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@thereisnotry

Chico, CA Raving since 2016 active 2 years, 10 months ago

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Folsom, CA Dec 3, 2017 3:56:09
10K West Sacramento, CA Apr 2, 2016 45:35
9K Scottsdale, AZ Mar 5, 2016 44:31

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Folsom, CA Dec 3, 2017 3:56:09
10K West Sacramento, CA Apr 2, 2016 45:35
9K Scottsdale, AZ Mar 5, 2016 44:31

My Raves

CIM organizers clearly put work and thought into this event and it shows. From the downtown expo to the printed to program to the finish line, everything felt world-class but … MORE

CIM organizers clearly put work and thought into this event and it shows. From the downtown expo to the printed to program to the finish line, everything felt world-class but still friendly with Sacramento charm.
– As a CIM first-timer, I was worried about there not being any corrals at the start line, but that turned out to be totally fine. The road where you line up is vast and there’s plenty of space to self-sort and find your appropriate pace.
– Plenty of portable restrooms, water, nuun, medical help on the course
– Great system in which they provide you with a numbered bag to check at the start out in Folsom and retrieve at the capitol
– Lots of great enthusiastic crowds along the course
– Easy course, with rolling hills but no major inclines. Very few turns.
– We lucked out and had a beautiful morning – the sun was just rising, and it was chilly but not freezing. I was fine in shorts with gloves.
– Exciting finish chute: people are lined up along the full final mile, with a photo finish in front of the state capitol
– Great race swag: technical long-sleeve shirt, commemorative shopping bag, printed race program, buff, socks, fanny pack, medal, recyclable finisher jacket in lieu of astronaut blanket
– I did the full rather than the relay, but I observed the way they had the relay points set up to be very organized and pleasant. Plenty of signs to let runners know where to go.

The only complaint I had was the athlete tracking; it was VERY delayed, such that you wouldn’t be notified that someone had reached the halfway point until maybe 20 minutes later. Thankfully my family was not relying on these alerts alone, or else I bet some people missed watching their loved on finish. Hope they fix that for next year so the alerts arrive in real time.

I already signed up for next year!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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Happy that I got to participate in the inaugural year of the addition of the Sacramento Giant Race to their 3 other races throughout the year. The Giant Race production … MORE

Happy that I got to participate in the inaugural year of the addition of the Sacramento Giant Race to their 3 other races throughout the year. The Giant Race production team has this thing down and puts other race events to shame. Lots of parking, helpful staff, great energy amongst participants, and the coolest venue and race swag around. I don’t live in Sacramento so I came early and was easily able to pick up my race bib that morning. The organizers are extremely responsive and helpful via Facebook and email.
My only minor complaints are that 1. they didn’t do any age group awards, that I knew of
2. the photography company didn’t seem to catch photos of everyone, and they weren’t searchable by name or bib number, and
3. the course got rather congested during one stretch of paved ramp pathway near the waterfront. I already provided feedback via their survey about it so hopefully that just gets rerouted next year. I was running the 10k at a pretty fast PR clip so I felt bad having to dodge people with strollers trying to enjoy walking the 5k. Still got that PR time though! I’ll be back next year.

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A perfect introduction on my first ever visit to Scottsdale and the Giants' spring training HQ. Beautiful morning and a great buzz at the ballpark. Friends and family are welcome … MORE

A perfect introduction on my first ever visit to Scottsdale and the Giants’ spring training HQ. Beautiful morning and a great buzz at the ballpark. Friends and family are welcome in to the stands to watch their runners cross the finish line and mingle in the park afterwards. The course was pretty simple and organized, and flat if you’re looking for speed. I know it’s supposed to just be a fun run, but it would be neat if they had age group awards. I wasn’t a huge fan of the 9k distance, but it already sounds like they’re switching to a 10k next year. Awesome shirt! Hope to return in 2017.

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PRODUCTION
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SCENERY
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