Top 10 men's and women's results as well as men's 2-mile splits.
Agree with what you said but if you are indeed lived there you know Santa Cruz. Hell, they didn't even time the thing until 2011. When they boosted up the prize money the locals threw a fit. There is progress. I would think if you are top 100 you earn a spot the next year, otherwise you need to contact the meet director for an elite spot. 200 is more manageable plus it keeps all the people who clearly lied out. Earn your way in!
I ran the race today, saw all the elites in the warmup area. German was not there. Absolutely perfect racing weather- would highly recommend this one to anybody wanting to make a trip to CA. Similar depth to Bay to Breakers without all the BS.
I used to live right next to the course and never ran down that final hill so quickly. It's crazy to have that right at the end. Very well organized, but perhaps too many people in the 'Elite' corral.