Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Race Ratings - Bean Creek Run 2015 - 5 miles - Scotts Valley, CA

Update October 23, 2016: This race is now the Scotts Valley Running Festival

Bean Creek Run - 5 miles. Scotts Valley, CA. October 25, 2015

Overall - ★★★★☆

Registration - ★★★★★
$30. and on the day entry. No ramped entry fee penalizing late entrants. No line to sign up. Bib number and four pins. Easy.

Swag - ★★★☆☆
Kind of weird. 5 advils, lip balm (always comes in handy), plastic cup, not completely ugly cotton t-shirt. No finisher medals (thank you!).

Course - ★★★★☆
Roads not closed but very little traffic. Impossible to get lost. Challenging but beautiful. Not quite 5 miles which was a bit annoying.

Post-Race Feed - ★★★★☆
Starbucks coffee, berries and yoghurt, bagels, banana bread.  Couldn't ask for much more except beer and something hot.

Prizes / Results - ★★★☆☆
Very prompt ceremony! Top 2 in 10 year age categories got medals and FitAid recovery drink (yuck!). Overall winners got running sandals. Results were printed promptly and looked correct though took a while for them to go online.

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