Updates from The Skyline Blog
5/14/2021 WAITLIST! We have been in waitlist mode for a few weeks now. Sorry I didn’t update the blog! For those of you waiting, it is likely that we won’t be adding athletes until after June 16, when the current State lockdown directive expires. Until then, the East Bay Regional Parks aren’t given guidance on our field size. Sorry! We will update the blog as we get more information.
To see past blog entries, click here.
Welcome to Skyline Endurance Run
We are very much looking forward to an in-person Skyline 50k in August! For those of you who are new to the race, Skyline is one of the oldest continuously running 50k races in the United States. The course starts and finishes at Lake Chabot Marina and travels a large loop through the East Bay Regional Parks, taking you all the way to Skyline Gate.
Skyline is known as a great race for first-timers. Each year we enjoy incredible aid station support from great Bay Area running groups like the Dusty Bottoms, Running for a Better Oakland, Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders, Pamakids and more. On course, the Volunteer Safety Patrol appears like a flash mob at key intersections to provide you direction and good cheer.
This support means that Skyline is super fun no matter where you are in the pack. For front runners, this is often a fast competitive race. For former or aspiring front runners, it means Skyline is a great day you'll think about all year.
It all ends back at Chabot Marina where in years past, we have stuffed you with BBQ and beer. We hope to again, Covid permitting.
A note on pricing and capacity. Because we can't be absolutely certain about the size or capacity of this race, we are starting with only one price for the races, instead of the usual staged early bird discount. We will cap the race at 100 athletes until it becomes clear that we can present a larger race. P-USATF runners will have priority coming off the waitlist.
NEW Half Marathon
It only went slightly noticed in 2020 that there's now a half marathon as part of Skyline. We will be running the looped course created for the 2020 virtual race. It's a great course. Never let a good crisis go to waste!
The half is true to the Skyline tradition, as a great challenge for all abilities.
Schwag and Awards
All runners will receive a race shirt, which you can pick up at times we will post at the Golden Squirrel in Oakland. If you want us to mail your shirt to you, we're happy to. It's just a little more expensive to cover the cost of postage and packaging.
Because of the nature of this virtual race, there will be no special finisher or age group awards.
USATF Grand Prix and UTMB
While Skyline 50k is a Grand Prix and UTMB race, the virtual race will not be a part of those series.
About Scena Performance
Scena Performance presents classic races like Skyline 50k, and Dick Collins Firetrails in Oakland, CA and creates new ones like Napa Valley 50k in Calistoga, and Ancient Redwood Running Festival in Mendocino and Sonoma Women's Triathlon and Healdsburg Turkey Trot in Healdsburg. Our aim is to take you someplace new and reward you with great running, food, and friends.
Local time: 2:30 AM
See you out there?