT RUNNER '17

    The course details were not accurately conveyed. This course is a nightmare for anyone with knee or ankle issues. It is trechorous - almost all sand, divets everywhere that cannot … MORE

    The course details were not accurately conveyed. This course is a nightmare for anyone with knee or ankle issues. It is trechorous – almost all sand, divets everywhere that cannot be seen at night, long stready uphill for miles…in the sand…no amount of training could have prepared for this. Rocks everywhere to trip on. Overall the worst race/course I have ever run.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    2

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