Sunday, April 7, 2019 • Woodside, CA • Course Map
Runners follow a winding, out-and-back course along the trails of Huddart Park near Redwood City at the Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover Trail Half Marathon, 10K, 35K & 50K (Woodside Ramble before 2016), one of a series of races held here in this 973-acre park throughout the year.
The race starts at the Werder Picnic Area, which lies near the eastern edge of the park just off Kings Mountain Road and Huddart Park Road. From there, the course begins by heading south along the Dean Trail, taking runners past a huge open lawn that is often used as a picnic area.
After about a mile, the Dean Trail connects with the Archery Fire Road Trail, which runs partly alongside Kings Mountain Road. Runners will be able to hear the occasional driver alongside the trees and clay soil, but no worries–there won’t be any car drivers on the actual trail.
Runners will continue along the entirety of the Archery Fire Road Trail before continuing on the Summit Springs Trail, then make a right onto Crystal Springs Trail which allows visitors to view the Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir and other natural landmarks. The trail is commonly hiked and ran and runners may even see a horseback rider or two.
After this trail comes the Richard’s Road Trail which offers a paved path for marathoners to run. The trial is lined by seemingly sky-high trees that create a canopy above the road. Runners may encounter hikers and others while on this trail.
After re-connecting to the Summit Springs Trail, runners will repeat the Crystal Springs Trail Run. This trail is the last leg of the race before runners reach the finish line in a similar area to the one they started. Once the trail ends, runners will find themselves once again in a large grassy area, the perfect place to rest and take a breather.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled among the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area near San Mateo in Northern California, Woodside typically sees sunny and dry weather this time of year, and has seen record temperatures in April as low as 33ºF (in 1976) and as high as 97ºF (in 2007).
On race day (April 7), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 69ºF.
- 2018 Woodside Ramble Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Woodside Ramble Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Woodside Ramble Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Woodside Ramble Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Woodside Ramble Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Woodside Ramble Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Woodside Ramble Half Marathon Results
- 8:30 AM – 50K, 35K
- 9:00 AM – half marathon
- 9:15 AM – 10K
- $60 for the half marathon
- $80 for the 50K
- $70 for the 35K
- $50 for the 10K
To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover Half Marathon, 50K, 35K or 10K race, register online at UltraSignup.com here.
Official Race Website
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