RODEO BEACH: Directions & Parking
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 address below for your navigation device of choice.
1049 Mitchell Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965
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.
AFTER YOUR EVENT YOU CAN MOVE YOUR CAR TO THE MAIN PARKING LOT AND ENJOY THE POST RACE BBQ.
Night Sweats Trail Marathon & 15 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 adventures and enjoy the sight and sounds that can be found at this national treasure.
The Night Marathon and 15 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 to Rodeo Beach, Muir Beach while hearing the roar of the ocean and enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coastline.
The trail is marked with glow sticks and reflective ribbon to keep you safely on course. We employ the same safety procedures for our events. We recommend 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 Headlands.
Event Check In/Bibs:
- 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Start Area at Rodeo Beach.
- There is no parking fee.
- ALL RUNNERS MUST HAVE EITHER A HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT to light up the trail.
8:00 PM - Marathon
8:30 PM - 15 KM
TIME LIMIT: There is a 7-hour time limit for all distances.
Course Map, Elevations & Descriptions
For the Course Map click here
For the Elevations for Marathon click here
For the Elevations for 15K click here
For the Descriptions click here
Aid Stations & Post Race BBQ
We will provide a variety of fresh fruit, salty & sugary snacks, PB&J sandwiches. We also provide a limited supply of GU Gels/Chews/Sodium Capsules/Stroopwafels. We feature GU electrolyte drink (varied flavors from grape to lemon lime), coke, ginger ale, and water. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations. You will also notice our other event, the Headlands Hundred going on and will have the opportunity to enjoy some other "real foods" like potatoes, soup, grilled cheese,and quesadillas made to order.
POST RACE BBQ:
Community is an important reason we do this. We love when our participants hangout and enjoy post race relaxation and pone another's enjoyment. We will host a specially prepared post race BBQ with a variety of protein, even vegetarian options. We will announce the menu as we get closer to the event. Trail Running friends bring out the best in all of us. Please bring a change of clothes to be comfortable as we celebrate the finishers together.
Shirts & Awards
All participants that register by September 1st, 2017 will be guaranteed their requested shirt size and material.Sport-Tek shirt will be included with registration unless a no shirt option is requested.
Sport-Tek: This Night Sweats Competitor Sport-Tek running shirt is a maximum comfort tee which has a roomy, athletic cut and controls sweat in both men and women's fit.
All Finishers will receive a finishers medal made of wood by fellow trail runners at 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 2017 PCTR Race
2nd Place - $50 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race
3rd Place - $25 race credit towards future 2017 PCTR Race
Age Group Awards:
Each age group winner will receive a special 2017 Age Group Medal. Age Group Award Winners include Top 3 Male & Female in each of the following age group categories:
DROP BAGS AND PACERS
DROP (FINISH LINE) BAGS:
Local time: 8:45 PM
- NO DROP BAGS ON COURSE
- All entrants can leave a bag at the finish line.
- PLEASE PUT YOUR BIB NUMBER ON THEM.
- Please keep bags to the size of one large shoe box.
THERE ARE NO PACERS ALLOWED FOR THIS EVENT.