Late start time for the half marathon, 820, but got there early to get my tshirt and bib, chat with friends. I would have preferred an earlier start time (6-630) cause it got hot, but it was nice to sleep in. The tshirt is super nice, soft material...you also have a choice of a tech style too. The medal is simple, but more than sufficient. The volunteers and staff are awesome; super kind and helpful. The course is TOUGH! Lots of elevation, changes from single track, sand, rocks and shale. There was one part that was a fire road, about 3-4 miles on it. Steady incline and kind of boring, but a great mental exercise to see if you can tough it out before you get back the the views, single track and breeze. And views are there! You can see Morro Bay with a 180 degree view and the bluffs are amazing. There are other distances too. Afterward, the crew is helpful with getting you set up with food and hydration. Got to visit with some friends...loved it.