“I MUCH prefer yours. Everything about the Marin Half from the low key vibe, beautiful (mostly trail) course, to the cheering volunteers—made for a much more enjoyable run. So…THANK YOU—FOR PUTTING ON SUCH AWESOME EVENTS” -Tanya, Marin County Half Marathon Participant
Reserved Parking is available only in advance when you register for the race.
Please be inside the park by 7:00 am as the road will be closed at 7:15 am! The area is remote and we have over one thousand participants taking part. The morning has to run on a tight schedule to allow everything we are doing to happen.
PLEASE be patient and respectful of our neighbors.
We also offer a complimentary natural gas shuttle service along Point San Pedro Road to and from McNear’s Beach Park front entrance, from 6 am till Noon. These will continuously run approximately every 15 minutes or so from three shuttle stops:
- at Summit Avenue (Marin Yacht Club)
- at San Pedro Elementary School (498 Point San Pedro Road)
- at Lochinvar Road (Loch Lomond Yacht Harbor)
Thank you for your cooperation.
Sunday, April 26, 2020
- For your safety NO headphones, iPods, mp3’s or pets
Gates open 6:00 am to McNear’s Beach Park:
- Arrive early!
- Pre-Reserved parking opens
- Shuttle vans operate along Point San Pedro Road
- Sweats check/Bike check open
- Western Espresso coffee available
Roads closed to the park from 7:15 am to 10:15 am. Cars with parking passes will need to be inside the park before the gates close, and will not be able to leave until after the 5K is over at approx. 10:15 am.
Our infamous piped to the start, special performance of our Nation’s Anthem.
Half Marathon starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. The course begins to the left for an approximate three-mile loop along the water’s edge. After passing the park, the road begins its series of rolling hill descents through the oaks and madrones within China Camp State Park. The course turns right off the road and circles Turtle Back Trail for the one-mile loop before continuing down the road for another half mile or so. Then turn left at Back Ranch Meadows and step onto one of the worlds most special places, the Shoreline Trail. You follow Shoreline Trail for the loop back up all those rollers you already came down earlier on the parallel road (including our very special Hammer Hill at mile 11 or so). After crossing back over the road, you enter the back side of McNear’s Beach along the water for a very memorable, fast finish.
About 7 miles road, the balance trail. Total elevation climbing about 1500’+.
- 3:45 hour maximum time limit
- NO strollers on this course, please
10k starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. The course begins to the left for an approximate three-mile loop along the water’s edge. After passing the park, the road begins its series of rolling hill descents through the oaks and madrones within China Camp State Park. The turnaround point is at Weber Point, where you go back up and over Hammer Hill (staying on the road) before entering the back side of McNear’s Beach along the water for a very memorable, fast finish.
All road except for the .4 mile of trail back into the park before the finish stretch. Total elevation climbing about 1200’+.
- 2:45 hour maximum time limit
- NO strollers on this course, please
5k starts at the entrance to the park at Point San Pedro Road. This course, all road, turns to the left and follows the water’s edge. The turnaround, just at the little park, brings you back to enter McNear’s Beach Park. Gradually climb the entrance to past the guard gate before the big downhill to the great lawn, the expo, and yes! the finish line.
All road to mostly road, flat path and grass at the park. A little elevation change back into the park.
- 2:00 hour maximum time limit
- Strollers welcome on the 5k course ONLY
Kids Fun Run
100% FREE! Just sign up in the morning!
Kids Fun Run is flat, on path and grass, within the great lawn and expo area at McNear’s Beach. Course starts at approximately 100-200 yards for the youngest and adds loop(s) as they grow. Open to all kids, this more fun, less competitive race makes everyone a winner. Same great race packets, t-shirts, water bottles and medals the adults get.
(please note all times are subject to changes)