Sunday, May 7, 2017
- professional coaching and 17 week training plan
- guaranteed and paid race entry
- CCR team gear - training shirt, race singlet, and jacket
- pre-race team dinner
- 3 nights accommodation near Humboldt Redwoods State Park
- Participants are responsible for transportation to and from San Diego. Airfare Reimbursement is available if specific fundraising goals are met.
For more race information please visit The Avenue's official website: www.theave.org
As noted by Runner's World - the Avenue of the Giants is one of the most scenic courses in the country. Staged on “The Avenue of the Giants” in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, located in rural Northern California, the paved course winds through giant old growth redwoods.
Half MARATHON DISTANCE
From the starting and finish line at the park’s Dyersville Bridge on Bull Creek Road, the out-and-back course for the half marathon follows the second out-and-back of the 26.2-mile race, heading south along the Avenue of the Giants (Highway 254), all the way along six and a half miles of paved roads to the turnaround point near Hammond Grove and Truss Creek, where runners then make the turn and retrace their steps back toward the start. All along the course, which starts out flat for roughly the first mile and then becomes hillier and more challenging as runners move into the middle miles of the race, the scenery changes from a mix of redwoods to wide open spaces. There, you can get a glimpse of the majesty of the surrounding mountains, and back again to canopies of redwoods overhead. Organizers say that even in the non-shaded portions of the course, the elevation and the season of year combine to provide cool temperatures in most years along the entire race course.