California > Skyline Ridge Half Marathon & 10K
Saturday, April 18, 2009
A selective, elite race for trail running enthusiasts, Redwood City's
Skyline Ridge Half Marathon & 10K is open to just 200 runners
each year, so aspiring participants are advised to register early. The
races take runners through the hilly hiking trails of the Santa Cruz
Mountains and feature panoramic views of the ridge tops, open meadows
and forests along the course. Be ready for a challenging run: the half
marathon course features an elevation change (both climb and descent)
of 1,600 feet.
Featuring an out-and-back course through rugged, mountainous terrain,
the race starts and finishes at the Skyline Ridge Open Space parking
lot, and takes runners along the park's Bay Area Ridge Trail and
Grizzly Flat Spur Trail, as well as along portions of Skyline Ridge
Road. Race organizers add that there is a three-hour time limit for the
race, which means that runners in the 13.1-mile half marathon will need
to keep a pace of at most 13:45 minutes per mile.
Weather & Climate
Spring brings warming temperatures with occasional rainfall to Redwood
City, but temperatures can remain quite cool especially in early
spring. In early April, Redwood City temperatures average between
45°F and 70°F.
$30 if registered before February 28, 2009
$40 after Feb. 28
To sign up for the spring 2009 running of the Skyline Ridge
Half Marathon, register online at AthletesLounge.com.
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