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Zoom Bay Trail Run

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Grab your shoes and head out to Palo Alto for this beautiful coastal run. With 5 mile, half marathon and marathon route options to choose from runners of all abilities will be able to find something that suits them. Come on down for the finisher's medal or the cool tech t-shirt.

Zoom Bay Trail Run routes

This beautiful Bay trail race takes place on Palo Alto's stunning coastline, running all the way from Baylands Athletic Centre passed the airport and down to Cooley Landing.

Terrain: The course covers a variety of terrain but largely consists of single dirt tracks, with about a quarter of the route covering crushed rock.

Elevation Gain: The route is almost entirely flat making it a good opportunity to crack that PB. The 5 mile route involves no elevation change, but the half marathon and marathon routes involve 65 and 130 feet of elevation gain respectively.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Race entry
  • Finisher's medal
  • Participators t-shirt (Early bird registration only)
  • Refreshments & Aid stations
  • Prizes for top performances (M/F)
Raceday Logistics


9:00AM - Marathon & Half Marathon start

9:15AM - 5 Mile start

Please make sure to give yourself enough time to get parked, registered and warmed up before your race.


Spectators should definitely consider coming down and cheering on their family and friends as they take on this epic race. The Palo Alto coastline makes for the perfect picnic spot to unwind after a race.


Volunteers are a huge part of bringing Coastal Trail Run's epic races to life. Roles vary from race-to-race but often include manning aid stations, helping at registration, or distributing those cherished finisher's medals.

In return, you will receive a 'standard' entry into a race if you help for 5 hours, $25 discount (2 hours), or $15 (1 hour).

If you would like to find out more then simple fill out the form here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Zoom Bay Trail race a cupless race, and do I need to bring my own bottle?
Yes, in an effort to protect the environment this race has gone cupless and as such runners should expect to bring their own drinking bottles that can be refilled at the aid stations.
Is there a time limit on the Zoom Bay Trail race?
Yes there is a 7.5 hour time limit for all distance and a 3.5 hour time cut-off for the first half of the marathon.
Is the Zoom Bay Trail Race a hilly race?
No, this race is a very flat course with the full marathon involving just 130 feet of elevation gain throughout the whole course.
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Zoom Bay Trail Run weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Meet the organizer

Our events are located in amazingly beautiful parks and recreation areas in California. We are known for our well-marked courses, accurately measured distances, immediate race results, quality shirt designs, and low-key, friendly atmosphere. For courses that are designed to be easier, flatter, and faster, check out one of our Zoom or ZombieRunner events. We have organized over 400 events during the past 16 years. We love trail running and we promise you a rewarding experience.

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