Celebrate the beauty of the Salinas Valley while experiencing the influence of cool coastal air from the Monterey Bay along our rolling 13.1 mile course. Runners and walkers start at the historic Soledad Mission, and then wind through lush row crops and vineyards at the foot of the beautiful Saint Lucia Mountains along Foothill and River Roads. Participants cross the finish line at Pessagno Winery where a spectacular finish festival awaits them. Finish Festival. The course is USATF Certified (certification # CA10002TK).
The course features five (5) aid stations approximately every 2.5 miles on the course with water, Gatorade and Gu.
Start line – 70 portable potties
¾ mile marker – 4 portable potties
1 ½ mile marker – 3 portable potties
Every aid station – 6 portable potties
Safety and Emergency Services
California Highway Patrol officers, Police Explorers and private security along with volunteers will be on duty at several points along the course controlling traffic and keeping participants safe. Two ambulances will be on stand-by throughout the race positioned at the north and south points along the course, ready to respond should emergency medical attention be necessary above and beyond our race Emergency Action Team and Course Monitors. A First Aid area will also be staffed by volunteers at the Finish Festival.
An updated course map with 2013 details will be made available after the new parking and busing plan has been finalized. Below is the 2012 map, which shows outdated parking information. The 2012 course map below shows the location of aid stations, restrooms and road closures. Print your own 2012 course map.