Rock-n-Roll San Jose Race Report – Ronda Munoz

Race: San Jose Rock-n-Roll

Runner: Ronda Munoz

Race Date: 10/09/2022

Location: San Jose, CA

Results: 13.1 in 2:19:19

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

  • High energy at the start with great music.
  • Fast and Flat (Speed City?)
  • My husband, daughter-in-law and a couple of daughter-in-law’s friends ran the 10K. So it was a family affair.

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

Not so much music between miles 7-12, which made it a couple of long miles.

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I think that I did pretty well maintaining a good pace throughout the race and I shortened my completion time from last year by 8 minutes.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

Going through downtown San Jose is nice and running through the residential areas are pretty great too.

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Nope, fast and flat.

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Yes, well run. The expo this year was inside and better attended.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

I believe that there were over 6000 participants this year. Of course, the elite runners completed the course in about an hour. Weekend warriors took a bit longer.

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

We have stayed at the Westin as it is near the start and finish lines (which are not in the same place).

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Biofreeze was on mile 10 to spray down any runners who wanted it. Aid stations throughout the course.

Weather and typical race conditions

It was foggy and cool for most of the race, which was better than last year’s sunny day and 85 degree weather.

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

Nothing special needed, unless you want to run in a costume.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Very friendly. Lots of places for friends to cheer you on.

How’s the Swag?

Swag was decent.

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