Pacifica Summit Run Half Marathon

Saturday, September 28, 2024 • Pacifica, CA • Course Map

Organized by the local running and event organization Urban Coyote Racing, this race takes runners through the challenging hills of Pacifica’s San Pedro Valley Park, which lies just a short drive from San Francisco to the north.

Run through this scenic natural area annually, the Pacifica Summit Run saw just over 100 runners cross the finish line in all four races combined, which include a 10K and 30K race in addition to the half-marathon.

Runners in the 13.1-mile distance race follow the route along the park’s Hazelnut and North Peak trails, which take the field of participants past parts of the park overlooking Weller Ranch, Brooks Creek and Montara Mountain, in addition to the park’s North Peak and Whiting Ridge.

For the half marathon, runners will encounter an overall elevation change of about 2,930 feet, so they’ll need to be prepared for a challenging, up-and-down race through this mostly undisturbed mountainous area.

Though race organizers note that aid stations will be placed at regular intervals along the course (roughly every 9 to 11 kilometers), runners are strongly encouraged to carry a water bottle with them to ensure they stay well hydrated during the race.

A view of Pacifica, Calif., from the Brooks Fall Trail in San Pedro Valley State Park. (Photo by Eugene Kim/flickr)

A view of Pacifica, Calif., from the Brooks Fall Trail in San Pedro Valley State Park. (Photo by Eugene Kim/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located just over 14 miles south of San Francisco in Northern California, Pacifica typically sees weather typical of the San Francisco Bay area, with September temperatures that range between 56°F and 73°F. Rainfall is fairly light, averaging less than 0.4 inches for the month

On race day (Sep. 28), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 73ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Pacifica Summit Run Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM – half marathon, 30K
  • 9:15 AM – 10K


  • $50 – $65 for the half marathon
  • $40 – $55 for the 10K
  • $60 – $75 for the 30K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Pacifica Trail Run 10K, half marathon, or 30K race, visit the event website below.

Official Race Website


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