The Dole Great Race is a celebration of running that features six races, including two half-marathons. The incredibly scenic Chesebro Half-Marathon mostly trail race and the gorgeous Pacific Half-Marathon road race. Indeed, there's a race for everyone at the Great Race, where the schedule also includes the Deena Kastor 5K, Old Agoura 10K, Kids 1 Mile run and Camp Kinneret Family Fun Run.
Agoura Hills, which is about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles and less than 10 miles northwest of L.A.'s city limits, is called the Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains. The great U.S. female runner Deena Kastor grew up in Agoura Hills (she was Deena Drossin then), graduated from Agoura High School and later became the most decorated female long-distance runner in American history, winning the bronze medal in the women's marathon at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. She still holds the U.S. women's records in the marathon (2:19:36), the half-marathon (1:07:34) and at various other road distances.
Established in 1986, the Great Race has won many awards and accolades over the years:
Best Half-Marathon in Nation by Active.com
Voted #1 Running Event in L.A.
Selected a Top 10K in U.S. by Runner's World
Best Race Swag by Competitor Magazine
Best Post-Race Party by LA Sports & Fitness Magazine
Best Post-Race Party by Active.com
Best Post-Race Party by Runner's World
Great Race participants comment year after year about the gorgeous scenery, the serenity and the most Most Beautiful Courses in Southern California!
It's not just a race. It's so much fun, it's the Great Race!
|Male||1:25:08||Oscar Orozco||34||Stevenson Ranch|
|2nd Male||1:25:42||Nathan Evans||29||Santa Barbara|
|3rd Male||1:26:05||Kevin Cicchini||37||Oak Park|
|4th Male||1:26:55||Carlos Larios||50||Granada Hills|
|Female||1:42:22||Amy Travis||57||Santa Barbara|
|2nd Female||1:47:00||Lindsey Lucas||20||San Luis Obispo|
|3rd Female||1:47:50||Molly Zorba||52||Acton|
|4th Female||1:48:56||Nicole Wildermuth||28||Wheat Ridge|
|M 40-49||1:27:10||Keith Yanov||41||Mammoth Lakes|
|M 50-59||1:26:55||Carlos Larios||50||Granada Hills|
|M 60-69||1:41:49||Mike Fillipow||62||Long Beach|
|M 70+||2:18:19||RAMIRO VIRAMONTES||70||Long Beach|
|F 40-49||1:50:40||Courtney Andersen||43||Oak Park|
|F 50-59||1:42:22||Amy Travis||57||Santa Barbara|
|F 60-69||2:35:20||Maureenbe Macdonald||60||Sherman Oaks|
|F 70+||3:13:23||Mariat Cunningham||71||Long Beach|
GORGEOUS!This road race is unbelievably scenic. You would never know you were in suburban L.A.