Overall Rating
Overall Rating (9 Reviews)
4.4
(9 Ratings)(9 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4.3
LaceUp Palos Verdes is Southern California’s most scenic half marathon and the race you have to check off. What began as a picturesque marathon in the 1960s, has earned a reputation throughout the running community as one of the nation’s most challenging and iconic races. In fact, it was the … MORE
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Recent reviews

    RunKMacRun REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I was signed up for the half but since I did Revel Big Bear the week before I had to downgrade to the 10K. I was able to change courses … MORE

    I was signed up for the half but since I did Revel Big Bear the week before I had to downgrade to the 10K. I was able to change courses race morning. The staff was super helpful and really nice about it. Great 10K!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    Ali6184 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The aid stations were excellent. The most unique aspect of the race was the course. The race could be improved with more variety in nutrition. The race is recommended to … MORE

    The aid stations were excellent. The most unique aspect of the race was the course. The race could be improved with more variety in nutrition. The race is recommended to friends because of the course.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    RunKMacRun FIRST-TIMER '18

    This is a beautiful course but non stop rolling hills. Be sure to get there early. You have to walk a bit to the start line. Race day pick up … MORE

    This is a beautiful course but non stop rolling hills. Be sure to get there early. You have to walk a bit to the start line. Race day pick up is available if you signed up for the race early enough. Great food after the race and a beer are all included with the race entry. If you do all four of their locations in one year you earn the LaceUp Challenge medal. Great series. Will be back in 2019!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Ali6184 FIRST-TIMER '18

    The aid stations were excellent. The medal was amazing. The unique aspect of the race was the way the course was in a beautiful area while the roads were safe … MORE

    The aid stations were excellent. The medal was amazing. The unique aspect of the race was the way the course was in a beautiful area while the roads were safe for the runners. The race is recommended by me for other runners to improve health.

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    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    daverunsarec FIRST-TIMER '17

    Nice event but the location of the race and the need to take a shuttle from the remote parking to the start will add at least 45 minutes to get … MORE

    Nice event but the location of the race and the need to take a shuttle from the remote parking to the start will add at least 45 minutes to get to the start. Lots of runners arrived late. As for the race, the half marathon is the larger of the events. Both the half and the 10K course run are along the bluffs and rolling hills for the first four miles. The half splits off after 4.5 miles. The fifth mile of the 10K is a big uphill but then downhill to the finish.

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    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    bperkins FIRST-TIMER '17

    Nice local race with spectacular views of the Pacific, Catalina island and the Trump Golf course. Nice value. Very professional but not too large. Parking no problem, shuttles take care … MORE

    Nice local race with spectacular views of the Pacific, Catalina island and the Trump Golf course. Nice value. Very professional but not too large. Parking no problem, shuttles take care of the heavy lifting. Food trucks were a nice touch. I’ll definitely return next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    tahitianwoman FIRST-TIMER '16

    Make sure you are well trained. Beautiful course & beautiful homes to look at while I ran. It was a nice distraction. Im planning on running it again next year. … MORE

    Make sure you are well trained. Beautiful course & beautiful homes to look at while I ran. It was a nice distraction. Im planning on running it again next year. By far my favorite run.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    nthome FIRST-TIMER '16

    What a beautiful course! Rolling hills pretty much the whole way (punctuated by a few short steeps) ... the ocean views and pretty homes make this course very enjoyable. Not … MORE

    What a beautiful course! Rolling hills pretty much the whole way (punctuated by a few short steeps) … the ocean views and pretty homes make this course very enjoyable.

    Not an ideal race for a beginning runner but for those looking for a challenge, this is a nice race. Plus, it’s a small field. Only a 1000 runners or so.

    I didn’t go to Expo; picked up bib that morning (at no additional cost, which I appreciate, especially for a Saturday race. Friday pick ups can be tough for people with … ya know, JOBS! ) 🙂

    Nice beer garden and food truck (free breakfast) were a nice perk! Shirt and medal are nicely done though not super special (5k and 10k medals are the same as half though; would be nice if they rewarded half marathoners with a bigger medal — kind of a pet peeve of mine).

    Only other con is … my two friends who ran 5k picked up a REALLY NICE Lexus LaceUp water bottle at what they were calling the “Hydration Station” (post race). Guess those went pretty quick cause there were none left for half marathoners. Kind of a bummer that those who PAY MORE for a race don’t get the same swag opportunities. Either have enough for everyone or don’t do it at all, right ??

    Overall though, this course is beautiful and definitely worth doing. Lexus LaceUp series does a nice job with the things that are most important.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    chidrarae FIRST-TIMER '14

    I highly recommend this race. The scenery is amazing and the race is very well organized. The dri-fit race shirt is one of my favorites. Great swag. MORE

    I highly recommend this race. The scenery is amazing and the race is very well organized. The dri-fit race shirt is one of my favorites. Great swag.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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