Golden Gate (Summer)

Sat 13th Jul 2019
11049 Mitchell Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA

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Tickets £45–£75

  • Trails
  • Hilly

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Mountains, beaches and a challenging hilly trail run through a vast, unspoiled wilderness that sits right across the bay from one of the countrys densest urban areas thats what awaits runners at the Golden Gate Trail Half Marathon, part of an event that also features a full marathon, 50K, 30K and the 5-mile distance.

Distances in this event

  1. 50k

    Run 50km
    7:00am Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
  2. Marathon

    Run 42.195km
    7:15am Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
  3. 30k

    Run 30km
    7:00am Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
  4. Half Marathon

    Run 21.097km
    7:15am Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
  5. 5 Miles

    Run 5mi
    7:30am Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
Course Maps
Course Details

The course will be marked with ribbon approximately every 200 yards and colour coded as follows:

  • 5 mile – yellow
  • Half Marathon – pink loop
  • 30 Km – pink + Orange + pink
  • Marathon – Pink loop (twice!)
  • 50 Km – 30 Km + pink

The most important course marking is the polka-dot flagging. It indicates a turn at an intersection. There will be at least two polka-dots flagging before a turn in the course. The polka-dot flagging will be placed before and on the same side as the required turn. As you approach an intersection, look for any polka-dot flagging before the turn. Waiting until you’re in the intersection to determine the correct direction may be confusing and you may go the wrong way. After you complete the turn, there will be orange, yellow, and/or pink flagging indicating the correct route. We also hang blue ribbons at critical junctions indicating the wrong way. Blue is bad!

If you don’t see your respective flagging for 3-4 minutes, you are off course. If you get off course, you should retrace your path until you find where you left the course and then continue along the marked course.

Please be courteous on the trail. If you’re passing another runner or hiker, announce “on your left” as you approach.

Raceday Logistics

Starting times for event:

  • 50 Km – 7:00 a.m.

Parking is prohibited at Rodeo Beach. We encourage you to carpool with other runners. Vehicles with 2 or more participants will park at the Annex lot (near Marine Mammal Center) until it’s full. All others will be directed to park 1.5 miles from the start along Bunker Road. We will have a shuttle running between Bunker Road and Rodeo Beach before & during the event.

From US 101, take the Alexander Ave Exit from the South or the “Sausalito Exit” from the North and head North on Sausalito Lateral Rd. for .2 miles. Turn LEFT on Bunker Rd. (through Tunnel) and continue for 3.1 miles.


Headphones are allowed on dirt road sections only. Please do not wear headphones on single-track trail, while crossing paved roads, when getting aid at aid stations, or while crossing the finish line.

Your bib number indicates the distance that you’re running. If you want to change your distance, please send us an e-mail or let us know by check-in, at the latest.

Many of the parks in California have poison oak. We recommend staying on the trail and washing with Tecnu after your trail run. Occasionally, bees or yellow jackets may be active and precautions should be taken if you’re allergic.

No dogs allowed on the course. Please don’t leave pets in your vehicle.

Aid Stations

Fully-stocked aid stations every 4 – 6 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. It is highly recommended that runners carry at least 20 oz. of water between aid stations.


T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered runners. Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group. All finishers will receive a custom medal and 50 Km finishers will also receive a custom coaster.

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