All races start and finish in the Quarry Lakes. The marathon, half marathon and 10K have large out-and-back sections on the Alameda Creek Trail. The course is mostly gravel/fire trail with a very small portion of pavement at the beginning and end. Hills are nearly non-existent, so bring on the speed!
All participants can receive a copy of their appropriate course map on race day.
Each course will be marked with ribbons, flour and signs to help keep runners on the correct course. Volunteers will also be on the course at key locations to help direct runners.
As with all of our races, aid stations will be fully stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc.
Aid stations will be approximately 2-3 miles apart.
Runners who may need more water, should carry their own water bottle or hydration pack.
Bathrooms will be available at the race start/finish area. There are also a few bathroom locations on the course.
There is a 7 hour, 30 minute time limit for the marathon. Marathon runners must reach the 11.90 mile aid station by 11:15 am and complete the course by 3:00 pm.