This Event Took Place Sun. Apr 10, 2011

This event is Sold Out.

In order to make this an annual event, we must stay with the runner participant on the park permits. Upon a runner cancelation, which there will be just a few, the next runner on the wait list will receive an invite. This is a popular venue; we offer it each year in October. If you are interested in racing in the next year Skyline event, please plan on registering for the October 2017 race when we open the registration in January 2017. 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.

Course Map Elevations & Descriptions

For the Course Map click here

For the Elevations click here

For the Descriptions click here

Crew Driving Directions

Map and driving direction link here

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.

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. Age group 2016 medallions 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: 12:50 PM


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