Sunday, November 6, 2016 • Clarksburg, CA • Course Map
Run in honor of local running enthusiast and race organizer Paul Reese, who put together the race back in 1966 that later became what is now the Clarksburg Country Run, which also includes a 13.1-mile half marathon, 10K, 5K and “fun run” races for kids, the Clarksburg Country Run marks its 51st annual running this year.
All of the races in the event are out-and-back races that start and finish in front of Clarksburg’s Delta High School, which lies on Netherlands Road just to the west of the river.
From there, runners follow a course that zigzags along Netherlands Road, Holland Road, Clarksburg Avenue and Tule Avenue, taking runners westward and southward all the way down to the turnaround point on South Netherlands Road, where they then make the turn and head back up toward the high school in reverse along the exact course they’ve just run.
More than 1,500 runners crossed the finish line at the race’s 2014 running in the four races for adults (the half marathon, 10K, 20-miler and 5K), with more than 480 of those finishing the half marathon. For half-marathoners, there is a time limit of three hours, 45 minutes, which means that the 13.1-mile course is also walker-friendly, as participants will need to keep a pace of at most 17 minutes per mile.
Like the courses for each of the other races in the event, the half-marathon course is run entirely on paved surfaces throughout, along country roads that wind through the Clarksburg area’s wine growing areas and farmlands. The course is also certified by USA Track and Field.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled in the inland valley region of Northern California, about 15 miles south of Sacramento, the town of Clarksburg tends to experience weather conditions much like its larger neighboring city, with hot, dry summers and cooler, somewhat wetter fall seasons. In November, temperatures average between 43°F and 64°F, while rainfall totals average about 2.19 inches for the month.
On race day (Nov. 6), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 67ºF.
- 2015 Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – 20-mile
- 8:10 AM – kids fun runs
- 8:30 AM – half marathon
- 8:45 AM – 5K, 10K
- $53 for the half marathon, if registered by October 10, 2016
- $58 between October 11 – November 4
- $63 at packet pickup
- $68 on race day, if not sold out
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 20M, register online at RunSignup.com here.
Official Race Website
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