• San Jose,
    United States
  • October
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


San Jose, California, United States
5 8
"Fast course, great community support"
Aid Stations
Course Scenery
Expo Quality
Elevation Difficulty
Race Management
Carol 's thoughts:

I live along this course and cheered and volunteered in previous years but decided in 2014 it would be my Fall "A race" because I knew the course and how great the community support is. I was not disappointed!

Keep your eyes peeled for sales as the Rock and Roll race series has plenty of sales throughout the year for registration deals.

The expo is easy to navigate and large compared to many expos for races in the area. Lots of great deals for both local and national vendors.

Corrals are easy to navigate and it's easy to make a change at registration. I brought them a new POT and they gave me a corral change sticker for my bib.

Ran with the 2:15 pacers for the majority of the course. Excellent communication and aside from the crowded start, it was an easy course to navigate. Relatively flat with the exception of a couple of underpasses.

Good aid station support and adequately spaced. Like a lot of big races, there were race novices who don't know codes of behavior for things like hydration stations. However that aside, the community involvement was excellent.

Course is my current PR and if I wasn't training for my first full, I would run it again this year. Great swag and they even offered a 5k challenge this past year (run the 5k on Saturday and half on Sunday) which earned an extra medal. The 5k was small and a lot of fun. A great warm-up for the next day!

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