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Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Rating: Silver based on 1 review
Distance: 13.11 miles / 21.10 km
Location: Start: Soledad Mission
Soledad, CA, US
Attributes: point-to-point, mixed flat & hills, roads
Description: The course takes runners slightly south from the Mission, then west toward the Santa Lucia mountainswell known for the vineyards of wine grapes used to produce award-winning pinot noir, chardonnay and syrahbefore turning north along the base of the mountain range and winding over gently rolling hills to the west of the Salinas River. On this extremely scenic course, runners will breathe the cool, coastal air from the Monterey Bay as they pass fields of verdant row crops and vineyards, before crossing an idyllic finish line among the vines at Pessagno Winery. Runners start at the Soledad Mission at 36641 Ft. Romie Rd. and head south for about 1 mile before turning west on Private Road 2 toward the Santa Lucia mountains. At mile 2.4, runners and walkers turn onto Foothill/River Rd. and proceed north along the base of the mountains to Pessagno.
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Added by Karen Nardozza on 5/24/2010
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Rating: Route rating: Silver
by: Warren on 8/6/2011 3:13:59 PM
Beautiful course on the edge of the Salinas Valley. Eventis well run. Finishing times probably 2-3 minutes slower than flatter tracts due to modest hills along course.

by: Michael Davis on 8/7/2010 5:36:54 PM
This is a beautiful course. The hills are more gentle than appears on the elevation profile. The course passes through beautiful vineyards and foothills with cattle grazing.

 

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