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2017 Humboldt Redwoods Marathon

Enjoy the challenge of the 39th Annual Humboldt Redwoods Marathon on October 13, 2019 in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park at the Dyerville Bridge in Weott, California. Every fall, nestled in the heart of the giant redwoods, Six Rivers Running Club hosts the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, half marathon, and 5k. This race takes place on the Avenue of The Giants, a road famous for its beauty.

Humboldt Redwoods Marathon 2014

The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K are take place in the Northern California’s Humboldt Redwoods State Park, about 200 miles north of San Francisco and 40 miles south of Eureka. 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 Humboldt Redwoods State Park is home to one of California’s largest groves of old-growth coast redwood trees, which race organizers work to raise awareness for through their support of Save The Redwoods, a local nonprofit that seeks to preserve and protect these natural treasures.

Packet Pick-Up
Held at the Race Staging Area (Dyerville Bridge)
Saturday, October 14th: 12 noon – 5:00 PM
Sunday (Race Day): Beginning at 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Please pick up your packet at least thirty minutes before the start of your race to avoid any delays or issues!

Starting / Ending Location
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.

Race Start Times
8:50 AM – Wheelchair Division
9:00 AM – Half marathon, full marathon
9:15 AM – 5K

Fees
$65 – $75 for the half marathon
$75 – $95 for the full marathon
$25 – $35 for the 5K

Registration
To by mail or online to reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Weott’s Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K race. Registration Forms & Information

About the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon Course
All courses are fast, paved & shaded adn are USAT&F certified and the marathon is a qualifier for Boston. The Half Marathon is a USAT&F Pacific Assoc. championship in all divisions.

The course will be closed to all vehicles and bicycles for the entire 5K and 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 and split times will be given at miles 1, 5, 10, and 15. 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 discouraged. Because the races are held in an undeveloped forest area, no showers or dressing facilities are available.

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.

Special Course Note: The full 26.2-mile marathon course is markedly hillier in the second half of the race, with the biggest hill around mile 20.

Half Marathon Course
After crossing over the river, runners in the 13.1-mile half marathon follow the course southward along the Avenue of the Giants, running all the way past Weott and the town of Burlington to the half-way turnaround point, where the field then turns around and heads back toward the finish line along the same course they’ve just run.

Shaded by giant Sequoias. For those running the half-marathon, the course is mostly even terrain throughout, with a couple of gentle hills between mile markers 2 and 3 and just after mile marker 10.

Slower Runners & Walkers
Slower participants welcome. Race organizers add that they welcome both runners and walkers in the half marathon, and note that participants will need to keep a pace of 22:54 minutes per mile or faster, whether they’re running or walking.

Race Weather & Climate
Humboldt Redwoods State Park normally receives up to about 65 inches of rainfall each year, with most of that rain coming in October and May. In the fall and winter, temperatures in the park average in the 50s and 60s, with the occasional day in the lower 70s. On race day, the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 64ºF.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Humboldt Redwoods Marathon in October in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

Tags: Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Humboldt Events, Humboldt County Events, Six Rivers Running Club

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