Night Sweats Trail Marathon, 15 Km & 8 Km Run
Rodeo Beach at Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Imagine looking across a valley and seeing runners' flashlights lit up like stars along the trail. Come and join the exciting adventure, you will enjoy sights and sounds that can be found at this national treasure.
The Night Sweats Marathon, 15 Km & 8 km begins at Rodeo Beach. You will see from several vantage points on the trail the beauty of the lights of San Francisco. Tiburon and the Bay Bridge. We use the entire expanse of Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You will travel well-groomed trails of Rodeo Beach, Muir Beach, while hearing the roar of the ocean and enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coastline.
The trail is marked with reflective ribbon to keep you safely on course. We employ the same safety procedures for our 100 mile night time event. We require that the runners use headlamps and/or flashlights to light up the trail.
There is nothing more peaceful, exciting and satisfying as trail running at night. And, there is no better event than Night Sweats at the Marin Headlands.
- 8K: $40, $45 on February 1st, $50 on March 1st.
- 15K: $50, $60 on February 1st, $70 on March 1st.
- Marathon: $70, $80 on February 1st, $90 on March 1st.
- Add $15 to Race Day Registration
- 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at the starting area at Rodeo Beach.
- No fee for parking.
- 8:30 p.m. Marathon
- 8:50 p.m. 15 km
- 9:10 p.m. 8 km
- There is a 7 hour time limit for the Marathon.
RODEO BEACH: Start/Finish Location & Parking Instructions
Rodeo Beach is located in the Marin Headlands. The area is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The start/finish area is at Fort Cronkhite in Sausalito is home to the Rodeo Beach Trail Run. Use the location "Rodeo Beach, Sausalito" or the address below for your navigation device of choice.
1049 Mitchell Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965
For the Parking Map click Click here
Anyone with this link (Cut and paste) can access the map. Same as the "'Click Here Above".
Parking Alert: There is NO PARKING allowed at the public parking area where the start/finish area is located. Runners can be dropped off. Anyone parking here is subject to a parking ticket by the GGNRA. Early arrivers will be a 100 yards from the start where Fitzpatrick St meets the Rodeo lagoon foot bridge. After the parking is full on Mithcell Rd, cars will be directed by our parking attendants up Bunker Rd near The Marine Mammal Center. All others will be out by the Rodeo Lagoon car bridge about 1/2 Mile away.
Woof Alert: WE LOVE DOGS! They are allowed at the start/finish area and nearby beach. However, no dogs are allowed to compete with you during the event. Please do not leave your dog in the car or we will have the Supervising Ranger find it a temporary home while you finish your race.
Map Course & Description
For the Course Map click here
For the Descriptions click here
For the Elevations for Marathon click here
For the Elevations for 15K click here
We no longer serve boiled potatoes because of the California health code. We also serve food in prepackaged snack packs for your health. We will provide a variety sweet and salty snacks, bananas, PB&J sandwiches, SaltStick salt tabs, sugary snacks, limited amount of gels, GU ROCTANE electrolye drink, coke, ginger ale, and water. Additionally, it is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.
Shirts & Awards
Local time: 5:35 PM
All participants that register by April 7, 2018 will be guaranteed their requested shirt size and material. We will order extra shirts based upon previous race data and relative entries. All late and race day registrants must wait until after the event to pick up their shirt. You will have a 50/50 shot to receive a shirt of your requested size, but you may be generous to gift a different gender and sized shirt to a loved one.
We have found giving a choice between Cotton and Tech material shirts has made you happy. During registration you will be asked what type of shirt you would like and then you size. To help you with your decision making process, we can tell you the "Tech-Material" (not cotton) shirts are made by Sport-Tek and generally run "loose" and not tight fitting and therefore recommend you order your true size or smaller if you like tight fitting tech shirts. If you select "Cotton Blend", we can tell you they are a high quality shirt and tend to be more fitted than loose like other all cotton shirts.
All finishers will receive a handmade wood medal from Elevation Culture.
Top 3 Winners
Top 3 Male & Female Overall Winners in each distance will win dollar value race credit for future Pacific Coast Trail Runs events.
- 1st Place - $75 race credit towards future 2018 PCTR Race
- 2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2018 PCTR Race
- 3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2018 PCTR Race
Age Group Awards
Each age group winner will receive a special 2018 Age Group Medal because these are what we ordered for the original date. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories: