Overall Rating
Overall Rating (111 Reviews)
4.5
(111 Ratings)(111 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
4.6
PRODUCTION
4.1
SWAG
4
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    Dawn REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is an amazing race because of the scenery, course and small town atmosphere. Someone said it was flat...it isn't! There are gentle rolling hills until about mile 8 or … MORE

    This is an amazing race because of the scenery, course and small town atmosphere. Someone said it was flat…it isn’t! There are gentle rolling hills until about mile 8 or so. Then a few tough ones that eventually flatten out for the home stretch. The swag is good with the exception of the unisex shirts this year. I was not happy about that I was led to believe I was ordering a women’s large shirt and then get a unisex men’s. Which by the way I had to ask to have mailed to me. Past years have had men and women’s shirts which make a huge difference. It was nice that the wine area wasn’t completely enclosed which made for easy maneuvering. Liked the early start, the goodies at the finish line and the race overall. Also, glad they changed the course a bit, awesome support. Big thanks to all the volunteers. See you next year!

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    Chris L REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Unlimited wine& beer. 70% runners are Women yet they ordered UNISEX shirts for 2017! Registered for W MD, got UNISEX SM bc XS was out w/in 30min after expo started. … MORE

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    Susiehurrey FIRST-TIMER '17

    From downtown street to parks and county lanes next to vineyards, this run has a beautiful course. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of wine (2 per winery from … MORE

    From downtown street to parks and county lanes next to vineyards, this run has a beautiful course. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of wine (2 per winery from about 10) and there was beer too (they were pouring basically full glasses). You quickly get over the fact your drinking immediately after running and it’s only 10 in the morning! And then you are still in the nice Livermore downtown to enjoy lunch. Definitely one I’ll do again!

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    Raymond Jacobson REPEAT RUNNER '17

    I certainly haven't run them all, but this one has to rank up there. I LOVE this course, not only for its scenery, but also for its hill work in … MORE

    I certainly haven’t run them all, but this one has to rank up there. I LOVE this course, not only for its scenery, but also for its hill work in Miles 7-9 that is difficult enough to make it interesting, but not so difficult as to scare off a PR. The post-race festival with wine- and beer-tasting and the live band rocks. Great bling and great runner support. I could not have PR’d without the help of the awesome 1:35 pacer from the Tri-Valley Running Club. I wish I knew that guy’s name. He was a perfect pacer through the uphill and downhill portions, and then pushed us out of the nest like little ducklings and sent us chasing after our best times.

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    emcclendon FIRST-TIMER '16

    Another flat and fast course with great race production and swag. This race is held in March, which is a perfect time to miss the extremely hot conditions of Livermore … MORE

    Another flat and fast course with great race production and swag. This race is held in March, which is a perfect time to miss the extremely hot conditions of Livermore in the Tri Valley area. Serious medal with vineyard theme and plenty of unlimited free beer or wine at the finish line. Another positive is the very close free parking in the shopping center parking lot adjacent to the start and finish line (if you get there early enough). This race is also one of the three stops on the Golden State Half Series Challenge, with a very serious bling of a finisher medal of it’s own, once you complete that series. My valuable tip is that you don’t need to upgrade to the VIP pkg. on this race either, since the free parking is extremely close if you arrive early, and you also get the same free alcohol and food here as well with standard registration.

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    Amanda #104 FIRST-TIMER '15

    This was a great course - nice rolling hills, pretty neighborhoods and great scenery through the vineyards. The swag was good - ok shirt, cool coaster medal and wine glass … MORE

    This was a great course – nice rolling hills, pretty neighborhoods and great scenery through the vineyards.

    The swag was good – ok shirt, cool coaster medal and wine glass for tasting at the end.

    The down side is that, being a slower runner, a lot of the food and wine booths were packing up when i finished. That was a big bummer, but it’s probably fine since it’s not like wine is an excellent recovery drink!

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    Tania FIRST-TIMER '16

    Difficulty w/parking at pick-up & event day. Give 2nd pick-up date option for half-marathon runners (not just 5K). Provide swag in more organized manner by using reusable bags packed w/shirt, … MORE

    Difficulty w/parking at pick-up & event day. Give 2nd pick-up date option for half-marathon runners (not just 5K). Provide swag in more organized manner by using reusable bags packed w/shirt, snacks, distance stickers/magnets, other race/vendor info. Maybe hold race on non-holiday weekend & create course that affects road traffic less (based on resident complaints). Include more breweries, & option of wine or pilsner glass when registering. Better emphasis on starting walkers at back of 5K pack (my husband ran 5K). Otherwise, great experience. Thank you!

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    JB REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Great event! Nice, flat course with great views of the hills and vineyards. Great swag and plenty to drink at the end! Crowded field, but the separate start groups helped … MORE

    Great event! Nice, flat course with great views of the hills and vineyards. Great swag and plenty to drink at the end! Crowded field, but the separate start groups helped to keep the pace going. Flat course through the vineyards created spectacular views. The post race band, food, wine, and beer created a party atmosphere after the race. One of the better races I have participated in.

