|$50 Registration Fee|
No Funfare Start/Finish Line and a cotton shirt keep the fee very affordable compared to other events in Southern California or the Rock 'n' Roll Series. Awesome freebies.
The Race is On
Race didn't start well with me. My garmin battery was low and could not reset it. Had to use the clocks located at the 5K, 10K & 10M markers to track my time. Route is flat and 50% is on paved trails along the San Diego Creek. Lots of enthusiastic High School students participated, mostly cross country runners. Spectators/supporters were located throughout the route giving cheers and encouragement. There were six(6) hydration stations manned by Woodbridge High School students, the main beneficiary of the event. At the 10 miles marker, the clock showed 1:32:26, same split time as my Vegas run. But, with 2+ miles before the finish line, my legs got heavier, breathing through my mouth and started coughing. On several occasions, I was tempted to stop running & just walk to the finish line. I was tired. The thought of a repeat of my 2010 first race in San Diego (I dyhydrated and almost pass out at the 12 miles marker and had to walk to the finish line.), encouraged me to keep running but at slow jog pace. Also, a puffed from my asthma inhaler helped me get more air into my lungs(I always carry an albuterol inhaler).