Heavenly Half Marathon

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This flat and downhill course is the first of the Run the Valley Series, participants will canter down this aesthetically pleasing course which winds through the heart of the sierras. Don't let the beautiful views distract you too much though - as this is a course where PB's can be smashed.
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Sun, Dec 4, 2022
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Shaver Lake, United States
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Location
CRESSMAN'S GENERAL STORE, 36088 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93664, USA
Start times
Sunday, Dec 4, 2022
Half Marathon: 8:00 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Heavenly Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Distance
21.1km
Route information
Terrain: Closed Road
Elevation, -700m, Flat
This panoramic course begins in the heart of the Sierras at Cressman's General store and twists down on Auberry Road.
With runners sticking to this closed road throughout, they can relax and take in their beautiful surroundings, with woodland flanking them throughout the majority of the course.
Runners will stretch out past Alder Springs before taking in panoramic views of Meadow Lakes at the 10k mark. Participants can also observe the tragic devastation of the 2020 Creek Fire, a poignant reminder of nature's power.
With a 700m elevation drop, this twisting and beautiful course is as fast as they come, runners should be well placed to smash some PBs by the time they reach the finish line at Auberry.
What's included
  • Custom Event Race Shirt
  • Custom Finisher's Medal
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Fruit Bar
  • Free Race Photos Downloads
  • Award Ceremony
  • Beer Garden
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How to get there
CRESSMAN'S GENERAL STORE, 36088 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93664, USA
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Directions
Arrive at the start area by taking the CA 184 and following Tollhouse Road until reaching Cressman's General Store.
Parking
Parking information will be provided closer to the race day.
Event day logistics
Thursday
3:30 - 6:30 pm Packet Pickup at Sole 2 Sole Sports - Bakersfield (The Market Place)
Friday
3:30 - 6:30 pm Packet Pickup at Sole 2 Sole Sports - Visalia (Packwood Creek)
Saturday
11:00 - 1:30 pm Packet Pickup at Corner Bakery Cafe - Fresno, 8484 N. Friant Road Bakersfield
6:15 am Bus Shuttle to Start Begins
6:45 am Race Day Packet Pick-Up Opens (Cressman's)
7:15 am Last Bus Shuttle Service to the Start
7:45 am Race Day Packet Pick-Up Closes
8:00 am Race Starts
10:00 am Shuttle from Finish to Sierra H.S Parking Starts
11:30 am Course Closes
12:30 pm Last Shuttle from Finish to Sierra H.S. Parking
Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup is available on race day between 6:00 - 6:45 am and beforehand on Thursday at 3:30 - 6:30 at Sole 2 Sole Sports Bakersfield, on Friday from 3:30 - 6:30 at Sole 2 Sports, Visalia, and on Saturday between 11:00 - 1:30 pm at Corner Bakery Cafe.
Toilets
Toilets are located at 4.5, 6.8, 9 miles and the finish area.
Aid & Water Stations
There are aid stations at 2.5, 4.5, 6.6, 8.4, 10.1, and 11.7 miles, they have water and gels.
Event Swag
All participants will receive a Race Tech Short-Sleeve Shirt and Finishers Medal.
Race Photos
All participants will receive free race photo downloads.
Awards
There will be awards for the top-performing participants in each age group.
Virtual
Participants can choose to run this event virtually.
Run the Valley Series
This event acts as the 1st qualifying race in the Run the Valley Series.
FAQs
How do I get to the Heavenly Half Marathon?
Arrive at the start area by taking the CA 184 and following Tollhouse Road until reaching Cressman's General Store.
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How do I pick up my race pack for the Heavenly Half Marathon?
Packet Pickup is available on race day between 6:00 - 6:45 am and beforehand on Thursday at 3:30 - 6:30 at Sole 2 Sole Sports Bakersfield, on Friday from 3:30 - 6:30 at Sole 2 Sports, Visalia, and on Saturday between 11:00 - 1:30 pm at Corner Bakery Cafe.
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What event swag do I receive for participating in the Heavenly Half Marathon?
All participants will receive a Race Tech Short-Sleeve Shirt and Finishers Medal.
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