Set an early alarm for this bucket list event around SF. Get an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, and take up the challenge (expect hills - it's SF after all). Come for the finisher's medal and atmosphere of the on-course cheer stations.
Marathons in Hayward, California
Join us this year as we continue the tradition of Dick Collins Firetrails. This race has been run in one form or another for decades, going way back to when Dick Collins himself was the race director. Firetrails for many years was also directed by the great Anne Trason, as well as by Julie Fingar and her great NorCal Ultras. Now its up to us to carry on the tradition.
Run for the last few years as Bay Ridge Endurance Runs, we are proud to announce that we're returning to our classic name: Dick Collins Firetrails! Firetrails is home to 3 events: Bay Ridge 100k, Firetrails 50mile, and L'Petite Dick Collins Marathon.
Experience the towering redwoods, lush ferns, and beautiful trails through Huddart Park, King's Mountain and Bear Gulch.
Mount Diablo provides spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding valleys. The 4 mile course is relatively flat and fast within Mitchell Canyon. The longer events are mountainous and very scenic.
This is the original Skyline to the Sea Trail Run. The trail begins at Saratoga Gap, near Castle Rock State Park and descends from the Santa Cruz Mountains to the deep blue Pacific Ocean. Along the way you will encounter amazing views of the Monterey Bay, coastal and redwood forests, lush ferns, chaparral, exquisite sandstone formations, crystal clear waterfalls and the beauty of California wildflowers. This gorgeous venue is not to be missed.
Located in the visually stunning Marin Headlands, The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship course engages runners with both scenic views and drastic elevation change.
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.
magine looking across a valley and seeing runners' flashlights lit up like stars along the trail. Come and join the exciting adventures and enjoy the sight and sounds that can be found at this national treasure. The Night Marathon and 15 Km begins at Rodeo Beach. You will see from several vantage points on the trail the beauty of the lights of San Francisco, Tiburon and the Bay Bridge. We use the entire expanse of Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You will travel well-groomed trails to Rodeo Beach, Muir Beach while hearing the roar of the ocean and enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coastline.
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What you need to know about Marathons
The marathon is the benchmark for any runner. Its history stretches back to the Ancient Greeks, and it now includes all the world’s most iconic running races. At 26.2 miles, it’s a massive test of physical and mental resilience. If it’s a PB you’re after, you can choose a fast, flat city course, or else go for a more challenging trail run in one of the world’s most stunning locations.
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