Saturday, May 18, 2024 • San Jose, CA
Get ready for a trail running experience that’s unlike any other as you prepare to join the 1st 13 Mile Trail Race Top Down event. This extraordinary course will take you on a thrilling journey through the pristine landscapes of Almaden Quicksilver Park and the awe-inspiring Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.
The race is a Half Marathon within two remarkable parks, offering you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of these natural wonders. The innovative point-to-point course is one of the standout features of this year’s race.
As you prepare for the event, here’s a tip: don’t have anyone drop you off at the start line. Why, you ask? Because the race organizers have something special in store for you. They will provide transportation to the start of the race. This unique approach adds an element of anticipation and adventure to the event. It also emphasizes the sense of community and shared experience that makes trail running so special.
The 13-mile journey will take you through the enchanting landscapes of Almaden Quicksilver Park and the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, which is known for its rugged terrain and untamed beauty. The trails are your guide, leading you through winding paths, past ancient oak trees, and along rolling hills. You’ll be surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature as you make your way from one park to the other.
This is a race that’s about more than just competition; it’s a celebration of the great outdoors and the camaraderie of the trail-running community. It’s an opportunity to push your limits, savor the stunning scenery, and share the experience with fellow runners.
Upon crossing the finish line, you’ll be greeted with a profound sense of accomplishment. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or new to the world of trail racing, the 1st 13 Mile Trail Race Top Down offers an exhilarating experience that you won’t soon forget.
So, get ready for a unique trail running adventure as you navigate the diverse terrain of Almaden Quicksilver Park and the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, all while enjoying the breathtaking landscapes that these two parks have to offer. The 1st 13 Mile Trail Race Top Down promises to be a trail race like no other, and we can’t wait for you to be part of it.
Race Weather & Climate
San Jose, California, is the tech epicenter of Santa Clara County.
May 18th in San Jose, CA welcomes the onset of summer with average high temperatures of 74-78°F and average low temperatures of 51-55°F. The weather is warm and inviting, signaling the beginning of the summer season. Rainfall during this time is typically minimal, creating a dry and enjoyable early summer ambiance in the city.
13 Mile Trail Race Top Down Course Map
See the race route map for the 13 Mile Trail Race Top Down course map here.
The half marathon start time is 9:00 AM.
The time limit for the half marathon is 5.5 hours.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 13 Mile Trail Race Top Down, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $100 and up fee for the half marathon.