The Marathon and Half Marathon start together at the Dyerville Bridge which is on the famous Avenue of the Giants near the majestic Founders Grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The 5K starts in the same location just 15 minutes after the marathon & half marathon.

Packet Pick-Up
Held at the Race Staging Area (Dyerville Bridge)
Saturday, October 10th: 12 noon – 4:00 PM
Sunday (Race Day): Beginning at 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Please pick up your packet at least thirty minutes before the start of your race to avoid any delays.


All courses are fast, paved & shaded. All courses are USAT&F certified and the marathon is a qualifier for Boston.

The course will be closed to all vehicles and bicycles for the entire 5K & half marathon and from miles 1 through 13 in the Marathon. Miles 14 through 26 in the Marathon will be controlled by pilot cars. Runners should be alert for pilot cars and autos following them. Marathon race time limit is 6 hours, (those that do not pass the halfway point in 3 hours will be directed to finish the half marathon instead) 

The courses are marked at every mile. There will be aid stations with electrolyte (Gatorade) replacement drinks and water approximately every 2.5 miles. Food will be available on the Marathon course near miles 17 & 22.

There are no bikes, dogs, skateboards, skates, baby joggers, strollers or scooters allowed on the course. The use of headsets is prohibited.

There will be portable toilets at the start-finish and at the aid stations. Please note that there are no refunds. Race is held rain or shine

Check out a Youtube VIDEO of the Race Course: CLICK HERE

Race Start Times
Marathon & half marathon start at 9:00 a.m. Wheelchair division starting at 8:50 a.m.    5K fun run starts at 9:15 a.m.