With distance running becoming more and more popular, the number of races available nationwide seems to have increased exponentially in the last few years. So, how do you decide what races to run and which ones to pass on? Is it well organized? What’s the course like? How’s the bling and swag?
I’ve decided to add reviews for races I’ve done to give you one runner’s viewpoint.
- REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK-UP- What’s it cost? How’s the registration and expo?
- TRANSPORTATION/PARKING- Getting to and fro? Drive it or take public transportation?
- T-SHIRT/MEDALS- How’s the swag?
- COURSE- Point to point, out and back, circular, flat, hilly… or sadistic?
- COURSE SERVICES- Water, mile markers and porta-potties.
- FINISH LINE SERVICES/POST PARTY- We’ve run, now what?
- A – Great Race
- B – Good Race
- C – Average Race
- D- Below Average Race
- F- No Way (DNF).
If you agree, disagree or want to toss in your own opinions, please let me know in the comments section. And if you want to add reviews to the site, please drop me a note and I’ll post them.
And if any of these reviews seem familiar, I also send them to Racegrader.com… a great site for runners in Southern California. Check ’em out.
- REVEL Mt. Charleston Half Marathon- 5/7/16
- Lexus LaceUp Ventura Half Marathon- 10/24/15
- Lexus LaceUp Irvine 10K- 10/17/15
- Hollywood Half Marathon- 4/11/15
- Los Angeles Marathon- 3/15/15
- Surf City Half Marathon- 2/1/15
- Star Wars Half Marathon- 1/18/15
- Santa To The Sea Half Marathon- 12/14/14
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half- Marathon- 11/16/14
- Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon- 11/16/14
- REVEL Canyon City Half Marathon- 11/15/14
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon- 10/26/14
- Santa Monica RunFEST- 10/19/14
- Long Beach Half Marathon- 10/12/14
- REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon- 9/13/14
- Disneyland Half Marathon- 8/31/14
- Shoreline Half Marathon- 7/13/14
- Peachtree Road Race- 7/4/14
- Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon- 6/1/14
- OC Marathon- 5/4/14
- Hollywood Half Marathon- 4/5/14
- Los Angeles Marathon- 3/9/14
- Surf City Half Marathon- 2/2/14
- New Year’s Race- 1/4/14
- Holiday Half Marathon- 12/15/13
- Atlanta Half Marathon- 11/28/13
- LA Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon- 10/27/13