Half Marathon

The new USATF Certified marathon course for 2022 uses the full length of the Eureka Waterfront Trail.



13.1 miles

USATF Certificate Number:



August 11, 2024 (Second Sunday in August)

Start Time:

8 AM

Start/Finish Location:

Madaket Plaza, 1st and C Streets in Eureka.

Age Groups:

14 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and so on.

Elevation Profile:

The course will be almost entirely flat as it stays very close to the waterfront. Maximum elevation on the course is approximately 20 feet above sea level.

Time Limit:

There is an 7 hour time limit. Traffic control and official race timing will end at 3 PM.

Aid Stations:

Approximately every 2 miles.


There is a gravel lot at 1st and D, and there is plenty of free and unrestricted street parking and city lots on Sundays.

Gear Drop:

We will check bags for runners at the start/finish area and have them waiting for you when you finish.

Finisher Medals:

Finisher Medals are given to all participants finishing within the allotted time. 


Registrations before 7/22/2024 will include a race shirt with this year's custom artwork

Packet Pickup:

Available both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. For details see the Event Schedule page.

How it was in 2023?

  • Photos by Yoon Kim click here
  • If you copy and use any of these images, please give credit to the photographers who generously gave their time and energy to make these available. 
  • Marathon Results are HERE
  • Half Marathon Results are HERE
  • Course map

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