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Western Pacific Marathon was a toot-toot tootally awesome time!! I ran the marathon portion this past weekend in Fremont and I will not lie, it was hot, damn hot, like … MORE

Western Pacific Marathon was a toot-toot tootally awesome time!! I ran the marathon portion this past weekend in Fremont and I will not lie, it was hot, damn hot, like hawt-hawt… with the sweaty hawt. It was the hardest marathon I’ve ever done, but the most rewarding and the best managed event I’ve ever participated in. Everyone, and I mean everyone, from the racers to the support crew to the volunteers to the production team, was so incredibly nice, supportive and wonderful. Brazen Racing has a top-notch production staff that loves running and loves their runners. Every aid station was thoroughly stocked with liquids, GU, electrolytes and fabulous volunteers to dump sponge-fulls of water on top of your melting head. The course was definitely flat and mostly gravel. I can see where this race would be much more attractive when 20 degrees cooler but the sense of accomplishment I felt after finishing was none other. The medals are AWESOME with a big train; it’s my favorite medal I’ve ever earned. The food at the end of the race was like a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: pretzels, Its-Its, Pirate Booty, Oreos, Red Vines, fruit, bagels… anything a hardworking runner could ever want. The atmosphere was so chill; not a huge production so it was easy to park, keep my gear in the car and packet pickup 45 minutes before the start. I would say if you’re not worried about your pace and you want to run a mello, friendly, well-run race with supportive, caring staff and participants, sign up for the Western Pacific. You’ll be glad you did and you’ll have an awesome time!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4
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