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Santa Cruz, CA

We already can’t wait until our 2018 race on Saturday March 24th, 2018


Registration opens at 7:00AM PST on Wednesday, October 25th 2017.



Our Santa Cruz race course runs along the coast and finishes oceanside with a post race festival on Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz, CA.





Course Maps

Both the 5k and 10k races start together. The starting line is located at Bay Street and Centennial St. in Santa Cruz. As demonstrated below, they follow the same course until a little after 2 miles on Fair Avenue when the 5k participants go left on West Cliff Drive towards the finish line and the 10k participants go right towards Natural Bridges.

The 5k and the 10k have the same finish line located about 100 yards from the post race festival that takes place on the lawn in front of the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.

Both the courses and the post race festival have gorgeous views of the Santa Cruz coastline.





We are excited to bring some heat to the finish line this year. Save some energy for the last half mile of your race as you enter the HOKA ONE ONE Half Mile. The last 1/2 mile of both the 5k and 10k courses will be timed separately from your total race time. The women to run the fastest last half mile of the 5k and 10k will win a pair of HOKA ONE ONE shoes and $200 cash. * Please note the women also must be in the top 50 finishers ( so no, you can’t just walk the race and sprint the last 1/2 miles).

The Half Mile starts around the corner of Woodrow and West Cliff Drive and finishes about 100 yards from Lighthouse.

Get ready to finish strong and let her FLY!



Race Morning- Where to park? Shuttles? Where's the Start Line?

Parking and Shuttles

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is offering 50% off parking for their main parking lot ( you must get parking coupon at packet pick ups or at the race in order to get the discount). We offer shuttle busses from this lot (see map below) to the start line. If you would like to jog or walk to get a warm up in, it’s about a mile from this parking lot to the start line from this lot.
If you choose to take the shuttles, they will be running from 7am-8am. We advise you to be in line for the shuttles at 7am to make sure you get to the start line with plenty of time.

There is a shuttle pick up after the race back to the main Boardwalk parking lot at Pelton Avenue and National (see map below). The shuttles run from 9:30am-11:30am after the race. You could also walk or jog back to you car. It’s about 1.25 miles from the finish festival back to the Main Lot.

Other parking is available around the area, but please be aware of our no parking and street closure signs along the course, as we would not want you to get your car towed.

         Parking and Shuttle Pick up before the race Start Line is on Bay Street near National St. Be sure to get to the starting area by 8am. Porto Potties will be available in starting area. See map below:

Race Location was founded in Santa Cruz, CA seven years ago and we feel so lucky to run along it’s beautiful coast each year. The race course runs along the coastline and finishes at Lighthouse Point. Our finish festival is where you get your super cute womens cut race shirt and can visit with our 25+ vendors. Photo booths, ocean side yoga, food trucks and more!

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Anyone can join a team and ALL teams are complimentary. If interested simply select to be a part of the team during our registration process. Joining a team is absolutely optional, you do not need to be a part of any team in order to participate in the event.

Here are the perks of being on each team:


– Limited to 50 ladies
– Participants can sign up for free to be a part of this team during our registration process
Why be a part of this team?
– Discount on a pair of HOKA ONE ONE shoes
– “Time to Fly” Hat
– 4 motivational emails/training tips from professional runner Steph Bruce (emails will be sent out December, January, Feb, and March)
– Steph Bruce is a professional runner for HOKA ONE ONE and Oiselle. She’s a mother of 2, both under 3 years old, co-founder of Picky Bars, running coach at “Running with the Bruces,” and her personal records are: 5k: 15:59, 10k: 32:55, and marathon:2:29:35.
** don’t worry you don’t have to come close to any of these times to be on Team HOKA ONE ONE 🙂

Team Glitter:
Team Glitter:
You can join Team Glitter and help Unravel Pediatric Cancer!
Join this group and be part of a meaningful, fun and motivating group of people raising much needed funds for pediatric cancer. Step outside your comfort zone, challenge yourself, and raise money to make a difference. If you raise $100 or more you will get a “Team Glitter” running shirt! If you raise $250 or more you will be entered to a raffle for a mystery item!
Why be a part of this team?
To be part of an empowering group raising funds and awareness for Pediatric Cancer!

Learn more about Unravel Pediatric Cancer here:
Unravel Pediatric Cancer

Team BBB Race Squad:
Team BBB Race Squad:
Race team of baby mamas who run together and support each other. Together we exercise to better ourselves so we can be a better mama. We believe you can’t serve from an empty vessel and running with friends is our way of filling our vessel. The point of BBB Race Squad is to just empower one another to be the best mama we can possible be! This race team is lead by Jacqui Saldana of Baby Boy Bakery She offers her race team inspiration and tons of swag from her favorite brands on race day!
Why be a part of this team?
Surround yourself with other epic women! Plus the added benefit of getting to know Jacqui and the inspiring woman she is.

Where to Stay?

If you are coming from out of town and are looking for places to stay here are some of our reccomendations:

Mission Inn (they are offering a discount to SIB participants) :

Located 3 miles from the starting line, and 1 mile from the ocean, Mission Inn is a great affordable option. Complimentary breakfast, free parking and great coffee shops within walking distance. Special Pricing ( you must call and let them know you are with in order to get this special rate (831) 425-5455):

Room with Single Queen Bed $119 plus tax (must book before Feb. 17th)
Room with 2 Queen Beds $159 plus tax  (must book before Feb 17th)



Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott  in Santa Cruz

Located 3 miles from starting line, this new hotel is a great option.



West Cliff Inn

Within walking distance of the start and finish line, this Bed and Breakfast with ocean views is a beauty!screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-8-30-37-pm


Sea and Sand Inn

Within in Walking distance of the start and finish line, ocean views and adorable rooms is hard to beat.standard-king-800


Dream Inn

Within walking distance to the start and finish line, this is a great place to stay on the ocean front. Gorgeous pool, bar, and accomidations.



Vacation Rental By Owner  or AirBandB

In both of these cases, be sure to ask how far the home is from West Cliff Drive (the starting line). If you are traveling with a party of 4 or more, this may be a great budget saving option!


Hilton Santa Cruz/ Scotts Valley

About a 15 minute drive south to the starting line, the Hilton is a beautiful hotel in Scotts Valley.



Fairfield Inn & Suites Capitola

Located in Capitola amongst great food, coffee, and 1/2 mile from the beach. This is a great hotel but is about 15 minute drive from the starting line.




This gorgeous property is perfect for making the weekend out of it. Great trails surround this hotel, spa, and delicious dining room.