Latest reviews by Lisa Johnson

(2022)
"Great weather and fun pacers!"
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Such a great race, with lots of great water station volunteers and pacers that keep your head in the race and not on your pace/feet. I really enjoyed this year's race and the weather cooperated so well with cool and no wind at the start. Expo and post race food was great, real food post race is luxury compared to bananas lol.

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(2022)
"Sold Out!"
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Another fun year at the Tropical 5k. This was a sold out 5k. Usually 5ks do not sell out. Great views on race morning. Parked on South Beach in a recommended parking garage and took the bus to the start line, smooth ride. Great course, a couple of photographers to get your pic along the way. Only one slight bridge for elevation on the course, just before you hit the 3 mile mark. Great crowd at the finish line to cheer you on. Finish line is half a block from the beach so you can go and enjoy the sand right after your race, I did.

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(2021)
"Costume Dashing virtually"
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I signed up for a safe virtual 5k and had a fun time racing in a costume around my neighborhood. Plan on getting a big group together next year for this virtual race! Loved the cute lifestyle ringer shirt and Halloween temporary tattoos that were included in this race. And the medal is super cute! I like the option of virtual races now since covid and look forward to doing this one year after year.

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(2020)
"Fun Mileage Challenge with lots of mini challenges"
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I really enjoyed this virtual race series, I chose the 500 mile challenge and completed it in about 2.5 months. Fun with weekly mini challenges to keep me motivated and logging my miles in a timely manner. The race shirt is nice and has mile markers we passed during different milestones along the way. Lots of ways to win running shoes and other fun running related items, I didn't win but I did know someone who won in one of the mini challenges and got a pair of shoes. Would definitely do this again, even if I was not confined by covid.

For my full review of this race : https://organicgirlruns.com/2020/09/13/california-coast-500-virtual-race-challenge-review/

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(2020)
"Very Miami Half Marathon!"
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I completed my 3 year challenge to receive my 305 half marathon interconnecting medals this year! Already signed up for next year. If you live in Miami or love visiting Miami, this race is for you, brings a lot of Miami culture to the half marathon. Course is hilly/well you do run over a bunch of bridges from Miami Beach into downtown Miami and then back to Miami Beach, its a loop course and lots to see among the way. The volunteers are excellent and there are dj/music stops along the way to keep the party moving. After the race you can bang a pot and pan when you PR just like when the Miami Heat win the NBA championship. Lots of photo ops during the race and at the after party and just steps from the actual ocean you can take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. I cannot say enough about this excellent race series other than sign up ASAP!

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