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@sacrunner916

Sacramento, CA Raving since 2023 Active 2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 19, 2023
Marathon Calistoga, CA Mar 5, 2023

My Raves

I watched Kofuzi's recap of his 2022 LA marathon experience, so I knew this would be a tough course, and it definitely was with over 1,000 feet of elevation gain. … MORE

I watched Kofuzi’s recap of his 2022 LA marathon experience, so I knew this would be a tough course, and it definitely was with over 1,000 feet of elevation gain.

Having run the Napa marathon two weeks prior, I treated this more as a fun run. The last 10k proved to be decidedly less fun when the 3:20 pacer–who I had been planning to cruise with from start to finish–dropped out just after mile 19. Thankfully, the crowd support was fantastic. So, too, were the volunteers at the aid stations.

After crossing the finish line, I craved liquids above all else, and there were several different flavors of Electrolit and water; for those who with an appetite post-race, there were bananas and an assortment of sweet and salty snacks.

Given road closures and LA’s reputation for traffic, I was concerned it’d be a slog getting out of Century City, but I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to leave the area.

Summary: if you’re looking for a well-organized big city marathon (and aren’t necessarily looking for a PR), this one’s worth a try.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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This was my first time running the Napa marathon, and I'll likely run it for many years to come since it's a scenic course and less than an hour from … MORE

This was my first time running the Napa marathon, and I’ll likely run it for many years to come since it’s a scenic course and less than an hour from Sacramento. That said, the 7:30am start time for the marathon is a head-scratcher, and I do hope they develop more efficient post-race transportation, as I waited 30+ minutes for a shuttle to arrive and depart back to downtown.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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