Race Information

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

There will be plenty of friendly and helpful course monitors. Aid stations will be approximately every 2 miles. Here is the course map for both the half and full marathon. Marathon runners will complete the 13.1 course twice.

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Marathon

Aug 11, 2024 ● 07:00 am PT ● Eureka, CA ● 26.2 mi

Half Marathon

Aug 11, 2024 ● 07:00 am PT ● Eureka, CA ● 13.1 mi

High School Runners

Aug 11, 2024 ● 07:00 am PT ● Eureka, CA ● 13.1 mi

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
  • Race Weekend Schedule:

    Half Marathon Course

    • The half marathon is two different out and backs, starting at Madaket Plaza, 1st & C Streets in Eureka. Runners take the first out and back going Northwest on the Waterfront Trail to a turn-around loop at Tydd Street. Runners return on the trail, pass through Madaket Plaza and to cover the second, longer out and back. This second section includes a quick and spectacular jaunt on Del Norte Street Pier before continuing to the end of the Hikshari Trail and the turn around. Although this course is nearly flat, the views are diverse, just like Eureka and Humboldt Bay.
    • The half marathon starts at 8 AM, and participants will have 7 hours to complete the course. Walkers are welcome!

    Marathon Course

    • The full marathon runs the Half Marathon course, TWICE! It provides a rare, scenic tour along the whole length of Eureka Waterfront and Hikshari trails. Runners will be able to experience the morning unfolding and the waterfront coming alive as they cover the course again. Just like the Half Marathon, this race is virtually flat with ample bathrooms and spots for supporters to sit and cheer.
    • The marathon will start at 7 AM, and runners will have a maximum of 8 hours to finish.

    Marina Mile Course

    All races start and end at the Madaket Plaza, 1st and C Streets in Eureka

    • We will not be offering a mile run in 2024. Hopefully things will be back closer to normal for 2025!

    Course map

    Сustom artwork on all of our medals and shirts

    We have commissioned local artist (and runner!) Sara Starr to do the artwork for our shirts and medals. Read more...

    “The art symbolizes several things I love about Humboldt Bay. I have run or biked many parts of this marathon route, including the windy road from Sunnybrae to Freshwater, the redwood forest paths and hills of Arcata Community Forest, the Samoa Bridge, and the streets of Old Town Eureka...”

    Artist's Statement

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