Saturday, Aug 28, 2021

Mendocino Running Festival

39350 Little Lake Rd, Mendocino, CA 95460

Mendocino, CA 1/2 Marathon, 12hrs, 10K, 6hrs, 6hrs Relay

Registration closes: Sun, Aug 15 @ 11:59PM


4/20 (updated from yesterday) We are getting guidance from the State of California that there's likely to be a vaccination/testing requirement for our event. It suggests that indoor events up to 150 will require a test within 72 hours or proof of vaccine. The current guidance goes to June 14. Generally, the festival has been less than 150 and, of course, we're largely outdoor. But this is the current language and we wanted to share it right away. We will update this guidance with more specifics in the Summer.

Join Us In Mendocino!

Come join us off the Mendocino Coast in Mendocino Woodlands Park. As in the past, we're running a looped course through the stunning wilderness and across murmuring streams. For Ancient Redwood Running Festival alumni who didn't join in 2019, our new location's loop is 6.2 miles long, perfect for our 10k and half-marathon race, we well. Our Camp is just outside Mendocino, who families who aren't running have access to that lovely community and the coast. After your run, enjoy more incredible food and drink while meeting fun folks. We have many other surprise treats in store for this festive event. Learn more at

Courses - Go Short or Go Long! - 6hr Relay JUST ADDED

The race course consists of a 6.2-mile loop from the Big River valley, to the top valley's edge. The loop is mostly signle track trail and has 875 feet of climb. You can choose from the two timed formats (6- and 12-hour) or the two distances, 10k and half-marathon. No matter the distance you'll be in for a treat, culminating in a one of a kind post run BBQ, beer, wine, campfire, and music from one of Scena Performance's house bands. Learn more about the course at


Mendocino Running Festival occupies an entire camp inside of Mendocino Woodlands Park. There are 20 tent cabins with cots in each. Enough for 4 people or more. No tent required. These are currently available for the entire weekend. As we get closer to the event, if there's room, we'll release tent cabins for single day reservations.

There is also tent camping in select sites. Tent camping registration is not currently open.

By popular demand, we also accommodate campers and sprinter vans. All of these are available as options when you check out, or you can book them directly here.

Words cannot describe how fun this will be. Camp assignments will be published on August 1.

If We Come, Will You Feed Us?

Mendocino Running Festival is setup in a family camp format, with a very large kitchen and eating area we refer to as The Commons. In 2019, we are including the cost of food with our camping tickets, as well as the meal you get with your registration. We serve coffee in the mornings and on race day, serve lunch and dinner. You are welcome to bring your own food, as well, and prepare it in the Commons.

If you are coming for the day only and bringing family, you can purchase meal tickets so everyone can eat. Please, stay for the evening!

About Scena Peformance

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.

See you out there?


Local time: 12:00 PM


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