Sunday, June 2, 2024 • Salinas, CA
Step into the breathtaking landscape of Toro Park, a sprawling expanse renowned for its iconic Bay Area trail scenery. As you enter this natural wonder, you’ll find yourself surrounded by rolling golden hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. Along the trails, sparse coast live oak trees offer fleeting moments of shade, providing a brief respite from the sun’s embrace. These smooth, undulating trails will guide you through the park’s pastures and picturesque arroyos, creating a trail runner’s paradise.
While the heat in this region can be intense, it’s the challenge that seasoned runners and adventurers seek. The trails, despite their unforgiving climate, offer a thrilling pace that will keep your heart pounding and your spirits soaring. It’s an experience that promises a sense of accomplishment as you conquer nature’s beauty and challenges simultaneously.
But the adventure doesn’t end with the race. Post-run, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of downtown Salinas, located just a stone’s throw from the race venue. This charming city invites you to explore its delights, from savoring local cuisine to discovering cultural attractions. It’s a well-deserved reward after conquering the trails of Toro Park.
What makes this race truly unique is its affiliation with the classic Spartan OCR festival weekend. By being part of this festival, the event takes on a new dimension. It merges the thrill of trail running with the camaraderie and shared excitement of the Spartan community, creating an electrifying atmosphere that unites athletes of various backgrounds to celebrate human potential and endurance.
As you navigate the course, you’ll encounter a variety of trail types, from rocky trails to dirt roads. This diversity in terrain keeps the race engaging and unpredictable, ensuring that every step you take is filled with anticipation and exhilaration.
In the heart of Toro Park, this race promises an unforgettable experience. The backdrop of rolling golden hills and the intermittent shade of coast live oak trees, coupled with the intense heat and the excitement of the Spartan OCR festival weekend, make it a race that encapsulates the essence of human triumph and shared adventure.
Join us in this celebration of nature’s beauty, the thrill of the trails, and the camaraderie of the running community. Toro Park awaits you with open arms, ready to challenge and reward all those who dare to participate.
Race Weather & Climate
Salinas, California, is a city in Monterey County, situated about 20 miles east of Monterey. Known for its agricultural heritage and proximity to the stunning landscapes of the Monterey Bay, Salinas offers residents a suburban lifestyle with connections to the natural beauty and coastal charm of the region. Its location in Monterey County makes it an appealing destination for those seeking a quieter, more affordable alternative to coastal living while maintaining access to the scenic beauty of the area.
On June 2nd in Salinas, CA, you can expect average high temperatures of 65-70°F and average low temperatures of 50-55°F. This date falls in early summer, offering mild and pleasant weather for outdoor activities. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, creating a delightful and comfortable atmosphere in Salinas.
Spartan Trail – Monterey Half Marathon Race Results
- 2023 Spartan Trail – Monterey Half Marathon Race Results
- 2021 Spartan Trail – Monterey Half Marathon Race Results
Spartan Trail – Monterey Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Spartan Trail – Monterey Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 10:00 AM.
The time limit for the half marathon is 5 hours.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Spartan Trail – Monterey Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.