This Event Took Place Sun. Apr 10, 2011


We are sold out for both distances, we will not accept walk-ups. We are tied to the participants on our park permits.
The shuttle bus is at full capacity.
It is a popular venue and does sell out in September. We open registration in January for our 2016 schedule and Skyline to the Sea will be about the same weekend next year.
Please understand we do not want to jeopardize our relationship with the parks. Thank you.

Skyline to the Sea

This is the original Skyline to the Sea Trail Run!  The trail begins at Saratoga Gap and descends from the santa Cruz Mountains to the deep blue Pacific Ocean.  Along the way you will encounter amazing views of the Monterey Bay, coastal and redwood forests, lush ferns, chaparral, exquisite sandstone formations, crystal clear waterfalls and the beauty of California wildflowers. This gorgeous venue is not to be missed. 

Event Information

Shuttle Service:
7 AM from Hwy 1 near Finish to Saratoga Gap (Start)
Runners' warm clothing will be transported to the finish area. Please note that parking at Saratoga Gap is prohibited.

Marathon  9 AM
    50 km  9 AM

Start: Saratoga Gap, Skyline Boulevard (CA-35) at Hwy 9, Los Gatos, CA

Event check-In/Bibs: 8 AM - 8:45 AM at Saratoga Gap, Skyline Blvd. Runners should either be dropped off at Saratoga Gap or take the shuttle service from Hwy 1.

Time Limits:  There is an 8 hour time limit.

Aid Stations

We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty snacks, salted potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, SaltStick salt tabs, sugary snacks, Clif Shot bloks and gels, electrolytes sports drink, cola, ginger ale and water.  It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.

Shirt Options

Sport-Tek shirt will be included with the registration unless a no shirt option is requested.
Sport-Tek:  This maximum comfort tee has a roomy, athletic cut and controls sweat. The lightweight soft crew shirt is short sleeve and comes in both men and women's fit. Men's shirt is crew and the ladies has a V-neckline style.

Patagonia Shirts:  Stay dry and cool and get some protection from the sun and salt in silky, lightweight Capilene.  It's quick to wick, ultra breathable and fast to dry.  Made from 100% all-recycled polyester with UPF sun protections and Gladiodor natural odor control. When ordering the size, they tend to run small.


Placement Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place female and male finishers overall in each distance. Ribbons are awarded to the female and male 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each ten-year age group for each distance.  Ultra marathon (50 km) finishers will receive a custom event coaster. All distance runner finishers will receive a Skyline to the Sea race logo and dated finishers medallion.

Local time: 4:21 AM


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