Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.8
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
3.6
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
3.2
Mermaid returns to San Diego’s Mission Bay for a scenic women’s 5K, 10K, and half marathon. The flat and fast course features beautiful Bay views on mostly closed roads. The Mermaid is ideal for both runners and walkers. Come out and experience the joy of crossing the finish line! Mermaids … MORE
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    Fragileflower12 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Paved course from road to sidewalk. Starts near Sea World goes into park. Bib pickup was easy. Parking was a breeze. Wasn’t much to see. Medal/shirt was ok. Nothing really … MORE

    Paved course from road to sidewalk. Starts near Sea World goes into park. Bib pickup was easy. Parking was a breeze. Wasn’t much to see. Medal/shirt was ok. Nothing really noteable either way~good or bad.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    kmjarema FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is a smaller run that I anticipated. There were only 300 people running the whole half marathon. I enjoyed the location, T9 and Mermaid Series, but I would probably … MORE

    This is a smaller run that I anticipated. There were only 300 people running the whole half marathon. I enjoyed the location, T9 and Mermaid Series, but I would probably do the 10K or their trail run next time.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    edithlucyzamora FIRST-TIMER '18

    This is a very easy run, recommend to those that are running their first half marathon! I had a lot of fun running this half, will def. do it again! MORE

    This is a very easy run, recommend to those that are running their first half marathon! I had a lot of fun running this half, will def. do it again!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    nthome REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is a small, women's oriented run with a nice shirt and medal and super cute mermaid necklace! I think I saw maybe a half dozen men running (though they … MORE

    This is a small, women’s oriented run with a nice shirt and medal and super cute mermaid necklace! I think I saw maybe a half dozen men running (though they are more than welcome!)

    The course is fairly simple. Easy and flat. First part is Fiesta Island (not very ‘party’, ha!) … it’s actually pretty desolate though it is all along the water. Then it runs thru the park, past the finish area and thru some neighborhoods. I did notice toward the end the mile markers were quite off and the course was 0.3 short on my watch (typically courses are a bit over since no one runs perfect tangent; very rare for a course to be short).

    Overall, this is a nice race. Not frills as far as swag or food though the necklace is a nice touch.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    Marinaw262 FIRST-TIMER '15

    This race has some great scenery all throughout, from start to finish. We start at the Shores near Sea World and make our way all around Fiesta Bay with panoramic … MORE

    This race has some great scenery all throughout, from start to finish. We start at the Shores near Sea World and make our way all around Fiesta Bay with panoramic water views every step of the way. The only residential area is a few miles later in the course, and even that is a great time, as many locals come out on their lawns to party, cheer, and offer mimosas 🙂 One issue was that the last three mile markers were misplaced, so one mile seemed much longer than it was, while the last mile was much shorter to make up for the incorrect placement of the previous mile. This is a huge issue for a pacer, which I was for the three hour group. The finish, at a different set of Shores, was picturesque, and we received a lovely mermaid necklace. Adorable race worth it.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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