Saturday, November 24, 2018 • Fremont, CA • Course Map
Set for its 8th annual running this year along the same route used at the springtime Western Pacific Half Marathon, Fremont’s Quarry Turkey Half Marathon unfolds through the Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area here along the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, and takes runners mostly along trails through the park.
Runners start the out-and-back course for the race near the parking lot at the northeastern end of the park. From there, they’ll follow the trails that wind around the edges of the lakes, along mostly gravel trails and fire trails through Quarry Lakes.
Once they make their way through the first three miles, runners will next turn onto the Alameda Creek Regional Trail, which stretches from Niles Canyon in the west to Coyote Hills, and then eastward up to the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge on the bay.
This stretch of the race will take them outside Quarry Lakes and alongside Alameda Creek for the next few miles, which stretch all the way to the turnaround point just under Interstate 880.
Thanks to its location near the waterfront, there are really no hills to speak of, so with a forgiving surface and flat terrain, that means personal record times are possible for runners looking to set them.
The race also is open to runners, walkers and hikers — thanks to its generous 4-hour course time limit.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the southeastern shore of San Francisco Bay, about 18 miles north of San Jose, Fremont typically sees cool and usually dry weather in November, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 30°F (in 1971) and as high as 84°F (in 1955).
On race day (Nov. 24), the average low is 45°F and the average high is 62°F.
- 2017 Quarry Turkey Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Quarry Turkey Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Quarry Turkey Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Quarry Turkey Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Quarry Turkey Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Quarry Turkey Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – half marathon hikers
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:20 AM – 10K
- 8:40 AM – 5K
Course Time Limit
4 hours. An early start is available for walkers and hikers.
- $69 – $79 for the half marathon
- $53 – $63 for the 10K
- $46 – $56 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Fremont’s Quarry Turkey Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at RaceRoster.com here.
Official Race Website
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