Want to run an epic trail race with amazing views? And join a great music festival at the finish?
Come and join our brand new race above the Bay - presented by Excelsior Running Club!
The Excelsior Running Club is proud to present the 2nd annual Star City San Bruno Mountain Half Marathon! Sure to become one of the top trail half marathons in the country, the race boasts spectacular views of the Pacific, Bay and San Francisco. The race is 95% on trail, kicks in 2,400 ft of elevation fun, and has a screaming single track downhill section. In addition, we have a new 5K event.
The half marathon registration includes a complementary ticket to the music the festival and a BBQ lunch from the Brisbane Lions Club! (Not included with the 5K entry)
Our race was dreamed up by runners who love the trails of San Bruno Mountain. We wanted to create an amazing running experience, and then have a great party to celebrate our accomplishment. As far as we know, no other trail half marathon provides the complete package like the Star City San Bruno Mountain Half Marathon!
Our half marathon race starts at 10AM on August 17, 2019. The 5K race starts 15 minutes after at 10:15am.
Our cut-off time is 2PM. Due to permit limitations for the park, we need to make sure that no runners are on the course after this time.
Course information and maps can be found here.
We have three aid stations run by volunteers at mile markers 3.2, 7.2, and 9.9. We encourage every runner to carry an extra water bottle, especially for the first longer climb.
Race day registration
We will provide race day registration on August 17 starting from 8:30AM. Please arrive no later than 9:30AM.
We will have your bib available for pickup on race day starting at 8:30AM. Before you get your bib, you will need to read and sign a "Habitat Awareness" document, stating that you will not run off trail, and that you will be a courteous runner when someone wants to pass you. Failure to abide by these responsible trail requirements will result in disqualification.
The start and finish area will be located at the intersection of Visitacion Ave and San Francisco Ave in Brisbane, CA. Find the location on Google Maps here. Public transport information was kindly provided by our club member Jason Lee and can be found here.
Parking information is available here.
County Park requirements
Dogs are not allowed in the park, nor on our course. If spectators want to view runners from the Saddle Area, there will be a $6.00 per vehicle entry fee - please car pool. You will be running in an area that is critical habitat for several endangered butterflies. If you run off trail, you will be disqualified.
Every preregistered entrant in the half marathon and 5K will receive a race shirt as well as a race medal. Podium and age group awards for the half marathon are sponsored by our club sponsor A Runner's Mind - the winner's will receive a pair of shoes, along with gift cards for other awardees!
Local time: 5:14 AM