Horseshoe Lake 50k Marathon 30k Half Marathon & 5M

Sunday, April 21, 2024 La Honda, CA

Horseshoe Lake 50k Marathon 30k Half Marathon & 5M in La Honda, CA

Discover an extraordinary racecourse nestled within the pristine landscapes of the Skyline Ridge, Long Ridge, and Russian Ridge Open Space Preserves. This trail offers a breathtaking journey through the heart of nature’s beauty. The majority of the course traces the renowned Bay Area Ridge Trail, gifting you with panoramic vistas of the majestic Pacific Ocean and the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains.

The distances are meticulously measured, ensuring your experience is accurately recorded. As you step onto this course, you’ll be transported into a world of natural wonder and awe-inspiring sights. The landscape stretches before you, a testament to the unspoiled grandeur of the great outdoors.

This race is not just a competition; it’s a celebration of the stunning tapestry of nature and a tribute to the runners who have the privilege of traversing this magnificent trail. As you embark on this journey, you’ll be captivated by the untamed beauty of the Pacific Ocean and the enchanting Santa Cruz Mountains, their grandeur providing a backdrop to your incredible adventure.

With distances calculated precisely using a Rolatape® surveyor’s measuring wheel, you can be confident in the accuracy of your accomplishment. This course invites you to become part of the landscape, to immerse yourself in the rhythm of nature, and to be inspired by the spectacular views that await.

Are you ready to embrace a race that’s not just a run but an unforgettable communion with the natural world? Step into this enchanting wilderness and experience a trail run that transcends the ordinary and offers a connection to the extraordinary vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Cruz Mountains.

Race Weather & Climate

La Honda, California, is a scenic community nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, located approximately 30 miles south of San Francisco. Known for its redwood forests and proximity to the Pacific coastline, La Honda offers residents and visitors a serene, natural escape from the city while remaining within reasonable driving distance of San Francisco. Its location in the Santa Cruz Mountains and its proximity to San Francisco make it an ideal destination for those seeking a tranquil retreat with easy access to both nature and urban amenities.

On April 21st in La Honda, CA, you can anticipate an average high temperature of around 65-70°F and an average low temperature of approximately 45-50°F. This date falls in mid-spring, featuring mild and warming weather. Rainfall during this time is typically minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.

Horseshoe Lake Half Marathon Race Results

Horseshoe Lake Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Horseshoe Lake Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM PDT.

The time limit for the half marathon is 9 hours.


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

Race Fees

  • There is a $60.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $70.00 fee for the marathon.
  • There is a $50.00 fee for the 5 mi.
  • There is a $65.00 fee for the 30k.
  • The Kid’s Run (6yo & younger, 50yd dash) is FREE.

Horseshoe Lake Half Marathon Race Website

Horseshoe Lake Half Marathon Website

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