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. Active.com 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.