Overall Rating
Overall Rating (49 Reviews)
4.7
(49 Ratings)(49 Reviews)
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1.5
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
4.9
SWAG
4.7
As part of the World War II home front efforts, hundreds of ships were built here, including 142 Victory ships (the Red Oak Victory is still there and can be visited). It was also the site of the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, built in 1930 and by 1942 converted … MORE
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    Fragileflower12 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Flat course. Can be chilly. Paved trail. Park nearby. Great AS support. Do the Bay breeze race a couple weeks before to earn your mega medal!! MORE

    Flat course. Can be chilly. Paved trail. Park nearby. Great AS support. Do the Bay breeze race a couple weeks before to earn your mega medal!!

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    Fragileflower12 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Flat course. AS support great. Easily followed trail. Different “terrain” from paved road to railroad tie/wooden planks to sidewalk. Circles a park at turn around. If you run this race … MORE

    Flat course. AS support great. Easily followed trail. Different “terrain” from paved road to railroad tie/wooden planks to sidewalk. Circles a park at turn around. If you run this race and the Brazen Racing Bay breeze, you earn a Mega medal-which is amazing.

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    erininmexico FIRST-TIMER '19

    As with all Brazen Racing events, this race was great because they had: --Fun music and atmosphere at the start --Incredible aid stations with good fuel and hydration options --Amazing … MORE

    As with all Brazen Racing events, this race was great because they had:
    –Fun music and atmosphere at the start
    –Incredible aid stations with good fuel and hydration options
    –Amazing medals and shirts
    –Great finish line area with food options and the signature, always appreciated, It’s It ice cream sandwiches

    I also loved that they had pacers at this one!

    My only critical feedback would be:
    –Part of the course was right next to the freeway which was loud, smelled bad, and had big rocks you had to navigate around
    –I couldn’t find the port-o-potties before the race (maybe my fault? I didn’t have coffee…)
    –There were very few (one?) photographers out on the course this time
    –I always, always wish Brazen had beer at the finish! Or blood mary’s!

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    mhyland REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Brazen puts on roughly two races a month all year long in the bay area. They are hands down the best value out there. Entrance fees are fair and you … MORE

    Brazen puts on roughly two races a month all year long in the bay area. They are hands down the best value out there. Entrance fees are fair and you get great medals, t shirts, and good food after you finish, not to mention the famous IT’S IT’S ice cream sandwiches. Its also awesome that they give age group medals for finishers as well.

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    maredawg12 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is a flat and fast course with beautiful bayfront views for most of the race. I ran the 5k in 2016 and the 10k this year. Parking was easy … MORE

    This is a flat and fast course with beautiful bayfront views for most of the race. I ran the 5k in 2016 and the 10k this year. Parking was easy and the pre-race bib and shirt pick up were a breeze. Course was well marked. Only downside is the out and back nature of the course – the 10k runners get jammed up with the slower half marathoners on the way out and with the slower 5k’rs on the way back.

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    H.Dallmann REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Had such an awesome time at this race. The scenery was beautiful running along the bay. Very easy course, flat all the way for the 5K, at least ;). My … MORE

    Had such an awesome time at this race. The scenery was beautiful running along the bay. Very easy course, flat all the way for the 5K, at least ;). My 2nd 5K, I had a blast. Definitely would recommend Brazen Racing to anyone. Sign up, you won’t regret it!

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    damnchap REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I love this race, I was lucky enough to participate in the inaugural 2016 event and plan to run this race every year. Paired up with the Brazen Bay Breeze … MORE

    I love this race, I was lucky enough to participate in the inaugural 2016 event and plan to run this race every year. Paired up with the Brazen Bay Breeze race two weeks earlier – it makes for a nice double feature (with triple connected medals). A not difficult course of out and back – a good flat course for a potential PR if you want to push it, otherwise just enjoy the scenery. As always Brazen puts on a great event – best medals, t-shirt designs and race course support of any race series I’ve participated in.

