Big Basin - Skyline to the Sea

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Big Basin - Skyline to the Sea
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Running the length of the Sea Trail is one of the most popular running challenges in the region. With a marathon and a 50k route option this race is certainly not for the faint hearted, but the beautiful views and the ancient redwood forests make it all worthwhile.
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Ultra and Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 31st May 2020
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Saratoga, United States
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Where and when
Location
Saratoga Gap Preserve, 17301-17399 Skyline Blvd, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
Start times
Sun 31st May 2020
Ultra:
9:00am |
Marathon:
9:00am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Big Basin - Skyline to the Sea
Ultra
Distance
50km
$75 - $90
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
$65 - $80
Route information
An absolutely gorgeous event that showcases everything that California has to offer from the top of the highest mountains through the ancient redwood forests all the way to the coastline. Thankfully with the start being at approximately 2,500 feet runners will have a largely downhill route, but be warned this can be brutal on those knees.
What's included
  • Race entry
  • Finisher's medal
  • Participators t-shirt (Early bird registration only)
  • Refreshments & Aid stations
  • Prizes for top performances (M/F)
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How to get there
Saratoga Gap Preserve, 17301-17399 Skyline Blvd, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
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Address: Saratoga Gap, Skyline Boulevard (CA-35) at Hwy 9, Los Gatos, CA
Event day logistics
Schedule:
8:00 - 8:45AM - Race Number & Bib pick up
9:00AM - 50K and Marathon Start
Please allow enough time to get parked, registered and warmed up before the start of your event.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are encouraged to get down and cheer on their family and friends as they take on this epic race. The beautiful views and the redwood forests make for a beautiful picnic, but please note that the start and finish is not at the same place so you should aim to meet runners at the end of their race.
FAQs
How hilly is the Big Basin marathon and ultra?
The route is largely downhills, with one or two vertical climbs. Don't let the downhills fool you though they can be brutal on the knees.
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Do I need to purchase a shuttle ticket for the Big Basin marathon?
If you need a shuttle ride then please purchase a ticket that includes the price of the shuttle, but if you have your own transport planned then you may opt for the cheaper option.
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How many aid stations will there be on the Big Basin marathon?
There will be fully stocked aid stations every 5 - 8 miles and at each of them you should expect fruit, savoury snacks, candy and an abundance of refreshments and hydration options.
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