Sunday, April 4, 2021 • Pescadero, CA • Course Map
Note: The 2021 race is a virtual event. Registration details are included below.
In keeping with the event’s title — and the pride of the local agriculture industry — every finisher is presented with a real artichoke at Pescadero’s Artichoke Half Marathon & 10K, which takes runners on a tour of this town just off the gorgeous windswept Pacific coastline in Northern California, just down the road from Half Moon Bay and a couple hours’ drive from the nearby San Francisco Bay Area.
Run along a course that’s fast and flat, the race usually enjoys mild, sunny weather thanks to its spring slot in the region’s road race schedule.
Runners start the out-and-back course for the race at Duarte’s Taven, which lies at the intersection of Pescadero Creek Road and Stage Road, just a few minutes’ drive from the coastline and the Pescadero State Beach area.
Though most of the course takes runners along paved country roads with a number of rolling hills, the scenic race course through the beach and coastal areas also includes three miles of trails, for runners who enjoy more of a challenging, off-road run.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the coastline of Northern California, about an hour’s drive from San Francisco to the north and just a few miles from nearby Half Moon Bay, Pescadero typically sees mild to occasionally warm temperatures mostly year-round.
On race day (April 4), the average low is 42°F and the average high is 62°F.
- 2019 Artichoke Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Artichoke Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Artichoke Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Artichoke Half Marathon Results
- 7:30 AM – half marathon
- 7:40 AM – 5K, 10K
- $50 – $60 for the half marathon
- $30 – $35 for the 5K
- $40 – $45 for the 10K
To reserve your spot in the spring 2021 running of Pescadero’s Artichoke Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at TheSchedule.com here.
Official Race Website
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