I loved the Malibu 1/2 Marathon last year, and intend to do it again this year. If you are one who enjoys an incredible view the entire time, rolling hills, and serenity, this one is fantastic. I used it as my first good hill run at the beginning of my marathon training season last year in prep for Big Sur Marathon. Another great perk is that you not only get a medal, you get a BIG, snuggly beach towel, AND the finish is on the beach so you have a FREE ice bath thanks to the Pacific Ocean.
Minus: no beer garden. ; )
If you love a fast, well-organized, flat 1/2 marathon course, Surf City can’t be beat, especially for the price, expo, parking, etc. Great spectators, great medal, and excellent post-run expo and BEER GARDEN! Nice long sleeve tech shirt too.
Happy Running Y’all!
Melissa Adylia Gutierrez
Owner/Creator/Personal Trainer/Non-Impact Group Fitness Instructor Controlled Burn Fitness
Creator of Pedal Precision Indoor Cycling