Quicksilver Trail Challenge Half Marathon & 10k

Saturday, October 26, 2024 San Jose, CA

Quicksilver Trail Challenge Half Marathon & 10k -San Jose CA

Welcome to the Quicksilver Trail Challenge, where adventure and scenic beauty await you. This event offers something for everyone with three distinct races to choose from: a Half Marathon, a 10k, and a special one-mile Kids Race. Nestled in the historic Quicksilver mining territory of Almaden Quicksilver County Park, this race allows you to explore picturesque single-track trails and fire roads while immersing yourself in nature’s wonders.

As you navigate the course, you’ll find yourself traversing peaceful oak forests and open meadows, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Santa Clara Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains. The terrain is demanding, but the allure of the splendid landscapes will make the miles pass by in the blink of an eye.

If you’ve primarily stuck to roads in your running journey, the Quicksilver Challenge is the perfect introduction to the exhilarating world of trail running. It’s a chance to embrace the great outdoors and discover the serenity and challenges it offers.

Every participant will receive a well-deserved swag bag, and upon crossing the finish line, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful commemorative medal, a symbol of your accomplishment and a testament to your trail-running prowess. For those who prove their mettle, there are additional prizes up for grabs. The top three overall finishers, as well as those who excel in their respective age groups, will be honored with prizes and recognition.

Beyond the personal achievements, this event carries a deeper purpose. The proceeds from the Quicksilver Trail Challenge will once again be generously donated to support local charities. By participating, you’re not only challenging yourself and enjoying the great outdoors, but you’re also contributing to the betterment of your community.

We believe in making this event as inclusive and family-friendly as possible. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer a one-mile Kids Race, and what’s even more exciting is that it’s entirely free. We’re passionate about fostering a love for running and the outdoors in the younger generation.

The Quicksilver Trail Challenge is more than just a race; it’s an opportunity to connect with nature, challenge your limits, and give back to your community. Join us for a day of outdoor adventure, camaraderie, and the chance to make a positive impact. Come be a part of this remarkable event, where the trails come alive with excitement, and every step you take benefits both you and your community.

Race Weather & Climate

San Jose, California, is the capital of Silicon Valley.

October 26th in San Jose, CA sees average high temperatures of 78-82°F and average low temperatures of 54-58°F. The weather is comfortably warm, signifying the arrival of early autumn. Rainfall during this period is generally minimal, contributing to a dry and pleasant early autumn atmosphere in the city.

Quicksilver Trail Challenge Half Marathon Race Results

Quicksilver Trail Challenge Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Quicksilver Trail Challenge Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.

The course closes at 12:00 PM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Quicksilver Trail Challenge Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $50 ($60 after August 15th) fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $40 ($50 after August 15th) fee for the 10K.
  • The Kids Race is FREE.

Quicksilver Trail Challenge Half Marathon Race Website

Quicksilver Trail Challenge Half Marathon Website

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