The Santa Cruz Half Marathon is more than just a race.

With several distances to choose from (5K, 10K, Half Marathon), this event unites locals and out-of-towners, newbies and seasoned athletes alike.

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Celebrate

Cap off your training journey with thousands of other passionate runners as you complete your 13.1-mile journey along scenic West Cliff Drive, through Wilder Ranch, all backed by breathtaking vistas of the Pacific ocean.

Celebrate

Cap off your training journey with thousands of other passionate runners as you complete your 13.1-mile journey along scenic West Cliff Drive, through Wilder Ranch, all backed by breathtaking vistas of the Pacific ocean.

Coastal

This unique stretch of the rugged California coastline is classic coastal — with rugged cliffs, moderate temperatures, blue skies, and pounding surf.

Coastal

This unique stretch of the rugged California coastline is classic coastal — with rugged cliffs, moderate temperatures, blue skies, and pounding surf.

California

Tucked between San Francisco and Monterrey, it’s a left of center slice of California offering sandy beaches, redwood-covered mountains, laid-back towns, organic farms, and a burgeoning beer and wine scene.

California

Tucked between San Francisco and Monterey, it’s a left of center slice of California offering sandy beaches, redwood-covered mountains, laid-back towns, organic farms, and a burgeoning beer and wine scene.

New Race Date:

The 2018 Santa Cruz Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will take place on March 4, 2018. The earlier date should make for a more pleasant race day for everyone!

Medals:

This year we will be offering finisher medals for all three distances on race day! Start practicing your finish line celebration and leave room on your medal rack for some new hardware in 2018!

Running Expo:

You asked and we listened. In 2018 we will have an athlete’s expo on race weekend so that you can sample and purchase running gear, nutrition, and more!

HALF MARATHON

10K RUN/WALK

5K RUN/WALK

These races will be taking place in Santa Cruz, California along the Pacific coastline. Please review the course maps and turn-by-turns.

If the event is not sold-out online, we will take walk-up registrations during athlete check-in hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check the Registration tab on the website for information on standard entry fees. Please note, we only accept credit card as a form of payment.

Please view our accommodations tab under ‘Race Info’

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