Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon

Saturday, September 7, 2024 Mendocino, CA

Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon in Mendocino CA

Prepare to embark on a trail running adventure like no other – the Ancient Redwood Running Festival is back, and this year’s race will leave you breathless in the heart of Mendocino Woodlands Park.

Nestled off the Mendocino Coast, this hidden gem of a race is set to mesmerize participants once again. For those familiar with the Ancient Redwood Running Festival, you’re in for a delightful surprise. In 2019, the event introduced a new location with a looped course through the enchanting wilderness, and it’s a change that adds even more magic to the experience.

This year’s course features a captivating 6.2-mile loop, perfectly tailored for the 10k and half-marathon races. As you set out on your run, you’ll find yourself immersed in the breathtaking beauty of the ancient redwoods, running alongside murmuring streams, and traversing rugged terrain. The race offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and challenge your limits in this pristine, remote environment.

What makes this year’s festival particularly special is its location just outside Mendocino. This charming coastal town provides families and non-running participants with the opportunity to explore its lovely community and the scenic coastline. While you’re out on your run, they can take in the picturesque surroundings, creating a fantastic day for everyone.

The adventure doesn’t end when you cross the finish line. After your run, you’ll have the chance to savor more incredible food and drinks while mingling with fellow participants. The Ancient Redwood Running Festival is more than just a race; it’s a celebration of nature, community, and the joy of running.

But that’s not all – the event organizers have prepared numerous surprise treats to make this festival even more festive and memorable. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or a newcomer to the sport, this race offers a chance to be part of something truly extraordinary.

So, lace up your trail running shoes, embrace the serene wilderness of Mendocino Woodlands Park, and let the magic of the ancient redwoods inspire your run. The Ancient Redwood Running Festival is a unique opportunity to connect with nature, explore a new course, and create lasting memories in the heart of Mendocino.

Race Weather & Climate

Mendocino, California, is a coastal town located in Mendocino County, approximately 160 miles north of San Francisco. Known for its rugged beauty and artistic community, Mendocino offers residents and visitors a relaxed coastal lifestyle within easy reach of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its location on the Northern California coast and its proximity to San Francisco make it a highly sought-after destination for those seeking a tranquil coastal retreat with access to urban amenities.

On September 7th in Mendocino, CA, you can expect an average high temperature of around 65-70°F and an average low temperature of approximately 50-55°F. This date falls in early autumn, characterized by warm and pleasant weather. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.

Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon Race Results

Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon course map here.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

$95 for the half marathon.

Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon Race Website

Mendocino Running Festival Half Marathon Website

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