Like the event’s full marathon and 5K races, the Forest of Nisene Marks Half Marathon race starts and finishes at the Aptos Village County Park. From there, runners follow the fire road that leads out of the park for the first three miles, and then run along eight miles of single-track trails through the Nisene Marks Forest before returning to the fire road for the last couple of miles of the race.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.