Cottontail Half Marathon

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What better way to enjoy your Sunday morning than by competing in the fourth annual Cottontail half marathon, 10k and 5k races along the Lake Balboa bike path in Woodley Park, the first of the Lake Balboa race series in 2020. Race this senic route around the Lake Balboa bike path at Woodley Park. This is a great local race for all types of runners to chase those PRs.

How to enter the Cottontail Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    $85
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  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    $65
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  3. 5k

    Run 5km
    $45
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Cottontail Half Marathon routes

Half Marathon

Start time: 8:00 am

Start at Woodley park -1, at the corner of Woodley Ave and Victory Blvd, head west through the tunnel walk way, when you exit the tunnel take a right, then another right (yes a big U-turn) onto the main bike path that runs along Woodley Ave, follow the paved bike path up to the HALF MARATHON turn around sign (golf course parking lot) , turn around and head back up the bike path to the large fork in the road at the main dirt trail, turn left at the dirt trail that will lead you to the west side bike path that runs along Balboa Blvd, turn right and follow the bike path that runs along the perimeter of the park and that will lead you back to the tunnel walk way and to the Start / Finish line and start your second loop. Start of loop 2 is through the YELLOW chute.

10k Course

Start time: 8:15 am

Start at Woodley park -1, head west through the tunnel walk way, when you exit the tunnel take a right, then another right (yes a big U-turn) onto the main bike path that runs along Woodley Ave, follow the paved bike path up to the 10K turn around sign ( Burbank Blvd & Hayvenhurst Ave ) , turn around and head back up the bike path to the large fork in the road at the main dirt trail, turn left at the dirt trail that will lead you to the west side bike path that runs along Balboa Blvd, turn right and follow the bike path that runs along the perimeter of the park and that will lead you back to the tunnel walk way and to the Start / Finish line.


5k course

Start time: 8:30 am

Start at Woodley park -1, head west through the tunnel walk way, when you exit the tunnel take a right, then another right (yes a big U-turn) onto the main bike path that runs along Woodley Ave, follow the paved bike path up to the 5k turn around sign, turn around and head back up the bike path to the finish line

What’s Included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Race day t-shirt
  • Street tacos
  • Goody bag of swag worth $45 from our sponsors
Raceday Logistics

Where is the start line?
Woodley Park, 6130 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys CA 91406

Where do I park?
There is a parking lot just next to the start line. If that is full, there is also parking in the dirt parking lot across the street

Where and when is chip, bib and t-shirt collection?
Fleet Feet Encino, 16545 Ventura Boulevard, Encino CA 91436
Saturday, 21 March 2020 from 10am to 2pm

This will also be the final chance to enter the race as unfortunately it is not possible to register for the race on race day

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer on race day, please get in touch at https://cottontailhalf.com/volunteer

We need volunteers to assist with the following:
• Athlete check-in
• Finish line and expo setup
• Handing out medals
• Assistance along the course
• Providing water at water stations
• Post-race clean up

FAQs

What is half marathon cut-off time?

4 hours


Are there race prizes?

Yes! The top 3 men and women and top 3 in each group receive awards.

Other competitors also have the chance to win several lucky-dip prizes

This race can also go towards the Lake Balboa series finisher medal


Can I pick up my chip, bib and t-shirt on race day?

Yes, but come early. We advise that you collect your packet the day before from Fleet Feet Encino, 16545 Ventura Boulevard, Encino CA 91436

Race check-in opens at 6:45am and closes at 7:45am

There is no race day registration


Are there first-aid stations and bathroom facilities?

Yes, along the course every 1.5 miles


Will the race commence in waves?

Yes, we will begin the race in waves to reduce congestion. We start waves every 2 minutes. On the day, please start behind the banner that most closely matches your estimated race pace.

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Cottontail Half Marathon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

67°F
Predicted highs
53°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

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