Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4
(5 Ratings)  (5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.4
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
4.4
The Longview Half Marathon, 10K and 5K has something for everyone! The course features scenic roads and participants receive a custom finishers medal and race shirt while competing for age group and overall awards. All participants in the Half Marathon will receive a large custom finishers medal, event shirt, free … MORE
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    Karen818 FIRST-TIMER '20

    Wow, you start with a pretty good hill and then have a huge hill about mile 7, when you weren't running up hill it felt like a gradual and continuous … MORE

    Wow, you start with a pretty good hill and then have a huge hill about mile 7, when you weren’t running up hill it felt like a gradual and continuous incline. There was a long distance of running straight, along a road, not much for turns or curves, so that was a bit boring. It was very challenging but also a very well run race. The packet pick-up was very quick and COVID friendly and the sweatshirt was really nice. However, the medal was huge, almost to the point of obnoxious.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    jocelyn.pegg REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I ran the 10k in 2018 and the half in 2019. This is quickly becoming my favorite race in KC! Put on during early November, it's the perfect time before … MORE

    I ran the 10k in 2018 and the half in 2019. This is quickly becoming my favorite race in KC! Put on during early November, it’s the perfect time before the weather gets too terribly awful, and the fall colors are still in peak form.

    Flat course, and the scenery is tops! The lake views in the first half are gorgeous, the trail portion on the back half is littered with crunchy fall leaves in beautiful colors. The back half also features crushed gravel, which is both helpful for the knees, but is definitely a different experience if you’re not used to running on that kind of surface. (Practice on gravel a few times before running this, and you’ll be golden!)

    I PR’d in the 10k last year, and PR’d in the half this weekend, so if you are needing or wanting a fast race, this is definitely for you!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Ckrueger4 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was a smaller race. It started out by pace group waves. My pacer was great, she talked with us and kept us on track the entire way. I eventually … MORE

    This was a smaller race. It started out by pace group waves. My pacer was great, she talked with us and kept us on track the entire way. I eventually left the pacer at the end to finish faster. The course didnt have much support besides the aid stations. That was okay with me because the scenery was excellent. The course was mostly flat. Included in the course was a fasted across the dam challenge. The race finished with a pizza meal and drinks but I was to cold to stick around very long. The medals were very nice and I had a great time.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    LaurynPerz REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I ran this race in 2014 and 2015. There are nice views of Longview Lake and the second year, the weather was really nice for November in KC. There is … MORE

    I ran this race in 2014 and 2015. There are nice views of Longview Lake and the second year, the weather was really nice for November in KC. There is one part of the course where you have to push up a hill. They clock that portion of the race and call it King of the Hill. This race started me on my escapade of half marathons.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    KateBrummel FIRST-TIMER '16

    This was my first time running the Long View Half Marathon. I liked that they offered it in November, it helped keep me motivated to keep training after my last … MORE

    This was my first time running the Long View Half Marathon. I liked that they offered it in November, it helped keep me motivated to keep training after my last half in October. The weather can be tricky in November, and it was a chilly start, but I didn’t think temperature was a factor once I got started. I did not pay extra for the VIP parking and heated tent prior to the race, but those options were available when I registered. I got to the parking lot an hour before the race started, but still had to wait close to 30 minutes before I could get to the final 0.25 mile to park. The direction I came in had me turning left to get into the parking area, and all of the folks coming in and turning right didn’t allow too many of us left turners in at a time. The police and rangers were there and preparing to direct traffic, so perhaps it got better after I got in.

    What will stick out in my mind most regarding this race, was the killer hill at mile 2! I knew when they had separate timing set up to determine the “King of the Hill” that it was going to be a serious one! I’m glad it was at the beginning of the race, because I feel like I run my fair share of hills, but this was still a test! The roads were blocked off for the runners, which was nice not to have to bob and weave your way through a crowd of runners.

    There didn’t seem to be an abundance of spectators (though the ones who were there were great!), or music/bands like some other races I’ve participated in. I personally enjoy those aspects of races, so I take in the entire experience, not just log another 13.1 miles. The hydration stations were very well organized and spread-out. The people handing out the drinks and GU were super friendly!

    The medal at the end was one of the largest I’ve received! I’m also a big fan of the quarter zip race shirt as well. In fact, I’m even wearing it to work today!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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