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    noneleft REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The race starts and ends at the Craneway Pavilion and runs along the San Francisco Trail at the Richmond Marina. The Craneway Pavilion is the former site of the Ford … MORE

    The race starts and ends at the Craneway Pavilion and runs along the San Francisco Trail at the Richmond Marina. The Craneway Pavilion is the former site of the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant that was built in the 1930’s, but converted to build jeeps and tanks for WWII. Hundreds of war ships were also built at this location.
    The course is flat and fast. There are great views of the San Francisco Bay. You will see the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Today it was cool and crisp, but no rain. I have run the 5k at this race since Victory’s inception started in 2016. This one of my favorite races. The volunteers are great. This year the medal had a spinning propeller on it. This is also the second race in the Breeze to Victory combo. If you run Bay Breeze and Victory, you get a connector medal to create a Mega Medal. I love my race bling and these two races are perfect for achieving major bling.
    Brazen always has yummy post race snacks that include bagels, fruit, chips, cookies, and It’s It ice cream sandwiches.
    I’ll be back again next year for the 5th time.

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    jcheslop FIRST-TIMER '18

    The race is flat with a dead pin turn but you feel relaxed and free next to the water. The after race eats and drinks were better than any other … MORE

    The race is flat with a dead pin turn but you feel relaxed and free next to the water. The after race eats and drinks were better than any other race I have done in the Bay Area. The community feel was outstanding. Definitely suggest this race as a beginner 10k runner.

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    RonNatividad FIRST-TIMER '19

    You can't beat the venue with its amazing view of the SF Bay and the well maintained running path. The medal was very nice with its rotating propeller, This is … MORE

    You can’t beat the venue with its amazing view of the SF Bay and the well maintained running path. The medal was very nice with its rotating propeller, This is one of two races that you can do to earn a third medal to complete the set. As with all Brazen Racing event, the after race food is the best. There was an amazing assortment of fruits, chips, donuts, bagels as spreads. And of course the ice cream that Brazen is known for. I had an Its It (Cappuccino). Additionally, the times for the run was available immediately so you can see if you got an age group medal. I place 4th so out of contention but I did run my fastest for 2019. The medal for Victory was beautiful and large. It was of the image of the victory ship with red graphics. I like the environment created by the organizers and the participants seem to be nicer and friendlier. I don’t know why that is but I like it. I will definitely do this race again and other Brazen Racing Races.

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    joeam1989 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great course and great vibes on the Bay Trail! This was my second race with Brazen, and I continue to be impressed by how smoothly they run their events: --Bib … MORE

    Great course and great vibes on the Bay Trail! This was my second race with Brazen, and I continue to be impressed by how smoothly they run their events:
    –Bib pick-up as easy as pie, whether it’s pre-race or day-of.
    –Pace groups for a variety of speeds – they even had a 1:35 group!
    –Well-marked course with plenty of aid stations
    –Veritable smorgasbord of snacks and drinks at the finish line – not just granola bars and lukewarm cups of sports drink.

    I’m hooked! I’ll be running with Brazen again.

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    This course was mostly flat so should be great if you want to try for your personal best. Mostly runs along the water on asphalt so lots of natural beauty. … MORE

    This course was mostly flat so should be great if you want to try for your personal best. Mostly runs along the water on asphalt so lots of natural beauty. Noticed some odd smells in the early morning (fresh baked bread? chemicals from the refinery? gunk from the receding tide water?) but they were gone by the time I arrived at the finish line. Loved the fact that the San Francisco skyline was visible from the trail. #bebrazen

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    tofubuttons FIRST-TIMER '17

    Do you like pounding the pavement while enjoying views of the very things (cranes, ships, the bay) that make the East Bay charming? Of course, you do! Sign up and … MORE

    Do you like pounding the pavement while enjoying views of the very things (cranes, ships, the bay) that make the East Bay charming?
    Of course, you do!
    Sign up and get rewarded with flat trails, inspiring views, and a race production value that can’t be beaten. Seriously, Brazen KILLS IT every time. How can they afford to be so dang awesome?!?

