Forest of Nisene Marks Marathon
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Race shirt and race
number pick up is Friday, June 2nd at Fleet Feet
Sports (26 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, CA) from
2-6pm. Race morning pick up at the start/finish
is available, but we highly recommend you pick
up on Friday! The Marathon starts at 8:00am, the
Half Marathon at 8:30am; the 5K at 9:00am.
Aptos Village Park at the entrance to Nisene
Marks State Park. (Aptos Creek Road and Soquel
Race parking will be
available just outside Aptos Village Park in the
adjacent dirt lot. Please follow parking
attendant's direction. DO NOT park in paved
parking areas near the park. Attendants will
direct you to overflow parking.
5K: is an
out-and-back on fire road and paved road with
minimal elevation gain and shaded. Half-marathon
is a lollipop course with out-and-back on fire
road and a loop that is entirely on single track
trail, mostly shaded, with ~2000ft of elevation
gain/loss. The marathon is the same course as
the half marathon on a lollipop course. you will
run the half marathon course two times. ~14
miles total of paved road and dirt fire road,
and 12 miles total of single track trail.
Elevation gain is around ~2,400ft. per loop (2
loops). The cut-off is 7 hours. No dogs or
stations are every 3-6 miles, however it is
recommended runners doing the marathon and half
marathon carry 20 oz. of water. All courses are
absolutely beautiful, traversing by redwood
trees, babbling creeks and manzanita and oak
groves at higher elevations.
All racers who finish
will be presented a finisher's award. Overall
female and male winners of the marathon and half
marathon will earn the coveted winner's jacket.
ACCESS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION:
This event is accessible. Please call in advance
for reasonable accommodation requests.
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