March 1st, 2020
Start Time: 8 a.m. *Subject to change
Beach Boardwalk – Saturday, February 29th & Sunday, March 1st
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
ATHLETE GUIDE 2020 Thank you for running the 18th Santa Cruz Half Marathon, 10K & 5K.
EVENT DATE Sunday, March 1, 2020 LOCATION Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 400 Beach Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
TIME Half Marathon – 8:00 AM 10K Run/Walk – 8:15 AM 5K Run/Walk – 8:25 AM This is a self-seeded event. Faster runners should seed themselves at the front. Please do not seed yourself at the front if you are a slower runner or a walker. When the horn sounds, all athletes will run through the start arch. We are using chip time, so your time will not start until you cross the start line.
RACE BIBS/PACKET PICK-UP The Santa Cruz Half Marathon, 10K & 5K we will be offering bib pick-up prior to the race for you to pick up all of your pre-race materials to make race day as worry-free as possible. Each runner must pick their own bib. No one will be able to pick up a friends or family members bib.
CHANGING DISTANCES Runners may change distances at Packet Pick-Up until that distance is sold out.
PACKET PICK-UP DATES AND TIMES Friday, February 28: 4 PM to 8 PM Sports Basement Pruneyard Shopping Center 1875 S. Bascom Ave. #240 Campell, CA 95008 Saturday, February 29: 11 AM to 4 PM Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Aloha Terrace next to Cocoanut Grove 400 Beach St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Sunday, March 1: 6 AM to 8 AM Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Aloha Terrace next to Cocoanut Grove 400 Beach St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 There will be race day registration! Please arrive early enough to pick of your race material. The race will begin promptly at 8 AM. Each runner must pick their own bib. No one will be able to pick up a friends or family members bib.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Hwy 1 or Hwy 17 • Exit at Ocean Street heading south • Right on San Lorenzo Blvd. • Left on Riverside Ave. • Right on 2nd St. • Left on Cliff St. • Left on Beach St. and into public parking on your left or metered parking adjacent to Beach St.
PARKING INFORMATION The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has several public lots and the daily parking fee is $15. All lots will be open and accessible on race day. There is additional metered and free parking in the surrounding area. Please plan to arrive early. Many of the streets around the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are one-way streets and can be a bit confusing. If you plan to park in the main Boardwalk parking lot after 7:30 AM, you may miss the start of the race!