Apple Hill Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, November 17, 2024 Camino CA

Apple Hill Half Marathon & 5k in Camino CA

On Sunday, November 17, 2024, an invitation echoed through the picturesque landscapes of the Sierra foothills near the town of Placerville – it was time to join the Apple Hill Half Marathon & 5k. This special event wasn’t just about running; it was about supporting the students of the Camino Union School District and celebrating a rich history of farming and winemaking in the Apple Hill community.

The 2023 edition of the race brought something fresh and exciting – an all-new half marathon and 5k course. These routes took participants along the winding country roads nestled in the heart of Apple Hill. The promise was a journey filled with breathtaking views, invigorating challenges, and delectable sweet treats. It was a unique opportunity to embrace the rustic charm of the region while contributing to a noble cause.

As the race unfolded, runners were greeted by stunning vistas and the undulating terrain of the Sierra foothills. Each hill they conquered was a testament to their determination and resilience. It was a reminder that the Apple Hill Half Marathon & 5k was not just about the finish line; it was about the journey and the sense of accomplishment that came with it.

The Apple Hill Growers, deeply rooted in the traditions of agriculture, had a rich history in farming and winemaking. This event was an opportunity to experience the essence of their legacy. A new generation of growers welcomed participants to share in the Apple Hill experience with their family and friends, creating cherished memories against the backdrop of scenic beauty.

For those looking to take a more leisurely pace, the 5K event welcomed walkers, embracing all levels of fitness and ambition. However, it was important to note that walkers might find it challenging to complete the half marathon within the 3:30 time limit. Nonetheless, both races offered a stroller-friendly environment, inviting families to come together and participate in a shared adventure.

The Apple Hill Half Marathon & 5k wasn’t just a race; it was a celebration of community, a tribute to the region’s history, and a testament to the indomitable spirit of runners and walkers alike. Participants not only embraced the thrill of the course but also the warmth of coming together to support the education of young minds. It was a day filled with achievement, bonding, and the sweetest rewards, making the event a memorable and heartwarming experience for all.

Race Weather & Climate

Camino, California, is a tranquil town nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, about 45 miles east of Sacramento. This picturesque community is renowned for its apple orchards and is located near the famed Apple Hill region, making it a popular destination for visitors seeking a taste of rural charm and outdoor beauty while still being within reasonable driving distance of the state’s capital, Sacramento.

On November 17th in Camino, California, you can expect average high temperatures around 60-65°F and average low temperatures between 35-40°F. Rainfall during this time is typically minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.

Apple Hill Half Marathon Race Results

Apple Hill Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Apple Hill Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Apple Hill Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $90.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $110.00 fee for the half marathon + Wine or Beer Tasting.
  • There is a $44.00 fee for the 5k adult.
  • There is a $34.00 fee for the 5k youth (Under 18).
  • There is a $64.00 fee for the 5K + Wine or Beer Tasting.
  • There is a $25.00 fee for the kids fun run.

Apple Hill Half Marathon Race Website

Apple Hill Half Marathon Website

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