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Santa Cruz Half Marathon

Rating: Silver based on 29 reviews
Distance: 13.08 miles / 21.06 km
Location: Start: Start at Beach and Main Streets
Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA, US
Attributes: loop, mostly flat, paved path
Description: The Santa Cruz Half Marathon consists of a 13.1-mile run/walk along scenic West Cliff Drive past breathtaking vistas of the Pacific coastline. Runners then pass through the surrounding neighborhoods and make their way west along a paved path through strawberry fields, past historic farm buildings to Wilder Ranch Sate Park. From there, it's a loop on the Old Cove Landing Trail (unpaved) with incredible views of the rugged ocean bluffs. Runners then retrace their steps back to the finish line festivities on Cowell's Beach just a stone's throw from the start line.


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Added by Firstawave Events on 3/26/2007
DISCLAIMER: USATF and the author of this route make no warranties as to the conditions, safety, distance accuracy, or suitability for running of this route. Run at your own risk!

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Rating: Route rating: Silver
by: GSmom on 1/24/2015 6:40:05 PM
Very pretty route. Nice mix of road and trail. Mostly flat with exception of one hill climb out of Wilder Ranch...short, but kind of a kicker of a hill too! I enjoyed the laid back feeling of the race. Not the most organized, but it really doesn't need to be. Last year's weather was perfect for running. Overcast and mild. This route would be terrible in heat or wind!

Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: BHO on 4/7/2013 8:48:01 PM
This run was great. Combination of paved road and dirt trail. Trail is used for horses so beware of that- views were gorgeous and weather was perfect.

Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: solorunner on 2/20/2011 10:59:00 PM
I love this race! Rain or Shine, the beautiful course along the cliff is a sight to see,the calm seas in the dead heat but just as amazing seeing the Ocean waves crash as if the gods were pissed off. I am great full for all the volunteers who were still out there wait for us to finish.. Smiles and cheers even in the rain..

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