My second half marathon and this went much better than my first. I shaved 25 miuntes off my time and did not cramp through out the whole thing!!
The course was a very brutal one but worth it for the scenery alone. The race started up a hill. Then looped up to the a bunch of hills. Then took you over the golden gate bridge and back and finished in the civic center.
Pre-race: The expo was nice. Lots of samples and lots of stall to buy goodies for your race.
The shirt was a moisture wicking brooks shirt and was very comfortable.
Aid stations: plenty of gatorade and water. They also had gu which was a total life saver. That Gu got me though the last 3 miles of the race to finish strong; mostly because I was so buzzed from all the sugar I had in my system at that time.
Not too many bands playing but It was early morning and the city has quite a few noise ordinances in place so I totally understand.
Selfie stations were a very nice touch!
Post race festival was incredible! There was plenty of food, beer and lots of sunshine. Lots of places to stretch out and rest. It was in the civic center with a great view of city hall.
This is one race to really do! I mean what other race can you run across the golden gate bridge and basically run though San Francisco?
DO IT! DO IT!!!