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The Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Bringing the fun to the run since 1998, Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Starting at Balboa Park and finishing in Downtown San Diego, you’ll explore up to eight well-known neighborhoods and experience an insider tour that even … MORE
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    runwalksarah REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Now that I am retired from running San Diego RnR as a full (and thus no longer running on the 163 Freeway! yay!), I really enjoy this race as a … MORE

    Now that I am retired from running San Diego RnR as a full (and thus no longer running on the 163 Freeway! yay!), I really enjoy this race as a half. This race makes San Diego shine. Be prepared for mile 4.5. You run through a residential neighborhood where residents are giving out beer and shots of various hard alcohols. It the entire course is fun… not just mile 4.5. Or maybe I’m just elated to no longer be running on the 163.

    My only complaint this year was parking. The race suggested parking near the finish and walking to the start. Due to Covid, they were not providing the usual shuttles this year. Clicking the link on the RnR website to reserve a parking spot, none of the lots were anywhere near the start or the finish! They were off in completely different directions. This was confusing because I am normally able to pre-purchase parking in a lot that isn’t *too* far from the finish. Several of my friends resorted to parking in residential neighborhoods between the start and the finish. Since logistics were a bit of a headache, my husband graciously offered to drop me off at the start and pick me up at the finish.

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    runwalksarah REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This year RnR introduced a new course for the 5K. While I always enjoy running around the museums and Balboa Park, the race was lackluster. There was only one DJ … MORE

    This year RnR introduced a new course for the 5K. While I always enjoy running around the museums and Balboa Park, the race was lackluster. There was only one DJ booth on the course, but no one was there playing any music. Did they sleep in??? RnR really phoned this one in. I paid the insanely high price at the expo to register my husband so he could run with me. It was his first introduction to RnR races. It was not worth the price of admission.

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    RickSawThat FIRST-TIMER '21

    My pace was great for the first half even though there were a lot of hills. About 20 miles in you run on highway 163. That section is a very … MORE

    My pace was great for the first half even though there were a lot of hills. About 20 miles in you run on highway 163. That section is a very long grinding hill. Be more ready than I was. The time I gained in the first half was lost there. Overall a great event. Wish I was more aware of the hills during my training.

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    MilesOStridin FIRST-TIMER '21

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon is a fun, high-energy race done right. Outside of Disney events, it’s hard to find many other races with this level of … MORE

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon is a fun, high-energy race done right. Outside of Disney events, it’s hard to find many other races with this level of atmosphere and support.

    Expo / pick-up:
    -The expo at the San Diego Convention Center was well-organized with plentiful, designated bib and shirt pick-up stations, as well as a start-corral adjustment table. I appreciated the vaccine/negative test check at the entrance. So many of us race because of health, and it’s nice that they took this seriously. I also loved the clear pick-up bags we got. They’re so handy for carrying all your race and expo goodies, and necessary for gear drop at the longer races. I don’t understand why some races try to cheap out by not giving these bags. Like most big expos, there’s a spacious area for race weekend merch and the primary shoe sponsor (Brooks this year). My favorite pieces of merch were the 5k/Half/Marathon shirts with all the racers’ names printed on them in alphabetical order—the catch being that you had to have registered for the races at least 60 days early. I wish I’d registered earlier, and this neat little perk is something the Rock ‘n’ Roll organizers should advertise more! The San Diego version of the Rock ‘n’ Roll running events is apparently the original, and the expo set up a neat display of all the medal designs throughout the years, as well as all the bonus medals you can earn for completing multiple Rock ‘n’ Roll races. They’re so bling-tastic and do a good job of appealing to all the medal-collecting completionists out there 🙂

    Parking:
    -Convention center parking for the expo was unfortunately $20. I tried finding cheaper alternatives, but couldn’t find anything more reasonable. For race day, I went with the race-recommended Spot Hero app, and found $20 parking that was a few blocks from the finish line, but a bit farther from the start line. It wasn’t a big deal because so many other runners were also making the same trek to the start line, so every few blocks this long parade of runners would grow.

