I totally loved this race! It was so well organized, The volunteers were so supportive, there were aid stations every mile, the t-shirt is cool, the medal featuring a beautiful Canadian goose was so gorgeous and huge. I loved the age categories - this was my first age group medal in a marathon ever! How fun that was! Of the 31 marathons I've run, I would rank this #3 behind Chicago and San Francisco. I loved the solitude - what a welcome break from the huge crowds of most of the marathons I've run. The Santa Ana River Trail, especially in the early morning is alive with wildlife and beauty. It was a delightfully quiet and peaceful run! I will do it again and again and I wish more than one a year!