Sunday, Apr 10, 2011
This Event Took Place Sun. Apr 10, 2011

Skyline to the Sea

Sold out races: 50k and Marathon have wait lists. Many (top 11 from each waitlist) on the wait list will inevitably be invited to register over the next several months as people withdraw.

As of 4/25/17, we invited 11 runners feom each of the 50k and marathon distances. Those past the 11th position will need to be patient from June 1, 2017 up until the last three weeks before the event.

Registration opened Tuesday April 18th for runs on Sunday including a half marathon distance starting at Saratoga Gap and finishing at Big Basin. And the 15K starting and finishing Big Basin.

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

SATURDAY: 50K & Marathon Info
- Shuttle Service:7 AM from Hwy 1 near Finish to Saratoga Gap (Start)
- Runners should either be dropped off at Saratoga Gap or take the shuttle service from Hwy 1.
- Runners' warm clothing will be transported to the finish area.
- Please note that parking at the start location (Saratoga Gap) is prohibited.
Starting Line: 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.
Saturday RACE Start Times:
50 km  9am
Marathon  9am

Time Limits:  There is an 8 hour time limit for the 50K and Marathon.

SUNDAY: Half Marathon & 15K Info
- Shuttle Service:7:30 AM from Big Basin (near Finish) to Tin Can Ranch Rd @ Hwy 9 (Start)
- Runners should either be dropped off at Tin Can Ranch Rd or take the shuttle service from Hwy 1.
- Runners' warm clothing will be transported to the finish area.
- Please note that parking at the start location (Tin Can Ranch Rd) is prohibited. Drop OFF ONLY.
Starting Line: Tin Can Ranch Rd at Hwy 9, Los Gatos, CA
Sunday RACE Start Times:
Half Marathon  9am
15K  9am

15K Runners:
Please note your race will start and end at Big Basin State Park.
Also, at this time, there is no aid station on the 15K course. We are attempting to put one in :-)

Time Limits:  There is an 4-Hour 30-Minute time limit for the Half Marathon and 15K.

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.

You also have a choice for a "Next Level" brand premium cotton shirt.


Placement Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place female and male finishers overall in each distance. Age group 2017 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 finisher medal.

Local time: 9:04 AM


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