Not much for the price $$ (about: 2012)|
David Zajic from Alabama (9/25/12)
50+ previous marathons
| 1 Half Moon Bay International Marathon
This was one of the most expensive races I've run in my quest for the 50 States. I've even paid less for last minute entry. Here are my pros and cons.
Pros: Great volunteers - good enthusiasm and willing to encourage.
Bagpipes at 18 - great touch really inspiring!
No logistical nightmares - well organized.
Scenery - coastline very nice
Cool finisher's metal
Name on bib made it easy to cheer others on
Cons: Going green meant recyclable plastic cups - very hard to drink on the run
Course was on very uneven trails used by horses - deep groves, hard to run on.
Because I had to watch my footing I could not enjoy the coastline as much as I wanted.
No expo - not that I needed it but for the money I expected more.
Because of the course route not many spectators.
Not much food at the finish - 1/2 Banana, 1/2 bagel, fiber bars.
All in all not a bad race but I'll look for another in California the next time around for the 50 Sates.