Yosemite Half Marathon 

Saturday, May 11, 2024 Bass Lake, CA

Yosemite Half Marathon in Bass Lake, CA

The Yosemite Half Marathon, located in Bass Lake, California just outside of Yosemite National Park, is a destination race that takes place in the beginning of May. 

Scenic Views, Destination Race, Large Crowds. The Yosemite Half Marathon is known for being a fast, flat, and extremely scenic course that takes runners through the awe-inspiring, largely jaw-dropping landscape of the Sierra National Forest.

Located just outside Yosemite National Park, runners will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run with Yosemite as their backdrop. With Spring in full sprung, it’s truly a vacation race! 

The Yosemite Half Marathon is a point-to-point course that takes runners along dirt and paved roads throughout the Sierra National Forest. Starting on Fire Road, runners will proceed forth for five (5) miles along rolling terrain, 

Onward, runners will reach a long downward descent, crossing Malum Ridge Road before reaching Bass Lake at which point they’ll run around the lake. This will take runners to mile 10, at which point they’ll be on the home stretch, finishing at Recreation Point Campground. 

With over 3000 participants, the Yosemite Half Marathon remains a cupless, environmentally-friendly event, encouraging runners to come prepared with their own reusable hydration modalities. There will be stocked aid stations throughout. 

All participants will receive exclusive Yosemite Half Marathon merchandise, along with a finisher’s medal to commemorate the day. 

Race Weather & Climate

Bass Lake is a stunning reservoir located in the Sierra National Forest of California, approximately 14 miles from the city of Oakhurst. This serene mountain lake is nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, just a scenic drive away from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park, making it a popular recreational destination for nature enthusiasts and visitors to this iconic national park

On May 11th in Bass Lake, California, you can expect average high temperatures around 70-75°F and average low temperatures between 45-50°F. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.

Yosemite Half Marathon Race Results

Yosemite Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Yosemite Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 6:00 AM.

The cut-off time is 10:30 AM.


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

Race Fees

There is a $149.00 fee for the half marathon.

Yosemite Half Marathon Race Website

Yosemite Half Marathon Website

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