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@thatcaliforniangirl

Rancho Santa Fe, CA Raving since 2023 Active 1 month ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:

    Zion at Night Half Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Space Rock Trail Half Marathon

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Hemet, CA Apr 6, 2024 2:41:15
15K Temecula, CA Mar 17, 2019 1:42:12
10K Visalia, CA Mar 4, 2023 1:03:52
4 Miler San Diego, CA 2024 44:57
5K San Diego, CA Jan 11, 2020 32:48

Future Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Aug 18, 2024
Half Marathon Lone Pine, CA Oct 19, 2024
33K Bishop, CA Oct 26, 2024
Half Marathon Joshua Tree, CA Nov 2, 2024
Marathon Honolulu, HI Dec 8, 2024
Half Marathon San Diego, CA TBD
14 Miler Campo, CA TBD

Past Races (11)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Hemet, CA Apr 6, 2024 2:41:15
10K Encinitas, CA Mar 17, 2024 1:08:26
10K San Diego, CA Jan 13, 2024 1:09:16
4 Miler San Diego, CA 2024 44:57
15K San Diego, CA Oct 21, 2023 2:19:12
10K San Diego, CA Sep 10, 2023 1:18:52
10K Visalia, CA Mar 4, 2023 1:03:52
5K Carlsbad, CA May 22, 2022 43:46
Half Marathon Virgin, UT Jun 6, 2020 2:52:24
5K San Diego, CA Jan 11, 2020 32:48
15K Temecula, CA Mar 17, 2019 1:42:12

My Raves

Several distance races were happening this day so this is in reference to the half marathon course. It was perfect! This was an out and back route that followed the … MORE

Several distance races were happening this day so this is in reference to the half marathon course. It was perfect! This was an out and back route that followed the fire road onto the dam and a small section of asphalt road.

There were some hills (4 total?) they were butt kickers but truly not that bad for a trail half. You have uninterrupted views the entire race, both of the lake and the snowcapped mountains surrounding the area.

Wooden medal is among one of my favorites now, and I appreciate that the shirt is a good soft jersey material.

Enjoyed a hazy non alcoholic beer post race from one of the vendors & had a good time rooting for the kids that were finishing the kids 1 mile run.

Overall recommend this race! Just actually show up about an hour before your race as recommended because there was a significant line to get entry into the parking area.

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You can tell this race is still in it’s beginning years with a few things to get worked out. Pros: beautiful location with ample parking. Cons: cheap medals… think middle … MORE

You can tell this race is still in it’s beginning years with a few things to get worked out.
Pros: beautiful location with ample parking.

Cons: cheap medals… think middle school participation medals. Shirts & medals all said half marathon only- makes you feel like an imposter if you did a shorter distance. Zero food post race, which at a 10k distance not bad but again there was a half marathon occurring and not even a banana at the end for those racers.

*found out through social media they not only ran out of medals but also water.

I’d maybe try again in a few years if I hear about improvement but for the price I’m skipping this race until then. I hope they can make the changes as they’ve got a great spot.

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Great flat course that never got too crowded that you couldn’t pass when you needed to. Get there earlier than you typically would to park- Line to park took way … MORE

Great flat course that never got too crowded that you couldn’t pass when you needed to. Get there earlier than you typically would to park- Line to park took way longer than it did in the past, so it left us along with many half marathoners running to the start.
Post race celebration was bare minimum, but it seems like a lot of races are leaning towards virtual offers than booths on race day. Booths that were there: Celsius, SD Police, Bathroom refurb, and Dunkin Donuts. A bit of a random mix for a race day.
The free photos were great and plentiful, about 3-4 locations for 10k along the course. I’d recommend this race to anyone, experienced or beginner.
Swag was average for a race this size, combo 5k/10k medal & a shirt.

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Unfortunately my race day was a hot one, with most runners finishing in the mid 80 degree weather and up. I personally haven’t ran a race in that weather and … MORE

Unfortunately my race day was a hot one, with most runners finishing in the mid 80 degree weather and up. I personally haven’t ran a race in that weather and found it affected me more than I thought come race day. The course is a challenge but doable if you train with hills.
My main issue was the one true aid station was at 4.5 miles (turn around point) and the volunteers weren’t quick with helping get out supplies so I left without a refill of hydration. Now yes that is ultimately on me, but I feel like this could have also been a lot more organized. You weren’t allowed to refill your drinking vessel yourself so you had to wait on the volunteers. Also the first and last aid station (just water) were so close to the beginning and end of the race that they felt like an odd placement. Also never received the promoted race training plan, even after reaching out to race director.

Pros: did appreciate the challenges in this distance with hills, liked the wood medal, and overall the vibes and people at this race were great. Also appreciated the ample parking options.

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Generic race but can appreciate the effort put into it. Best part was they actually start people in corrals and let runners get spaced out so there’s limited bottlenecks. Flat … MORE

Generic race but can appreciate the effort put into it. Best part was they actually start people in corrals and let runners get spaced out so there’s limited bottlenecks. Flat course, plenty of parking, fast check in. Only bummers were that the medals don’t distinguish who did what distances, and that the post race celebration was mainly purchase options.

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Pros: Cool weather Flat terrain Nice medal & decent t-shirt Cons: Course was not properly marked, leading to a bit of chaos at 1.5 miles. Location could have been better, … MORE

Pros:
Cool weather
Flat terrain
Nice medal & decent t-shirt

Cons:
Course was not properly marked, leading to a bit of chaos at 1.5 miles.
Location could have been better, the smell of cow run off was pretty intense around miles 3-5

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Pros: The race swag was top notch, definitely one of my favorite shirts from a race. Nice scenery, flat course, great areas for spectators. Cons: zero parking- if you aren’t … MORE

Pros: The race swag was top notch, definitely one of my favorite shirts from a race. Nice scenery, flat course, great areas for spectators.

Cons: zero parking- if you aren’t there two hours before your race good luck. All the portable restrooms were out of toilet paper, beer garden was closing before everyone could get their complimentary drink, regular 5k was so packed that your whole first quarter mile you are spending trying to get in-front of people walking.

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Due to Covid there was staggered start times which I personally loved. After mile 3 I basically had the entire course to myself. You really got to enjoy the scenery … MORE

Due to Covid there was staggered start times which I personally loved. After mile 3 I basically had the entire course to myself. You really got to enjoy the scenery and take it all in. Only cons were no pictures, no one at aid stations, and no post race celebrations but this is all due to Covid.

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Loved this as my first 15k, the rolling hills were a perfect challenge! Ending at the top of the hill was definitely a killer. The succulent as a medal however … MORE

Loved this as my first 15k, the rolling hills were a perfect challenge! Ending at the top of the hill was definitely a killer. The succulent as a medal however seemed like a cheap way out.

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