In 2022 the National Park Service has imposed new restrictions that limit participation to 400 runners (previous cap was 750). This relates to both the limited parking in Stinson Beach and their desire to have less impact on other national park users. At the same time, the staffing and permit fees have been raised significantly. This event requires months of planning and coordination with permitting from five government agencies, special road control and, in short, more work and more cost than any other event on our schedule.
We think this situation stinks, but we have neither the desire, nor the resources, to argue with federal agencies. At the same time, we hate seeing one of our favorite races go away.
This put us at a crossroads. Do we retire the 52-year-old race or continue it with a much higher entry fee?
We decided to leave it up to the people who want to participate and then re-evaluate from there. In spite of the entry fee increase, this event still sold out in 2022.
Entry fee for 2022 will be $170. That's almost twice what we would normally need to charge for a similar event at another park. If you are priced out of the race, we regret that being the case, but invite you to check out our schedule of other races and come run with us at any of those other events that are free of these limitations.