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    Eljay REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I've done the 5k the last two years with my little daughter - it's always a PR course for her - but she had a conflict so I decided to … MORE

    I’ve done the 5k the last two years with my little daughter – it’s always a PR course for her – but she had a conflict so I decided to do a half. This is only my fourth half, and the first with Brazen, usually I do more an “event” half where I have to get a hotel room and there’s spectators and all that. I’ve never done a quiet local half before.

    The course is great, you hug the coast until the Albany Bulb, there’s a weird little loop there through the trails. Everything else is paved so you’re half way into a pancake flat half marathon and it’s like by the way, we have a kilometer or so on this semi hilly trail section, and due to some construction it’s extra weird this year. It’s not bad – my muscles actually appreciated the change – but be aware of it. There’s also more sharing the paths than I’m used to, not a big deal but keep your eyes out for confused cyclists and whatnot.

    I’m a back of the packer for a half and maybe only 10% of the field was behind me and I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I rolled into the finish area hours after the 5k people went home. And what I got was the usual – Sam announcing my name, some cheering people at the finish, It’s It ice cream (I was afraid they’d run out), and a full spread of food – there might have been one or two things missing but there was tons to eat.

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    Naomiegardner REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Love this course, love Brazen racing - not enough love to go around. LOVE! Beautiful scenery on a flat, cool, straightforward course. I've done the half several times - each … MORE

    Love this course, love Brazen racing – not enough love to go around. LOVE! Beautiful scenery on a flat, cool, straightforward course. I’ve done the half several times – each time with a PR, the 10k and now the 5k. I just love this course.

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    linakalman83 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Fair prices, friendly staff and great photos. Organized well, great locations with amazing view. Post race food is always fresh and delicious. I highly recommend Brazen races. MORE

    Fair prices, friendly staff and great photos. Organized well, great locations with amazing view. Post race food is always fresh and delicious. I highly recommend Brazen races.

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    armstronl99 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is probably the most well-organized race I have run and I just love the post-race food and atmosphere. I ran this race last year and immediately signed up again … MORE

    This is probably the most well-organized race I have run and I just love the post-race food and atmosphere. I ran this race last year and immediately signed up again because it was so well done! They also have great pacers usually spaced every five minutes (1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00) which is awesome. Both years have started right on time and bib pick up, bag checks, and parking is super easy.

    The course itself is VERY flat and has lovely views of San Francisco. Both years I’ve run it had great weather (cold, no wind) but I can imagine sometimes it’s less than ideal (I’ve run this stretch of the trail a lot and it can get pretty windy). Most of the race is on a paved trail except for the turnaround point. The one negative was that the course was a bit long this year (0.10 mile) but they were upfront about that at the start (construction at the turn around point).

    Overall, I would highly recommend this race and any others put on by Brazen!

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    shassler88 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    A pretty race course on the Richmond waterfront. Plenty of parking, and a minimal walk to the start line. It can be windy and cold in February, so come prepared! MORE

    A pretty race course on the Richmond waterfront. Plenty of parking, and a minimal walk to the start line. It can be windy and cold in February, so come prepared!

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    Kstockholm83 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Course was a beautiful run along the water. Course was great for first Time runners. Love all the selections of snacks after. The medal was probably one of my favorites … MORE

    Course was a beautiful run along the water. Course was great for first Time runners. Love all the selections of snacks after. The medal was probably one of my favorites so far!

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    frankhwu REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I have run this at least twice; lost track. Brazen is very well organized. I have run dozens of their races. I recommend them. Fun crowd, too. This race starts … MORE

    I have run this at least twice; lost track. Brazen is very well organized. I have run dozens of their races. I recommend them. Fun crowd, too.

    This race starts at a historic site, where Rosie the Riveter worked in WWII. It’s in an industrial part of Richmond, in the East Bay, but it has great views of the city, from a distance. It does have a section along a highway that isn’t as much fun, but it benefits overall from the flatness of the course, which is remarkable for the region.

    You get to shop at the Columbia Sporting Goods discount store. That is a good deal.

    This particular race weekend was cold. That is not unusual. But if you are coming from out of town and don’t realize, Northern California can be chilly on winter mornings — think of it as halfway between SoCal and the East Coast in terms of temperature.

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