Saturday, Aug 15, 2020
This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 15, 2020

Cancelled Event



Due to on-going concerns/risk with COVID-19 we are unable to secure permits and will thus be cancelling the event. We will be refunding entry fees for all registered participants. If you have registered for the race, please stay tuned for an email update once we sort out the process.

Want to run an epic trail race with amazing views and experience great music at the finish!

Then check out your next favorite race!

The Excelsior Running Club is proud to present the 3rd 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 93% on trail, kicks in 2,400 ft of elevation fun, and has a screaming single track downhill section. We also offer a 5K Trail Race within the city of Brisbane.

The half marathon registration includes a t-shirt, finishers medal, a BBQ lunch from the Brisbane Lions Club, and a beer ticket that goes towards funding schools in Brisbane! The 5K entry only includes a t-shirt, though you can purchase lunch from the Lions and beer from the Brisbane Best PTO. Both races support funding for the after-race concert in the park!

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!

Start time

Our half marathon race starts at 9AM on August 15, 2020. The 5K race starts 15 minutes after at 9:15AM.

Cut-off time

Our cut-off time is 1PM. Due to permit limitations for the park, we need to make sure that no runners are on the course after this time.

Aid stations

We have three aid stations run by volunteers at mile markers 3.2, 7.2, and 9.9. We encourage every runner to carry a water bottle.


Course information and maps can be found here.

Bib pickup

We will have your bib available for pickup on race day starting at 7:30AM.  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.

Race day registration

We will provide race day registration on August 15 starting from 7:30AM. Please arrive no later than 8:30AM.


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.


All Half Marathon runners will receive a race t-shirt and race medal upon finishing the race. Age group awards for the Half Marathon are sponsored by our club sponsor A Runner's Mind! 5K runners will only receive a t-shirt; no medals or awards will be given for this distance.

Local time: 7:28 PM


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