    Pre-race:
    -The start line begins at 6th Ave and Quince St, but once you get close to 6th Ave and Laurel St/the El Prado Bridge, the music starts kicking in and the port-a-potty lines emerge (hallelujah!). Gear check was a breeze—remember to bring the clear bags and zip ties from the expo. Just like the 5k from the previous day, runners were divided into multiple corrals—at least 25 corrals, marked by giant guitar picks (get it? Rock and roll?). One implementation I really admired was the staggered corral starts. Most races will release entire corrals are released at once. Then you’re expected to cross the start line on your own timing, and end up navigating a congested, slow-mo stampede from the start? The Rock ‘n’ Roll organizers solved this issue by releasing runners in each corral in 5-sec mini-waves, signaled by countdown lights and horns. This way, you can launch out of the start line into a more wide-open road! I hope this practice becomes more commonplace.

    Course:
    -The Half Marathon course primarily winds around Balboa Park, through North Park, Normal Heights, and East San Diego, then back to Balboa and Downtown. I think the elevation change can be best described as gentle rolling hills, with a few bigger hills sprinkled throughout—nothing too extreme. The first “big” hill was around mile 3. It thinned the crowds a bit, but I think it came early enough in the course that I felt fresh enough to speed through. The hills before and after mile 10, right as you re-enter the northeast corner of Balboa Park, caught me a bit off guard. They weren’t huge by any means, but tired legs at that point made them a chore! The good news? It’s all pretty much downhill (literally) from that point on! You zoom south through Balboa towards downtown—and with the downhill slope combined with the mental momentum of knowing you’re in the final stretch, it makes for an exciting finish.

    Scenery/Weather/Support:
    -With a name like “Rock ‘n’ Roll” in the event name, you’d think that music would be important to the race. And you’d be right! There’s plenty of on-course entertainment, including multiple bands and DJs, a drag show, a Johnny Cash tribute, cheer squads, a Ron Burgundy impersonator (I almost slowed down to hear more jokes), and a pretty nifty disco tunnel around mile 12! Water support was strong throughout the course. I think there were port-a-potties, but I was too locked-in to notice. Weather-wise, it was a cool and cloudy day, but not as overcast as it was for the previous day’s 5k, and not cloudy enough to dampen the overall energy of the race.

    Post-race:
    -Once you cross the finish-line, grab your finisher medal and a great selection of refreshments: water, banana, multiple brands of granola bars, a fresh cookie, chips (salt is an underrated part of recovery!), Gatorade, fruit snacks, and more. You definitely won’t go hungry. Runners are funneled several blocks down Ash St towards the waterfront finish festival. I have to say the finish festival is one of the more impressive ones I’ve seen. There’s an alphabetized family reunion area, gear pick-up, food trucks, photo opportunities, merchandising, Remix Challenge medal pick-up (if you did the 5k), medal engraving, and pick-up plenty of space to cool-down and stretch. All this while music blasts to keep you on your feet if you need. It’s a really festive mood, and the sights are great too because you’re just along the water with several ships sitting in the harbor.

    Swag:
    -The Half Marathon was a dark blue tech shirt, with multiple San Diego neighborhood signs highlighted in yellow and orange. It’s not as eye-catching as the 5k shirt, but it’s still very nice. The Half Marathon medal is a round replica of the North Park sign in light-blue, with a bright orange ribbon attached. It’s only slightly larger than the 5k medal, which is something I hope they change in the future. If you run the 5k as well, then you’ll get your hands on a Remix Challenge medal: the medal features a record that actually slides in and out of its sleeve! Way cool. Both medals have an outlined area on the back for engraving if you want to record your time or celebrate a PR.

    Bottom-line:
    -This was my first Rock ‘n’ Roll running weekend, and I had a really great time. The race was well-produced, and full of little details (guitar pick corral signs, corral mini-waves, on-course entertainment, a disco tunnel, an expansive finish line festival, etc.) that set it apart. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego’s got a great energy that really makes you want to run it again.

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    Bonzo REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The parking at the Expo was a cluster, i have parked there the previous 2 RnR events but no turn lanes and only one lane open was bogus. Okay, so … MORE

    The parking at the Expo was a cluster, i have parked there the previous 2 RnR events but no turn lanes and only one lane open was bogus.
    Okay, so i didn’t do the 1/2 or full, there was no swag in the bag for the 5K runners. I even had to get my own pins. i realize times are tough, but at least there were bananas etc post race.

