Want to run an epic trail race with amazing views?
Then check out your next favorite race taking place on Saturday October 7, 2023!
The Excelsior Running Club is proud to be back to present the 5th 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.
The half marathon registration includes a t-shirt (if registered by 9/29/23), finishers medal, and a meal! Proceeds from the race help fund local community organizations!
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 participants enjoy a meal together while celebrating their accomplishments.
Our half marathon race starts at 9 AM.
Our cut-off time is 1 PM (4 hours). Due to permit limitations for the park, we need to make sure that no runners are on the course after this time.
We have three aid stations for the half marathon run by volunteers at mile markers 3.2, 7.2, and 9.9. Each Aid Station will be well stocked with gels, water, and sport drinks. Note that WE ARE A CUPLESS RACE and recommend that every runner bring/carry their own water bottle.
Course information and maps can be found here.
Bib pickup will be taking place at Road Runner Sports. Date and time are currently TBD::
Road Runner Sports (San Carlos)
1125 Industrial Rd,
San Carlos, CA 94070
Race day pick up must be arranged with us if you cannot make early pick up. If arranged, 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..
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 October 7 starting from 7:30AM. Please arrive no later than 8:30AM. Race day fees will be $110.
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 race medal upon finishing the race.
Local time: 8:30 AM
Other awards are TBD,