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

The average temperature on race day is mid-60’s to low 70’s Fahrenheit.

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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.

Athletes must maintain a 15 minute pace for all distances.

Your Race Fee Includes:
Race Bib
Commemorative Finishers T-Shirt
Post Race Food & Refreshments
Online Results
Finisher medal  *half marathon finishers only

Yes, you may change distances.  Should you wish to compete in a longer distance, you will need to pay the additional cost of the race.  Should you want to down-grade, we will not be offering a refund of the price difference.

You may pick-up the bib’s and chip’s of your friends and family if you would like – Please bring a copy of their photo ID. *waivers must be signed online before pick up.

Under no circumstances may you sell, trade or allow someone else to take your entry. Such substitutions jeopardize our insurance and our ability to secure the permits necessary to produce future events.

Half Marathon Aid will be provided at the start, finish and at 6 course aid stations as follows:
Start Zone on Beach Street (Water)
Station 1 on West Cliff (Water)
Station 2 on Mission St. (Water, Gel)
Station 3 in Wilder Ranch Parking Lot (Water, Sports Drink)
Station 4 in Wilder Ranch Parking Lot (Water, Sports Drink)
Station 5 on Mission St. (Water, Gel)
Station 6 on West Cliff (Water)
Finish Line on the Main Beach (Water, Food)

10 K Aid will be provided at the start, finish and at two course aid stations located near miles 2 & 4.

Start Zone on Beach Street (Water)
Station 1 on West Cliff (Water)
Station 2 on West Cliff (Water)

Finish Line on the Main Beach (Water, Food)
5K Aid will be provided at the start, finish and at one course aid stations located near mile 2.
Start Zone on Beach Street (Water)
Station 1 on West Cliff (Water)
Finish Line on the Main Beach (Water, Food)

 

All athletes must be 14 years of age on race day.

Top three male and female finishers overall as well as the following seven age divisions will receive awards:
19 and Under
20 Somethings
30 Somethings
40 Somethings
50 Somethings
60 Somethings
70 plus

The Medical Tent is highly congested and spectators will not be allowed in. There will be a Medical Information Tent next to the Medical Tent where medical updates will be available on athletes who enter the Medical Tent.

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, Santa Cruz Half Marathon & 10k/5k encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of races.

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

No.  We do not offer a relay team division.

The timing chip will be attached to your race bib.

FinisherPix is the official race photographer. Visit www.finisherpix.com for more information.

Click Here to view more information on volunteering for the event.

The Lost and Found can be found at the Information Booth on race day.

You can see what the Half Marathon finisher medal looks like here.

SANTA CRUZ HALF MARATHON/10K/5K

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