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    MilesOStridin FIRST-TIMER '21

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego 5k is a wonderful trip through Balboa Park, and worth running whether it’s your main event or as a warm-up for one of the … MORE

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego 5k is a wonderful trip through Balboa Park, and worth running whether it’s your main event or as a warm-up for one of the weekend’s other races!

    Expo / pick-up:
    -The expo at the San Diego Convention Center was very well-organized with plentiful, designated bib and shirt pick-up stations, as well as a start-corral adjustment table. I appreciated the vaccine/negative test check at the entrance. So many of us race because of health, and it’s nice that they took this seriously. I also loved the clear pick-up bags we got. They’re so handy for carrying all your race and expo goodies, and necessary for gear drop at the longer races. I don’t understand why some races try to cheap out by not giving these bags. Like most big expos, there’s a spacious area for race weekend merch and the primary shoe sponsor (Brooks this year). My favorite pieces of merch were the 5k/Half/Marathon shirts with all the racers’ names printed on them in alphabetical order—the catch being that you had to have registered for the races at least 60 days early. I wish I’d registered earlier, and this neat little perk is something the Rock ‘n’ Roll organizers should advertise more! The San Diego version of the Rock ‘n’ Roll running events is apparently the original, and the expo set up a neat display of all the medal designs throughout the years, as well as all the bonus medals you can earn for completing multiple Rock ‘n’ Roll races. They’re so bling-tastic and do a good job of appealing to all the medal-collecting completionists out there 🙂

    Parking:
    -Convention center parking for the expo was unfortunately $20. I tried finding cheaper alternatives on Spot Hero, but couldn’t find anything more reasonable. Race-day parking at Balboa Park, though, was FREE at the Inspiration Point lot. The best part is that the parking lot is less than a 5-minute walk to the start corral. Nice!

    Pre-race:
    -Speakers loudly blast all sorts of music to keep the energy up. An engaging emcee. Plentiful port-a-potties. Runners were divided into multiple corrals—I counted at least 8 corrals, marked by giant guitar picks (get it? Rock and roll?). You know how at some races, entire corrals are released at once? Then you’re expected to cross the start line on your own timing, and end up navigating a congested, slow-mo stampede? The organizers solved this issue by releasing runners in each corral in 5-sec mini-waves, signaled by countdown lights. This way, you can launch out of the start line into a more wide-open road! I hope this practice becomes more commonplace.

    Course:
    -Mile 0-1: The race starts near the Veterans Museum, and the first mile takes you past Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Plaza de Panama, Museum of Art, and the highlight: crossing Cabrillo Bridge shortly after sunrise.
    -Mile 1-2: The second mile loops around Marston Point, where the scenery shifts from pretty architecture to pretty greenery. A few small hills also begin testing your legs at this point, and the crowds start to thin if you can keep your pace.
    -Mile 2-3.1: You briefly exit the actual park and run along the streets with some shops on your left and the NW border of Balboa Park on the right. Then, the course turns back into the park for the final stretch down to the finish line!

    Scenery/Weather/Support:
    -A nice mini-tour of Balboa Park, but it was an overcast day, so the best tourist attractions were shrouded in clouds—not as picturesque as you may like. In terms of aid, I only remember one water station. That felt like enough, but I haven’t run very many 5ks, so I’m not sure if that’s normal or not. Lots of volunteers, a cheer squad, a DJ on the first mile, and the overall energy was great.

    Post-race:
    -Grab your typical post-race goodies of banana, granola bar, and water. Nothing too special, and nothing to complain about. There’s a Heineken beer garden too if you need some extra carbs. Finish Line photographers are available if you’re ready to pose with your medal.

    Swag:
    -The 5k race shirt was a light blue tech shirt, with ginormous yellow “5K” lettering on the front so no one can mistake what race you’re running. Silhouettes of Balboa Park and palm trees fill in the lettering—very nicely-done and it’s a shirt I’d wear anytime. The 5k medal is a colorful, blue-orange replica of Balboa Park’s Museum of Us and the museum’s iconic California Tower. The medal is on the smaller side, but it’s still really nice. There’s an outlined area on the back for engraving if you want to record your time or celebrate a PR.

    Bottom-line:
    -This was my first Rock ‘n’ Roll running event, and it was a great race that I would definitely do again, hopefully on a sunnier day!

