"26.2 Miles of Running Heaven™"
All race courses will be run along the Pacific Ocean coastline, with breathtaking views of many landmarks including the Pillar Point Fishing Harbor, the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Point Montara Lighthouse and the world-famous Mavericks big-wave surfing area.
The unique course features approximately 70% paved bike trails and 30% packed-dirt trails, and offers amazing views from bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean at various locations. For locals, it's an opportunity to bask in the beauty we are privileged to live near; for visitors, it will take your breath away.
The choice of this course allows us to eliminate virutally any impact to the critical Highway 1 roadway, and delivers possibly the most breathtaking 26.2 miles anywhere in the world.
The course features relatively little elevation change (see chart below) and accordingly offers opportunities for fast times. The course is fully USATF Certified and will serve as a Boston qualifier.
You can click on the interactive Google Map below (you can drag it, zoom in and out etc.) for all events including the Full Marathon Event (you can click the link below the map for a larger view), or for a PDF of all events, please click on the respective link for the race distance below:
VIDEO FLY-THROUGH OF THE MARATHON COURSE
Got 10 minutes? Click the video below posted on our YouTube channel, and watch an accelerated, HD view of the entire marathon course, shot using a GoPro HD Helmet Hero camera! Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!
Click Image Below for Elevation Map
Click Image Below to see the Course in Pictures