Used in the 1800s to transport gravel for the construction of the western section of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Western Pacific Trail now forms a part of this mostly-flat course where you can haul in a personal best! The marathon course is now USATF certified and can be used to qualify for races like the Boston Marathon!
In addition to the marathon distance, half marathon, 10K and 5K races will also take place.
All races begin and end at Quarry Lakes. The 10K, half marathon and marathon races go out along the Alameda Creek Trail. Trails are primarily dirt fire trails, with sections that include gravel (used by the parks to prevent erosion) and a short paved section.
Walkers/hikers and runners of all levels are welcome!
All finishers will receive custom finisher medals and custom shirts (cotton and tech shirts available). More info on shirts/awards page.
Age group awards will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in 5 year categories (less for the younger ages).
All races will be professionally timed.
Shirts can only be guaranteed to those who sign up by 4/08, so we recommend early registration.
The marathon will start at 7:30 am, the half marathon at 8:00 am, the 10K at 8:30 am and the 5K at 8:45 am.