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    TJax REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is a well organized and well supported event in beautiful San Diego! The marathon and half marathon start off together and there is a party atmosphere with runners and … MORE

    This is a well organized and well supported event in beautiful San Diego! The marathon and half marathon start off together and there is a party atmosphere with runners and neighbors alike until the full and half marathon split at mile 8. While it is possible to achieve a PB here, the focus overall is more party than performance. The first 8 miles are congested and clusters of participants all over the course are walking, do not move to the side, etc. As a repeat participant, I have found it helpful to factor this in to the experience and just chill and enjoy it. After the split, the marathon course gets quieter and is not congested at all as you continue through the neighborhoods. My favorite part is mile 12-13, where you are treated to a nice little downhill stretch through the Presidio before hitting Morena where the work begins. This year, the course veered off of Morena on to the bike path near the river toward the coast before crossing a bridge and heading back on the other side. This was a huge improvement over prior years! More shade, better scenery. Although there are rolling hills throughout the course, the 163 from about miles 22 to 25 really is the most challenging part. Physically; an upward incline combined with a side to side slant. Mentally; pavement and more pavement. I recommend having a snack on this section. The good news is that by the time that segment is done, you’re almost to the finish. Actually, at that point, it is great news.

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    Genesis273 FIRST-TIMER '21

    My first time in San Diego as well as running a Rock and Roll race. Great job by the organizers and volunteers! Beautiful city to run in, with the exception … MORE

    My first time in San Diego as well as running a Rock and Roll race. Great job by the organizers and volunteers! Beautiful city to run in, with the exception of the interstate stretch. Around mile 21, there is a significant incline and at the most difficult part of a marathon, so by prepared! 🥵. All in all, I highly recommend this race, but be ready for rolling hills, which just adds character! Loved every minute in San Diego!
    Side Note: San Diego has some great restaurants, so enjoy the carb loading!!😉

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    edwardsaiz88 FIRST-TIMER '18

    For R&R's original race, they do a good job keeping up the quality. Expo is well organized and efficient. Race morning corrals were well organized and I appreciated the green … MORE

    For R&R’s original race, they do a good job keeping up the quality.
    Expo is well organized and efficient.
    Race morning corrals were well organized and I appreciated the green space on the to warm up and quickly enter your corral.
    It felt like the first 8 miles were a slight gradual uphill, but didn’t seem to affect my pace much, but around mile 10 you take advantage of a steep downhill that actually allowed me to run my fastest 5K ever (in the half marathon). Decent scenery in and around San Diego, but passing through Balboa Park probably the coolest.
    I loved the finish line area in downtown San Diego by the ocean.
    This was a PR race for me!

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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was one of the most fun racing experiences I've had. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire event from the expo to the finish line party. I went to the expo … MORE

    This was one of the most fun racing experiences I’ve had. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire event from the expo to the finish line party. I went to the expo on Saturday at the San Diego convention center and it was huge and well-organized. They had it clearly labeled where to go for everything. There were so many vendors and products I think I spent a good 2 hours there looking at everything. I did not like paying for convention center parking though. I stayed at a hotel about 5 miles away from the race and shared a Lyft with another runner so I wouldn’t have to deal with parking. There were so many street closing the Lyft dropped us off about a mile away but it was a nice warm-up walk and got to meet other runners. My biggest complaint about the race was that they seemed to assign me to the wrong corral. There are a ton of runners and the corrals were clearly marked and it was well organized I was just in too slow of one I put my predicted finishing time as 2:20 and ended up in one of the later corrals and both the 2:30 and 2:45 pacers were in corrals ahead of me. I didn’t quite make my goal of 2:20 but finished a few minutes under 2:30 but never caught up to the 2:30 pacer because they started about 10 minutes before me. Other than the corral mess and having to weave my way around walkers the first 2 miles, the rest of the race was a blast. It isn’t the most scenic route through San Diego but it is designed to not be too hilly. That being said, there are hills but none are very large. Personally I like a race with some rolling hills. The crowd support for the race was absolutely amazing running through the local neighborhoods. People were giving away everything from fruit to donuts to tequila shots. I don’t drink alcohol but if you do and don’t take this race seriously you could have a lot of fun. There were also numerous bands and musical acts and the finish line in downtown San Diego was great. The finisher medal was nice and San Diego themed but it was smaller than most of my other half marathon medals. The T-shirt was tech quality. I’m glad I got the men’s/unisex because the women’s shirt was an ugly color. They weren’t ready at the expo so we had to pick them up after the race. The finish line festivities were great. There is a post-race concert and food trucks and then you can enjoy San Diego. This was the most fun I have had in a race. I am moving out of California this summer and am going to be out of town during the race this year, but I am hoping to come back sometime in the future to do the full

