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All half marathon runners are invited to participate in the Brazen Ultra Half Series.

The series consists of our toughest half marathons. Most measure at least a little (and sometime more than just a little) longer than 13.1 miles. What really makes them "ultra", however is the serious ascents and descents and variety of tough trails you have to run to finish them. While flat half marathons are always a challenge, these "ultra-half-marathons" take it to another level!

How The Series Works

To be a series finisher, you must run at least five eligible races in the series, listed below, plus the 2022 Rocky Ridge Half Marathon.

The Rocky Ridge Half Marathon in 2022 will be the Brazen Racing Ultra-Half Series Finale.

How To Enter The Series

Participants of the series half marathons are automatically listed in the standings once they have finished three or more races.

It is important to always register for the your races with the same name.  If you intend to be a series participant and get married and change your name (or register under any sort of name variation for any reason), please contact us so we can update our records.


Every race has a total elevation gain associated with it.  This is the amount of climbing you do from start to finish.

To join this exclusive club you will need to participate in the series and accumulate at least 4 miles (21,120 feet).  Those who reach that goal will be noted with the High Flyer status and will be awarded the High Flyer patch upon series completion.

Note: Only the races (and distances) listed below (under "Eligible Races") count toward your elevation total.  Only those who complete the annual series (five eligible races, plus the Rocky Ridge Half Marathon) become official members of the "High Flyer Club." 

What You Get For Participating

All finishers will receive a special Brazen Racing Ultra-Half Series die-cast finisher coaster. The top ten males and top ten females will get the exclusive Ultra Half Series Top Ten shirts.


The prizes for first through third in the series (male and female)

  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

The prizes for first through third in the masters (40+) series (male and female)

  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

Eligible Races


*Note: We missed two entire seasons (19/20 and 20/21) due to state-mandated lockdowns.  We intend to get through the 21/22 season, but there are no guarantees!  Races may be added and subtracted as time moves forward.

  • The Auburn Half Marathon (2465' elevation gain)
  • Diablo Summit Stomp 10/23/21 Half Marathon or 30K (2492' for half marathon, 4254' for 30K)
  • Summit Rock Half Marathon 12/11/21 (2867')
  • Brazen New Year's Eve Half Marathon 12/31/21 (2075')
  • Brazen New Year's Day Half Marathon 12/31/22 (2075')
  • Badger Cove Half Marathon 3/19/22 (2300')
  • Diablo Trails Challenge 4/9/21 Half Marathon or 50K (2492' for half marathon, 8246' for 50K)
  • Wildcat Half Marathon, date TBA (2204')
  • Trailquake Half Marathon, date TBA (2906')
  • Bad Bass Half Marathon, date TBA (2075')
  • Bear Creek Half Marathon, date TBA (3088')
  • Trail Hog Half Marathon date TBA (2185')
  • Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon date TBA (2718') the series finale:
  • Rocky Ridge Half Marathon date (3989')


All participants must read, understand and adhere to the the rules of the Brazen Racing Ultra Half Series.

How The Series is Scored

Because some courses are faster than others, the cumulative series winner will be that runner with the lowest "time back" for their five best races, plus the Rocky Ridge Half Marathon. "Time back" is the amount of time a runner is behind the overall male or female winner. The lower the total amount of time, the higher the runner will rank. The winner of each race will have the lowest "time back" for that race, which is 0.

Standings & Results

Participants are ranked after they have finished 5 races.  They are included on the list of series participants after 3 races.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again (because there is no effort without error and shortcoming); but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Teddy Roosevelt


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