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    mitro6 FIRST-TIMER '16

    It was a fairly easy course with only one difficult section around mile 8. The scenery was really quite amazing for the majority of the race. I was worried that … MORE

    It was a fairly easy course with only one difficult section around mile 8. The scenery was really quite amazing for the majority of the race. I was worried that the weather would be too hot for the race, but at the time of year the race is run, it was quite comfortable. It was sunny, but still relatively cool.

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    SBlue REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I love our local run. It is very scenic, and a lot of people come out to cheer you on. It is mostly flat, but has some hills. It can … MORE

    I love our local run. It is very scenic, and a lot of people come out to cheer you on. It is mostly flat, but has some hills. It can get congested through Sycamore Grove as the trail is narrow.

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    Nurse Runner REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Great course. Sycamore Grove park is beautiful. Just the right complexity with the rolling hills. And the after party is awesome with the wine tasting and race bling! MORE

    Great course. Sycamore Grove park is beautiful. Just the right complexity with the rolling hills. And the after party is awesome with the wine tasting and race bling!

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    59brownings REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I heard the half had great scenery; the 5K not so much. Decent goodies, really like the shirt fabric. Good wines post-race, but very crowded because the street is narrow … MORE

    I heard the half had great scenery; the 5K not so much. Decent goodies, really like the shirt fabric. Good wines post-race, but very crowded because the street is narrow and the booths were directly opposite each other. Will do this 5K again next year.

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    James FIRST-TIMER '16

    Running through the vineyards on a Saturday morning ... what better way to start a weekend. Getting to and from the race from the East Bay was simple, free parking, … MORE

    Running through the vineyards on a Saturday morning … what better way to start a weekend. Getting to and from the race from the East Bay was simple, free parking, and the medals are awesome.

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    anna FIRST-TIMER '16

    Nice race, would run again. However, event did not allow participants to pick up packet on race day, forced extra payment for this. Lack of photographers. For over 2000 participants, … MORE

    Nice race, would run again. However, event did not allow participants to pick up packet on race day, forced extra payment for this. Lack of photographers. For over 2000 participants, only saw 2 photographers. No photos uploaded. Nice huge medal but hanging “Livermore” tag, cheap and would not stay on long enough to even take past race photos. Would have been nice to have elevation map to review prior to race.

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    pnaylandr REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Beautiful venue..An awesome tech t.. a multifunctional medal (it's also a coaster!).. wine and beer tasting at finishline!! Not to mention ample amounts of rehydration stations between miles. My second … MORE

    Beautiful venue..An awesome tech t.. a multifunctional medal (it’s also a coaster!).. wine and beer tasting at finishline!! Not to mention ample amounts of rehydration stations between miles. My second year running this one definitely will be repeating again and again!

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    Dan REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Overal pretty even course. Some hills on miles 8 to 10, but beautiful views to make you forget. Aid stations are well placed, about every 2 miles. Good mix of … MORE

    Overal pretty even course. Some hills on miles 8 to 10, but beautiful views to make you forget. Aid stations are well placed, about every 2 miles. Good mix of streets and paved trails. Easy venue to get to and parking was easy to find ( just get there early). Can’t wait til next year!!

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    Mom2ag FIRST-TIMER '16

    This was my 8th half marathon and I found it a nice, smaller sized race that was easy to register for, get to and park at. The rolling vineyards were … MORE

    This was my 8th half marathon and I found it a nice, smaller sized race that was easy to register for, get to and park at. The rolling vineyards were a nice change from my San Francisco or coastal runs. I love the big, wine barrel inspired medal and was pleasantly surprised by how cute Livermore is! One thing to note is that the race tees run big so if you are between sizes, I would recommend sizing down. Luckily, I live in the east bay and was able to pick up my bib the day before, but the hours for bib pickup could be a bit difficult if you work on Friday and need to fight rush hour traffic to be in Livermore between 2-8pm.

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    Get there EARLY to park. Also hear check was horrible and not enough toilets. Not sure if it's the addition of 5k. Gear check should have been split into lines … MORE

    Get there EARLY to park. Also hear check was horrible and not enough toilets. Not sure if it’s the addition of 5k. Gear check should have been split into lines for each race. I waited behind 25 5k racers and almost missed the start of the half. The wine tents closed early-they opened after the 5k ended and most halfers were still going.

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    Aault24 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Livermore half marathon is a great race to run in. It's a great community with amazing scenery and a awesome finish to some delicious wine. MORE

    Livermore half marathon is a great race to run in. It’s a great community with amazing scenery and a awesome finish to some delicious wine.

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    dlcivello REPEAT RUNNER '16

    The organizers know what they're doing and the city is down to host. The after party music and wine right in the heart of Livermore was great! I'm weird and … MORE

    The organizers know what they’re doing and the city is down to host. The after party music and wine right in the heart of Livermore was great! I’m weird and not into finishers medals or shirts but I actually like my shirts and the last 2 medals were dual purpose and also a wine coaster! How cool is that!

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