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    mbjohn411 FIRST-TIMER '18

    The hills are Alive on this race-course!!! If you skipped hills in your training, think twice before signing up for this one. It's a rude awakening for feeble, untrained legs. … MORE

    The hills are Alive on this race-course!!! If you skipped hills in your training, think twice before signing up for this one. It’s a rude awakening for feeble, untrained legs. And no matter how many miles you have behind you on the course, don’t believe anybody in the crowd when they call out, “Last hill. Last hill!” The hills are never-ending… you hear me?! Nonetheless, the scenic route is worth all the shuffling your tired legs go through. And the best part about reaching the top of the hill at mile-something is seeing the spread of runners below you and it just brings you such tangible happiness at that particular moment! Altogether the race is well-managed from start to finish. And the crowd makes it so much more fun. So many smiles to see, so many signs to read along the way.

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    thestudadam FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was a well organized fun half marathon. I would certainly do it again. Expo: This is a Rock & Roll series race so it is going to have a … MORE

    This was a well organized fun half marathon. I would certainly do it again.

    Expo: This is a Rock & Roll series race so it is going to have a large well attended expo. If you want to get in and out quick and just grab your bib it is pretty easy, the Events Center is big and well laid out for these kinds of things. If you want to walk around the expo you can find all sorts of things to fit your running needs. The only annoying part of this expo location is that there is virtually zero parking in the area unless you have someone drop you off you are going to have to pay

    T-Shirts/SWAG: I was a bit disappointed in the medal and shirt for this year, it was the 20th year for the event and the shirt celebrated that with balloons but nothing on the front unique to San Diego. The finishers medal was similarly disappointing, it was meant to look like a silver colored vinyl record complete with a middle spinning disc but in the end just looks like a big silver circle with again nothing unique to San Diego about it. Other years have looked much better so hopefully this was just a one off problem. The shirt and medal are both of high quality the designs just felt like they were lacking.

    Parking/Access: Parking was going to be difficult for this race since the start and finish were a decent ways apart and parking isn’t plentiful for a race this size. I was dropped off by a friend which made things pretty easy, they were doing a good job policing the drop off area and it was an short walk to the park where I could do my pre race routine and stretching.

    Course/Elevation/Aid Stations: Aid stations during the course were well stocked and offered electrolytes and water. They were also well spaced throughout the course. The race started on the edge of Balboa park then headed to the northeast winding through neighborhoods. The elevation changes at this point were not much although the scenery of just running through neighborhoods was nothing very exciting compared to the overall beauty of what i normally think of in regards to San Diego. Eventually you head back towards the park and go up a decent sized hill entering the park, then a pretty significant downhill through the park before heading to downtown and finishing on a nice decline. The course is pretty flat overall but the few hills there are can be a bit steep both uphill and downhill which left my hip a bit sore by the finish.

    Race Management: They did a good job with this race. The corrals are well managed and the finishers area was well organized and very large, it was pretty easy to meet up with family and friends near the waterfront when I was done. An unusual thing I will give the race credit for managing was when someone went through cones and drove onto the marathon course at some point there were quick notifications and the police were all over it (this didn’t affect me in the half thankfully). This race also started really early in the day, 6 am, which was a tough start but also made sense considering how hot the weather can get especially for those running the full at a slower pace. The bands along the course also offer a welcome break along the route. The combination of the bands, cheerleaders, and start corral organization are all things that I really enjoy about Rock and Roll races.

    Overall this race isn’t particularly pretty other than when you run through the park however the management and size of the event make it fun and worth it.

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    mejayf REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race has lots of hills. But the residents of San Diego make up for it. The residents are always out cheering you on and have lots of food and … MORE

    This race has lots of hills. But the residents of San Diego make up for it. The residents are always out cheering you on and have lots of food and drinks along the way.

