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California > Sunrise Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Vacaville, CA  •  Sunday, May 18, 2014  •  Course Map

Recognized as one of Northern California's most scenic point-to-point races, the Sunrise Run features a half marathon, 10K, 5K and kids runs and takes more than 200 runners and walkers each year on a tour of this rural region known as the Pleasants Valley in Solano County, in the shadow of the nearby Vaca Mountains.

The race -- which is actually the combination of two running events held locally in previous years, known as the Fiesta Run and NF Steps -- is organized by both the Vacaville Sunrise Rotary Club and Neurofibromatosis CA, and is set to follow a race route that starts in Lake Solano Park and finishes at Tom Zunino Stadium at Vacaville High School, where runners will cross the finish line on the stadium's running track.

Runners will be provided free shuttle bus transportation from the race finish line area to the start in Lake Solano Park, and organizers note that the course will follow rolling country roads on the way into Vacaville, along a closed course throughout the race. Much of the course, they add, shows off the rural scenery that has given this area its reputation as the "Pleasants Valley," as it has a long history as an agricultural center thanks to its rich soil.

The scheduled starting time for the half marathon is 7:00 AM, which means that runners will need to have arrived at the high school and boarded the shuttle bus to the starting line no later than 5:45 AM. The half marathon is followed by the 10K start at 7:30 AM, followed by the 5K at 8:00 AM.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the northeastern corner of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, about 35 miles southwest of Sacramento and roughly 50 miles northeast of San Francisco, Vacaville typically sees mild to warm and usually very dry weather in May, which starts what is typically a long, dry summer here.

May Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 52°F Low: 52°F Rain: 0.6 in.
High: 82°F High: 83°F Snow: 0 in.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Sunrise Run Half Marathon


$45 for the half marathon, if registered by April 1, 2013
$55 between April 2 - May 17


To reserve your spot in the late spring 2013 running of Vacaville's Sunrise Run Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or runs for kids, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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