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    spifko FIRST-TIMER '19

    In back to back years, I did the full and then the half for this race. The two share the same course for the first ~8 miles. There's not much … MORE

    In back to back years, I did the full and then the half for this race. The two share the same course for the first ~8 miles. There’s not much to see along this part of the course (wish they chose a more scenic route around San Diego, there are so many better options), but when spectators come out that adds a lot of energy. Some even set up refreshment (adult beverage) stations! After the split, the half has a much better course to the finish line. If you’re going to do a full, look elsewhere. Enjoy the half here and the concert after. I just wish they would choose more energetic headliners!

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    bperkins FIRST-TIMER '19

    Just simply a great race. All around. Arrive early and plan for a long 1.5 mi (not steep) climb at mile 22. Get the VIP package, it's worth it and … MORE

    Just simply a great race. All around. Arrive early and plan for a long 1.5 mi (not steep) climb at mile 22. Get the VIP package, it’s worth it and not very expensive. Enjoy the after party.

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    kellybly6 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Rock and Roll really did a great job in the starting corrals, I've done some races where too many runners start at once and waste a ton of energy just … MORE

    Rock and Roll really did a great job in the starting corrals, I’ve done some races where too many runners start at once and waste a ton of energy just weaving through. Both the half and full marathoners start the first 8 miles together and are corralled together but they had a funnel line within the corral which made it even smoother (definitely advise to sign up for a preferred corral if you get antsy not starting a race for 30 minutes or so like my friends did). Beginning of the course was great, very smooth some rolling hills that kept it interesting and made time fly. The middle section of the full took you out to the coast, along mission beach which was not only very flat, but scenic and I was surprised there was still good course/fan support out that far. The end was pretty tough though and while the elevation map showed one giant hill around 21 it started at 21 and continued to miles 22&23. But there is a good downhill finish and I PR’d! Great way to visit San Diego and have an amazing time.

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    dbierness REPEAT RUNNER '19

    To sum: Expo was fine, easy to get to via public transportation. Start line a little tough to get to - pay for a shuttle. Weather was low to mid … MORE

    To sum:
    Expo was fine, easy to get to via public transportation.
    Start line a little tough to get to – pay for a shuttle.
    Weather was low to mid 60s – maybe a little humid, but not much for this Miamian. Blessedly overcast.
    Course was quite nice – no industrial back lots on this half! Some hills, but in my perception, not as many as Nashville. My only course regret was that all the fun block parties were around miles 3-6. I prefer my party towards the end. 😉
    Spectator support was outstanding. They were everywhere.
    Finish line was nice – but the usual confusing scrum afterward. More signs earlier for the finish festival and activities, please. Us old timers know to keep walking for medal engraving, et al, but the new people get confused.
    Snafu with T-Shirts meant that we got them after the race, and the women’s shirts were a violently lime green with pink accents. I and another woman tried to trade the men for their nice blue shirts, but no dice.
    Hey, I PR’d on a nice day with outstanding crowd support. Liked it a lot.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    262run REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This was my first time running a race put on by the RocknRoll series and I loved it! The course has rolling hills, nothing steep though. The aid stations were … MORE

    This was my first time running a race put on by the RocknRoll series and I loved it! The course has rolling hills, nothing steep though. The aid stations were great. The expo was cool (I met Meb!). The volunteers were amazing! I started having IT band pain at mile 10 so I ended up running my slowest time yet :/ Yet even with that disappointment, I still had a great time at this race! Read my full review here! https://262.run/2019/06/05/rocknroll-san-diego-marathon-june-2019/

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    BrooklandRunner FIRST-TIMER '06

    This was too early in my running career. I thought I knew how to BQ. I didn't know that when it gets warm, I need to back off. This was … MORE

    This was too early in my running career. I thought I knew how to BQ. I didn’t know that when it gets warm, I need to back off. This was a good lesson in my career, learning how to pace and adjust.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    fabe46 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    As stated it is always great running in San Diego. Weather seems to always be just right. The bands throughout course are greAt each year. Some challenging uphills but balanced … MORE

    As stated it is always great running in San Diego. Weather seems to always be just right. The bands throughout course are greAt each year. Some challenging uphills but balanced out by some real downhill speed.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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